huawei nova 4 price

What is the Huawei Nova 4 Price? Huawei’s online store is bundling in a Huawei Band 3e, and if you’re planning to buy from Etisalat as a pre-paid customer you’ll get 6 months of STARZ Play and up to 1GB free data for three months.

Huawei Nova 4 Price

You’ll be able to pick up the Huawei Nova 4 for AED 1,799, the same price its predecessor launched with just 7 months ago. It comes in two colors: Black and Crush Blue and there’s 8GB of RAM on board this time with 128GB of non-expandable storage. 

The phone is available for pre-order right now and is expected to hit retail stores by February 14th. Keep an eye out for pre-order deals and bundles across retail outlets to get some extra goodies along with the phone. 

Design and display

Huawei have really come into their own when it comes to phone designs. Looking at the Nova 4, there’s no doubt that it’s a Huawei phone. It’s got an all-glass back with curved edges that makes it sit more comfortably in your hands, and a glossy metal frame around the body. 

There’s a fingerprint sensor on the rear and the most prominent camera bump we’ve seen in a while, which even Huawei’s own case (included in the box) struggles to cover.

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As with most glass phones, the Nova 4 takes on fingerprints and smudges all too easily requiring regular wipes. Despite the rear being clad in glass, the phone does not support wireless charging which is a little disappointing.

We’ve got the flamboyant Crush Blue version for review which has got the signature Huawei gradient finish that goes from blue to purple and looks great. If you want something more understated there’s also the sleek Black finish. It’s got a comfy in-hand feel albeit a bit slippery and is light at only 172g.

Flipping over to the display and you’ll find a Full HD, 6.4-inch LCD “FullView” display that takes up just a little over 86% of the front. The bezels are very thin on the sides, except for being a little wide on the chin, and the corners are elegantly rounded off. It’s an all-consuming screen that’s great to view content on. 

The glaring cutout on the display where the selfie camera resides takes much less time getting used to than the polarizing notch, but it does draw your eye to it. The area in and around the cutout is slightly darkened which is an odd design choice. That being said, after a few hours of use the punch hole feels more like an obnoxious notification icon that you ignore.

It’s also not as intrusive when watching videos that fill the entire display, unless something important is going on in that particular corner of the screen, then you can just zoom out. We don’t recommend it for gaming though, where touch input can be finicky in the cutout region and might block important information. Under the settings the punch-hole is treated just like a notch where you can choose to hide the cutout behind a black bar.

So far, we’re loving the screen on the Nova 4, though it might not be as punchy as QHD displays on higher-tier smartphones but can very well hold its own against most other flagships in and above this price mark. 

Performance, EMUI 9 and Battery life

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Huawei’s Nova 3 raised the bar on what mid-range phones should offer, which is why the Nova 4’s specs don’t have the same shock and awe. We’re used to Huawei cramming their affordable phones with higher-end tech and features. The only notable upgrade specs-wide from the Nova 3 is the 8GB RAM and an extra camera lens on the rear.

Having said that, the Kirin 970 is a sturdy processor and still holds up to daily use. Performance on the Nova 4 is fast, and with more RAM on board you can have a lot of apps running at the same time before the phone slows down. Gaming is also smooth with no lags or jitters. The Nova 4 can run PUBG on the highest settings with no sweat and also has GPU Turbo to further boost performance. 

The phone does heat up considerably after a good bout of gaming, almost to an uncomfortable level. but if you have the phone in its case then it should be fine. 

You’ll find Huawei’s latest EMUI 9 on top of Android 9, which is cleanest version of EMUI we’ve seen so far. There’s a lot of features that you can enable to make your life easier such as gesture support, performance and battery optimisation – all accessible through a much neater settings menu. 

The Nova 4 packs in a respectable 3,750mAh battery that should get you through a day’s worth of use that involves a bit of gaming, streaming videos and surfing social media. We’ll be sure to put the battery through its paces during our full review. 

Triple camera setup

Coming over to cameras, the Nova 4 has one less selfie snapper on the front than its predecessor but adds an ultra wide angle lens on the rear. The front sports a lone 25MP selfie camera that’s aligned to the left, which is lucky if it’s your best side but others might have to fiddle around with positioning to find the best angle. 

