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Huawei Nova 12i

Specifications

Huawei Nova 12i
Huawei Nova 12i (Nova 12 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2388 x 1080 pixel 391 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
256GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 163.3 x 74.7 ( = 0.33 x 6.43 x 2.94 in)
Battery
5000 mAh
Operating System
Huawei HarmonyOS
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.9, 26mm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
Weight
199 g ( = 7.02 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Huawei Nova 12i

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

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.

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

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


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


6.70":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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


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.


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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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