Huawei is recognised for manufacturing quality smartphones regardless of their prices. The Nova 2 is one such device, offering an impressive specs sheet despite having an affordable price tag. If you are looking for a reliable smartphone but you are having a tight budget, the Nova 2 is one that you should consider for the value it provides.
Design and Build Quality
You can be forgiven if you mistake the Nova 2 for an iPhone 7 at first glance. It has a stylish aluminium case that gives the smartphone a sleek and premium look that is beyond what you expect from a smartphone in its price range. The Nova 2 is a lightweight and compact smartphone that is only 6.9mm thick and weighs 143 grams. The smartphone also has a fingerprint sensor on the rear that can be easily reached with the index finger.
The Huawei Nova 2 features a 5-inch LTPS display with Full HD resolution. The display has 443ppi and provides vivid images for day-to-day use. Colour reproduction and viewing angles are also impressive for a mid-range smartphone. The screen is also bright enough for the smartphone to be used outdoors under the sunlight without affecting legibility.
Although the Nova 2 is a mid-range smartphone, it sports dual cameras at the rear comprising of a 12MP and 8MP setup. The cameras enable users to zoom in 2x with no real loss of quality. The cameras can take sharp and detailed photos without the colours being oversaturated. Up front, the smartphone houses a 20MP selfie shooter which should make selfie lovers happy.
The Nova 2 is equipped with an octa-core Kirin 659 CPU that is paired with 4GB RAM, which enables the smartphone to run Android Nougat smoothly even with Huawei’s EMUI skin and many pre-installed apps. The smartphone also comes with a Mali-T830 GPU matches well with the 1080p display which enables the Nova 2 to handle most games without lagging. Out of the box, the smartphone has 64GB worth of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD.