With the recent release of the Huawei Nova 6 into the market, many people may not know what the phone has to offer. Instead of making assumptions about the phone, get conversant with its features and find out whether it suits you or not.
If you love smartphones, then it would be easy to notice that every aspect of the Huawei Nova 6 is tailored to meet the specific needs of the device's users. From its sleek design, excellent cameras, to the powerful battery, this phone is exceptional, and it is likely to catch your attention.
As a prerequisite, it is advisable to go through the features of the device. After that, you can make an informed decision on whether the phone meets your needs or not. Check out the good and bad sides of the phone.
- Uses the latest Android version
- Excellent cameras with high image quality
- Powerful battery
- Wide display panel with high resolution
- No wireless charging
- It is not dust/waterproof
- Does not have an external memory card slot
Huawei Nova 6 specs summary
- Announced: December 2019
- Huawei Nova 6 release date: December 2019
- Dimensions: 162.6 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.98 x 0.34 in)
- Weight: 197 g (6.95 oz)
- SIM card: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 6.57 inches, 104.2 cm2
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
- Operating system: Android 10.0; EMUI 10
- Internal memory: 128GB 8GB RAM
- Expandable memory: No
- Rear camera: 40 MP + 8 MP + 8 MP
- Selfie camera: 32 MP + 8 MP
- USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery
- Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Provence
Here are the noteworthy Huawei Nova 6 details of the device's hardware.
On the backside of the phone, at the top-left corner, there are three vertically aligned cameras. The camera setup also houses an LED flash for extra light when necessary. The power button and the volume rocker are positioned at the right side. The fingerprint sensor is also on the right side where you can easily find it with your fingers.
On the front side, the display panel is wide (approximately 6.57 inches); thanks to the thin bezels and a narrow chin. On the top left corner, there is an oval cutout which houses the dual system selfie camera. An earpiece which doubles as a speaker is at the top bezel. The phone weighs about 197g and thus, it is moderately heavy but easy to handle. Huawei Nova 6 colors are Black, Blue, Red and Provence. The design is sleek and eye-catching.
The display technology that the phone uses is the LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The display panel is approximately 6.57 inches, which translate to about 104.2 cm2 with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The screen is wider compared to its predecessor, Huawei Nova 5, and it offers a better display unit perfect for gaming and watching videos. Additionally, you will not have problems viewing the contents of the screen in daylight because its sunlight legibility is good enough for clear viewing.
It comes with a HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm) chipset, which is one of the best performing chipsets for Huawei phones. The chipset boasts of an octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.86 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU. The phone's graphics are supported by a Mali-G76 MP16 GPU.
With a RAM of 8GB, the processor can work optimally and facilitate the execution of various complex tasks such as gaming and multitasking. The specifications of the processor make it an ideal device for a user who intends to make intensive use of the phone.
The phone has an internal memory of 128 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM. It does not have an external memory card slot, and that means that you will have to be contented with the internal memory space only.
The device is packed with a non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery, and that is one of the strengths of the phone. The high battery capacity is enough to power the operations of the phone for a considerable duration before recharging.
It also comes with 40W fast battery charging, which can charge the battery from 0% to 70% within 30 minutes. With the high battery capacity and fast charging, you can confidently use the device throughout the day.
Speaker and call quality
It has a main speaker that produces high-quality audio even at a high volume, which makes it suitable for listening to audio files. You can also opt to plug in the headphones in the 3.5mm jack and listen to audio files.
Another speaker is located in the earpiece section; it gives out clear call quality. Alternatively, you can use the loudspeaker feature, which makes calls louder and audible.
What are some of the notable software features of the phone?
OS and features
The Huawei Nova 6 Android version 10.0, EMUI 10 is the most recent one. It offers an appealing user interface, and it supports various applications which improve the usability of the phone.
The device boasts of the following sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. It can connect with other devices and the internet using Wi-Fi, USB, NFC, and Bluetooth.
Huawei Nova 6 camera, video and image quality
The device has a tri-system rear camera with 40 MP (wide) + 8 MP (telephoto) + 8 MP (ultrawide) cameras. The front or selfie camera is a dual system with 32 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) cameras. It is an ideal phone for photography and video recording, and it qualifies to be among the best camera phones today.
Both the front and back cameras produce splendid image quality.
What are some of the opinions of smartphone lovers about the device? Here is a glimpse of a section of the comments on YouTube.
- Hannon: Nova 6! D**n, Nova 5 feels like ancient already, which in reality is still newish.
- Arfael Axel: Soon Huawei Nova 6 5G! Incredible Smartphone!
- adhisara kridowasono: LCD display is a boomer, the one that has to be sacrificed for the price.
- Haris Abu Bakar: It looks d**n gorgeous...
- That One Guy: Thing looks huge! I love it, I swore it was a 7in screen the way it looked sitting there but 6.57 is good enough for me lol too bad I'm in the states.
- Noediting: No jack, no amoled, no way!
Huawei Nova 6 price
The phone has been recently released into the market, and its cost in Nigeria is estimated to be 163,800 Naira. It is a decent and reasonable price, bearing in mind the salient features that the phone offers.
For a user who prioritizes photography and needs a phone with a fast processor, this device will serve their need. Furthermore, its high battery capacity will ensure that for a considerable period, the phone has enough power to perform various tasks. However, the user will have to contend with the lack of external memory. Therefore, the phone storage is limited to internal memory only.
Huawei Nova 6 offers all the essential features that a modern-day smartphone user might require. It is a mid-range phone which provides a fantastic user experience comparable to that of a high-end smartphone.