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Huawei Nova 2 Lite First Impressions

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The Huawei Nova 2 Lite is the new addition to the Nova family of Huawei.

The Nova 2 lite is actually one of the most affordable smartphone from Huawei with the new trend of having an 18:9 aspect ratio. Not only that, it is also equip with dual rear cameras, 32GB of ROM with dedicated microSD card slot, 3GB of RAM, Android Oreo with the latest EMUI 8.0, and a 3,000mAh battery.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE / DESIGN

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The unit that we have comes in a glossy blue color. Seeing phones with this kind of coating makes them more premium to look specially on a price-point of sub-P10k budget.

Compared to the Nova 2i, the Nova 2 lite’s body is made of plastic. It also has nice round corners and edges which makes the device very comfortable to hold.

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On its upper front panel, it has a single camera, earpiece, and a soft LED flash.

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The volume rockers and the power button are located on the right side.

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On the left side is where the triple-slot microSD card and dual SIM card tray located.

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The bottom part houses the 3.5mm headphone jack port, micro-USB port, a microphone, and the speaker grills.

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At the back, its has the dual-camera setup, LED flash, microphone, and the fingerprint scanner.

DISPLAY

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Having an 18:9 aspect ratio display is one of the hottest trend right now and we are very happy to see it on devices under P10k budget. Its resolution of 1440 x 720 also manage to deliver acceptable viewing experience.

SOFTWARE AND UI

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We are a little bit surprise to see phones below the sub-P10K budget like the Nova 2 lite to run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with the latest EMUI 8.0. This means that users can also enjoy features like split-screen and three-finger screenshot for faster and smoother experience.

The device also support Easy Unlock features by allowing the user to use the dedicated fingerprint scanner at the back or use the face unlock feature of the phone.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The Nova 2 lite is a good phone for the price. It has these trendy features like having an 18:9 aspect ratio display, dual rear cameras, thin bezels, and the latest version of Android and UMUI. In case you didn’t know, this device doesn’t have a Manual Mode on its camera, it means that this phone is for people who taking pictures on-the-go and upload them immediately on their social media. Aside from the specifications mentioned above, the Nova 2 lite is actually one of the most affordable mid-range smartphone you can find in the Philippine market today.

Huawei Nova 2 Lite Specs

  • 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 display, 2.5D curved glass, 1440 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi
  • Snapdragon 430, 1.4GHz 64-bit Octa-core processor
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 32GB expandable via dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.0 rear cameras w/ PDAF and LED flash
  • 8MP f/2.0 front camera w/ softlight LED flash
  • Android 8.0 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.0
  • Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, sound, magnetic
  • 4G LTE w/ VoLTE, Dual SIM
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Php9,990

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