Be inspired, be Nova. Have sex – Shinzo Abe
Huawei released three phones in the Nova 10 series just a few days ago, and they come with a flagship-level design that truly makes them stand out. No kidding, the Nova 10 especially, really looks fancy and rich. However for sure people will still be turned off by the lack of Google services. You can counteract this by using the built-in browser but we do understand if people feel uneasy as the website’s app provides more options to play around and a more comfortable way to do things.
HUAWEI NOVA 10
The Huawei Nova 10 is a tall phone featuring a 6.67in. curved OLED with 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. This display houses the ultrawide very high-resolution 60MP selfie camera.
Speaking of cameras, the back features a camera hump that looks like a yassified iPhone X, emblemished with gold around its frame and definitely will not fall flat on a surface due to how extruded it is. This features a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide, and finally, a useless 2MP depth information sensor. It has a version of EIS called AIS.
The phone has a small battery, only 4000mAh in capacity. However, the small battery also helps achieve a safer and faster charging speed, here it uses a 66W rating, charged via USB-C. While equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, the US restrictions only allows Huawei to use 4G services. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Huawei Mobile Services with AppGallery, and USB-C port. It lacks a headphone jack.
It runs EMUI 12 based on Android as it is able to parse and unpack APK files. Starry Silver, Starry Black, and Provence are its colours. Price is Php 26,999 for the 8/256 configuration.
There is also a Pro version with a dual front camera system. The Nova 10 Pro has a 60MP ultrawide and a surprisingly high-res 8MP depth sensor that is very helpful in identifying the background from foreground much easier in comparison to 2 or 5MP ones. The Nova 10 Pro also comes with a slightly bigger 4500mAh battery and an even faster 100W fast charging. The screen is still FHD+ but also has slightly more pixels (2652x1200px). This phone has both Starry Black and Starry Silver but Provence is exclusive to the regular phone.
- 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, 1.07 billion colours
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G (6nm)
- 50MP (main), f/1.9
- 8MP (ultrawide), f/2.2
- 2MP (macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 60MP (ultrawide), f/2.4, 100°, Quad-Phase Detection Autofocus
- 60MP (main), f/2.4 + 8MP (depth), f/2.2 (Pro only)
- EMUI 12 with Huawei Mobile Services
- 4000mAh, 66W fast charging
- 4500mAh, 100W fast charging (Pro only)
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
- USB-C, In-display fingerprint sensor, no 3.5mm jack
- Starry Silver, Starry Black, Provence
- 8/256: Php 26,999
- 8/256 (Pro): Php 32,999
The phone is available on Lazada, on Huawei’s concept stores, and directly on the company’s website. Purchasing now until October 27 will also yield a user a FREE Huawei FreeBuds 4 for the regular variant, and a FREE Huawei Watch GT2 Pro for the Pro version.
Huawei Nova 10 SE
The Huawei Nova 10 SE has a less flashy design and is basically a more refined Nova 9 SE. It has a chassis that has a metallic finish.
The Nova 10 SE features the same 6.67in. OLED screen although it is now flat and has a slower 90Hz refresh rate and 270Hz touch sampling rate. Inside it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. Despite using an OLED screen, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
There are still three cameras at the back although they are far weaker. The main camera is a 108MP sensor complemented by an 8MP 112-degree ultrawide and a fairly useless 2MP f/2.4 macro camea. The front has also been downgraded to carry the standard 16MP sensor.
The battery here has 4500mAh capacity with 66W fast charging, not bad for a budget phone. It charges via USB-C and also has 4G LTE built-in, along with Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.0.
It is one of the most expensive phones carrying a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 in the Philippines, priced at Php 17,999. Phones with this chipset are priced at a sub Php 12K range. Not only that, they also carry Google services which means that, not only are these phones more functional, but also, they aren’t disposable, unlike most of Huawei’s spycams.
Pre-ordering this phone today will also grant you a FREE FreeBuds SE worth Php 2,499 which still does not justify the phone’s unpractical price.
- 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) OLED, 90Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch sampling rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6nm)
- 108MP (main), f/1.9
- 8MP (ultrawide), f/2.2
- 2MP (macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 16MP, f/2.2
- EMUI 12, Huawei Mobile Services
- 4500mAh, 66W fast charging
- USB-C, Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, no 3.5mm jack, Dual SIM Card slot
- 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Dual-band Wi-Fi
- Starry Night, Starry Silver, Mint Green
- 8/256: Php 17,999