The Huawei Nova 5 Pro Review – Is This Smartphone Worth Buying?

Huawei Nova 5 Pro
Is the Huawei Nova 5 Pro the ultimate mobile phone? Or do the pros and cons of this new smart phone give a different picture? If you’ve been following along in my mobile phone reviews, you probably know that I’ve been quite critical of these phones. It seems like every new mobile phone launches with some pretty incredible features but some very poor software that frustrates users to no end.

But it’s not all bad news for Huawei. If you go by the number of downloads that they’ve received on Google Play, you’ll find that people are still flocking to these phones despite their shortcomings.

You see, the Huawei Nova 5 Pro is an amazing looking phone with fantastic specs that rival many flagship smartphones. It’s hard to argue with having a 16 mega pixel camera in your phone when you can have a 3 mega pixel one on other cellphones. You also get the latest mobile operating system that’s come out with Android.

In short, if you like the idea of Huawei and like their previous models, then you’re in luck because the Nova 5 Pro will be one of the hottest phones you will ever buy. But there’s a catch.

One particular issue I have with this phone is the memory. That’s right. This is not a phone for everyone.

As you may already know, memory in cellphones is quite plentiful, especially when you are looking at things like storage capacities and then adding more features to it. So why is the memory space so poor on the Nova 5 Pro?

For starters, this model ships with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. That means that most of the apps you use will run extremely slowly. In the long run, you’ll findyourself running out of memory and having to go back to your original operating system, which in turn means you’re stuck with a sluggish phone.

Another aspect is the “dual-sim” setup of the Nova 5 Pro. By this, I mean that the phone comes with a standard SIM card and a micro SD card that’s almost twice as big as the one in the regular Nokia 8 handset. To make matters worse, all this does is double the memory of the phone.

And then there’s the fact that even with the memory issues, there’s still a lot of buttons on the phone. Which means that there’s a good chance that you will accidentally hit the wrong button or mess up your signal while you’re trying to adjust the signal. The new OS in the Nova 5 Pro also doesn’t allow for you to customize the layout of the keyboard any more.

If you want to do something different, and you don’t mind getting more memory, this is the phone for you. If you want the best of both worlds, then this phone is definitely not for you. You’ll find that the Nova 5 Pro is better off left for a second generation.

So, what if you want to experience something completely different? The Huawei Nova 5 Pro is another great phone that boasts some amazing features, but is ultimately lacking in the memory department.