Specs Comparison: OPPO F5 and Huawei Nova 2i

Specs comparison between two of the most anticipated mid-range smartphones this season: OPPO F5 and the Huawei Nova 2i.

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OPPO F5 and the Huawei Nova 2i

Let’s do a quick spec comparison between two of the most anticipated mid-range smartphones this quarter — the OPPO F5 and the Huawei Nova 2i. This comparison is not meant to show which is the better phone. We just want to highlight what each has to offer, given how closely priced they are.


The OPPO F5 fronts a 6-inch full HD+ display, while the Huawei Nova 2i has a 5.9-inch full HD display. Both offer about the same experience, both have small bezels and both offer full HD resolution.  The OPPO F5 though has a better screen protection with Gorilla Glass 5.

Also Read: Huawei Nova 2i Review


The Huawei Nova 2i is powered by a 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, while the OPPO F5 runs on a 2.50Ghz octa-core MediaTek MT6763 processor. The F5 has a slightly faster clock speed, but both have similar performance in benchmark apps, with scores ranging somewhere in the 64k+ range.


The Huawei Nova 2i features 64GB storage, while the OPPO F5 32GB. Both offer microSD card support, but the F5’s goes all the way up to 256GB. At this point, 32GB looks to be the new normal and, to be honest, its more than enough for most people. But having double the size has its benefits.

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Front Camera

This is where it starts to get interesting. Both offer a different approach to selfies. The OPPO F5 boasts a single 2oMP front camera with an f/2.o lens and on-screen flash. The handset takes taking selfies to another level with its AI powered beautification mode.

Also Read: OPPO F5 Philippines is Now Official: Price, Specs Revealed

On the other hand, the Nova 2i uses a dual 13MP + 2MP setup. I liked what I saw when I reviewed it. And it has a great feature where in you’re able to re-focus after a shot has been taken.

Rear Camera

The OPPO F5 features a 16MP camera with a f/1.8 lens, PDAF, and an LED flash. The Huawei Nova 2i again uses a dual 16MP + 2MP camera setup with f/2.0 lens, AF and dual LED flash. Having two lenses helps create better looking blurred backgrounds. And you can, again, re-focus after every shot with aperture mode.


The Huawei Nova 2i packs a 3,340 mAh battery, while the OPPO F5 has a 3,200 mAh. The former has a slightly higher capacity, but the latter comes with a higher voltage charger.

Final Thoughts

The Huawei Nova 2i and the OPPO F5 are probably two of the best smartphones in the mid-range segment right now. The two have similar internals, with different approaches to photography and selfies. Choosing between the two will depend on what you need, and what you intend to do with the handsets. But you cannot go wrong with either.

OPPO F5Huawei Nova 2i
Display6-inch LTPS Full HD+ Display (2160 x 1080; 402 ppi),
Gorilla Glass 5
5.9-inch Full HD IPS FullView Display 18:9 (1920 x 1080, 407ppi)
Processor2.50GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6763T2.36Ghz Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659
GPUMali-G71 MP2 GPUMali-T830 GPU
Storage32GB Storage
+microSD up to 256GB
64GB Storage
Front Camera20MP Front Camera, f/2.0, Screen FlashDual 13MP + 2MP Front Camera
Rear Camera16MP Rear Camera, f/1.8, PDAF, LED flashDual 16MP + 2MP Rear Camera, f/2.0, AF, Dual LED Flash
ConnectivityWi-Fi a/b/g/n, Dual Band
Bluetooth v4.2
Wi-Fi b/g/n
Bluetooth v4.2, aptX
SecurityFingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
Face Unlock
Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
OthersMicro USB Port
Audio Jack
Micro USB Port
Audio Jack
Battery3,200 mAh w/ fast charger3,340 mAh
OSColorOS 3.1, Android 7.0 NougatEMUI 5.1, Android 7.0 Nougat
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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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