Huawei Nova 2i


Huawei Nova 2i
Huawei Nova 2i (Nova Series)
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
5.9 inch 4:2, 2160x1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Card Reader: microSD up to 128GB, Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Digital compass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity light Senor, Accelerometer, Status indicator, SAR sensor, microUSB 2.0
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 156.2 x 75.2 ( = 0.3 x 6.15 x 2.96 in)
3340 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 20 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 550 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16MP+2MP Dual-camera
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix 13MP+2MP Dual-camera
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro


Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 60% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Huawei Nova 2i

71% Huawei Nova 2i Review: Can 4 cameras do justice?
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
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%
Huawei Nova 2i Review – $300 for Quad Cameras
Source: Manila Shaker English
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
85% Huawei Nova 2i review: Huawei's best flagship features have been successfully smuggled into the mid-tier
Source: Good Gear Guide English
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%
Watch: Huawei Nova 2i Video Review
Source: Yugatech English
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.
video revew
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2017
Huawei Nova 2i Review
Source: Yugatech English
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
Huawei Nova 2i Review: Is it the Mid-range Smartphone to Beat?
Source: Unbox English
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
Huawei Nova 2i Unboxing, Quick Review: Is This The New Mid-Range King?
Source: Unbox English
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
Huawei Nova 2i Hands On: Democratising The 18:9 Display
Source: English
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

Foreign Reviews

Видеообзор: Huawei Nova 2i — на пути к Nova 31
Source: 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
Review Huawei Nova 2i: Jagoan Bokeh dengan 4 Kamera
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


ARM 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.
0.164 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).
78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Huawei P10 Selfie
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Honor 7X
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei Mate 10 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Honor 9i
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei Nova 2 Plus
Mali-T830 MP2, unknown
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.2", 0.16 kg
Huawei Nova Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655, 5.2", 0.147 kg

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Huawei Mate 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 5.9", 0.186 kg
Huawei P9 Lite Mini
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6", 0.178 kg
Huawei Y6 Pro 2017
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 425, 5", 0.145 kg
Huawei Y7
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 435, 5.5", 0.165 kg
Huawei Y6 (2017)
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737T, 5", 0.15 kg
Huawei Y3 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 5", 0.175 kg
Huawei Y7 Prime
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 435, 5.5", 0.165 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite 8
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Huawei Mediapad T3 8.0
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Huawei Mediapad T3 7.0
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-10-29)