Huawei Nova 2 PICAL00 64gb Dual sim Mobile Phones
OS Version: Android N OS 7.0
Display Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Camera Resolution: 20 MP
Processor Type: Kirin 659 Octa Core
4G LTE Bands: 2300MHZ, 2100MHZ, 1800MHZ, 850MHZ
A Chinese smartphone brand “Huawei” has given a tough competition to tech giants such as “Apple” and Samsung” and sitting on number 3rd position worldwide, according to Counterpoint Market Report 2017. Huawei has created a budget-friendly smartphone with a gorgeous 5-inches dazzling flagship named Huawei Nova 2 in Australia, giving a special feature with a solid 20MP front-camera. The Nova 2 houses a bunch of decent features including a dual camera, entirely modern design as well as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. Our review of Nova 2 will reveal whether you should go for it.
Huawei Nova 2 Display
Lots of about Huawei Nova 2 is monotonous, including its display. A 5-inch LYPS IPS LCD which is well-supported by 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, looks decent just like any other Xiaomi device. The display is sharp with an exquisite colour reproduction, brightness, and sunlight legibility. In short, there’s nothing to complain about. In fact, the display has better colour depth than Huawei Nova, though that’s visible on side-by-side comparison only.
Huawei Nova 2 Camera
The cheeky use of Xiaomi’s camera design here Nova 2 gets Xiaomi eyeballs, but what really matters is absolutely the quality. And yes, Huawei has improved its overall camera quality over its predecessor and brings a dual 12MP + 8MP rear sensors – supported by LED and PDAF. There is a solid 20MP camera on the front which takes better selfies as compared to Huawei Nova. Details aren’t very high, though images aren’t unduly softened either. It’s not as good as Apple and Samsung but it’s not shabby either.
Huawei Nova 2 Performance
The brain behind Huawei Nova 2 is HiSilicon Kirin 659 which is paired with a whopping 4GB of RAM, whereas mali-T830 MP2 GPU manages a graphical department quite well. As a result, it clocks up numbers on benchmarks, pulling ahead of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 quite easily. In terms of numbers, the performance boost over the cheaper variant is 25% above – which is a lot by nowadays standards.
Huawei Nova 2 Storage and OS
The Nova 2 lands in a single variant in terms of storage – 64GB - ready to accommodate your loads and loads of files and data with ease. Not only this, the onboard memory is expandable further up to 256GB via microSD card. Hence you can keep all the necessary files easily in a safe location and access them latterly with complete peace of mind.
As far as its software factor is concerned, Huawei Nova 2 runs on outdated Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with no defined timeline of an upgrade.
Huawei Nova 2 Price
The Huawei Nova 2 Price in Australia starts from AU$318 to AU$398, whereas its elder brother Huawei Nova 2 Plus 128GB set you back around AU$537. These prices are valid in all major Australian cities i.e. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more.
Huawei Nova 2 Battery
To give users enough freedom all day long, Huawei Nova 2 is equipped with 2950mAh non-removable battery and a fingerprint reader on its back. The capacity, however, seems to a bit low as compared to most recently released devices but efficient enough to give users enough juice under casual use. Most interestingly, a fast charging feature is available to get it charged fully within a couple of minutes.