The Huawei Nova 5T is Huawei's answer to this year's budget upper-middle range. The terminal, initially presented in China, comes with a series of characteristics very similar to those of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro; features that go beyond the processor or memory configuration. And is that much of the strength of Huawei's Nova 5T comes from the hand of the cameras , made up of no less than four independent sensors, which, as a whole, provide the device with the same versatility as the brand P30 Pro.
Its virtues do not stop there. Other aspects such as the design and even the price are several of the key points of the Huawei Nova 5T . Are you considering whether to buy? Take a look at the five keys to Huawei's bet for this 2019.
Design: the strong point of the Huawei Nova 5T
The first highlight of Huawei's Nova 5T is all about the design. With a glass-based construction and gradient colors whose hue varies with the incidence of light, the device has a 6.26-inch screen and a size of only 15.4 centimeters in height and 7.3 in width, becoming one of the most compact mid-range mobiles on the market .
This is due, to a large extent, to the implementation of an island-shaped notch as a solution to the front of the equipment. Also to the integration of the fingerprint sensor on one of the sides of the device , which helps not only to obtain a higher percentage of usable surface, but also to offer a more polished experience when unlocking the terminal, especially if it we compare with the fingerprint sensors on the screen.
All this, as a whole, achieves figures of only 0.78 centimeters thick and 174 grams , well below the rest of mid-range mobiles.
Compatible with Google services
One of the most recurrent doubts when talking about a new Huawei launch has to do precisely with the compatibility of the device with Google services.
The good news is that the Huawei Nova 5T is compatible with both Google Services and Android updates. In fact, the terminal has Android 9 Pie as a base system under EMUI 9.1 and Play Store as an entry point to download WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Google Maps or any other application that comes to mind. The reason for it?
As we indicated at the beginning of the article, the terminal has been presented previously in China: just before the ruling of the Trump government regarding international relations with Huawei. Therefore, the device is compatible with the Google application store , as well as future Android updates.
Four cameras and photos everywhere
The key point of the Huawei Nova 5T along with the design is the photographic section. The terminal uses four independent cameras with 48, 16, 2 and 2 megapixel sensors and focal aperture f / 1.8, f / 2.2 f / 2.4 and f / 2.2, a configuration very similar to that found in the Huawei P30 Pro , the flagship of the company.
The second and third sensors, by the way, have wide-angle and macro lenses, which gives the terminal the possibility of taking pictures of large scenes , as well as small objects from just 2 centimeters away.
If we talk about the main 48-megapixel camera, the sensor's aperture level, added to the Night mode so characteristic of Huawei, allows you to obtain photographs of situations with little or low lighting without losing any quality or information along the way. As for the complementary 2 megapixel sensor, its function is limited to collecting information from the background of the photo in the images in Portrait or Wide aperture mode.
And what about the front camera? In this case, Huawei has decided to keep the same camera as the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro , a camera based on a 32 megapixel sensor and f / 2.0 focal aperture that is also compatible with Huawei's facial unlocking system.
Performance: you will not miss anything
As a mid-range mobile that it is, the Huawei Nova 5T does not lose anything along the way. The device has the Kirin 980 as a processor: the same as the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro .
This is complemented by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which allows us not only to save dozens of applications, but also to run them at the same time without slowdowns or waiting times. Added to Huawei's GPU Turbo technology, the phone's performance in games with a high graphic load will be comparable to that of any high-end phone this year .
The rest of the specifications are the same as the aforementioned terminals of the company. NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual band WiFi, USB Type C 3.1 and so on.
Less than 400 euros: the biggest argument of the Huawei Nova 5T
None of the key points of Huawei's Nova 5T would make sense if we did not talk about its price, a price that today starts at 390 euros in stores such as Amazon or eBay . If we opt for physical stores, its price is around 430 euros, a price that is still more than competitive if we take into account its technical characteristics.
Huawei Nova 5T datasheet
|screen||6.26 inches, Full HD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) and IPS LCD technology|
|Main chamber||- 48 megapixel main sensor and f / 1.8 focal aperture|
- Secondary sensor with 16 megapixel wide-angle lens and f / 2.2 focal aperture
- 2 megapixel tertiary sensor with macro lens and f / 2.4 focal aperture
- 2 megapixel quaternary sensor and f / 2.4 focal aperture for portrait mode photos
|Camera for selfies||32 megapixel main sensor and f / 2.0 focal aperture|
|Internal memory||128 GB storage|
|Processor and RAM||- Kirin 980|
- Mali-G76 MP12 GPU
- 6 GB of RAM
|Battery||3,750 mAh with 22.5 W fast charge|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie under EMUI 9.1|
|Connections||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, GPS GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and USB type C 3.1|
|SIM||Dual nano SIM|
|Design||- Glass and metal design|
- Colors: blue, purple and black
|Dimensions||154.2 x 73.9 x 7.8 millimeters and 174 grams|
|Featured Features||Face unlock via software, fingerprint sensor, NFC and 22.5W fast charge|
|Price||From 430 euros|