Huawei nova 5T: First Look


The nova 5T is Huawei’s trendy flagship smartphone with a beautiful new design which is the bold ‘nova’ branding on the back which gives the phone and its users a unique identity. Right of the box, the phone packs your favorite Android applications and the EMUI experience you’re familiar with.

David Wang, UAE Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “The Huawei nova 5T is the perfect partner for consumers who want to share the best of themselves and their lives on social media or want to enjoy unparalleled gaming on-the-go. With its advanced Five AI Cameras and refined, ergonomic design, the Huawei nova 5T raises the bar for content creators on the move. The Huawei nova 5T invites you to inspire your moment.” 

Pro-Grade Cameras

One of the biggest advancements with the nova 5T comes with cameras. You find 5 pro-grade AI cameras, four of which are on the back of the phone. Huawei takes its innovation and puts it into the nova series with a 48MP main lens, 16MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP bokeh lens.

Together, they can take balanced photos in all lighting conditions without blowing out highlights or crushing shadows. With the 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, you can also capture pictures of landscapes with ease while the dedicated macro lens allows you to take photos objects as close as 4cm away.

A big part of Huawei’s photography and videography experience has AI too. The nova 5T can detect 1500+ AI scenes and at night in particular, uses an AIS Super Night Mode which leverages the phone’s NPU hardware and image de-noising software for clear photos in low light. For videos, you can take 960fps footage with ease and use Huawei’s Spotlight Reel or AI movie editior to piece together content intelligently.

Even for selfie enthusiasts, the phone has a highligh dependable 32MP camera with AI HDR+ for professional photos in challenging scenarios. Huawei’s beautification also allows for an enhanced look to your selfies reatining natural features.

Flagship power

With social media and gaming becoming a big part of our smartphones, the nova 5T has a lot of power to take care of that. Huawei’s 7nm Kirin 980 powers the phone with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, quite a good combination for mid to heavy multitasking.

The phone comes with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 software based on Android 9.0. The software further helps with its Extendable Read-Only File System (EROFS) which improves system wide responsiveness and GPU Turbo 3.0, which helps the phone optimize to demanding game titles with no hiccups in performance.

To wrap up internals, there is also a 3,750mAh battery on the phone, which is commendable given its compact size. On the go, it supports Huawei’s 22.5W SuperCharging which can help you get from 0 per cent to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.

Body and Design

The Huawei nova 5T has a clean form factor is an excellent choice, with the premium look and feel of the 2.5D glass all around and the side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which unlocks the phone in just 0.3 seconds. You might have seen how the display is a Punch FullView type with the camera hidden under the LCD panel to get you a high screen to body ratio. At its 19.5:9 form factor and 6.26-inch size, the 2340 x 1080 resolution display becomes a good companion for multimedia consumption, alongside Huawei’s Histen 6.0 3D audio technology and virtual 9.1 surround sound.

You can pre-order the Huawei nova 5T 3 different color variants. The one we have here is the vibrant midsummer Purple with the new nova monogram pattern but the phone is also available in a Classy Black and a sea inspired Crush Blue. Pre-orders start from October 22 and the phones will be available in a range of Huawei experience stores and select retailers in the UAE to purchase on October 31 at a price of Dh1599.