Huawei Nova and Nova Plus Review

Does Huawei hit the mark with stylish, capable, and maybe most importantly – affordable – smartphones in the Nova and Nova Plus? That's a lot to get right, so let's waste no more time in seeing just how well the company pulled things off...
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12 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Well!! Xiaomi. Is killer

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Redmi 4 FTW... same processor, RAM, and storage.. (at least that's the rumor said :P) plus bigger battery, and probably better camera... for 1/3 of the price but with s**tty availability :-/

6. Scarambay unregistered

Better camera is wishful thinking. I really hope Xiaomi improves the camera and makes it at least on par with the snapper of Mi 4i. That phone had an excellent camera, almost rivaling the pics of Galaxy Note 4.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2583; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I don't quite get why these phones exist. The Honor 8 just seems like the better option from top to bottom...

3. libra89

Posts: 2280; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice review! I think if the regular Nova was priced lower, it might have a better chance. Having the same pricing as the Honor 8, is weird.

4. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

PhoneArena has a serious problem with chinese phone....

7. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I've tried the Mate 7 and 8. I really wanted to like them. Heck flick a Pokémon ball on the Mate 8 it stutters. The GPU is terrible. The software is just weird. Oh and the battery is way over exaggerated.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Huawei's devices have always had lackluster GPU performances. I Wonder why can't Huawei beef it up!

9. flow280

Posts: 33; Member since: May 09, 2016

Wallpaper looks awfully familiar...

10. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

I am really worried about those thin bodies (7.1 mm and 7.3 mm respectively) of Nova and Nova Plus stuffed with huge 3020 and 3340 mah batteries. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, I am not touching any phone that has even a distant hint of exploding.

11. Dancy

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Nice review, but the phone seems similar to previous products, and I don't like the appearance of Nova, especially the white one.

12. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Phone Arena your reviews are always rubbish. I've got the Nova and the camera is sharp and excellent with good dynamic range. I'm a keen photographer and am very fussy but the Nova takes nice well exposed photos even in grey light. As usual you're always biased towards Apple or Samsung with pointless gimmick features. And this reviewer is a prat
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