HUAWEI Nova 5T – Full Review

Huawei Nova 5T is one of Huawei’s most beautifully designed and mid-range phones. It looks very similar to Honor 20, so if you are familiar with that phone, using this one will be a walk in the park. Otherwise, the phone has a good chipset and pretty long battery life.


As far as looks goes, this phone is very attractive and beautifully designed. It is very light and you can easily handle it using just one hand. The phone is neither too big nor too small, so working with it is pretty simple and not frustrating at all. Both front and back of the phone are covered with glass. However, this is not Gorilla Glass which we usually see on Samsung phones. Therefore it’s not as protective against drops, meaning it can be damaged more easily. Still it features aluminum frame. Phone also comes in beautiful colours, which is typical for Huawei phones.


Nova 5T comes with 6.26 inch IPS LCD display. It features 1080p resolution, which is also known as Full HD. The pixel density is pretty nice and the colours look very good. They are more or less accurate and you can further adjust them in the settings. One thing you will notice is that the selfie camera is not aligned in the top centre. Instead, Huawei decided to shift it to top left corner.


This phone is powered by Kirin 980, which you will also find in Huawei P30. The processor alone is quite good and in some cases performs better than Snapdragon. The chipset is not just very powerful, but it is also very power efficient, as it consumes less battery. It will bring you a longer and very good gaming experience and also allows gaming at higher frame rates. Tasks will run smoothly and no Android app will pose a problem. Looking at the GPU you will find Mali-G76 MP10, which is also a very good graphic processing unit. It is appropriate for gaming and other uses. In terms of RAM, you are most likely to stumble across a version with 6 GB of RAM, however there is an option for 8 GB. However, 6 GB is sufficient for any sort of use and you can multitask as well. Further you will find that Huawei nova 5T has a 128 GB of internal storage.


Huawei nova 5T features a quad camera set up on the back. Here you will find one 48 MP main camera with PDAF, one 16 MP ultrawide camera, one 2 MP macro lens and a 2 MP depth sensor. Camera set up might not be the best feature here, as you can find similar setup on cheaper phones. Still, the image quality is good. Day time photos taken with main camera look okay. They have a lot of detail and sufficiently wide dynamic range with little noise. Night time and low light photos can have reduced quality, although still satisfying. Basic users will probably not have any problem with the quality, however professionals might be bothered with some details, as images tend to be softer.

As far as video recording goes, you do get an option for 4K videos at 30 fps. However, you can always take footages up to 1080p at 30 or 60 fps. In general, video quality is good. There is plenty of detail, little noise and wide dynamic range. Although, if video recording is important to you, you might want to check out some other, but more expensive phones, like Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus.


Battery life is something to be excited about and could be the reason why someone decides to purchase this phone. The endurance is very good, as the phone can last about 90 hours on a full charge. Nova 5T comes with 3750 mAh battery, which is non-removable o course. So the phone can last a while, but it also comes with very fast 22.5W charging adapter, which can have your phone from 0 to 50% in just 24 minutes as advertised.

Final thoughts

So to conclude, Huawei nova 5T is a good mid-range phone that can satisfy your needs. It’s very beautiful, which is a big plus as you don’t want to be walking around with ugly phone. It features a good battery life and a well performing chipset. You can also get it at a fairly low price, so we would recommend you this phone as you don’t need to spend a lot to make use of your gadget.