Live Chat
  • One stop service: solve all your problems
  • Orders Tracking and shipped out notification
  • More campaigns, even more discounts!
  • Need help before making an order?
  • Chat with us in real-time.
  • For Aftersale issues, just submit a ticket. We will reply within 24 hours.
  • Multi-language service
  • 24/7 support available
Hi! Log Out Log In SIGN UP
Home > New Gear > Xiaomi CC9/CC9e vs Huawei nova 5/nova 5 Pro: a showdown between two stylish selfie smartphones
Xiaomi CC9/CC9e vs Huawei nova 5/nova 5 Pro: a showdown between two stylish selfie smartphones

Xiaomi CC9/CC9e vs Huawei nova 5/nova 5 Pro: a showdown between two stylish selfie smartphones

By  Sophia Windsor 2019-07-03 3036 0

Yesterday, Xiaomi CC9 series was officially released, this Xiaomi placed high hopes of the "fashion series", with "central position debut" as a slogan, hoping to use Meitu to enter the fashion women's market. It can be regarded as one of the key products of Xiaomi mobile phone transformation this year. However, Huawei released the nova 5 series earlier, and the nova series has always been synonymous with fashion and selfies, so can Xiaomi CC9 challenge its position? Let's take a look at the comparison between the two models.

Xiaomi CC9 vs Huawei nova 5 

Xiaomi CC9/CC9e vs Huawei nova 5/nova 5 Pro: key specs

Here are the simple key specs comparison between the Xiaomi CC9 series smartphones and HUawei nova 5 series smartphones.

Smartphone name

Xiaomi CC9

Xiaomi CC9e

Huawei nova 5

Huawei nova 5 Pro





Screen resolution

1080 x 2340px

1560 x 720px

2340 x 1080px

Front camera

32MP (f/2.0)

Rear camera

48MP (f/1.79)

8MP super wide angle lens

2MP depth of filed lens

49MP (f/1.8)

16MP wide-angle lense (f/2.2)

2MP Macro Lens (f/2.4)

2MP bokeh lens (f/2.4)



Snapdragon 710

Snapdragon 665

Kirin 810

Kirin 980

In-display fingerprint sensor





Face unlock






4030mAh 18W fast charge

4030mAh 10W standard charge

3500mAh 40W fast charge






Operating system


EMUI 9.1.1 (based on Android 9)


Design: they are neck and neck

In terms of design, Xiaomi CC9/CC9e is consistent with Huawei nova 5 and nova 5 Pro, using OLED water drop screen modeling, screen fingerprints, the overall texture is similar. (the lower-end nova 5i is not discussed here)

The main difference between the two phones is the back cover craftsmanship. Xiaomi CC9 adopts gradient color match and it offers 3 color options: white (white lover), black (dark prince) and purple (dark blue planet). Huawei nova 5 offers more color options, including midsummer purple, coral orange, Yiwei forest (green) and bright black four colors.

But on the whole, whether it is Xiaomi CC9 or Huawei nova 5, there are not differences on the overall design: water drop screen and in-display fingerprint sensor. 

Xiaomi CC9 design 

Specs configuration: Huawei nova 5 is more powerful

Xiaomi CC9e carries Snapdragon 665 processor and CC9 carries Snapdragon 710; While Huawei nova 5 is powered by Kirin 810 and nova 5 Pro is powered by Kirin 980. Both of them adopt 7nm SoC, but the chip of the Huswei nova series are more powerful than that of Xiaomi CC9 series.

However, Xiaomi CC9 is all equipped with 4030mAh large battery and 18W fast charge, while Huawei nova 5 is equipped with 3500mAh battery to support 40W fast charge.

Huawei nova 5 Kirin 810 

Camera: different excellent features

In terms of camera, Xiaomi CC9 series phones and Huawei nova 5 series phones offer smae 32MP front camera but different rear cameras.

At the Xiaomi CC9 press conference, Lei Jun came on stage and explained: CC9 is a redesigned Xiaomi 9 for young people. One of the obvious changes is the 32MP front camera (f/2.0) and triple rear cameras with 48MP main lens (f/1.79 aperture), 8MP super-wide angle lens and 2MP depth of filed lens.

Xiaomi CC9 cameras​ 

While Huawei nova 5 and nova 5 Pro offers quad rear cameras: 48MP main lens (f/1.8), 16MP wide angle lens (f/2.2), 2MP Macro Lens (f/2.4) and 2MP bokeh lens (f/2.4). On the front, it offers 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Theoretically, Huawei nova 5 series may have better camera performance. However, Xiaomi CC9 adopts Meitu AI beauty technology and offers interesting MImoji selfies.    

Therefore, both the Xiaomi CC9 and Huawei nova 5 have their own photography features. The Xiaomi CC9/CC9e may offer more excellent selfie performance, while Huawei nova 5/nova 5 Pro will bring you overall good camera performance and super night portrait shooting feature.   

Price: Xiaomi CC9 is more attractive

The price has always been the advantage of Xiaomi mobile phones, starting at 1799 yuan (6+64GB) and 1999 yuan (6+128GB) for the CC9 and 2599 yuan (8+256GB) for the Meitu custom version, which is a reasonable price for a Snapdragon 710 phone.

Huawei nova 5, the price of 2799 yuan (8+128GB), is undoubtedly much higher than Xiaomi CC9.

The price of the nova 5 Pro is 2999 yuan (8+128GB) and 3399 yuan (8+256GB), which is 800 yuan higher than the Xiaomi CC9 customized edition. However, with the extra 800 yuan,you will get a smartphone with more powerful Kirin 980 processor and a ToF lens.

So which smartphone to choose mainly depends on the your personal preference. If you requires an overall good phones with more powerful processor, the Huawei nova 5 and nova 5 Pro will be your best choice. However, if you don’t want to spend much money but requires excellent photography performance (especially for selfie), the Xiaomi CC9 and CC9e will make you satisfied.

 You may also want to read:
  Xiaomi CC9 is a redesigned Xiaomi Mi 9 for young people and it won’t equipped with Snapdragon 855 version
  Xiaomi CC9 white edition leaked: featuring 4000mAh battery, 32MP selfie camera and waterproof function
  Huawei Nova 5 and Huawei Nova 5 Pro: Nova series says goodbye to punch hole screen and goes up to four rear cameras


Gearbest flash sale


Extensive Product Selection

● Over 300,000 products

● 20 different categories

● 15 local warehosues

● Multiple top brands

Convenient Payment

● Global payment options: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

● PayPal, Western Union and bank transfer are accepted

● Boleto Bancario via Ebanx (for Brazil)

Prompt Shipping

● Unregistered air mail

● Registered air mail

● Priority line

● Expedited shipping

Dedicated After-sales Service

● 45 day money back guarantee

● 365 day free repair warranty

● 7 day Dead on Arrival guarantee (DOA)

Prev article:Xiaomi Mi band 4 international version VS Chinese version: What the difference between them?

Next article:Xiaomi Redmi Airdots unboxing & review: budget TWS earbuds

You might also like: