The midrange, powered by last year’s flagship Huawei processor, will likely have a lot to say in the new year. Check out the Nova 5T with Mobileaps.
Efficiency and performance
Undoubtedly, the main strength of the Nova 5T is its powerful processor. Huawei’s new midrange is powered by the same processors used in products such as the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro last year. The Crane 80 7-nanometer chip uses a combination of the flagship 4-core Cortex A76 and the four low-power Cortex A55 as the CPU, and relies on the Mali-G76MP10M 10-core module for graphics processing.
Undoubtedly, the main strength of the Nova 5T is its powerful processor. Huawei’s new midrange is powered by the same processors used in products such as the Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro last year. The Crane 80 7-nanometer chip uses a combination of the flagship 4-core Cortex A76 and four low-power Cortex A55 as the CPU, and relies on the Mali-G76MP10M 10-core module for graphics processing.
Since we have already talked in detail about the features and technical specifications of the Crane 80 in the review of the Mate 20 Pro, we will suffice to bring a table of its specifications in the review of the Nova 5T. Note that the Crane 80’s competitors are by no means processors with the older Cortex A73 and Cortex A53 cores.
The Nova 5T comes in two versions with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Having at least 6 GB of RAM, even at the standard of Android flagships, seems to be enough for a low-performance multitasking experience; But there is no memory card slot and the buyer of Nova 5T should keep this in mind. The read and write speed of the Nova 5T memory is as follows:
In the Nova 5T setting’s menu, there are three Power Saving, Performance and Ultra Power Saving profiles for managing the phone’s battery consumption, none of which are enabled by default; But to evaluate the impact of the Performance Profile on the performance of the Nova 5T, we run the usual MobileAps benchmarks with or without activation.
Thanks to its powerful processor, the Nova 500 outperforms all other mid-range products and demonstrates performance at the flagship level. In almost all cases, software benchmarks indicate a significant improvement in performance by activating Performance Mode; For example, in a test like PCMark, which is based on simulating everyday uses such as web browsing, photo editing, and text writing, witness 20/8% increase, We are a general score.
Regardless of the improvement in the benchmark score, activating the Performance mode caused problems during the review; For example, repeating some benchmarks, such as GFXBench, would result in inconsistent results, while the device temperature would raise more than the default.
For those looking for mid-range performance with a flagship smartphone, the Nova 5T could be a great buy. Looking at the MobileAps product’s section, we find that in the price range of about 5 million tomans, apart from a few fingerprint models, all other products all use processors such as Snapdragon 730G, Snapdragon 617 and Snapdragon 652, which cannot be compared to any other.
Regardless of the level of performance of the flagship products and the good charge, the Nova 5T offers a good experience in the field of photography, especially during the day; However, this experience, as expected, is not at the level of the best in the market. Perhaps the only major weakness of the Nova 5T as an intermediate intermediary is its uncertain future of Android updates and Google’s services.