Review: Huawei Nova 7 Series

Review: Huawei Nova 7 Series

Huawei Nova 7 Series

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While the smartphone market used to be dominated by Samsung and Apple, Chinese manufacturer Huawei has undoubtedly caught up to the two tech giants. In fact, Huawei has since overtaken Apple, and is now the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

So how has Huawei done this? Well, Huawei has been able to close the gap through an incredible amount of production. The company follows a 996 schedule where they work from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week. The company’s efforts have translated to over 200 million phones sold in 2019 alone. However, the numbers don’t tell the full story, as Huawei is one of the most innovative smartphone manufacturers out on the market today. They continue to improve upon their designs to bring newer and better phones to the public.

A great example of this is Huawei’s latest release, the Nova 7 series of phones.


Nova 7 Trio

Huawei released three versions of the Nova 7 back in April 23. These phones were the Nova 7, Nova 7 SE, and the Nova 7 Pro. Very little was known about the Nova 7, as before its release Huawei announced the new phone with nothing but a poster that featured the phone’s silhouette. However, people were quick to notice that the phone’s back camera seemed to have a different design due to its rectangular shape.

Another interesting thing that was noted before its release was that the Nova SE would be Huawei’s mid-range smartphone option, an affordable phone without sacrificing too many of the new features. So how do the phones hold up to the hype?


Let’s start with the similarities between the three models before getting into their differences. First, all three phones come with 5G support. This is important as 5G has the potential to affect every aspect of our lives. The three phones also all boast a 64-megapixel quad-camera, which lets you take high definition photos that could rival any smartphone on the market today. Lastly, the three phones are all capable of 40W fast charging.

Now, for the differences. Well, right off the bat you’ll notice that the Nova 7 Pro features a curved display. It’s similar to the P30 Pro, a phone that also made use of a curved screen. Curved screens have been becoming more and more popular in recent years because of the innovations made to smartphone design. This can be attributed to the developments in printed circuit boards (PCB), which now allow designers to create devices that feature unconventional shapes. New possibilities thanks to PCB layouts and 3D visualization has given designers room to experiment. This has led to the development of curved screens, which is great for the user too as it allows for more ergonomic design, making the phones easier to hold. However, there are still users out there who prefer traditional screens so this may be a divisive choice. The Nova 7 Pro is powered by a Kirin 985 chipset with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.

The Nova 7, on the other hand, is similar to the Pro as it also features a Kirin 985 chipset. However, the Nova 7 is slightly smaller than the Pro as it only features a 6.53-inch display as compared to the Pro’s 6.57-inch. The Nova 7 also lacks the curved display, so this might be the preferred phone for people who prefer the traditional displays.

Lastly, the Nova 7 SE is the smallest of the three as it features a 6.5-inch display. It also is the least powerful of the devices, making use of the Kirin 820 chipset instead of the Kirin 985. However, considering it’s currently priced at $340 it may just be the most affordable smartphone on the market that features 5G capabilities,

If you’re looking for more Huawei updates, check out our article on how the current global situation has affected Huawei’s developer conference.

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