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Huawei Nova 4: huge 6.4-inch smartphone with Punch Display, Kirin 970, 8GB RAM, triple camera and 25MP selfie camera for $509

If you are on the lookout for high-end stuff, then Huawei Nova 4 might just be the one you are looking for.


It has been a few months since Huawei last released the Nova 3i as you can see from the below specs:

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~409 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Back glass and metal mid-frame
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G51 MP4 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP with f/2.2, PDAF and 2MP primary camera with depth sensor
  • Dual 24MP and 2MP primary camera with depth sensor
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • August 2018 release date
  • USD 309 price tag

Nova 3i is considered a good choice with its large screen size, solid body, mid-range hardware, four cameras, that makes for a good deal.

Well, what can the Nova 4 offer us then? Let’s check it out further:

  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2310 pixels or ~398 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP12 graphics and 8GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 48MP or 20 MP, f/1.8 aperture and PDAF + 16MP, f/2.2 aperture and 13mm + 2MP f/2.4, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 128GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery with Fast charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2018 release date
  • 3,399 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 509 price tag

From the outset, Nova 4 seems like a great upgrade from its predecessor. Blessed with a larger 6.4-inch Full HD+ screen with the better LTPS IPS technology, be prepared for a stunning view from this smartphone. Then there’s the Punch Display which manages to hide the front camera beneath the display.

It also looks stunning with the 3D curved glass design, which also makes it more comfortable to hold and easier for one-handed operation.

Under the hood of the Nova 4 is in the realms of flagship with the high-end Kirin 970 chipset paired with a blazingly fast octa-core processor, great graphics and a whopping 8GB RAM. Check your emails, run multiple apps and play your favourite games all while completing everyday tasks, effortlessly. Powered by GPU Turbo technology, it improves game fluency and increases a better response to your touch. Your games will run incredibly smooth, and you won’t miss out on intense fighting scenes or that unbeatable level in your favourite game.

Perhaps the best part about the Nova 4 is on its camera. Packing a stunning triple camera, it lets you capture clearer and more detailed photos. Simply hold the phone for a few seconds and you can get bright photographs even in low-light with handheld Super Night Mode. For selfie lovers, the 25MP AI selfie can recognise 8 different scenes and optimises in real-time to enhance your images to be professional looking for every scenario.

With 128GB of internal storage, you won’t be running out of space anytime soon. Just be aware that there’s no expansion slot on the Nova 4, so you may have to turn to cloud storage for more space.

The latest Android Pie 9.0 operating system ensures a silky-smooth operating, best paired with the best in hardware that this smartphone has to offer.

Finally, the 3750 mAh battery is more than enough to power up the Nova 4 for a full day of charge.


Huawei Nova 4 represents a great upgrade for a slight bump in the price. Large 6.4-inch LTPS IPS screen with stunningly good looks, flagship performance, impressive triple primary camera setup, great 25MP selfie camera and a comfortable 3750 mAh battery makes for a irresistible combination.

Huawei Nova 4 is currently available for 3,399 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 509 price tag. Plenty of color choices for you to choose from, namely Aurora Blue, Red, White and Black.

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