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The rear camera configuration includes a 20MP main sensor coupled with a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens and 2MP depth sensor for bokeh effects. EMUI 9 also features a myriad of AI effects and image recognition to add a touch of flair but more often than not photos end up looking over-processed and unnatural. 

Initial results have been stunning, especially when there’s a lot of light around. The camera’s Night Mode also holds up very well, and manages to capture a good amount of detail while keeping noise to a minimum. The AI scene recognition is able to identify objects even when there’a a lot going on, and the bokeh on the rear camera is quick to kick in. 

Early verdict 

As far as premium mid-range phones go, the Nova 4 checks all the right boxes. It packs decent hardware in an elegant design with a touch of innovation. The cameras perform and manage to capture a lot of detail under most conditions, though the AI processing can be a hit or a miss.

Performance and gaming on the phone is fast and stable, but the phone heats up when you push it too much. Battery life is impressive where we easily got a day’s worth of intensive use. If you happen to run out of juice, the phone can charge quickly with the bundled fast charger.

The Nova 4’s screen is really good for a middling LCD display. It’s clear with a good amount of color and surprisingly good contrast ratios. The punch-hole might not be the most elegant solution to achieving an all-screen display while also having access to a selfie camera, but it’s a definite step up from the notch. 

What kind of smartphone do you need?

Before choosing any smartphone you should get your priorities straight first. A smartphone is basically a computer you carry around in your pocket that allows you to perform various tasks. This can be anything from ensuring that you’re able to remain connected with the outside world through to sitting in a darkened room playing Clash Royale. But how do you actually use your smartphone every day?

Before choosing any smartphone you should get your priorities straight first.

The point is that in order for you to send WhatsApp messages and publish a few posts on social networks you shouldn’t really need to spend more than about $200. For a gamer who is not prepared to give up a fluid and smooth gaming experience, they had better be on the lookout for smartphones priced at around $400. Whereas those who want the best of the best in terms of design and performance will need to be prepared to spend from about $500 and up.

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Having so many options makes the choice complicated. / © NextPit

Let’s see what are the 10 most important factors to consider before choosing your next smartphone.

1. Mobile carriers and affordable plans

Do you want a new smartphone? Well, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice. Before you whip out your credit card to purchase something online, you should search for the best cell phone plans offered by the various mobile providers. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile each have something interesting to offer customers, and will often provide complete packages including data, calls and SMS. Who knows, maybe it’s the right time you to consider changing your current provider…you can even keep your current phone number.

Here are some offers from the big four networks in the US:

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Choosing a provider can be complex, but there’s something for everyone. / © NextPit

2. Operating system

If you’re reading this article, you’ve already decided to focus on buying an Android-based device, but there are several versions, and versions of versions, of this Google software. Before buying a new smartphone, so you should brush up on your history of Android – or at the very least examine the differences between the last two versions, Android 9 Pie and Android 10.

Besides these being great treats to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth, these names correspond to different versions of the Android operating system and each offers unique features and functions. The latest Android version available is Android 10, but unfortunately not all devices have the honor of showing it off. I advise you not to buy a smartphone with outdated versions of Nougat or Marshmellow and instead look for a smartphone with Android Pie at least (and if you are guaranteed an upgrade to the newest and latest Android version, that’s even better).

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3. Design and functionality

In selecting a new smartphone, personal taste is a major decision point, both in terms of software and outward appearance. Some people may prefer more rounded lines and a sinuous design, whereas others like a sturdier look, characterized by straight lines and sharp metal edges. We must admit that with each passing month and the succession of launch events we see within the industry, smartphones are increasingly starting to resemble one another and the choice available is strongly influenced by marketing campaigns and trends.

But, design is based on functionality. A metal unibody is stylish and trendy, but in some cases prevents you from using some features such as a microSD card or a headphone jack. Before buying, check the quality of the device to ensure you’ll be able to use it in the way which is most comfortable and convenient for you (provided these elements are important to you).

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Glass or leather? Curved lines or right angles? The dilemmas are endless. / © NextPit

4. Size and type of display

For those who like to receive news updates or simply get lost in the HD graphics of the latest Android games, you should really consider a smartphone that is equipped with a display of at least 5.7 inches. For those that use the smartphone mainly for WhatsApp or to read Facebook posts, a smaller screen will be more than sufficient.

