Huawei Nova 5T

(6 customer reviews)

Huawei Nova 5T features and specification in kenya

  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery: 3750 mAh
  • Main camera: 48MP + 16MP+ 2MP+ 2MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Display: 6.26 inch
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Black, Crush Blue, Midsummer Purple
  • OS: Android 9.0

KSh33,500 KSh42,000

Huawei Nova 5T Price in Kenya

The Huawei Nova 5T price in Kenya is around 33,500 Kenya shillings. Nova 5T comes with 8GB RAM, a 48MP Quad primary camera and a 3750 mAh battery. It was released in September of 2019 and is now available in Kenya.

Huawei Nova 5T specs and price in Kenya

Price Ksh. 33,500
Display 6.26″ inch IPS LCD touchscreen
Processor 2.6GHz Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
Sim Card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Connectivity 4G
Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0
Memory Card Slot No
Rear Camera 48MP(wide)+16MP(ultrawide)+2MP(dedicated macro camera)+2MP(depth sensor)
Front Camera 32MP(wide)
3.5mm Jack No
USB Port 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh
Fast battery charging (Quick Charge) 22.5W (50% in 24 min)
Color Black, Crush Blue, Midsummer Purpl



When I mentioned Huawei Nova 5T is a re-brand of Huawei Honor 20 what I mean was what I will describe here. Firstly, its build is glass on the back and front panels with an aluminum frame around its edges. This gives Nova 5T a premium look and feel as you would expect. Glass is usually reserved for high end (which Nova 5T is) and flagship smartphones – which we also feel this phone is. The other striking feature about its design is the pattern on the back panel which has ‘NOVA’ writings as a sort of wallpaper within the glass. It really makes this phone attractive. I say these are those kinds of phones that beg you to pick them up. 

Facing you is its 6.26 inches display panel which we shall talk about later in this review. Why we make mention of it is because it has that hole punch notch which is now fast becoming popular. Gone are the days when we would debate on whether or whether not we love or hate this hole punch. We find that the same has been well implemented on this phone. It is in there that the selfie camera is. Also do not wonder whether this Nova 5T has a fingerprint scanner or not. It has been mounted on the power button and it is quite fast and accurate when unlocking. Face unlock is also a feature here. 

Huawei Nova 5T Display 

Everyone has a preference when it comes to the display of a phone. I grant you, all love brilliant displays. Some love big displays while other compact and manageable panels. The good thing about Huawei Nova 5T is that it has a display panel that meets the criteria of many. First, its size is 6.26 inches on a 96.2 cm2 surface area and the panel itself is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Other details like its 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 ratio and ~412 ppi density follow. Despite being an IPS panel it is among our best rated IPS display of the year 2019. That is what we love and know you will also love about it. This without forgetting its cool hole punch. 


There are five cameras on Huawei Nova 5T. These are a 48 MP wide lens, 16MP ultra wide, dedicated 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth sensor and a 32 MP, f/2.0 wide selfie shooter. Here I will make a verdict. The focus here is on the main camera performance even though then selfie shooter also has confidence with its results. But the Pro cameras on the back panel are just a thing to not only talk about but also experience. The four, rear-mounted AI cameras capture stunning high-definition, ultra wide-angle, macro and bokeh photograph. They also create next-level videos. This even in 4K video quality. By the way the dedicated macro cameras is the one besides the camera module with three lenses in it. 

Huawei Nova 5T Platform 

The lightning fast Kirin 980 chip is the leading commercial 7nm SoC chip. And if you have guessed right if you guessed that it is the chipset that powers Nova 5T. It offers increased performance, greater efficiencies, outstanding AI capability. These make Huawei Nova 5T responsive hence fun to use. It is also powered by Android 9.0 (Pie) which is upgradable to Android 10.0. This is Nova 5T 128GB 6GB RAM but let me also at this point mention that a 128GB 8GB RAM version is also available. Yes you read that right. This phone comes with either 6/8 GB RAM. What may be considered as a downside here is that there is no provision for expanding internal storage externally. That is, using an SD card for example. 


A decent non-removable Li-Po battery of 3750 mAh capacity is sealed within Nova 5T. It is the type that will comfortably see you through a whole day of usage. Here this, fast battery charging with this phone’s provided 22.5W charger will juice your phone from 0-50% in just 24 minutes. Now that is fast. 

This, Huawei Nova 5T is a high end smartphone at a budget. What we mean is, for this much you would almost never get a phone bearing the same (or even close) features to Huawei Nova 5T. For this reason we highly recommend. It is available with us in Black, Crush Blue or Midsummer Purple. 

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Features of Huawei Nova 5T

Launch Released 2019, September
Body Dimensions: 154.3 x 74 x 7.8 mmWeight: 174 g

Build: Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame

Colour: Black, Crush Blue, Midsummer Purple

Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreenSize: 6.26 inches, 96.2 cm2

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio

Platform OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; EMUI 10Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)

CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)

GPU: Mali-G76 MP10

Memory Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM
Main Camera Quad Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
                          16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultra wide), 1/3.1″
                          2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), dedicated macro camera
                          2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensorFeatures: LED flash, HDR, panoramaVideo: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps; gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera Single Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µmFeatures: HDR

Video: [email protected], gyro-EIS

Network Technology: GSM, HSPA and LTE 
Comm WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotBluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE

GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS

USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh batteryFast battery charging 22.5W (50% in 24 min)
Sound Loudspeaker: Yes3.5mm jack: Yes 

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
32-bit/192kHz audio

Misc Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Based on 6 reviews

4.8 overall

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  1. john njoroge

    i really love this phone …. i wish i can get it now ! john wa phoneplace please make sure i get this phone asap

    john njoroge

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  3. maina kamanda

    great features at a friendly budget i love this phone

    maina kamanda

  4. Timothy

    Got this small baby today she’s beautiful and fast


  5. Ondiek

    Awesome phone with a classic feel.


  6. FM

    Awesome phone, with a good battery. No complains at all.