Huawei has accustomed its fans with high-end devices, and now it’s trying to conquer their hearts with budget-friendly smartphones that have interesting features. So, the new Nova brand of mid-range phones has been unveiled at this year’s IFA 2016 and below we’ll talk about the smaller Nova that has its design inspired from the Nexus 6P that Huawei has built for Google, and the Nova Plus phablet, that resembles one of the Mate models.
Huawei wants customers to feel good about themselves when taking their phones out of their pockets in public, to be really proud of their acquisitions, and the Nova and Nova Plus are definitely worth buying. Both of them have an aluminum body, radio antenna lines and a fingerprint scanner on their backs and 2.5D glass on the front.
They share the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset that houses an octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, which is backed by 3GB of RAM and have an internal memory of 32GB, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
The smaller phone has a 5-inch Full HD screen, while the phablet version is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen that supports the same resolution. The Nova is powered by a 3020mAh battery, while the Nova Plus houses a 3340mAh battery, both being charged using the USB-Type C port and they can last up to two days.
Another difference between the two devices is related to the main camera, as the Nova has weaker camera of 12MP with an aperture of f/2.2 and features such as phase-detection auto-focus, while the Nova Plus uses a slightly more advanced 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization. As for the front camera, it’s 8MP on both devices and it’s perfect for making high definition video calls and taking selfies with beautification modes.
The new phones run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and have Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 on top of it. One of the features that will convince many people to buy any of the two devices is able to differentiate between touch from fingertips and knuckles and one of the actions supported by this technology is launching the camera using knuckle gestures.
The Nova is available in Europe for 399Euros, while the Nova Plus costs 429Euros.