Huawei Nova 2i smartphone is the latest camera phone from Huawei. You could say Nova 2i has 4 cameras at once with a combination of two front cameras and two rear cameras. For that, for you who are curious about the advantages, weaknesses, features, and hardware specifications. This vendor is from China who successfully ranked third in the world in 2017 ago.That is present in this middle-class smartphone can directly see the following article review:
Huawei Nova 2i Hardware Specification
Huawei equips Nova 2i with Hi Silicon Kirin 659 Octa-core. Meanwhile, this HiSilicon processor has Quad-core 2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 chipset. Which is made by Huawei itself.
In compensating the ability of these chipsets. Huawei Nova 2i RAM also using 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Also can be added microSD or external storage. With this combination of hardware can make smartphones run smoothly in normal every day. The use of email applications, phone, SMS, chat, to the document editor.
Furthermore, Huawei Nova 2i managed to get the score reached 62,848 points in testing using AnTuTu Benchmark 6.2.7.
This score is higher than the smartphone that uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with AnTuTu score 62,013 points. In addition, Nova 2i was also tested using Geekbench 4.2.0. Which managed to get 912 points for single-core testing and 3,234 points for multi-core testing.
Huawei Nova 2i Design
Huawei Nova 2i comes with added value on the screen that has a width of 5.9 inches with Full HD. The resolution (2,160 x 1,080 pixels), IPS technology, and 18: 9 aspect ratio that meets the front. With a widescreen, this makes the body of Nova 2i seemed a smartphone with a 5.5-inch screen size.
To minimize the screen hit by a scratch, Huawei has directly attached the screen protector when sold on the market. Meanwhile, full screen on the front this makes Huawei must remove the physical buttons home. Then make the fingerprint sensor is on the back. For the navigation buttons recent, home, and back were virtual shaped inside the screen.
The body itself has dimensions that reach 156 mm x 75 mm x 7.5 mm and weighs 164 grams. You could say the thickness is quite thin because it only reaches 7.5 mm only. For his own body using a material made of metal, making it sturdy when held.
Unfortunately, when the back of Nova 2i is held it will cause fingerprints. That reduces the aesthetic value, although it can be cleaned again with a cloth or tissue. But do not worry about this because the Huawei has provided additional protective casing in the sales package.
At the bottom of this smartphone, there is a 3.5mm audio jack port, micro USB port, and speakers. Furthermore, on the right, there are volume buttons and power buttons are arranged side by side making it easier to do a combination of screenshots.
Huawei Nova 2i Battery Life
The 3,340 mAh battery that is present on Huawei is claiming this smartphone. That this phone can last for 20 hours when used for the phone or 550 hours when it is standby. Although Huawei claims that the battery power can be charging from 0 – 100% in just 150 minutes or 2.5 hours.
To test the real battery life of this smartphone, I do activities in everyday use, such as watching Youtube, watching videos, social networking, chat, SMS, playing games or phone.
Based on this test, the result of Huawei Nova 2i can last about 10 hours from the condition of 100% to 0. You can say that the battery life of Nova 2i is almost standard when compared with another middle class smartphone. For the record, I only use one SIM card with a 4G-LTE network so the result can be different when using two SIM cards at once.
Huawei Nova 2i Camera review
Huawei Nova 2i camera has 4 cameras at once with two front camera configuration and two rear cameras. The two rear cameras have a combination of 16 MP aperture f / 2.2 + 2 MP. With Phase Detection Autofocus and LED Flash which can produce great photos. Although not working with Leica, but Huawei can optimize the ability of the camera.
In addition, the two rear cameras are able to produce blur effect photo (background blur) instantly. Interestingly, Huawei Nova 2i provides two modes for taking blur photos, namely Wide Aperture and Portrait Mode.
For Wide Aperture is usually be using for objects other than humans and blur. The blur level can be editing in before and after taking photos. Later smartphone users can choose the level of blur according to taste ranging from aperture f / 0.95 to f / 16.
Meanwhile, Portrait Mode is usually be using for photographing human objects. So that the photograph can produce a smooth face with the effects of background blur is quite dramatic. Interestingly, this mode can give the option to adjust the blur level when generatingthe photo.
Furthermore, the two front cameras have a combination of 13 MP with f / 2.0 + 2 MP aperture. Which is produce a nice selfie photo. The Portrait Mode feature is also present to support it in producing selfie photos with blur effects.
Although the secondary camera front and rear are only 2 MP. Huawei already feels enough because the secondary camera is only used to measure the depth of the image. So as to produce blur background images quickly and easily.
Huawei has also embedded a variety of modes in its built-in camera app for Nova 2i users to produce photos creatively. Such as Photo Pro, Light Painting, HDR, Night Shot, Panorama, Slow Motion, Watermark, Time-lapse, Good Food, Effect, much more.
Huawei Nova 2i Conclusion
Specifications Huawei Nova 2i include octa-core processor Hi Silicon Kirin 659, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, 3.340mAh battery. Android OS 7.0 Smartphone with EMUI 5.1 has two SIM card slots, with one being able to place microSD.
Huawei Nova 2i has two rear camera lens with 16MP and 2MP resolution with f / 2.0 aperture. The front camera has 13MP and 2MP resolution with f / 2.2 aperture. Huawei equips it with various shooting modes such as Support Night, HDR, Panorama, Light Painting, Time-lapse, and Slow-motion.
In addition to carrying four camera lens, another feature t from Nova 2i is FullView screen. This smartphone has a 5.9-inch screen with the ratio of the screen to the body of 83 percent and 18: 9 aspect ratio.
Huawei Nova 2i Overall, the body of the smartphone is fairly sturdy. Can show its class as a middle-class smartphone. However, the design of this smartphone with a metal body with a thin size enough to make it feels slippery when held. Huawei Nova 2i price is about 249 USD.