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Huawei Nova 9 SE


Huawei Nova 9 SE
Huawei Nova 9 SE (Nova Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
6.78 inch 19.9:9, 2388 x 1080 pixel 387 PPI, Capacitive, LCD, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110.29 GB free
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, digital compass, proximity, OTG
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.94 x 164.64 x 75.55 ( = 0.31 x 6.48 x 2.97 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.9, 1/1.52", 0.7 µm) 8 MPix (Ultra Wide, f/2.2) 2 MPix (Depth, f/2.4) 2 MPix (Macro, f/2.4); 1.080p-Video; Camera2-API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.2, 22 mm)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, 66W-Charger, USB-Cabel (Type-C to Type-A), SIM-Tool, Bumper, EMUI 12, 24 Months Warranty, Head-SAR: 0.80 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1.29W/kg; GNSS (Single-Band): GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS; DRM Widevine L3; ClearKey 1.2, fanless
191 g ( = 6.74 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 137 g ( = 4.83 oz / 0.3 pounds)
319 Euro



Average Score: 69.29% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 59%, performance: 50%, features: 61%, display: 72% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Huawei Nova 9 SE

80.3% Huawei Nova 9 SE Review: Chic smartphone with 108 MP camera | Notebookcheck
With the Nova 9 SE, Huawei has a smartphone in its portfolio that stands out with a high-resolution camera, rapid fast charging, and fancy color variants. Is that enough to compensate for the missing Google services? Let's find out in the review.
Huawei Nova 9 SE: Camera Test in Boracay!
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2022
Huawei Nova 9 SE Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Huawei Nova 9 SE smartphone is announced with the expected price of $349 (Rs 26,000 in India) approx in March 2022. This 4G smartphone equips a 6.78 inches IPS LCD display panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and runs on Android 11 OS compatible with EMUI 12 UI. The Huawei Nova 9 SE is powered by a 6nm – Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset that goes up to a 2.4GHz clocking speed. The Huawei Nova 9 SE is available in 8GB RAM with 128GB/256GB internal storage. For the next level of photography and videography, there is a quad rear camera setup with a 108MP main, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, and a 2MP macro lens. You will be able to record 1080p videos at 30 fps with gyro-EIS support. On the front side, you get a 16MP selfie camera that is capable to record 1080p videos at 30fps. An apt Li-Po 4000 mAh battery with 66W fast charging is available in Huawei Nova 9 SE smartphone. Apart from this, the phone also holds a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and NFC support. The device is available in Midnight Black, Crystal Blue, and Pearl White color options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2022
Review – Huawei Nova 9 SE
Source: NLT English
And I guess that is the conclusion. If you do want to buy the Huawei Nova 9 SE, go ahead. The price is RM1,099 but I do think that you need to know what you’re getting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2022
Huawei Nova 9 SE Hands-On
Source: Yugatech English
For pricing, the Nova 9 SE comes at PHP 13,999 for the 8GB+128GB model and is available through pre-order from March 18-24, 2022. You can get freebies such as the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i and HUAWEI Cloud worth PHP 4,745. It will be available via the Huawei Online Store, or at the Huawei Flagship Stores on Lazada, and Shopee.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2022
76% Huawei nova 9 SE review – Big Camera Budget Phone
Source: Hitech Century English
If you keep your expectations modest and aren’t fully invested in the current dominant app ecosystems, the Huawei nova 9 SE makes for an affordable entry level phone that has its own unique charms. The omission of Google services isn’t as big a flaw as it was several years ago with Huawei’s own AppGallery and their GSpace app to fill in the gaps. With the provision of a large 108MP AI Quad Camera, a large DCI-P3 compliant display and 66W fast charging, the Huawei nova 9 SE has features that typically appear on higher end phones and represents great value, making it one of the best phones in its price category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 100%
Huawei nova 9 SE Review Philippines: All Style?
Source: Unbox English
The Huawei nova 9 SE is another solid mid-range offering from the company as we found in our review for the device in the Philippines, though it’s going to be up against heavy-hitters in the mid-range crowd. We don’t know the pricing for the phone as of yet but it really behooves Huawei to try and get the pricing as low as possible since the phone will be going up against Xiaomi’s mid-range offerings that were just announced, as well as the ones from realme. We’ll have to see once Huawei officially announces the nova 9 SE Philippine price next week.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2022

Foreign Reviews

64% Licht und leider auch viel Schatten
Source: Huawei Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 60% performance: 50% display: 40% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Test Huawei Nova 9 SE: Mehr Schein als Sein
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Nice performance; decent cameras. Negative: No GSM; unsupported waterproof; weak processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2022
Huawei nova 9 SE – a fotografia de topo na gama média… mas há mais
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice cameras; decent connectivity; NFC module.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2022
76% Recensione Huawei Nova 9 SE
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 55% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
La recensione di Huawei Nova 9 SE: lo smartphone dei content creator
Source: Techprincess IT Italian IT→EN
Positive: Great cameras; decent performance. Negative: Short battery life; unsupported 5G; mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2022
60% Test Huawei Nova 9 SE : un très beau design à un prix très abordable
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
68% Test Huawei Nova 9 SE : Un smartphone XXL avec des performances taille XS
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 80%
40% Test Huawei Nova 9 SE : arrêtez tout, rien ne va plus !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 40%
90% Huawei nova 9 SE İnceleme
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Какие смартфоны вам придётся покупать, если дойдёт до блокировки Google в России Huawei Nova 9 SE как самый новый и не самый дорогой пример по теме
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Good price; big screen; bright display; quick charging; decent processor; elegant design. Negative: Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2022
Обзор Huawei Nova 9 SE: первый смартфон компании со 108-мегапиксельной камерой
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; impressive camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2022
Huawei Nova 9 SE - kiváló ügynök volt
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2022
Rating: price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Huawei nova 9 SE
Source: BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2022
Huawei Nova 9 SE: atrage camera de 108 megapixeli, dar performanța e modestă
Source: →EN
Positive: Modern design; excellent cameras; decent autonomy; attractive price. Negative: Poor display; average processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2022



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.

Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, 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.

SD 680: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 265 cores (four fast 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 based cores in a cluster and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 based cores at 1.8 GHz) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in 6 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.

0.191 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).

69.29%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2022-05- 8)