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Huawei Nova 12 Series

Huawei Nova 12iProcessor: unknown, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 680, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 778G 4G
Graphics Adapter: unknown, Qualcomm Adreno 610, Qualcomm Adreno 642L, Qualcomm Maleoon 910
Display: 6.67 inch, 6.70 inch
Weight: 0.168kg, 0.191kg, 0.198kg, 0.199kg
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Huawei Nova 12 Lite

Specifications

Huawei Nova 12 LiteNotebook: Huawei Nova 12 Lite
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 778G 4G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 642L
Display: 6.70 inch, 20:9, 2412 x 1084 pixels
Weight: 0.168kg
Links: Huawei homepage

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Reviews

Huawei Nova 12 Lite Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Huawei Nova 12 Lite seems to have all the right specs to make it a performance-oriented all-rounder. The smartphone relies heavily on the design and the performance aspect and they certainly pay off. The design is simply unbeatable at this price point and the performance is more than decent. The camera performance was also quite good, that is if you can ignore the secondary camera performance. There’s almost nothing to complain about except for 5G connectivity, which is not here. Even this would have been not much of a problem if the pricing was decent, which it isn’t. At this price, other smartphones are providing far better features than just 5G. Knowing that those smartphones exist, we cannot say that the pricing is good by any means.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2024

 

Huawei Nova 12 Ultra

Specifications

Huawei Nova 12 UltraNotebook: Huawei Nova 12 Ultra
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Maleoon 910
Display: 6.67 inch, 20:9, 2776 x 1224 pixels
Weight: 0.198kg
Links: Huawei homepage

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Reviews

Huawei Nova 12 Ultra Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Huawei Nova 12 Ultra smartphone seems to provide all the right specs to provide a solid user experience. It has a high-end display, chipset, and battery that are usually reserved for high-end smartphones. But the smartphone also missed many features such as a better camera, water resistance, wireless charging, and Android OS support. Some smartphones provide better features along with a far better camera system for a price tag that is lower than the Nova 12 Ultra smartphone. That’s none other than the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE which provides similar or better specs in every way. So, if you live outside of China, there’s very little reason to go for the Huawei Nova 12 Ultra. But if you live in mainland China, then this smartphone can be a better option, thanks to HarmonyOS 4.0’s rich ecosystem support that may vastly enhance the user experience for Chinese users. However, the final decision is up to you, so it is better to choose a smartphone based on your requirements and needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2024
Huawei Nova 12 Ultra Review: Battery Life That Lasts All Day
Source: Igeekphone English
In summary, the Huawei Nova 12 Ultra focuses on portrait shooting and daily use experience, making it ideal for users who enjoy capturing everyday life without demanding high performance. Currently, the Huawei Nova 12 Ultra is available for pre-sale on major platforms. The 512GB version is priced at 4,699 yuan, and the 1TB version at 5,499 yuan.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2023

 

Huawei Nova 12

Specifications

Huawei Nova 12Notebook: Huawei Nova 12
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 6.70 inch, 20:9, 2412 x 1084 pixels
Weight: 0.191kg
Links: Huawei homepage

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Reviews

Huawei Nova 12 Smartphone Review
Source: Tech Nave English
The Huawei Nova 12 brings together a good set of features and specs in the mid-range price segment. It has an attractive design, a sturdy build, an amazing camera, 5G connectivity, and many other things. But, at the same time, the Nova 12 series phone is currently exclusive to the Chinese smartphone market, and it’s not confirmed when the company will unveil it to the global market. But, the core downside of purchasing this phone would be average gameplay performance. The phone lacks when it comes to the cooling system and GPU support. Although the device attains the GPU turbo booster, it lacks when it comes to real-time performance. However, you won’t face any major issues with the camera department as the photos and video quality are good. Yet, there’s no doubt that the phone lacks proper video stabilization support.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2024

Foreign Reviews

Huawei Nova 12 - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Attractive price; elegant design; powerful processor; big screen; nice display; powerful hardware. Negative: Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2024

 

Huawei Nova 12i

Specifications

Huawei Nova 12iNotebook: Huawei Nova 12i
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 680
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610
Display: 6.70 inch, 20:9, 2388 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.199kg
Links: Huawei homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

60% Huawei nova 12i Review: Up Against It
Source: Htxt Africa English
At R6 999 the Huawei nova 12i is competitively priced, but as you will quickly find out should you do any research about similarly priced or specced options available locally, things can get quite competitive. As such, the nova 12i feels like it is lacking a little oomph, and could benefit from more punch in terms of processing power and a slightly richer display. Areas where it cannot be faulted, however, are the solid all-around camera, the large and long-lasting 5 000mAh battery, and an eye-catching colour option (there is a Black colourway too). All things considered, it may in fact end up being other nova options, such as last year’s 11 series, or the nova 12 SE that are more tempting as longer-term phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2024
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei Nova 12i Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Finally, let’s discuss whether this Huawei Nova 12i smartphone is worth purchasing or not. From the specs and features overview, one thing is clear Huawei Nova 12i can handle performance, battery life, and display experience. On the other hand, the camera department does perform well with daylight photos and videos. But the same thing didn’t apply to lowlight photography or videography. Anyway, the phone is exclusively available in China, and it would be tough to get this phone in other countries. In that scenario, you should check alternative options like Nothing Phone 2A. It’s a complete package of performance, camera, and features. Meanwhile, make a decision based on your requirements and needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2024

 

Comment

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.

In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 642L: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 40% faster than the Adreno 620.

Qualcomm Maleoon 910: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets, integrated in the HiSilicon Kirin 9000W. Unfortunately, Huawei has not provided any detailed information. What is certain is that it does not support hardware-based ray tracing and only the older Vulkan 1.0 standard.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

SD 778G 4G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 670 cores (four fast ARM Cortex-A78 core at up to 2.4 GHz and four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) but without the integrated X53 5G modem and only offering a 4G modem. The SoC is manufactured in the modern 6 nm process at TSMC.

SD 680: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 265 cores (four fast 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 based cores in a cluster and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 based cores at 1.8 GHz) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in 6 nm.

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» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2024-03-26)