Huawei Nova 5 Pro First Impressions

Huawei Nova 5 Pro First Impressions

Aside from the Nova 5i Pro, we also encountered the most powerful Nova smartphone in the series, sporting a 6.39-inch screen, Kirin 980 flagship chipset, and quad-rear cameras, the Nova 5 Pro. Check out our first impressions below.

The Nova 5 Pro sports a different look compared to the Nova 5i Pro. Instead of a hole-punch display, this one has a 6.39-inch screen with a small notch at the top to house the 32MP front camera. Placed above it is the earpiece. The display also has a screen protector pre-installed.

Placed right up top are the secondary microphone and the hybrid SIM tray.

On the right are the volume and power/lock buttons.

At the bottom are the loudspeaker, USB Type-C port, and main microphone.


At the back are the quad-cameras consisting of a 48MP main shooter, 16MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth. The camera module is protruding, so the phone doesn’t lay flat on the surface. If you’re looking for the fingerprint scanner, it’s placed under the display.

In the hands, the Nova 5 Pro feels premium thanks to the metallic frame and glass back panel. The edges are rounded, making it easy to grip. It’s also thin at 7.33mm with a decent heft of 171g.

Huawei is offering the Nova 5 Pro in four attractive colors: Coral Orange, Forest Green, Midsummer Purple, and Bright Black. The back panel also produces a beautiful light effect that seems almost 3D.

The Huawei Nova 5 Pro carries the following price tags:
• 8GB + 128GB – CNY 2,999 (~PHP 22,454)
• 8GB + 256GB – CNY 3,399 (~PHP 25,449)

No word yet if it will be available in the Philippines.

Huawei Nova 5 Pro specs:
6.39-inch FullHD+ (2340 x 1080) OLED display, 403ppi
HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm) 2.6GHz octa-core CPU
Mali-G76 MP10 GPU
128GB, 256GB storage
NM card up to 256GB
48MP F1.8 (main) + 16MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 2MP F2.4 (macro) + 2MP F2.4 (depth), quad-rear cameras
32MP F2.0 front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
Face Unlock
EMUI 9.1 (Android 9 Pie)
3,500mAh battery w/ 40W fast charge
157.4 x 74.8 x 7.3 mm
171 g

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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