As previously mentioned, Huawei had launched the Nova 2i smartphone in Malaysia last 26 September.

The phone which comes with a 5.93-inch 2160 x 1080 IPS display called Huawei FullView display, is Huawei’s own move into the trend of having a bezel-free smartphone though the upper and lower chins of the Huawei Nova 2i are still there, albeit being smaller than most of its other models.

According to the specifications, the Nova 2i has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and comes with 16MP + 2MP rear cameras.

Up-front, there’s a 13MP + 2MP front-facing dual camera as well, making it among the few, if not the only phone with four cameras that I know of so far.

To juice up the Nova 2i, a 3,340mAh battery powers the EMUI 5.1, an operating system based on the Android 7.0 Nougat.  3,340mAh isn’t that big, but I believe the EMUI 5.1 has optimized power drain, hence able to have the phone operational for at least half a day on normal use.

 

Physically, the Huawei Nove 2i is quite a looker to be honest, but then, I am a sucker for bezel-free, or almost bazel-free smartphones, so perhaps my views can’t be trusted when it comes to looks.

Huawei Nova 2i colours
Huawei Nova 2i colours

However, I love how the rear of the Nova 2i looks, and how the back camera is nicely placed in the center of the phone, instead of at the sides like the Ulefone T1 I reviewed previously as cameras at the side tend to make photo taking difficult, and a smartphone tends to be used a lot for that.

In case you were wondering, the Nova 2i has an aluminium uni body, and it does look pretty premium despite that.  Black to me stands out the most.

I can’t say more about the performance of the phone because I’ve yet to test it, but I am hopeful that a recent contact with a Huawei rep will enable me to test the phone.

Anyway, if you are keen to buy the Huawei Nova 2i, the retail price is RM1,299, which is not bad for a quad camera smartphone with 4GB RM and 64GB storage. – phonesentral.com