The Huawei Nova 7i is a rebranded Nova 6 SE which was released in China on December 2019. It is coming to Malaysia with a different moniker which is the Nova 7i, and due to the issues Huawei had with the US, it won’t be coming with any Google apps. Let’s talk about the Huawei Nova 7i specs.

Huawei Nova 7i Key Specs & Features

  • 6.4-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 2310 pixels (398 ppi)
  • Android 10.0; EMUI 10
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 810
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Built-in Storage, up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 48MP + 8MP +2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Camera
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side)
  • 4200 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
  • 40W fast charging

Design & Display

The Nova 7i is a premium looking smartphone, especially with that camera structure that looks like the one on the iPhone 11 series. It’s back and frame are made from plastic. The smartphone is light weight, it weighs about 183 grams.

Looking at the rear of the device, you can see that it is indeed a rebranded Nova 6 SE, everything looks same. The camera structure looks quite attractive and it has a single led flash underneath it. There is a Huawei inscription at the button half of the phone.

The back looks quite reflective and there is four colour options to choose from which includes Black, Emerald Green, Light Pink and Light Blue. The dimension of the phone which is about 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm makes it easy to hold and will also fit quite comfortably in your pocket.

Huawei Nova 7i specificications

At the right side of the phone, you get a volume rockers and a side mounted fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader also doubles up as a power button. The left side houses a hybrid SIM slots for a single nano SIM and an SD card or a dual Nano SIMS without an SD card. Ofcourse, that’s what a hybrid SIM is all about.

Taking a look at the front, you are greeted with that nice punch hole display, which is a home for the selfie camera. The bezels on this phone are quite slim and the display blends in well with the frame. It measures a 6.4inch with a Full HD+ resolution.

That is a 1080 by 2310 pixels. It has a ppi of 398 which means color reproduction on the screen will be quite impressive. The slimness of the chin and bezels made it to achieve an aspect ratio of 83.5%. The display uses an LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with up to 16M colors.

There is no gorilla glass protection on this phone, so it is advisable to handle it with care or better still get a screen guard from this reliable retail store online at a cheap rate, click here to get it. Let’s move on to the hardware and software aspect of the phone.

Hardware & Software

When it comes to the hardware and software, the Huawei Nova 7i features an Octa core Hisilicon Kirin 810 chipset, which has a speed of 2.27GHz. It runs on the latest Google’s operating system which is Android 10 and it is based on the latest EMUI 10.

For graphics or gaming, there is a Mali-G52 MP6 responsible for it. You get a whopping 8GB of RAM and a huge 128GB of internal storage. With this huge storage capacity, one can’t expect to extend it but Huawei did. You can still expand the storage up to 256GB.

Camera & Battery

In terms of camera, this smartphone comes with a quad rear camera setup which includes a 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP dedicated macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

Taking a look at the front, there is a 16MP camera for selfies or video calls with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera shoots 4k videos at 30fps as well as 1080p videos at 30fps. The selfie camera however shoots only 1080p videos at 30fps.

There is a single led flash at the rear to support your night photography but the front camera doesn’t come with an led flash, rather it makes us of the screen flash. That is, the screen turns bright white and then capture. I don’t think this is a deal breaker nowadays.

Battery wise, you get a slightly bigger 4200mAh battery capacity on this phone and you can top it up quickly since it supports a whopping 40W fast charging. Huawei claimed that this 40W charger can take this guy from zero to 70% under 30mintues, quite impressive.

Connectivity options includes Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0»Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Wi-Fi 802.11 and a 4G LTE. It also has a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm head jack at the bottom left corner of the smartphone.

Huawei Nova 7i Price in Nigeria & Availablity

The Huawei Nova 7i price in Nigeria starts from N115,000 which converts to $320 and it’s Availablity in Nigeria is not yet confirmed but we guess it might be available soon.

Note: This price listed here is what the smartphone is priced abroad and not in Nigeria. It might be priced at this amount if it arrives in Nigeria but there is a huge possibility that the price will change if it arrives in Nigeria. Just take this price as a pinch of salt for now.

Thoughts on Huawei Nova 7i

Well, this smartphone is priced at 320 USD which is not bad in anyway considering it’s impressive specificications. The Nova 7i is a good phone to get, it has a quad camera set-up at the rear featuring all the sensors we have in a smartphone.

Another thing i like is the 40W fast charging that will be topping a big 4200mAh battery. Like i said above, it can take this guy from 0% to 70% under 30mins which is quite impressive. Also, the 4200mAh battery on this phone is sure to last at least a full day.

The processing power on this phone is fast. It’s a whopping 7nm Hisilicon Kirin 810 chip paired with a huge 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. All in all, i will rate this device 90% out of 100. Over to you, what do you think about the Nova 7i? Let me know in the comments.

Huawei Nova 7i - Full Specifications

 NETWORK
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
4GLTE (unspecified)
5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 400/75 Mbps
LAUNCH
Announced2020, January
BODY
Dimensions159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm (6.27 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)
BuildGlass front, plastic back, plastic frame
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY
TypeLTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.4 inches, 101.4 cm2 (~83.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2310 pixels (~398 ppi density)
Protection
PLATFORM
OSAndroid 10.0; EMUI 10
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2x2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x1.88 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MP6
MEMORY
Card slotNM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
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RAM/ROM128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1
MAIN CAMERA
Quad48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), dedicated macro camera
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA
Single16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMS
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
Radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY
SizeNon-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 40W
MISC
ColorsBlack, Emerald Green, Light Pink/Blue
Models
PriceAbout 300 EUR / $320 / N115k

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