Huawei Nova 5i Key Specs
- Display 6.40-inch (1080×2310)
- Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710
- Front Camera 24MP
- Rear Camera 24MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
- RAM 6GB
- Storage 128GB
- Battery Capacity 4000mAh
- OS Android 9 Pie
Huawei Nova 5i Summary
Huawei Nova 5i smartphone launched on 21st June 2019 and came in Magic Night Black, Honey Red, and Blue colors.
Display and Design
The phone comes with a 6.40-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2310 pixels and an 84.0% screen-to-body ratio.
It has a plastic body which differs from its other Nova 5 and 5pro siblings that have a glass back. The plastic back, however, houses the quad cameras at the as well as a flashlight and the fingerprint sensor. The right side has the power button and a volume rockers.
The display is an infinity-O hole-punch display with the hole-punch holding the camera on the left side of the screen, rather than the right side like the Samsung galaxy s10.
It is also necessary to know that MicroSD card slot shares the same port with the second SIM card, meaning you can either have two SIM cards and no MicroSD card or have just one SIM card and use the second slot for the MicroSD card.
Unlike the Nova 5 and 5 pro which has an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Nova 5i has its fingerprint sensor mounted at the back of the phone.
The Huawei Nova 5i just like the other Nova lineups packs a quad-camera setup at the back which includes a 24MP primary camera; a second 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera; a third 2MP dedicated macro camera and a fourth 2MP depth sensor camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It also rocks a 24MP front-facing selfie camera.
Performance and Battery
The Huawei Nova 5i runs EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie. It is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Micro-SIM cards. Huawei Nova 5i is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor.
The device comes standard with 6GB of RAM and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB) and
A Non-removable Li-Po 4,000mAh battery powers the device, which is excellent as it can serve you for more than 48 hours on a single charge.
Connectivity options on the Huawei Nova 5i include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, USB Type-C, 3G, and with active 4G on both SIM cards.
Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
Huawei Nova 5i Full Specifications
21st June 2019
159.10 x 75.90 x 8.30
Battery capacity (mAh)
Magic Night Black, Honey Red, Blue
Screen size (inches)
Pixels per inch (PPI)
1.7GHz octa-core (4×2.2GHz + 4×1.7GHz)
HiSilicon Kirin 710
Expandable storage type
Expandable storage up to (GB)
24MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Android 9 Pie
Wi-Fi standards supported
Yes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs
Active 4G on both SIM cards
Ambient light sensor