Huawei nova plus review: Renovation

Renovation

GSMArena team, 14 September 2016.

Telephony

The Huawei nova plus handles voice calls with ease and sound quality doesn't disappoint. The phone offers powerful dual-SIM manager in case you opt for the dual-SIM flavor, too.

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Smart dialing • recent calls • call log • the phonebook • a single contact

The stock dialer app is a trinity of tabs bundled together - these include the Dialer, Contacts, and Favorites. The phonebook offers all the usual sorting and display options, it supports multiple accounts, and there are lots of fields available for each contact.

The Huawei nova plus scored a Good mark in our standardized loudspeaker test. Our impressions from the speaker's sound quality are mostly positive - it produces deep and rich sound, but the default ringtones are rather quiet and you may miss some calls. Perhaps you can load a ringtone of your choosing.

Speakerphone testVoice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overall score
Sony Xperia X 61.3 61.1 65.7 Below Average
Samsung Galaxy C7 67.3 67.8 72.8 Average
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 70.0 69.1 71.8 Good
OnePlus 3 62.4 71.0 77.8 Good
Huawei nova plus 68.3 68.0 76.9 Good
Huawei P9 72.1 66.6 75.6 Good
Honor 8 67.1 66.2 82.6 Good
Huawei nova 69.2 71.9 80.6 Very Good
Huawei P9 Plus (regular) 71.7 73.7 81.3 Very Good
Sony Xperia XA Ultra 88.9 79.3 82.7 Excellent

App package

The Huawei nova plus ships with WPS office, which can be used for some basic document editing on the go. It can handle text documents, spreadsheets and presentations as well as PDF files. It can also export to PDF.

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WPS office

Phone Manager is Huawei's do-it-all app for keeping control over your phone. It lets you control all sorts of features from call/message privacy and Do Not Disturb settings to phone optimization and app permissions, to network and battery usage.

The app features a one-touch optimization feature that frees up memory space and gives you settings recommendations for maximum battery performance. It's a hell of a slick feature that few manufacturers offer.

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Phone manager

Battery Manager is part of Phone Manager and includes a selection of three power plans with varying degrees of feature limitations. From here you can also control which apps can remain active after you send the phone to sleep.

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Battery manager

A file manager is also present, and it even supports batch operations.

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File manager • file manager • more tools

Reader comments

  • Pikudo

P10 lite better all the way

  • Dr Iqra

Hey tell me which one is best huawei Nova Plus or P10 lite .. i want to buy new phone .. nd I'm very confuse between these two ...

Lol that's real. You simply can't accept that Huawei can never take something as beautiful as the XZ can