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Huawei nova 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews of Huawei nova 2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and design. The usability and performance also get good reviews.

size, performance, usability, design, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei nova 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Huawei Nova 2 hands-on review


Twin cameras and subtle styling, without the sky-high price - if you can get hold of one

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

Huawei Nova 2 Smartphone Review


Selfie superstar? Huawei has created an upper-mid-range phone with the 5-inch Nova 2 and given it a special feature with a 20 MP front camera. Our review will reveal whether selfie fans should go for it.

stylish case in iPhone look ; bright display ; dual SIM ; USB Type-C ; Bluetooth 4.2 / aptX ; high storage capacity ; high performance ; long battery life ; quick charging

only hybrid dual SIM ; only USB 2.0 ; moderate Wi-Fi performance ; only average camera

With the Nova 2, Huawei has produced a good smartphone, which rightly belongs to the upper mid-range. The 5-inch Android phone convinces with great build quality, sits comfortably in the hand, and appears high-end regardless of the viewpoint. Together...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Hands-on: Huawei Nova 2 review


A hands-on review of Huawei's latest mid-range Android phones, the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus.

Given the limited hands-on time, it's too early to give any buying advice. However, the mid-range price does make both the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus seem good value if you're particularly after a phone for taking all kinds of photos. They're not so hot...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (

Huawei Nova 2 review: a sleek smartphone with a vision


Huawei introduced the Nova series at the IFA in 2016, and now its successor is heading to stores shortly before the 2017 trade show - but it bears little resemblance to the first Nova. The Huawei Nova 2 's new features: dual camera, a completely modern...

Good cameras ; Ample storage ; Compact size

The rear can quickly get dirty ; Hard to feel the fingerprint sensor ; Performance is not at a high-end level

The Huawei Nova 2 is a well-made mid-range smartphone that can stand out from the crowd with its cameras. Although its performance is not at the level of a high-end smartphone, that’s not something you can necessarily expect for under $400, either....

Expert review by : Robert Berg Christian Just (

Huawei Nova 2 im Test: Handschmeichler mit viel Speicher


Handlich, umhüllt von mattem Alumium – das Huawei Nova 2 ist die bislang überzeugendste Annäherung eines Android-Smartphones ans Apple iPhone. Aber überzeugt auch die Technik? COMPUTER BILD macht den Test!

Hervorragende Verarbeitung ; Handlich ; Großer interner Speicher (64 GB) ; Gute Akkulaufzeit ; Schnelles Aufladen ; Dual SIM (Hybrid)

Kamera nur mäßig, versprochene Detailschärfe wird nicht eingehalten ; WLAN auf 5 GHz fehlt ; Nicht wasserdicht ; Dual-SIM nur bei Verzicht auf Speicherkarte

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Björn Brodersen (

Huawei Nova 2 im Test


Das Huawei Nova 2 macht durch das schlicht geformte, kompakte Metallgehäuse einiges her in der Hand und wird vom Hersteller mit "Superstar"-Qualitäten beworben. Ob das Smartphone-Modell mit Dual-Kamera und 20-Megapixel-Frontkamera diesem Anspruch...

Kompaktes Format, hochwertige Anmutung ; Vergleichsweise großer Speicher ; Gute Fotoqualität bei Tageslichtaufnahmen ; Schnellladen des Akkus

Gehäuse nicht wasserdicht ; Schwächere Grafikleistung ; WLAN nur im 2,4-GHz-Band ; Kein NFC

Erfahrt hier, wie das Huawei Nova 2 im Areamobile-Test und im Vergleich mit anderen Smartphones wie dem Honor 9 oder iPhone 8 abschneidet.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Dennis Steimels (

Huawei Nova 2 im Test


Bokeh-Effekt bei Selfies? Mit dem neuen Huawei Nova 2 ist das möglich! Wer schnell ist, bekommt zum Kauf gratis einen Fitness-Tracker dazu. Wir haben das Handy im Test.

+ Wertige Verarbeitung ; + Gute Akkulaufzeit ; + Speicher erweiterbar

- Bokeh-Effekt bei Selfies nicht gut ; - Vergleichsweise geringe Performance

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

Kort testrapport Huawei Nova 2 Smartphone


Selfie superstar? Huawei heeft de middenklasse 5 inch Nova 2 uitgerust met een speciale 20 MP selfie camera. Lees hier of dit apparaat selfies maken daadwerkelijk beter maakt.

Stijlvolle behuizing met iPhone uitstraling ; Helder beeldscherm ; Dual SIM ; USB Type-C ; Bluetooth 4.2 / aptX ; Veel opslagruimte ; Hoge prestaties ; Lange looptijden ; Snel laden

Alleen hybride dual SIM ; Slechts USB 2.0 ; Matige Wi-Fi prestaties ; Slechts gemiddelde camera

Voor het volledige, Engelse testrapport, klik hier. Ondanks de 20 MP camera aan de voorkant is de Nova 2 helaas geen "Selfie Superstar". Het apparaat biedt een degelijke, maar geen uitstekende camerakwaliteit.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (

Huawei Nova 2 im Test


Das Huawei Nova 2 sieht genauso edel aus wie die Premium-Modelle von Huaweis P-Serie. Ein paar Unterschiede gibt es aber doch, wie der Test zeigt.

sehr handlich und kompakt ; elegantes und hochwertiges Design ; Hauptkamera mit optischem Zoom und vielen Extras ; Frontkamera mit hoher Auflösung und speziellem Porträtmodus ; Dual-SIM ; schnelle und intuitive Benutzeroberfläche ; gute...

Kameralinsen stehen leicht aus dem Gehäuse heraus ; relativ schwache Ausdauer ; kein 5-GHz-WLAN

connect Urteil: gut (389 von 500 Punkten)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (

Recensione breve dello Smartphone Huawei Nova 2


Selfie superstar? Huawei ha creato un telefono di fascia medio-alta da 5" con il Nova 2 e gli ha dato una feature speciale con la fotocamera frontale da 20 MP. Vediamo se gli appassionati di selfie devono averlo a tutti i costi.

case stiloso che ricorda l'iPhone ; display luminoso ; dual SIM ; USB Type-C ; Bluetooth 4.2 / aptX ; molto spazio di archiviazione ; prestazioni elevate ; ampia autonomia ; ricarica rapida

solo dual SIM ibrida ; solo USB 2.0 ; moderate performance Wi-Fi ; fotocamera mediocre

Con il Nova 2, Huawei ha realizzato un buon smartphone, che rientra nella fascia medio-alta. Questo 5" Android convince con la buona qualità di costruzione, si tiene bene in mano, e sembra un dispositivo high-end. Con 4 GB di RAM e l'ARM Mali-T830 MP2,...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2950 / 3000

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):12 / 20 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13 / 20
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 8
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Green / Pink
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black / Blue / Gold


Display diagonal:12.7 / 14.3
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:LTPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:443
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,WAV
Video formats supported:3GP,MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM / GSM
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth profiles:APT-X
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:CORTEX / Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.36
Processor Model:Kirin 659


Operating system installed:Android / Android 8.0
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.9 / 7.45
Height :142.2 / 150.1
Width:68.9 / 72