Huawei Nova Y70
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Nova Y70
Source: Root Nation
So, should you buy a budget smartphone from Huawei in the form of nova Y70 in 2022? I’d answer, why not. If you like the design and the price is right. Yes, this is an Android-based device, devoid of Google services, but Huawei, in fact, created its own OS with similar software and services. In addition, any Android application can be easily installed in a couple of clicks, and Google services themselves can also be used if desired, there are completely legal solutions for this. At the same time, the EMUI shell from Huawei is really worth paying attention to – it is beautiful, smooth, convenient, and the user experience is similar to iOS from Apple. Among the main advantages of the nova Y70 are decent cameras, a very durable 6000 mAh battery, adequate performance, a smart fingerprint sensor in the side button. Disadvantages — screen resolution could be higher, monophonic speaker. I think that eventually the price of the nova Y70 will come down a bit, and then it will become a particularly attractive deal in the ‘under $200’ price category.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Android Geek PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; big screen; NFC module; decent cameras. Negative: Heavy and bulky; slippery case; mediocre connectivity; Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2022
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2022
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; big screen; excellent cameras; stylish design; attractive price. Negative: Small RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2022
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-G51 MP4: Integrated mid range graphics card with 4 clusters. Beware the results in the Mate 20 Lite, that detects benchmarks and boosts the performance.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Kirin 710: ARM based octa-core SoC containing four Cortex-A73 cores for performance tasks (up to 2.2 GHz) and four Cortex-A53 cores (up to 1.7 GHz) to save power. Furthermore, the SoC integrates an LTE radio (600 MBps down) and a ARM Mali-G51MP4 GPU. The SoC is manufactured at TSMC in 12nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
76.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.