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Huawei Nova

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews of Huawei Nova. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and size. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Nova is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Nova

 

Huawei has had a good year with its high-end phones, with both the Leica-engineered P9 and P9 Plus impressing both the press and the public. And now it's using IFA in Berlin to unveil a couple more affordable options.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Nova review: The mid-range muddler

 

Huawei has no shortage of phones on the market, ranging from its super-affordable Honor brand devices that punch well above their weight, to the high-end premium flagships like the P9 and P9 Plus . The Huawei Nova is a decent small-scale Android phone....

Compact size, decent build quality, long-lasting battery life

EMUI continues to hamper Android, camera is lacklustre

The Huawei Nova is a decent small-scale Android phone. It sits in a place in the market where there's desperate need for quality without an overly hefty price tag.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei Nova review

 

Huawei's minimal mid-ranger looks like a Nexus 6P that shrunk in the wash

Familiar design adds a touch of class ; Snappy performance and decent battery life

There’s no escaping EMUI ; Camera quality is only average for the money ; Can’t beat the OnePlus 3 for value

Another mid-range marvel from Huawei, but the Nova can’t quite dethrone the OnePlus 3

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Wiliams (techradar.com)

Huawei Nova review

 

A mid-range phone that flirts with the high-end

High-quality aluminium build ; Decent battery life

Quite expensive ; Poor low-light camera performance ; Emotion UI needs manual tweaks

A well-made mid-range phone, but one a little too expensive given the competition at the price. You can get a similarly impressive phone with a better camera and CPU for the same cash.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Huawei Nova+ review

 

Nova gonna give you up

Large display ; Cool design

Slower loading times ; Price unknown

The larger handset in Huawei's new Nova range, the Nova+ offers a sharp camera and decent design – if it comes in at an accessible price it could be a winner.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei Nova review: Stunning mid-range phone, but lacks processing power

 

Huawei has gone from strength to strength in the UK, with recent releases including the flagship Huawei P9 proving popular in Britain – but it isn't done yet. Announced at IFA 2016 in Berlin, Huawei has launched a new range of smartphones to take on...

So, what do we think of the Huawei Nova? While it’s good on paper, it’s slightly underwhelming in real life. The processor isn’t quite as quick as the competition, the graphical capabilities aren’t great and the quality of low-light photography is less...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Nova review: A OnePlus 3 killer? Not quite

 

A mid-range smartphone, the Huawei Nova isn't exactly the OnePlus 3 killer Huawei wanted it to be

Great screen ; Speedy performance ; Long-lasting battery

Disappointing camera ; Emotion UI

The one advantage it holds is its more pocketable size, but at £335, I’m of the opinion that the slightly cheaper OnePlus 3 is the better buy, while the Nexus 6P is the better option if you’re after the best camera quality.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Huawei Nova Review: In Depth

 

Huawei Nova review: We've spent the week with Huawei's latest mobile, nicknamed the Nova. At under £400 can it compete with the likes of the OnePlus3?

Fantastic battery life ; Compact, attractive unibody ; Strong display

Glitchy software ; Occasional stutters

The Nova is a slick bit of hardware which boasts particularly impressive battery life, as well as offering a solid media experience. However, the software issues and glitches can make it quite a frustrating experience at times and performance is...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Huawei Nova review: Good, but it's no OnePlus 3

 

The Huawei Nova has an awful lot going for it, and yet it's powerless when set alongside the OnePlus 3

Missing benchmarks notwithstanding, Huawei has presented us with a very likeable handset in the Nova. It’s attractive, seems zippy and responsive, has a bright, vibrant screen and solid battery life – and all for a not unreasonable £340.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Huawei Nova

 

A great mix of design, specifications and features, the Huawei Nova is a premium mid-range that certainly warrants a second look.

Well made design; Feels premium in-hand; Solid array of specs; Great all-round camera

Benchmarks a bit low

Getting your hands on a Nova will cost R6 999, as recommended by Huawei. At that price it is a solid R1k to R2k less than most of the premium mid-range phones it's going up against. When it comes to a competitive market like that, it's a decided...

Feb, 2017
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