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Huawei nova 7 5G: the 5G smartphone for everyone

Huawei is one of the leading companies when it comes to 5G technology and it is evident in the 5G technology they’re releasing in the market, from network infrastructures, routers, and smartphones. One good example is the Huawei nova 7 5G which we think is the 5G smartphone for everyone. Why? Find out below.

EMUI 10.1 w/ App Gallery and Petal Search Widget

The nova 7 5G runs on EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) so you can take advantage of the Huawei ecosystem features like Huawei Share, Huawei Share OneHop, and Multi-screen Collaboration, which expands the capabilities of the nova 7 5G if you have other Huawei devices like the MateBook laptops and MatePad tablets.

For apps, Huawei offers the AppGallery which is rapidly growing thanks to the 1.4 million registered Huawei Developers worldwide. Popular apps are already available in the marketplace, while 90% of top apps are already working on Huawei devices. We were able to install GCash, PayMaya, foodpanda, and Viu, which are handy apps, especially during the quarantine period. Check out the other apps below:

GAME: Garena FreeFire, Naruto: Slugfest, Asphalt 9, Plants Vs Zombies, etc.
TOOLS: Shareit, Speedtest, Globe at Home, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Camera 360, PhotoGrid, PicsArt, BeautyPlus, etc.
FINANCE: Gcash, My Home Credit, Globe Rewards, PayMaya, BDO, Cashalo, etc.
ENTERTAINMENT: iWant,iFlix, Viu, etc.
PRODUCTIVITY: Microsoft Office, WPS Office, SSS, CamScanner, etc.
COMMUNICATION: Viber, imo, UC Browser, WeChat, etc.
TRAVEL: Here WeGo, Booking.com, Agoda, Treaveloka, Klook, Philippine Airlines, Trivago, etc.
SOCIAL: Tantan, (Other usable apps: Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Lite, Pinterest and LinkedIn)
MUSIC: WeSing, Real Drums, Guitar Songs, etc. (Other usable apps: Spotify and VideoMP3 Converter)
FOOD: foodpanda, Booky, etc.
DOWNLOADER: Vidmate, Snaptube, etc.
PERSONALIZATION: Themes Manager, Color Flash Launcher, etc.
REFERENCES: Merriam Webster, Wattpad, Bible, etc.
HEALTH: Drink Water Reminder, F;p. etc.
ART: Canva

If the apps are not available, the Huawei nova 7 5G supports the sideloading of Android apps from reliable third-party app stores. But if you want a more convenient method, you can use the Huawei Petal Search Widget which is your gateway to millions of apps.

The Huawei Petal Search Widget is an app that is readily available on the AppGallery. It’s basically a search engine for apps. Just type the app that you want and it will search the web for the APK for you to install. EMUI 10.1 will also check for the integrity of the application to make sure that the app is safe for installation. If problems occur, users can get support by calling the Huawei hotline.

If you want to learn how to use Huawei Petal Search Widget, you can visit our article here.

Large, Hi-Res Display

Smartphones are not just for communication, they’re for consuming content and that involves hi-res videos and photos, and webpages rich of content. That’s why the devices you see in the market pack large screens with high-resolution displays. Good thing the Huawei nova 7 5G a 6.53-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution or 405ppi with an 83.8% screen-to-body ratio for an immersive viewing experience.

As one would expect the display is vibrant and sharp with excellent viewing angles and color reproduction. It’s even bright enough even when viewed under direct sunlight. Since it’s OLED, there’s an always-on display, and you can choose whichever design you want to put on it. For the punch hole, it’s placed on the upper left corner and is tiny enough to be hidden with a border by activating it inside Settings.

Powerful hardware

Huawei has always impressed users with its nova series by equipping them with powerful hardware that they’re almost close to being flagships. In the case of the nova 7 5G, it has a Kirin 985 5G SoC manufactured using TSMC’s 7nm process. It incorporates an octa-core CPU, Mali-G77 GPU, and proprietary dual-core NPU. It’s a flagship chip that sits just below the Kirin 990 5G found in the P40 series but still can output flagship performance. Paired to it is 8GB of RAM and fast 256GB of storage, which is enough for heavy users who want seamless multitasking.

Versatile Cameras

The Huawei nova series is also known for being versatile shooters by sporting multiple camera lenses. The trend continues with the nova 7 5G with quad-rear cameras, consisting of a 64MP main, 8MP ultrawide, 8MP telephoto, and a 2MP macro. For selfies, it has a 32MP shooter. You get quirky features like AR Lens, Light Painting, Panorama, Pro (Manual mode), Moving Picture, Slow-mo, Timelapse, Super Night Selfie 3.0, Dual-View Video, and Stickers. Add to that the AI and image processing, the nova 7 5G is well-equipped to handle most shooting scenarios you can think of.

5G connectivity

A few months ago, 5G connectivity is mostly found in more expensive flagship devices, but Huawei changed that with the nova 7 series. In June, Huawei released the nova 7 SE 5G for under PHP 20K. Then in July, they released the more powerful nova 7 5G at a competitive price as well. Given the support for the next-gen connectivity, your nova 7 5G is future-proofed, and there’s no need to change SIM cards. Once 5G becomes widely available, Nova 7 5G users will be able to take advantage of faster and more stable internet, maximize the features of the Huawei ecosystem, and utilize cloud services that are set to roll out in the near future like cloud gaming.

Large battery with fast charging

Given the powerful specs and next-gen connectivity, you’ll definitely use the nova 7 5G heavily. The good thing is, the nova 7 5G is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery with support for Huawei’s 40W SuperCharge. In PCMark battery test, it managed to run for 18 hours and 1 minute, while our video loop test got 28 hours and 7 minutes of playback.

Beautiful design

All of the features mentioned here are housed in a body with a premium design and high-end materials. It has 3D glass at the back, metal frame, and attractive color options, including the Midsummer Purple.

Competitive price

As you noticed, the Huawei nova 7 5G packs a flagship-grade chipset, powerful cameras, 5G connectivity, premium design, and a large battery. You can expect a heavy price tag given those features but Huawei is just selling it for PHP 23,990 which is the price given to most premium mid-range smartphones. So, if you’re on a hunt for a powerful 5G-capable smartphone without breaking the bank, the Huawei nova 7 5G should at the top of your list.

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  1. Avatar for Tomas Nebreja Tomas Nebreja says:

    Nice,but too much high for me.

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