Huawei recently added three new smartphones to its portfolio – they are Huawei Nova 5i, Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro. All the three Smartphone are somewhat different with the Nova 5 and Nova 5 Pro having more in common.
The Huawei Nova 5i, on the other hand, is somewhat different. It comes with a 6.4-inch display with a screen hole display. It is powered with Kirin 710 processor aided with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and a 128GB of internal storage.
There are 4 rear cameras at the back and a hefty 4,000mAh battery capacity with support for 10W fast charging. Let’s find out more.
Huawei nova 5i Key Specs
- 6.4-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2310 Pixels
- Android 9.0 Pie, 6GB/8GB Of RAM
- Hisilicon Kirin 710, Octa-core 2.2GHz
- 128GB built-in storage
- 24MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera and 24MP selfie camera.
- 4,000mAh non-removable battery
Design And Display
Huawei nova 5i has a full 6.4-inch IPS LCD display with a 1080p screen resolution. This translate into a 389ppi and a 19:9 aspect ratio with a punch-hole cutout housing the camera at the top left corner, giving the screen a cleaner look.
The back is packed with four cameras, an LED flash and the good old fingerprint sensor for biometric unlock. Huawei nova 5i weighs 178grams, measures 8.3mm in thickness and comes in three beautiful colours which include Black, Gradient Blue and Red.
There is also a hybrid SIM slot available which means you can use two SIM cards or one SIM and one MicroSD card for extra storage.
Starting things off at the back of the device are the four cameras which comprise of a 24MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP dedicated macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture. Lastly, a 2MP depth sensor camera with an f/2.4 aperture. Features of the rear camera includes an LED flash, HDR, panorama and PDAF. It can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
As for the selfies, the single 24MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture sitting at the top left of the display takes care of all your selfies. It can equally shoot 1080p videos at 30fps and has HDR.
Huawei nova 5i is rocking their in-house Kirin 710 SoC which is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz paired with a Mali-G51 MP4 for graphics and gaming.
For multitasking, there is either 6GB or 8GB of RAM depending on the configuration you get. Both of which has 128GB of storage and is expandable through a microSD card slot. You can add up to 512GB of extra storage. It runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and as expected with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 Slapped on top.
Battery and Connectivity
A 4,000mAh battery gives this device all the juice it needs with support for up to 10W fast battery charging through it’s USB Type-C port. The USB Type-C port also supports USB on the go for connecting it to other peripherals. 4G LTE, dual band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio and a 3.5mm jack are all available here. No NFC here though.
Huawei nova 5i Price and Availability
Huawei Nova 5i is set to go on sale in a week time with a starting price of CNY1,999 which is approximately $290 for the 6GB/128GB configuration. The 8GB/128GB configuration bumps the price up to CNY2,199 which is approximately $320.
In Nigeria, Nova 5i is yet to be unveiled but we expect the price to be around N130,000 to N150,000 depending on the configuration
Huawei nova 5i Full Specifications
- Dimension: 159.1 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm
- Material: –
- Weight: 178g
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.4-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1080 x 2310 pixels,
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, EMIU 9.1
- Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710, Octa-core 2.2GHz
- RAM: 6GB/8GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 512GB (uses second SIM slot)
- Primary: 24MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP – LED flash, PDAF, Panorama, HDR
- Selfie camera: 24MP – HDR
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, WiFi direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, USB Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 4,000mAh Non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: 10W
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: In Nigeria, Nova 5i is yet to be unveiled but we expect the price to be around N130,000 to N150,000 depending on the configuration
Availability: Coming Soon
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