HUAWEI nova 5T Unboxing and First Look

Thanks to Huawei, I managed to get the HUAWEI nova 5T review unit before its official launch in Singapore. The review set is in Midsummer Purple color and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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Check out my unboxing video.

On the front, it has a cut-out front-facing 32 MPX camera with a diameter of just 4.5mm. Huawei has added a screen protector in this review unit. Not sure if the retail set will come with it or not.

On the top, you can clearly see the speaker grill. There are some LEDs in it too.

I love the design on the back. You can see the variation of colors when different light sources shine on it.

This is with a more uniform light source.

A close up on the back. Notice that it is showing the word “nova”.

As you can see below, there are 4 cameras on the back. The top is a 16 MPX Ultra-Wide Camera, the second one is 48 MPX wide camera (standard camera), the third is a 2 MPX Depth Camera and the last one (next to the third camera) is a 2 MPX Macro Camera.

On the side, it has the standard rocker switch and the Power on/off switch with the fingerprint sensor.

I love that they incorporate the fingerprint sensor on the Power on/off switch. Very convenient. Here is a close-up.

On the other side, it has the SIM card slot.

It is capable to hold 2 SIM Cards. Both are able to support 4G.

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Here is the SIM card tray.

On the bottom, it has the USB-C port, speaker grill and microphone.

On the top, it has a sensor (not sure what is the function) and a microphone

As mentioned, mine is a review set. After reading through the official website, the only differences are that my review set does not come with the TPU (rubber) phone cover, instruction manual and warranty card.

One thing to note is that the charger is capable to charge the HUAWEI nova 5T at up to 22.5W (4.5A x 5V). The HUAWEI nova 5T has a 3,750 mAh battery and is supposedly able to recharge it up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Another minor thing I noticed is that the ejecting tool is now a very simple pin. Some might like it, some might not.

The review unit comes with Android 9 and EMUI 9.1 out from the box. I am not sure why Huawei is able to load in the full Android System although Google has declared that any future device from Huawei will not be able to enjoy the full Google Services.

If you wish to know more about the Huawei nova 5T, you can check out this post.


Click Here to the Official HUAWEI nova 5T website

Unfortunately, I do not have the Singapore pricing yet although I read that it is sold at RM1,599 (approx. SGD 530) in Malaysia.