Huawei’s Nova series is popular for bringing flagship-tier specs & features at a tempting price tag but the Nova 5T takes things to another level. Packing 5 AI powered cameras and performance levels on par with flagship devices, the HUAWEI nova 5T is a force to be reckoned with. We’ve got the Midsummer Purple version here with Nova’s refreshed branding. Let’s talk about what makes this the best Nova phone yet.
The four lens setup on the back uses a 48MP HD lens as its main sensor. There’s a 16MP Ultra Wide Angle lens that allows you to capture more of the scene, and a macro lens for getting shots up close. The tiny sensor off to the side is a dedicated 2MP bokeh sensor for taking shots with blurred backgrounds.
Aside from the impressive camera lens array, the Nova 5T leverages its dual Neural Processor Unit (NPU) to deliver the best image quality. The camera software comes with AI baked-in and takes your shots to the next level by making all the important decisions for you.
The AI on the cameras can recognize up to 22 scenes and determine the best camera settings on the fly to create the ideal image. If you’re in a poorly lit area or if there’s a lot of backlight in your shot, then the AI enabled HDR+ kicks in to brighten up the foreground. And when you feel like making things more dramatic, the AI Portrait Color video mode can isolate human subjects and retain their color profile, while desaturating colors around them.
If you are a fan of shooting videos then you would definitely want to take a look at the slow motion recording capabilities of this phone which can shoot at 960fps using the Super Slow-Mo feature. This can help you create some stunning videos that are very artistic.
For selfie snappers, the Nova 5T comes with a top spec 32MP AI-enabled camera on the front. This camera is no lightweight, and can recognize up to 8 scenes through AI and give you the best result depending on your surroundings. Enhanced AI beautification ensures that your selfies always look stunning and ready for social media. The 4-in-1 pixel fusion and HDR+ allow you to take clear and brightly lit selfies in dimly lit conditions.
Another impressive feature of the Nova 5T is its flagship-level processor that gives it some serious pixel crunching power. It sports the same Kirin 980 octa-core processor found on the P30 Pro, and is built in a 7nm design. It is further supported by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. In terms of battery power, you can enjoy a massive 3750mAh battery with 22.5W Huawei SuperCharge that charges the phone back up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Looking at the design of the Nova 5T, you’ll see that it fits right in with any top flagship smartphone. It has a slim and rounded profile coming in at just 7.87mm. On the front there’s a 6.2-inch Full HD+ Display with a punch-hole on the top left, which gives you an almost all-screen experience. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor unlocks the phone in a quick 0.3 seconds and also doubles as a power button.
The back is made up of a refined finish provides a unique texture and accentuates lighting contrasts, creating a multi-layered 3D effect on a flat surface giving it a holographic look. Huawei also plays with a unique with take on traditional typography, rearranging the letters in “nova” to create a youthful monogram. It almost looks like two people reaching out to each other giving a sense of togetherness.
The AI benefits on the phone are not limited to the camera alone. There are several AI features on the NOVA 5T that makes using the phone a smart experience all around. First off, the AI optimizes performance on the phone which helps extend battery life. It also makes gaming a less taxing experience through GPU Turbo 3.0 which boosts performance and graphics in a way that doesn’t drain battery life.
The AI Movie Editor is another cool feature that can identify specific faces in your media library and create video highlights for each person, while the Spotlight feature goes through your videos to create highlight clips ready for sharing online.
Despite all these high-end features, top performance and plush design, the Nova 5T’s price starts at just AED 1,599 making the Nova 5T an attractive option for those looking for a flagship-grade phone.