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Huawei nova 7i Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei nova 7i Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei nova 7i Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2020, January
  • Dimensions: 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 183 g
  • Screen: 6.4", LTPS IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Quad, 48 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei nova 7i
Release date 2020, January
Dimensions (HxWxD) 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm | 6.27 x 3 x 0.34 in
Weight 183 g | 6.46 oz
Body build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Midnight Black, Crush Green, Sakura Pink
Battery 4200 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price230 EUR
Screen
Technology LTPS IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.4" inc
Screen area 101.4 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio83.5%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2310 px
PPI /points per inch/ 398 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 MP, Quad
Camera specs
-48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
-2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (macro), 1/5.0", 1.75µm
-2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 16 MP, Single
Specifications 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.0µm
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); EMUI 10
Chipset - HiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G52 MP6
External memory NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal memory 128GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 8 score315594
GeekBench 5 Single Core512
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1889
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 400/75 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
NFC
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
Music and Audio
Radio
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Fast charging 40W, 70% in 30 min
- For Global market

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Huawei nova 7i Review

The Huawei Nova 7i is one of the most interesting mid-range smartphones in recent times. At an affordable price, you get a phone with a trendy design, high performance, a large battery, fast charging technology, plenty of cameras and other features that definitely act as a magnet. What exactly is the Huawei Nova 7i capable of - learn in the following lines. 

Design

This Huawei model boasts a high-quality curved three-dimensional rear panel, which has a nice metal frame with beveled edges. As assured by the manufacturer, the back of the Huawei Nova 7i has a special coating that improves its scratch resistance. A pleasant color gradient effect is also noticeable. 

The protective coating on the screen of the Huawei Nova 7i protects against unwanted scratches. You will find the device in several colors - pink (Sakura Pink), black (Midnight Black) and green (Midnight Black) with a beautiful gradient design. 

A good impression is left by the fact that the screen to panel ratio is 90.6%. The device has comfortable dimensions and is a pleasure to work with. 

Display

One of the reasons why you have a justified interest in the Huawei Nova 7i is that it has a beautiful and satisfyingly large screen - 6.4 inches LTPS. Its resolution is FHD+ at a pixel density per inch of 398 inches. 

The screen quality is good for this class of smartphones. The images convey the colors accurately. The viewing angles are acceptable and the brightness reserve is second to none - you can comfortably use the Nova 7i in sunny weather.

Performance

Inside the Huawei Nova 7i lies the Kirin 810, a mid-range processor based on a 7nm manufacturing process with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27 GHz and six cores 

Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.88 GHz. The chip is complemented by Mali-G52 MP6 graphics and a DaVinci NPU processor.

What can you expect from these specs? Good computing power. It's a pretty powerful mid-range chipset and has flagship-level performance by 2019. Plus, the user gets artificial intelligence. To improve performance, the manufacturer has provided 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1.

This combination guarantees the user a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The phone is responsive, works without hitches and allows performing multiple tasks simultaneously. The RAM is satisfactorily large. Storage can be expanded using a Huawei NM card. 

The games on the Huawei Nova 7i are impressive. Quite a few of them can be played at maximum settings without harming the enjoyable experience. After a few hours of playing in 4G LTE or Wi-Fi mode, the phone shows no heating up. 

In terms of the set of technical capabilities - the user has standard and additional features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS and USB Type-C 1.0 port. There is also a fingerprint scanner. Absent is an NFC module for contactless payments. 

Cameras 

Huawei Nova 7i has received a system of four cameras. We see an interesting module designed for mobile photography. If you are a fan of it, continue reading. The main camera is 48 MP with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF and CAF fast focus technology. The main lens is complemented by an 8-megapixel 120-degree f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle module, a 2-megapixel f/2.4 (macro) module, and a 2-megapixel sensor for measuring depth of frame in portrait shots. 

There are many modes available to the user that are well known to Huawei fans. These include auto scene detection and optimization, HDR, various filters, aperture, portrait mode with face beautification, night mode and Pro modes. 

Thanks to PDAF and CAF technologies, the Nova 7i focuses subjects quickly. The results are excellent, especially in good light. Photos convey details clearly and accurately. Dynamic range is good. Images are neither artificial nor overexposed or oversaturated. With the help of the 6x digital zoom, the image quality is satisfactory.

Shooting with the ultra-wide camera will delight you with beautiful landscapes and interesting shots. If you want to shoot in super close-up, the Nova 7i's macro camera is one of the most attractive for the money. In sufficiently lit situations, it will work perfectly and in detail compared to a number of other budget-class macro cameras. 

For the fourth camera on the Nova 7i, which is 2MP, we have to say that it's designed for shots with artificially blurred backgrounds in a mirrorless or bokeh camera style. The mode does a pretty good job of fixing the background. In lower light, you can expect noise, but it's barely noticeable. 

The Nova 7i's front-facing camera is a 16-megapixel with an f/2.0 aperture. It also supports artificial intelligence for automatic scene detection and optimization, 10 levels of facial beautification in portrait mode, various background blur effects, and AR mode with 3D Qmojis effects. You'll also like this device for offering a night mode for the selfie camera. 

As for video, with the Nova 7i in hand, you can record videos up to 1080 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second using the primary, wide-angle and selfie cameras. Of course, you can also take slow-motion photos. Absent are 60 or 30 frames per second shooting modes. 

Autonomous operation

The battery capacity is 4200 mAh. Fully charging the Nova 7i requires a maximum of an hour, thanks to Huawei's support for SuperCharge fast charging technology. In half an hour you will have 70% of the charge level. With moderate use - calls, internet, watching videos and checking social networks, you can count on up to 2 days of autonomous operation. 

Conclusion

The Nova 7i is Huawei's strong bid in the fight for consumer attention. This mid-range model has many positives - stylish and modern design, excellent speed, long autonomous work and super fast charging. We should not forget the powerful cameras!

If you have decided to buy this model, you should know that it runs Android 10 operating system. However, Google services are absent. In their place, Huawei has put HMS (Huawei Mobile Service). Instead of Google Play, the App Gallery app store is available. 

Pros:

  • Fast processor;
  • Quality build; 
  • Beautiful back with gradient effect;
  • Satisfactory autonomy; 
  • Quality cameras for a mid-range device;
  • Allows 2 SIM cards; 
  • Attractively low price. 

Cons:

  • Absence of 4K video shooting capability and EIS stabilization;
  • Sound quality could have been better. 

 


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei nova 7i was around 230 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, January.
The weight of the Huawei nova 7i is 183 g.
The screen size of the Huawei nova 7i is 6.4" inches.
The size of the Huawei nova 7i is 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Quad main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.