Huawei Nova Plus | Good but ... | The review of

Many were the interesting devices presented in the course of IFA 2016: among these we find the Huawei Nova More.

Elder brother of the Huawei Nova, also presented at the Berlin fair, this terminal is characterized by a elegant design, for an metal body and good performance.

It does not shine and does not excite, but does not behave badly at all! Let's find out together in ours Full review.


Huawei Nova Plus, the full review of


La package sales is decidedly classic and already seen on other Huawei devices. Made of slightly rough black hardcover to the touch, it contains:

  • Charger with EU socket 5V / 2A o 9V / 2A;
  • USB / USB Type-C cable;
  • Good-quality headphones;
  • Pin to remove the SIM tray.

It is not excluded that in the final sales package will be present additional accessories, including one protective cover.


Design, Display and Construction Quality

The device results immediately very nice e nice aesthetically.

The shell is built in satin aluminum and with a double milling along the side edge, enriching the aesthetics of the device and ensuring its appearance premium and sought after.


Unfortunately, despite the excellent materials, this Huawei Nova Plus is very subject to scratch or small dents.

Frontally we appreciate the large display from 5,5 inch with resolution Full HD and pixel density of PPI 401. The protective glass is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 tapered at the edges and with a excellent oleophobic treatment.


- viewing angles are good but not absolute, being a type display IPS. Good one color rendering and the accuracy of the colors, which always result a lot balanced e realistic.

Excellent also there outdoor visibility thanks to ahigh brightness.


The brightness and proximity sensors, the earpiece and the camera are housed above the display 8 mega-pixels.


In band lower the logo is inserted Huawei in contrast with the white color of the device.


As you have certainly noticed, the le come back black frames at the edge of the , a decidedly contestable choice from an aesthetic point of view.


Sul right edge we find the outrigger of the volume and the button Power.


On the left there is only the Dual Nano SIM slot and to expand memory through microSD to 256 GB, renouncing, however, to use dual SIM.


On the lower edge we also look at this Huawei Nova Plus the presence of the door USB Type-C, symmetrically surrounded by the two grids that hide thespeaker and microphone of system.


The device is present at the top of the deviceinput mini-jack da 3,5 mm and the second microphone is preferably used for abolition some environmental noise.


Later we notice the camera from 16 mega-pixels with double LED flash dual tone together with fingerprint reader, which results accurate ed reliable like all the latest devices of the Chinese colossus.


Hardware and Performance

To move this Huawei Nova Plus a processor thinks of it octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 64-bit Cortex-A53 architecture and clock frequency from 2.0 GHz.

The GPU, on the other hand, is one Adreno 506 and the RAM available to the user is of 3 GB of type L.


Le performance are buone ma did not excel: the device results almost always fluid and snappy, but it is not exempt from small delays while browsing the menus.

Good il gaming department also with Real Racing 3 that runs smoothly and without any particular problems, guaranteeing a good frame rate and high details. There is no stress any kind of overheating of the device, which becomes only slightly warm even after long gaming sessions.


Antutu Benchmark

Photographic sector

The camera is the highlight of this smartphone. In fact, we find a sensor mounted 16 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.0, OIS and focus PDAF.

I must admit that the quality of the shots è really excellentgood il white balance and light / shadow management.


The shots always result well balanced, full of details and by 'ottima qualità. Even at night he defends himself well, even if he is definitely in trouble with his brothers P9 e P9 Plus.

The front camera from 8 mega-pixels results average, guaranteeing however good shots in good lighting conditions.

Full HD Video Test


We have practically nothing to add regarding the software of this Huawei Nova Plus.

The device mounts in fact the ROM of Huawei, the Emotion UI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Nothing changes compared to what we have already widely seen and analyzed in recent months on other devices of the Chinese house.


The customizations related to the remain smart gestures of the fingerprint reader, but the power saving mode disappears ROG in the battery settings.

The device turns well and the software results well optimizedtherefore, as always, nothing to complain about.


Connectivity and reception

Ricezione of the device definitely promoted. The presence of two plastic bands at the rear in correspondence of the antennas helps and not poco compared to other devices on the market.

Fast to find the signal once lost, non and instead fast nello Switch from data network e Wi-Fi. In this regard, there is support for the 802.11 band a / b / g / n.

As for satellite navigation, we find sensors GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / Beidou, resulting molto veloce in fixed e excellent in navigation.


Audio quality

Good but not very good. The sound coming from the system speaker is very high but slightly distorted to maximum volume. Furthermore, equalization tends to emphasize the high frequencies, penalizing the reproduction of bass, almost non-existent.

In capsule the quality results eccellente, both for us and for our interlocutor.



Interesting autonomy on this Huawei Nova Plus: equipped with a 3340 mAh, is able to take us to the evening without any kind of renunciation.

I have indeed attested on the 4 / 4.5 hours of active screen in front of one intense day of use. In the evening I have always arrived with about 15% of remaining battery while using Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook and 3 inboxes in push.

Present on this device the quick charging through the appropriate charger, which allows the device to fully recharge in less than 2 hours.

Unfortunately it was removed the possibility of activating the ROG energy saving mode which reduced the display resolution and we had found on other Huawei devices recently tested.



429 € are perhaps a bit 'high in relation to the characteristics, however we speak of a good product.

Good camera, good i materials e excellent fingerprint reader, things that can surely help us for a possible choice.

Perhaps for that amount I would buy something else, and you?