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Huawei Nova Lite

Specifications

Huawei Nova Lite
Huawei Nova Lite (Nova Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 655 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
5.20 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, max. 128 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, USB-OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B7/​B8/​B20); LTE Cat. 6 (max. 300 Mbit/s download, max. 50 MBit/s upload), Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 147.2 x 72.9 ( = 0.3 x 5.8 x 2.87 in)
Battery
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 531 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Phase comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Huawei Nova Lite

Huawei Nova Lite: NZ$400 Android alternative
Source: Bill Bennett English Archive.org version
I was pleasantly surprised by the Nova Lite. It may not have all the features of a premium Android, but all the essentials are here. If you are on a tight budget, or have better things to do with your money, this is a good choice. It would be a good phone to buy a teenager or if you buy phones for your employees.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2017

Foreign Reviews

76% Huawei P9 Lite 2017/ Nova Lite (PRA-LX3) Review en Español.
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%

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.

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 655: ARM-based octa-core-SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A83 cores with 4x max 1.7 power saving cores and 4x max 2.1 GHz performance cores).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.20":

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.


0.147 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).


76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-07- 2)