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Breaking barriers in the mid-rage smartphone segment – Huawei Nova 7 5G

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By Christopher David

Huawei recently launched the Nova 7 SE 5G, in the mid-range segment. We used the device extensively to find out what it has to offer. The device is packed with all the latest features and especially with the inclusion of 5G, this has to be one of the best offerings after its PRO series. This is one powerful device, with all ingredients to make it perform well in the mid-range segment, in fact, better than most devices available in the market. The NOVA 7 5G is priced slightly higher than the current mid-range phones, but with all that’s under the hood, the price-point seems alright.

Huawei has invested at least 4 billion USD in 5G research between 2009 and 2019 and has shipped over 15 million 5G smartphones by 2020 Q1, positioning itself as one of the forerunners in 5G technology. Clubbing this tech with the latest HUAWEI nova 7 5G has and will definitely enhance user experience.

Let’s dig in and explore the specs & features of the NOVA 7 5G–

64MP Hi-res AI Quad Camera

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The HUAWEI nova 7 5G features a 64MP Hi-res AI Quad Camera system comprising a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 8MP telephoto camera, and a 2MP Macro camera. The four cameras work together to support a wide range of common scenarios allowing users to be much more creative. Shoot gorgeous photos with rich detail in more lighting conditions with the 64MP Hi-res main camera, which supports 4-in-1 pixel binning to boost light intake and Huawei’s signature Super Night Mode 3.0.

The 8MP ultra-wide camera, featuring a 120 degrees field of view for easy landscape photography and group shots does work great. The 8MP telephoto supports 3x Optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and up to 20x digital zoom with support for AI Image Stabilization (AIS) to steady zoomed shots. The 2MP macro camera augments the AI Quad Camera system with the capability to focus on objects that are as close as 4cm from the lens, adding even more versatility to the powerful camera. The camera setup of HUAWEI nova 7 5G also supports 4K Hi-Res video recording and 4K Time-lapse photography.

Power-packed 5G performance –

Powered by the Kirin 985 5G AI chipset, the HUAWEI nova 7 5G works like a charm for all productivity-related tasks to gaming. With AI processing capability and an efficient battery, the performance is uninterrupted. With endless video content now available, thanks to social media and the OTT platform, NOVA 7 5G definitely provides a seamless experience.

The HUAWEI nova 7 5G comes with 8GB of RAM for smooth app performance. There is no lag whatsoever, maneuvering between apps is quite smooth. With 256 GB of internal storage, you are more than covered for your storage needs. Also, if you want to check the performance of a phone in terms of speed, latency, possible lags, you try playing Asphalt 8 or 9 on the device. This is a powerful game with heavy graphics and it does test your phone. The gaming experience on Huawei Nova 7 5G was brilliant, so this is indeed a top device.

DUAL-VIEW Video Mode: Record videos using the front and rear cameras simultaneously 

The 64MP Hi-Res AI quad-camera system supports Dual-View Video Mode allowing users to create video content using front & rear cameras simultaneously. This is quite a handy feature considering you don’t have to shift focus while making explainer videos, interviews, etc.

The Dual View feature also adds another unique capability as it lets you shoot with the Ultra-Wide mode and main rear camera at the same time. Thus, allowing for both close-up and wide-angle shots at the same time.

Enhanced Battery Performance, 4000 mAh with 40W Supercharge 

From 0 – 70 in just 30 minutes, in percentage though. The HUAWEI nova 7 5G is packed with a massive 4000mAh battery and 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge. Without heating up your phone, this will charge it and put you back in business in about 30 minutes.

32MP Hi-res AI Selfie Camera

Selfie buffs are going to love this. A 32MP front camera with an f/2.0 wide-aperture lens delivers brilliant selfies. It is also a powerful vlogging device (highly in demand), supporting 4k 30fps capture with EIS to ensure Ultra Steady Selfie Videos. It also offers a circular flash for video recording/selfies in low-light settings, ensuring you take great pictures, videos be it day or night.

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Premium Design & Build

Like every other Huawei Nova phone, Nova 7 5G also features cutting edge design and unique colorways. A 3D curved glass at the back is special and contributes immensely towards making it a compact and lightweight device. This is how Huawei is able to apply multiple colored films and Nano-coatings on the back, creating new colors. The HUAWEI nova 7 5G comes with a 6.53-inch 20:9 OLED HUAWEI Punch FullView Display supporting a maximum Full HD+ resolution of 2400×1080. Try taking videos or stream video content on this device and the experience is truly dazzling. The screen is certified by TÜV Rheinland for a more comfortable viewing experience. Unlike many other smartphones, Huawei Nova 7 has utilized the In-screen fingerprint unlock solution, so the back panel is a completely smooth, shiny surface.

The Huawei Nova 7 5G comes in 3 different colors Space Silver, Midsummer Purple & Black. I personally feel the Silver & Black are good grabs.

HUAWEI AppGallery

Of course, Huawei has its own AppGallery installed and you won’t have access to Google play store on this device, which I’m sure most are aware of. The app gallery will give you a wide selection of global and localized apps, and you can enjoy a rich library of quality entertainment media on HUAWEI Video, HUAWEI Music, and HUAWEI Reader. There is enough content available on the gallery and new content is added on a continuous basis by top providers. It is now even easier than ever for Huawei users to search for and download the apps they want directly from their home screen via Petal Search, a new search tool that offers Huawei users an open gateway to a million apps.


The Huawei Nova 7 5G, outperforms most of the smartphones in the mid-range segment and is definitely a good buy. With stunning 5G performance, 64MP Hi-res AI Quad Camera, 32MP Hi-res AI Selfie Camera, 4000 mAh battery with 40W Supercharge, and more importantly the speed, this is a powerful device that wins in each department.   

Pricing & availability

Huawei Nova 7 5G is available for purchase in the UAE market for 1799 AED. Go check it out and you will not be disappointed.


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