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Huawei Nova 7i vs Realme 5 Pro: Specs Comparison


Are you shopping for a new mid-range smartphone? Then this latest comparison might help you out.

Your only choice to get the most value out of your money is to go with Chinese smartphone brands. One of those names is Realme, and the Realme 5 Pro proves that you can get a lot of great features for not a lot of money.

It features a unique design, great cameras, and other unique features that you don’t usually on smartphones at this price.


Priced at around Php13,000, the Realme 5 Pro is not your only option for the price. Just recently, the Huawei Nova 7i has been announced as a new competitor in this price segment.

But how does Huawei’s latest fair today’s smartphone landscape, we’ll stack it up in one of its biggest competitors here in our Huawei Nova 7i versus Realme 5 Pro specifications and eatures comparison to find out.


 Huawei Nova 7iRealme 5 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 10
EMUI 10.0.1
(No GMS)
Android 10
Realme UI
Dual Standby (Hybrid)
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.4-inch FHD+ LCD
2310 x 1080 pixel resolution
6.3-inch FHD+ IPS
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
Processor2.27GHz Kirin 810 octa-core2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core
GPUMali-G52Adreno 616
expandable via NM card up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera16-megapixel16-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra wide)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
AudioHeadphone jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
Single speaker
fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE, VoLTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Dimensions159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7mm157 x 74.2 x 8.9mm
ColorsSakura Pink
Crush Green
Midnight Black
Sparkling Blue
Crystal Green
40W Huawei SuperCharge
VOOC 3.0 20W fast-charging
PriceMYR1,099 (~Php13,400)4GB/128GB: Php11,990
8GB/128GB: Php13,990


Hardware-wise, I think we have a clear winner here. As what you just saw, the Huawei Nova 7i clearly beats the Realme 5 Pro in a lot of areas.

There’s the large 6.4-inch Full HD+ LCD screen, which is slightly bigger than the 6.3-inch display that the latter has. It even has a punch-hole on the top left for the selfie camera. That’s a cleaner and cooler look than the notch on the Realme 5 Pro.


Huawei’s latest also took the win in the processor department. As per a lot of performance reviews, the Kirin 810 processor on the Nova 7i delivered better benchmark scores and real-world performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 on the Realme 5 Pro.

The Huawei Nova 7i also took the win in the battery department. It comes with a 4,200mAh capacity, versus the 4,035mAh on the competition. It even has a 40W Huawei SuperCharge support. That’s two times faster than the 20W VOOC 3.0 on the Realme devices.


Both phones are almost identical in the camera department. They share the same 48-megapixel primary cameras, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Actually, this is the same camera configuration we’re seeing in a lot of devices in this category, so it’s no surprise that they share the same setup.


The Huawei Nova 7i has better hardware than the Realme 5 Pro, no doubt about that. However, it has one major flaw that might be a big turn off for a lot of people.

That is, of course, the lack of Google Mobile Services support. It looks like Huawei is not fighting it anymore and has started working on their own versions of Google apps, instead.


The company is filling up its own App Gallery with tons of selection for Huawei owners. However, I bet most people would still prefer the reliability of GMS — something that you can find in the Realme 5 Pro.



So now, it will be up to you. If the best hardware for the price is what you want, then the Huawei Nova 7i might be the one for you.

But if you just want an Android smartphone that works like a normal one, then spare yourself the hassle and get the Realme 5 Pro instead. It may not have the better hardware, but it sure delivers more than its worth. That’s something we found out in our full review, which you should check out before pulling the trigger.

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