Phone Review: Watch out! A Super Nova 2i’s Heading Your Way
Updated: Aug 6, 2018
Remember when slims designs were all the rage? When that burst forth, other mobile companies started to follow suit till it reached the point that it is now the norm. Expected, even. As far as new trends go, however, it seems as though borderless displays is among the latest to hit the tech streets.
If you’ve yet to notice this, then allow me to ease you into it, starting with Huawei’s Nova 2i.
It defines elegance
If there is one feature the Nova 2i has that immediately stands out at a glance, it is its near borderless design and in turn, FullView display. Sleek and sophisticated, the Nova 2i boasts smooth edges and a 5.9 inch display fitted into it. Much like its cousin, the Honor 7x, having it in your grasp can be likened to having a cinematic experience in your very hand. Aesthetic-wise, that is pretty sweet.
As largely visual creatures, the idea of pushing borders is an extremely welcome one.
Sharp, gorgeous graphics
By now, Huawei’s reputation with graphic aesthetics precedes itself, and for good reason. One need only take a gander at the Nova 2i to appreciate the clear, sharp graphics that it has been blessed with. In most cases, it is as though you are staring at a painting; unpixellated, bright and certainly not lacking in detail.
You have its 2160 x 1080 resolution to thank for that.
Two pairs of dual cameras
Are you familiar with the feeling of frustration when your smartphone camera produces a not so flattering picture of you? There is a reason for this. Most people in the world view their surroundings with a binocular vision, whereas smartphone cameras are stuck with the one eye they’ve got, and hence have monocular vision. In the simplest terms, this means cameras aren’t able to capture as complete a picture as our own pair of eyes can.
Of course, Huawei recognised and took the initiative to combat this problem. This is where the role of the other halves of the pair of cameras come in; they’re designed to lend more depth to your photographs, therefore enhancing their aesthetic appeal.
Bokeh on the front and back
There is something incredibly attractive about the ever popular Bokeh feature, and for good reason. Focus is given to the object of your desire, and to subtly enhance this trait, the object’s immediate surroundings are softly blurred- often in an artistic, tasteful fashion. What makes the Nova 2i stand out in this aspect is that the Bokeh feature is boasted by both the front and rear cameras. More good news for photography fanatics, I believe.
What makes it an even more persuasive choice is how the Bokeh effect in the Nova 2i trends more so towards the natural side. An added plus.
There is something to be said about the quality of the digital photographs a smartphone camera can produce if there is a watermark feature installed in the device. And when I said watermark, I meant a watermark indicating that the image was snapped by Huawei’s Nova 2i. That is the level of confidence Huawei has in its product; it has pride in how far it has come in the photography field, it is high time even more people know of it.
So if you want to show off your Nova 2i’s photographic capabilities, this is a way to do it. That said, you can also switch off this feature whenever you please.
Fingerprint reader on the rear
This is a common gripe that selfie addicts can relate to: the act of fumbling with your smartphone just so you could safely press the Capture button without accidentally dropping the device. In fact, this isn’t something that only selfie addicts experience- it’s something just about anyone who has even attempted a selfie has gone through.
What a joy it is to discover that this isn’t a problem with the Nova 2i. Ever insightful, Huawei went ahead and rid us of this minor annoyance by shifting the Capture button to the back of the smartphone. This particular piece of tech responds to your fingerprint; all it needs is a lil tap to snap your picture.
While the Nova 2i is without Huawei’s popular fast-charging feature, the 3340mAh non-removable battery it is fitted with is able to hold its own without repeated charges throughout the day. The battery is able to last the entire 8-hour day at work and then some, leaving you with just enough power left over before you can reach for the charger at home. For the majority of us, that is all we need.
Written by Crunch's Melissa Kartini