Huawei Nova 2i
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix 13MP+2MP Dual-camera
Average of 2 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Nova 2i
Source: KL Gadget Guy
It might sound like I was nitpicking the Huawei Nova 2i throughout the review and the brief time that I have with it. But the major issues such as software performance can probably be fixed via software update. It is rather disappointing when a mid range device does not perform up to expectations. Plus the micro USB port and no fast charging, future proofing is another question by itself. But with a price tag of RM 1,299, perhaps I shouldn’t complain too much about the Huawei Nova 2i. With a little more refinement, this phone will certainly be the most value for money mid range device in 2017. Any thoughts so far? Let me know if I’ve missed out on anything in this review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Manila Shaker
Considering its price, it’s one of the best contenders out there with its well-rounded aspects. While 18:9 displays maybe not everyone’s preference, Huawei releases theirs at a somewhat balanced state. As for photography, I’d recommend the Nova 2i if it had OIS or EIS. I wouldn’t say that it’s a waste of quad cameras, but it could’ve been done better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2017
Source: Good Gear Guide
Huawei aren’t the first smartphone brand to try and squeeze down a flagship offering into a lower price-point. However, when brands usually make that pitch, we're talking $600-800. With the $499 price-tag in mind, there’s not a whole lot out there that can match the Huawei Nova 2i. It’s a solid phone that borrows plenty from its more expensive and compact cousin to outstanding effect.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
The Huawei Nova 2i will be available in stores nationwide starting October 21 with a suggested retail price of Php14,990. Colors available will be in gold, black and blue.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2017
We could not find any major fault with the Nova 2i. If there is one, and we think it’s just a minor annoyance, it would be the use of a micro USB port and slow charging. The use of the pair of dual cameras can be a somewhat gimmicky to others but it does the job well if the user’s main concern is just to take really great portraits and selfies.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2017
While Huawei’s been quiet the past few months, the company has broken their silence with a fantastic mid-range offering. The Nova 2i delivers on all fronts: style, performance and camera. The quad-camera promise of the phone may feel a little gimmicky, but trust us, it really does deliver the goods as far as image quality is concerned for its price point.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2017
At Php 14,990, Huawei’s Nova 2i will be giving a lot of their competitors headaches. We’ve yet to complete our full review, but if the cameras deliver (and aren’t just feature fillers) then the Nova 2i may just be the best mid-range phone that you’ll be able to buy at its price range. According to a local retailer, the phone will hit stores come October 20 for Php 14,990, though final pricing is yet to be announced by Huawei.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2017
Chances are, we will see more mid-range smartphones with 18:9 displays in the near future, but for the time being, the Nova 2i stands out as one of the most compelling options in Malaysia. Retailing at RM1,299, the Nova 2i offers plenty value for money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2017
Source: AndroidInsider.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; nice display; thin frames; elegant design. Negative: Mediocre speakers; unsupported 4K video mode; no USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2017
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: High performance; modern design; nice display; good cameras. Negative: No NFC; poor connectivity; short battery life; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2017
CommentARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting 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.
Kirin 659: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 max. 2.36 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 max 1.7 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem and a ARM Mali-T830 MP2. In our benchmarks around 4% faster as the older Kirin 658.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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).
78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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