Huawei Nova 5z specifications, price and review

Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei has released yet another superbly feature-packed device in Huawei Nova 5z.

Huawei didn’t manufacture this device to be a trailing one in the smartphone competition market but a model to beat.

Huawei Nova 5z

It is interesting to note that Huawei has it’s own marketing strategies different from the ones by Tecno and Infinix. While Tecno brand comes cheap with moderate features, the huawei branded phone most times comes with a full-fletched technology inspired features.

This consequently leads to a higher cost of huawei phones than the later.

Continuing in this trend, Huawei packs it’s 5z model with an impressive 6GB/8GB RAM coupled with the industry’s foremost quad camera setup.

The device which comes in the variant of 6GB RAM,64GB ROM & 8GB RAM,128GB ROM features in two versions: the universal SPN- AL00 and SPN-TL00 for Chinese users.

Huawei 5z features smart charging protocols as it’s 4000mAh battery fast charge at 20W.

The device obviously doesn’t support 5G network and optical fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Nova 5z body and display

Huawei Nova 5z comes with an IPS capacitive touchscreen display with no screen protection glass. It has an impressive 412ppi density. It’s full display specs are as follows:

Dimensions
  • 156.1 x 73.9 x 8.3(mm)
  • 6.15 x 2.91 x 0.33 (in)
Weight178g (6.28 oz)
ColourBlack, Aurora, Emerald Green
Display typeLTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen size
  • 6.26 inches (96.2 cm)
  • ~83.4% screen-to-body ratio
Resolution
  • 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • ~412 ppi density
  • DCI-P3

Software

Huawei continues with android’s operating system despite haven made it’s own operating sytem, – the Harmony OS.

Huawei Nova 5z uses the chinese firm’s own EMUI 9.1 skin.

Operating systemAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
SkinEMUI 9.1

Huawei Nova 5z details

Processing

Powering it’s processing unit is a dual 2.27GHz Cortex-A76 processor paired with six 1.88 GHz Cortex-A55 processor.

The processing unit of the device isn’t complete without the Mali-G52 GPU, making for a convenient mobile gaming graphics.

ProcessorOcta-core

  • 2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76
  • 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
GPUMali-G52 MP6

Huawei Nova 5z Memory specifications

The two variant of the device could be best be identified by it’s memory difference.

There’s the one with a 6GB RAM paired with a 64GB internal storage capacity. The other variant which has a RAM size of 8GB has an internal storage capacity of 128GB.

Both variant’s internal storage capacity could be increased up to 512GB. This is made only through a Micro SD card which shares the same slot with Sim 2 of the phone.

RAM
  1. 6GB
  2. 8GB
Internal Storage
  1. 64GB
  2. 128GB
Card SlotMicroSD (Could be extended up to 512 GB), uses SIM 2 slot

Huawei Nova 5z Camera setup

The primary camera of this device has 4 cameras setup. The first is a 48MP camera with an aperture of 1.8 while the remaining 8MP,2MP, and 2MP cameras has an aperture of 2.4. The selfie camera at the front comes with 32Mega-pixel.

Rear cameraQuad:

  • 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8┬Ám, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide) dedicated macro camera
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor

Features:
LED flash, HDR, panorama
Camera:
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Selfie/front camera32 MP, f/2.0
features: HDR
Video:[email protected]

Connectivity and sensors

Connectivity options on the device include USB type C, Bluetooth, and several others.

Huawei Nova 5z does not support optical fingerprint sensor but opts for the popular rear-mounted type.

SimDual SIM,

  1. Nano
  2. Nano (Hybrid)
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac 5GHz, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
GPSYes, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
Audio jack3.5mm jack (active noise cancellation with dedicated mic)
SensorsFingerprint (rear- mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Network support

The device supports 2G,3G and 4G/LTE but no 5G network support.

2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 / CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3GHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
4G/LTE1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 19(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA, LTE-A

Battery

Huawei Nova 5z specs

Powering the Nova 5z is a 4000mAh battery which could be charged from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.

Battery typeLi-Po
Capacity4000 mAh
RemovableNo, non-removable
Fast ChargingYes, 20W

Price of Huawei Nova 5z in Nigeria

Huawei Nova 5z current value starts at N82,000 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration, while its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced at N92000.

Verdict!

  • Display: The device’s bezel-less, punch-hole IPS LCD display is satisfactory however it’s 6.26 inches screen size is merely fair for this quality of device.Overall the device’s display setup is fair.
  • Processing: The device’s Octa core (2.27 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.88 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55) processors based on a 64 bit architecture is excellent. This pairs up with the Mali G52 MP6 GPU which defines the graphics of the device.
  • Storage:The storage capacity offered by Nova 5z is just excellent. The RAM size of 6GB & 8GB are one of the best in the industry. Same with it’s internal memory of 64GB & 128GB.
  • Camera: With a 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP quad primary cameras featuring an Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor, you are sure of a good photography experience.The 32MP front camera roundly finalise the premium camera setup offered by Huawei on the device
  • Battery: The 4000mAh battery of Nova 5z could quick charge up to 50 % in 30 minutes. Only few smartphones can match this.

In all, not much devices could match these exceptional specs offered by Huawei Nova 5z, and this makes for it’s expensive pricing.

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