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Huawei Nova 2 Lite

Specifications

Huawei Nova 2 Lite
Huawei Nova 2 Lite (Nova Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) 8 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
5.99 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, microUSB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, TDD-LTE / FDD-LTE / WCDMA / GSM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 158.3 x 76.7 ( = 0.31 x 6.23 x 3.02 in)
Battery
3000 mAh
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual-camera 13MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Huawei Nova 2 Lite

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite is THE value device for Malaysia's Superstar youth!
Source: Tech Nave English
Last but not least, for many Malaysian youths, it plain sucks having to bring around a powerbank or search for a power socket. So Huawei while the 3000 mAh battery is normal sized, the energy efficient and power sipping Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with the HD+ display are expertly managed by the AI power management so you can watch movies all day while the processor and HD+ display are powerful enough to play most games lag free.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2018
Huawei Nova 2 Lite Review – Beast Budget Smartphone
Source: Manila Shaker English
As I’ve mentioned earlier, we’ve had this Nova 2 Lite for about 3 weeks already and we can say that this is definitely a good contender for its price range. It can run high-performing games – even the likes of Rules of Survival and Injustice 2, decent audio quality, takes amazing photos and selfies and gives great performance for its price. Huawei is definitely showing the consumers and the smartphone industry that you can get a premium smartphone with a very affordable price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2018
Huawei Nova 2 Lite Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Huawei Nova 2 Lite is shaping up to be a strong contender for its class at Php9,990. It has a large display, dual-rear cameras, Face Unlock, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. It’s going to face strong competition though as there are other good smartphones out there in the same price range. Still, the Nova 2 Lite can capture the attention of consumers thanks to its respectable performance, good design, and promising set of cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2018
Huawei Makes Nova 2 Lite Official
Source: Unbox English
We have yet to extensively put the phone to the rigors of testing every bit of function it claims it has and we’ll share our findings in our first impression and full review features as the week progresses. As for the price and availability, we’re still waiting word on Huawei Philippines for that. What we do know is that the phone is slated to be released in the Philippines very soon. If that’s before or a few days after the big P20/ P20+ announcement on March 27 in Paris is anyone’s guess. Rest assured we’ll give you guys the goods once we get word on anything so best to stay tuned!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2018

Comment

Series:

Huawei's phone business may be embattled due to software problems but it has not stopped making new phones. While most of them have not made it to European shores, the latest Huawei Nova 9 is an exception to this. In terms of its design, this device is still considered thin at 7.8mm and light at 175g. This definitely makes it rather portable while the curved edges keep it comfortable to be held on too. The rear camera module on the back comes in two different circles which houses the main camera and the remaining lenses. However, this model has no Gorilla Glass on the display and there is also no water or dust-resistant IP rating. As far as the display is concerned, the Huawei Nova 9 has been incorporated with a large 6.75-inch Full HD+ OLED display with high colour coverage. This is paired with an impressive 120Hz high refresh rate. In addition, there is also an under-display fingerprint reader, which can be quite fast and reliable. In terms of its performance, this is a firmly mid-range device which uses the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset paired with an 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of storage. It is undeniable that this is not the fastest or most powerful phone on the market, but it has got more than enough power for the average user. The performance is rather smooth and fluid even when multi-tasking, and there is enough power to run any modern smartphone game too.

In terms of its battery, the Huawei Nova 9 comes in with a 4300mAh battery which is enough for the phone to last a day’s use fairly comfortably, but definitely not enough to stretch it to two days unless for an exceptionally light usage. Fundamentally that makes the battery life fairly average for the modern market as there are phones with better battery life out there, but this is obviously not the worst though. As for its camera, this smartphone carries a 50MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera being encased in its own circular housing, utilizes Huawei's RYYB pixel arrangement which the company prefers especially for low light performance. However, in this device it is not combined with optical image stabilization (OIS) which is key to really excellent night photography. Overall, in daylight the main camera is exceptional with rich colours and vivid detail in a range of conditions. Though in darker lighting results are good, the lack of OIS does show. Apart from that, the ultrawide does the job in decent lighting, but there is a marked drop in detail compared to the main lens while colours tend to be washed out. There is also a 32MP selfie camera which is quite decent. Overall, it is a great phone to be considered if the absence of Google Mobile services is not an issue.

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

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.


430: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X6 LTE (Cat. 4) modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.99":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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


0.155 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04- 3)