Travel Gadgets: Huawei Nova 2i Review

Huawei Nova 2i Cameras

Travel Gadgets: Huawei Nova 2i Review

The recently released Huawei Nova 2i is groundbreaking. The quadruple camera has never been seen before in other major phone brands, and the overall sleek design and a huge 5.9-inch screen is nothing short of marvelous.

Despite this, the new model, like all gadgets, has its own shortcomings, which I will mention briefly below. However, there are more things to like than dislike about Nova 2i. The following are some of the things I adore about the new Huawei Nova 2i:

FullView, Full Screen, Full Experience

What I like about Nova 2i, and about most Huawei phones, actually, is that they can produce upsized phones without making them too bulky. I have seen Huawei P10 and the other phones in the Mate series, and they all possess the quality of being comfortably—and perfectly—large enough.

Huawei Nova 2i Huge screen
Huawei Nova 2i Huge screen

The Nova 2i is an excellent successor to all of the previously released Huawei phones in this year and the previous one. The 83% screen to body ratio, which is one of the most distinct features of this phone, is known as the FullView Display. This is undeniably my favorite part of this phone.

Above Average Battery

The 3,340mAh Li-Ion battery of Nova 2i is above average, but is sadly not as excellent as the battery life of other brands. This is one disadvantage that Nova 2i has. However, if you are a light to moderate smartphone user, who uses a phone for occasional calling, messaging, or web surfing, a fully-charged Nova 2i can last up to 48 hours, and the battery might not be an issue. On the other hand, for gaming, extended data or LTE usage, and video viewing, the battery can last up to a day at most, and you might need to bring a powerbank with you.

Huawei Nova 2i Cameras
Huawei Nova 2i Cameras

The Cameras

Huawei Nova 2i is the pioneering phone model with two rear cameras and another two at the front, which are collectively called the QuadCamera feature. The 16 MP rear camera and the 13 MP front camera are each paired with 2 MP lens. This unique design uses the additional two 2 MP sensor lens in both sides of the phone to give more depth to photos. The famous bokeh effect is also possible with these lens.

Besides the QuadCamera, the internal controls of the cameras are really neat. The Pro Mode option gives a more personalized, more professional look to your shots, and the other features, like the audio note, watermark, and timelapse (480p) are very handy.

Huawei Nova 2i HD large Screen
Huawei Nova 2i HD large Screen

Amazing Price

Prior to the official release of Huawei Nova 2i in the Philippine market last October 21, many gadget junkies and tech enthusiasts predicted that the phone would be priced at around Php 15k to Php 20k. The FullView Display, QuadCamera, and all of the other advanced features that the tech company teased during Nova 2i’s campaign led to that conclusion. Amazingly, however, Nova 2i is priced at just Php 14,990!

Should You Buy It?

Can you say no to: FullView Display, QuadCamera, HiSilicon Kirin 659 2.36 GHz octa-core processor, 4 Gb RAM, 64 Gb internal storage + 256 Gb external storage, lightweight, and 2.5D Curved Glass Display, for the price of just less than Php 15k? I bet you can’t.

Huawei Nova 2i Review
Huawei Nova 2i Review

Even if you are not a traveler, Huawei Nova 2i is a very great deal. You can get your own from any Huawei Experience Stores.

Learn more about this device and other Huawei products at and by following their Instagram via @HuaweiMobilePH.

Also Read Travel Gadget: Huawei Nova 2i is Now Available in the Philippines

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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