Huawei announced its new smartphone called Huawei Nova 2i. We had some questions to Nova 2, because it was worse than first generation smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer did not correct the old mistakes (hardware is still worse than 2016 model had), but now the screen is bezel-less, and the price is about $320.
Huawei Nova 2i: Performance
We would not worry about performance Huawei Nova 2i, because it is powered by Kirin 659. Yes, it is worse than Snapdragon 625 used in Nova and Nova Plus. The graphics Mali-T830 are inferior to Adreno 506, but buying any of these smartphones for games is not very smart solution. Snapdragon 625 also doesn’t run heavy games with maximum graphics, but Kirin 659 does a good job at low graphics settings. If you want to play latest games, then you should buy Xiaomi phones on top processors for the same money.
It’s really sad that the smartphone doesn’t have NFC. Huawei, 2017 is coming to an end, but are you seriously releasing phones without Android Pay?
Huawei Nova 2i: Camera
However, the main feature of smartphone is four cameras. The main camera sensor has resolution of 16 megapixels with a secondary sensor 2 megapixels. The front camera also comes with two camera setup: 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel. It would be great to give users the option to exchange one of the cameras on NFC.
Huawei Nova 2i: Display
There is 5.9-inch display that occupies 83% of the front panel. For comparison, Samsung Galaxy S8 has the same display ratio.
Huawei Nova 2i display has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, so it has great pixel density. Although for $320 it would be strange to see something different.
Huawei Nova 2i: Features
- HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor (4 x 2.36 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz, Cortex-A53)
- Mali-T830 graphite scanner
- 4 GB of RAM
- 64 GB of ROM
- Hybrid slot: either Nano SIM + Micro SD, or 2 x Nano SIM
- 5.9-inch IPS-matrix with the resolution of 2160 x 1080 (407 ppi)
- main camera of 16 and 2 megapixel modules
- Front camera from 13 and 2 megapixel modules
- The battery has a capacity of 3 340 mAh
- Micro USB 2.0 connector, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Sensors: illumination, approximation, gyro, compass
- scanner of finger prints from behind
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Case dimensions: 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm
- weight 164 grams
- 2G, 3G, 4G (bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
- 2 x Nano SIM
- Wi-Fi 802.11 (b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.2
- Geolocation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Huawei Nova 2i: Price and Buy
The smartphone will be on sale at official retail at a price about 320$. Sales start on November 25. You can buy Huawei Nova 2i in three colors: black, gold and bright blue. By the way, the full name of the golden color sounds like “prestigious gold”. It’s so ridiculous that it’s not even funny.
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