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Huawei Nova 5 Specs and Price

Huawei Nova 5 Specs
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The Huawei Nova 5 is a Mid-Range device that fixes a lot of the shortcomings most mid-range smartphones had. It houses  features that lies between high-end and mid-range, offering a very beautiful chassis, solid Camera hardware, the best of the best Mid-range specs and lots more. In this article, we explore the Huawei Nova 5 specs and price, to further buttress this fact.

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Huawei Nova 5 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.39-inch, OLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
  • 8GB RAM
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
  • 128GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 256GB
  • 48MP + 16MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad rear camera and 32MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (under Display)
  • 3500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Huawei Nova 5

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The Design and Display

Having a smartphone design that’s a replica of what we have seen on many smartphones, isn’t a surprise coming from Huawei Smartphone.

In recent times Huawei has bee less adventurous about the outward appearance of their mobile phones, their main primary focus has been the internals of their smartphones.

If you decide to make a list of smartphones that are the Huawei Nova 5 look alike, you are probably going to get fatigued. Although having a familiar design isn’t a bad thing, as long as the design is highly accepted by many.

The Huawei Nova 5 was built out of a mixture of metal and glass. You have glass on the rear and front of this mobile are covered in glass, while the frame is made of metal. Both glass panels are held in place by this metal frame.

The rear covering of the cell phone is home to a quad-camera setup, a camera flash. You would also find the Huawei branding on this rear cover.

Upfront on the Huawei Nova 5, there is a 6.39-inch OLED display with a notch. This display has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a screen density of 403 ppi. This display is home to an optical fingerprint sensor for securing your data.

There isn’t much to choose from When it comes to selecting a preferred color variant. The Huawei Nova 5 comes in three color variants. These color variants include Black, Purple, Green.

The Cameras

It’s difficult to discuss the leaders in smartphone photography tech, without mentioning Huawei as a smartphone manufacturer. In recent times, they have shown to the world that they are capable of the brand.

Huawei has been able to extend its camera hardware prowess to its mid-range devices. The Huawei Nova 5 is an example of a Huawei Mid-range device, that offers quality camera hardware.

The Huawei Nova 5 features a Quad camera system on the rear. This Quad camera system is home to a 48MP primary camera F/1.8, a 16MP wide-angle camera F/1.8, a 2MP Wide Macro Camera F,2.4 and a 2MP depth camera.

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This rear camera system features an LED flash, lets you shoot photos in HDR and also panorama. You can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps here.

For selfies, Huawei Nova 5 makes use of a 32MP front-facing camera with an aperture of F/2.0. This camera lets you shoot photos in HDR and also record 1080p videos at 30fps.

Hardware and Software

It can be best described as a mid-range device with a class. It houses solid hardware specs that make it stand out among its peers. The highlights include a mid-range processor, solid RAM and lots more.

The Huawei Nova 5 features a 7nm Octa-core HilSililcon Kirin 810 processor, clocked at 2.7GHz at maximum and 1.88 GHz on idle. There is also a Mali-G52 MP6 graphics processing unit here.

This smartphone also comes packed with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. There isn’t any storage and RAM variant here. The Huawei Nova 5 only comes in the 8GB/128GB variant. You can expand the internal memory via Micro-SD up to 256GB.

There is a 3500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po battery on this device. You can charge this smartphone from 0% to 85% in 30min courtesy of its 40W fast-charging mechanism.

On the software side, the Huawei Nova 5 runs Emotion UI (EMUI 9.1) on top of the Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system. Whether or not this device would be upgraded to Android 10 wasn’t known as at the time this article was written.


The smartphone doesn’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, but what it does have, is a USB Type-C port, that lets you charge and also connect USB Type-C headphones. Th

Please note that despite the Huawei 4G LTE support, Only 9Mobile and Airtel 4G Network is supported on this device.  The Huawei Nova 5 doesn’t have support for Glo and MTN 4G network.

Huawei Nova 5 Price and Availability

Huawei Nova 5 price in Nigeria is around 144,000 Naira, which is about 397 dollars.

The Huawei Nova 5 is currently available for purchase and can be purchased in retails stores close to you, as well as online retail stores that ship to your region.

Huawei Nova 5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Nova 5:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
  • Processor: Octa-Core Processor, 2.27 GHz dual-core Cortex-A76 & 1.88 GHz hexa-core Cortex-A55 (HiSilicon Kirin 810)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MP6
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Purple, Green
  • Dimension: 157.4 x 74.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 171 g (6.03 oz)
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM


  • Display: 6.39-inch Dynamic OLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 403 ppi
  • Screen Protection:
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary, Wide) f/1.8 + 16MP (Wide) f/2.2 + 2MP (Wide) f/2.4
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama, 1080p @30fps
  • Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0, 1080p @ 30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 256GB microSD
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA:
  • 4G LTE: E band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 19(800),  38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under-display)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes, with a dedicated mic
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes, 40W Fast Battery Charging
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Nova 5 Specs and Price was written by Alexis Daudu. The article was last modified: October 22nd, 2019


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