The Huawei Nova 5i is another amazing smartphone from the Chinese company. The handset is the affordable version of the Huawei Nova 5 and it comes with all the goodies you will find on the later.
Where to Buy Huawei Nova 5i
The difference here is that it has less camera set-up, less RAM and less processing power as well. It will surely make a wise buy to those with a budget in mind.
Huawei Nova 5i Key Specs & Features
- 6.4 inch IPS Display, 1080 x 2310 pixels (398 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.1
- Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710F Processor
- 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM and 128GB storage
- 24 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Camera
- 24 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint scanner (rear)
- 4G LTE network
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design And Display
On the body, the Huawei nova 5i packs a decent body design that is built with the combination of plastic and glass. The smooth panel is equipped with a four-camera set-up, an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner for security.
It has body dimensions of 159.1 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm and weight 178 grams which is not that heavy. The punch hole on the Nova 5i offers a large screen display size of 6.4 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2310 pixels and 398 PPI density.
The display packs an IPS display panel instead of the OLED display on the original. This, however, is not that bad considering the price tag. Users will get display protection on the phone and DCI-P3 support as well.
On the camera set-up, the Huawei Nova 5i packs 24 megapixels main shooter with 8 megapixels ultrawide camera another 2 megapixels which is a dedicated macro camera and lastly is 2 megapixels depth sensor.
The camera features LED flash, HDR, panorama and it’s capable of shooting full HD videos as well. Selfies lovers will get a front camera of 24 megapixels with HDR support and the camera can shoot full HD video quality.
Hardware And Software
Behind the wheel is a Hisilicon Kirin 710F chipset built on 12 nm process technology. The SOC has an octa-core processor that handles its assignment at a speed of 2.2 GHz.
You will also get a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU on the inside for graphics related issues. Booting the Huawei Nova 5i is Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box with EMUI 9.1 user interface on top.
On the memory, the Nova 5i has an internal storage of 128GB with 6GB RAM. There’s another model with a huge 8GB RAM and still 128GB. Thankfully, you can still expand the memory with a micro SD card up to 512GB.
Battery And Network
Beneath the smarrtphone is a non-removable battery capacity of 4000 mAh. The juicer has support for fast charging technology and its promise to last a full day under normal usage.
The Huawei Nova 5i has a dual SIM slot which one of them has 4G LTE Network support for fast browsing and downloads. Other connectivity options on the inside include WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, FM radio and 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, alongside USB On-The-Go.
Huawei Nova 5i Price And Availability
Huawei Nova 5i is now available for purchase at a price of about 260 EUR. This converts to around 105,000 Naira in Nigeria.
In Ghana, it will cost 1,500 GHS, while it’s expected to sell for 30,000 KES in Kenya. You can order the phone is amazing colors on Jumia.
Huawei Nova 5i Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Nova 5i:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
- Processor: Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm), Octa-core (2.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A73 & 1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- Memory: 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Gradient Blue, Red
- Dimension: 159.1 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm (6.26 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
- Weight: 178 g (6.28 oz)
- SIM Type: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.4 inches, 1080 x 2310 pixels (~398 ppi density)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 24 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultra wide) + 2 MP (wide) + 2 MP (depth) Quad Camera, [email protected] Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama, PDAF
- Front Camera: 24 MP Camera, [email protected] Video
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 19(800), 34(2000), 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, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- 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: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 10W Fast Battery Charging