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Huawei Nova 2i Review - A smartphone with 4 cameras

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By Lewes L 20 November 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Just when you thought phone cameras couldn't get more interesting, Huawei's new midrange phone, the Nova 2i, introduces dual cameras on both the front and back. For its price, the Nova 2i certainly is considerably cheaper than all the flagship options, but how does it fare in features compared to the rest? In this post, we'll have a detailed look at the new Huawei Nova 2i.

Huawei Nova 2i

Design

Screen and Body

The Huawei Nova 2i is certainly considered a large phone, even in todays standards, with a 5.9 inch screen. However like many other manufacturers, Huawei has realised that thinning down the bezels is essential in large phones. As a result, the Nova 2i comfortable to hold despite its large display size, as you'll find that the body is smaller than what you think. The display looks great as per usual with Huawei, with all the colours appearing vivid and popping in its 5.9" 1080 x 2160 resolution screen and 18:9 ratio. The large high resolution screen would be perfect for heavy media users who regularly stream videos. Design-wise, the Huawei Nova 2i is a stunning looking phone considering the price. A metal body with curved sides and edges gives the Huawei Nova 2i a premium look. The Dual cameras on both sides adds to the design and will impress everyone that sees it. The Nova 2i's fingerprint scanner is located at the rear of the phone under the dual cameras.

Cameras

The main attraction of the Huawei Nova 2i is obviously its dual cameras on both sides, with a Dual 16 megapixel + 2 megapixel back cameras and Dual 13 megapixel + 2 megapixel front cameras. Huawei is one of the most experienced companies in packing dual cameras on their phones, having great success in the past in creating dual cameras that can accurately capture the field of view leading to realistic shots. The Nova 2i is no different, able to capture some detailed shots with both its sensors. As the Nova 2i is selfie-focused, you'll have access to Huawei's Bokeh effects and Beauty Mode to give you many tools at your disposable to capture the freshest possible selfie.

Performance

Processor and Memory

Huawei phones are known for delivering powerful hardware for the price, and that is no different with the Huawei Nova 2i. The Kirin 659 chipset offers fast performance compared to its other mid-range alternatives, and will be able to handle most tasks without issues. Further, the Nova 2i packs 64GB of on-board storage and 4GB of RAM, to allow you to store and run many applications together. If you are a heavy media user and would like more storage, the SIM2 slot doubles up as a MicroSD card slot, allowing you to expand the memory further.

Battery Life

Huawei have always beefed up their phones with large batteries to ensure that they are able to last, and they've done it again with the Huawei Nova 2i. A large 3340mAh is in the Nova 2i, ensuring that it is able to last the day for medium users, even longer if you are a light user.

Conclusion

The Huawei Nova 2i is certainly a midranger that almost feels like a flagship phone, with Huawei covering all bases well. Dual cameras on both sides, a great looking bezel-less screen, lots of memory and decent battery life are all there to make sure that all bases are covered. In a world of many phones manufacturers competing to create the best midrange phone, Huawei's nova 2i is certainly a budget friendly option with many features, and we would recommend it for anyone who is after a large phone for media and camera usage. Where to buy? Mobileciti has the lowest price for Australian stock of the Huawei Nova 2i delivered anywhere in Australia, so make sure to check it out now.

 
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