As for the display technology, there are two main types in Android: LCD and AMOLED. The main difference between the two lies in the projection of light. In theory, LCD screens tend to be brighter and display content better when in direct sunlight, while the AMOLED display offers sharper contrast and more saturated colors. In practice, however, with the passage of time and the arrival of new technologies, the difference between the two is becoming less noticeable. That said, Full-HD, FullHD+, or QHD resolution for images are almost always impeccable.

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The AMOLED displays tend to be move vivid. / © NextPit

5. Processor and RAM

The processor is the hub of a device on which depends the overall performance. Sometimes, processor capability is what limits software updates. Qualcomm and Mediatek are a safe bet.

Meanwhile, Huawei with its Kirin processor is proving itself able to offer good performance to users. It should also be noted that for any processor to be its best, the amount of available RAM is crucial. Yes, the processor is important, but we need to look to the smartphone and its technical specifications as a whole.

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The latest Snapdragon 865. / © Qualcomm

6. Internal storage

When you’re scoping out your next Android, check the RAM and internal storage, but not just what it says on the sticker. Take a look at how much space the preinstalled apps take up. Although you can use a MicroSD card to expand your smartphone’s storage capacity, do not forget that a larger internal memory is recommended over using an external card.

At the same time, before you opt for a model with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, think about how much you’ll actually use. Are you using your smartphone as an external hard drive for your computer by saving movies, music, files and heavy apps? If the answer is no, you’re probably OK with 64GB. Not to mention that you can take advantage of cloud services to save some space and still always have your files at hand, provided you have an internet connection. As a general rule, considering smartphones on the market, it is advisable to opt for at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

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Expandable memory or the cloud? / © Mediatek

7. Battery life

Battery life is one of the most important features to consider when choosing a new smartphone. Do not be fooled: a higher number of mAh does not amount to more and more battery life, or to a longer battery life cycle. The factors that come into play are different and it’s worth knowing them.

For example, you should consider that screens with a higher resolution consume more energy, while the latest processors optimize battery life. Then there’s display refresh rates and quick charging technology to think about. Rather than just looking at tech specs, it’s best to check out reviews and benchmark results to know how all these factors perform when combines in a single device. At the moment, 4,000 mAh seems to be the standard.

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8. Camera quality and creativity

Smartphone manufacturers are starting to pay more attention to camera quality and features lately, and that’s a great thing for users. The number of megapixels, hybrid autofocus, optical stabilization, manual modes, special effects, and special selfie features: smartphones are becoming more and more like a digital camera.

Once again, I recommend you not to dwell too much on the numbers showing on the technical sheet. The MP does not tell the whole story and it is important to get an idea of the type of integrated sensor, lens quality, and pixel size. You’ll find all the details specified in our reviews, but once you’re in the store it will cost you nothing to start the camera app and check the brightness of the shots and software features for yourself.

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Megapixels aren’t everything. / © NextPit

9. Software and integrated functions

Do you need a phone that can do absolutely everything? Are you one of those people who needs a built-in fingerprint sensor, heart rate monitor, UV sensor, Swiss Army knife, and a batmobile? You have a wide range of choices here, from the latest top of the line to a mid-range smartphone you will find all the latest hardware innovations.

But don’t limit yourself to choose a smartphone based on the hardware features. Activate the display and explore the software in-depth to find out what hidden features are there and if it provides options that work for you. Often share the device with your children? Ensure you have a guest mode or parental control. Do you like reading ebooks directly on Android? Select an interface that allows you to adjust the hue of the display and that implements some anti-strain eye protection. In short, do not stop at appearances and thoroughly investigate the system. 

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Navigate between the features of each device. / © NextPit

10. Price compared to performance

Last on our list, but probably the first factor to consider if you have a limited budget, it is definitely the price. What do you want to spend on your next smartphone? Is it worth it to use all your salary or is it perhaps appropriate to limit yourself and choose something cheaper but equally powerful and in step with the times? The choice is yours, but be aware that for any price range there are some devices better than others.

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