Review of Huawei Nova 8i, large screen, thin bezel, 6.67 inches wide, focusing on 64MP AI camera and 66W fast charging

In 2021, smartphones from the Huawei brand are relatively quiet in the Thai market. which is expected to return to focus on the market Again with the HarmonyOS operating system, they recently sent Huawei Nova 8i Which is also a smartphone operating system EMUI 11 based on Android 10, which is distinguished by a 6.67-inch wide screen, focusing on using the camera with 4 AI rear cameras, a maximum resolution of 64MP and also has a 4,300mAh battery. Support fast charging up to 66W

appearanceLook & Design

The size of the machine Huawei Nova 8i It is 161.85×74.7×8.58 millimeters and weighs 190 grams. It is considered a size that is not too small, not too big. also able to use

IPS-LCD display screen, 6.67 inches wide, FHD + resolution (2376×1080 pixels), uses a large hole punch screen design.

above the display screen In the cleft there is a front camera with a resolution of 16MP and although it is a large cleft, there is only one front camera lens.

below the display screen There are no operation buttons.

left side of the machine There are no buttons to use as well.

right side of the machine You will find basic buttons. The long button is the volume up and down button, and the small button is the power button. It is also a fingerprint scanner.

upper part of the machine On the left is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, next to the middle is an audio speaker for conversations. and right is a microphone hole

Under the machine on the far right is an audio speaker. Next in the middle is a USB Type-C port, later on the right is a microphone hole. and SIM card tray slot The tray is a support for Nano SIM 2 channels.

Turning to the back cover of the machine is considered Huawei Nova 8i The camera is arranged nicely. using circular modules Inside, there are four rear cameras, consisting of a 64MP main lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth lens and a 2MP macro lens. There’s also a flash light in the top left corner of the back cover.

specification of Huawei Nova 8i

  • Body size: 161.85×74.7×8.58 mm
  • Weight : 190 grams
  • Display screen: IPS-LCD, 6.67 inches wide, FHD + resolution (2376×1080 pixels), hole punch design
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Octa-Core
  • RAM : 8GB
  • ROM : 128GB
  • Operating system: EMUI 11 based on Android 10
  • 4 rear cameras with flash lights
    – Main lens, 64MP resolution, f / 1.9 aperture
    – Ultra-Wide lens, 8MP resolution, f2.4 aperture
    – Depth lens, resolution 2MP, aperture f / 2.4
    – Macro lens, 2MP resolution, f / 2.4 aperture
  • Front camera, 16MP resolution, f / 2.0 aperture
  • Network: 4G LTE, supports 2 Nano SIM slots
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, Channels
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port
  • Security system: Scan the fingerprint on the side of the device, scan the face
  • Battery: 4,300mAh, supports 66W fast charging

operating system
Although Huawei has its own operating system HarmonyOS, but for Huawei Nova 8i Still using EMUI 11 based on Android 10 and not being installed with GMS, making services will be HMS (Huawei Mobile Service) instead, with AppGallery for downloading apps and Petel Maps to view maps, etc.

home screen
in the home screen It will be the version of EMUI, focusing on simplicity, ease of use, and all apps will be on the main screen, but users can customize it further. Whether it’s icon styles, themes, change the background. or change apps All go in drawer form. which can be customized at Settings > Home screen & wallpaper

screen edge stand and split screen
The screen edge can be opened by swiping the edge of the screen left or right and holding down. In which there will be various applications that can be activated immediately. without having to return to the home screen again which in the tray can also choose to put applications as well The pedestal edge of the screen There will be a split-screen application, which includes both split screen and pop-up.

dark mode
When dark mode is enabled The system will change the background to black. and use white letters This will help to use in low light to be more comfortable on the eyes. can be activated at Settings > Display & Brightness > Dark Mode.

when Huawei Nova 8i Not installed services such as GMS, so there is no Google Play Store, which downloads various applications will have to rely on services like HMS instead, with AppGallery for downloading applications to use in the device. If the desired app is not available in AppGallery, it can be downloaded as an .apk file and installed by itself (except Google apps).

Speed ​​test and display of the machine

  • AnTuTu Benchmark speed performance test results: 193,995 points
  • Geekbench 5 overall performance test results Single-Core: 309 points and Multi-Core: 1291 points
  • Graphics test results with 3D MARK (Wild Life): 375 points
  • Multitouch screen inspection results up to 10 points

Test the sensor with the Android Sensor Box program. The sensor was found as follows.

  • Accelerometer Sensor measures the acceleration due to inclination.
  • Light Sensor detects light
  • Proximity Sensor turns off the screen automatically while talking to your ear.
  • Gyroscope Sensor to measure balance
  • Sound Sensor measures the sound level.
  • Magnetic Sensor measures the intensity of the magnetic field.

interesting pointSpecial & Features

Big screen, thin edges, looks beautiful.
Huawei Nova 8i Comes with a 6.67-inch wide display screen with FHD + resolution, making viewing content through the screen well But the standout will be on the edge of the screen, the thinnest Huawei Edgeless Display, which has a screen-to-body ratio of up to 94.7%, making the screen look exceptionally beautiful.

basic use
specification of Huawei Nova 8i that have been obtained will focus on the basic use as the main With the power of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 has 8GB + 128GB of RAM + ROM, which uses such as Social networking, chatting, watching movies, or listening to music can be done smoothly without any problems. In addition, the entertainment side also supports 3.5 mm headphones, making it easy to find headphones to use as well.

test game
frankly Huawei Nova 8i It is not a smartphone with severe specifications that can be used to play heavy games because it uses only the power of Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, which from the test can be used to play games like PUBG Mobile, but is a good level of graphics. and use a high frame rate to be able to play at a certain level The other game is LOL Wild Rift, it is recommended to adjust the frame rate to 30fps, it is considered to be able to play at a fair level. but will get a bad picture and the movement is not as smooth as 60fps

fingerprint scanner and scan the face
in the security system Huawei Nova 8i There will be 2 types of applications available: fingerprint scanning. and face scanning Both of which work fast. and very accurate where the fingerprint scanner is located on the power button on the side of the device Can recognize up to 5 fingerprints.

Support fast charging 66W
Huawei Nova 8i It will come with a 4,300mAh battery, which is considered a size that is enough for basic use in 1 day, but the highlight is really cool. will be at the fast charging system Which will support the charging system up to 66W Huawei SuperCharge takes only 40 minutes to charge, from 0% to 100%, comfortably.

Using the camera
the prominence of Huawei Nova 8i will be in the use of this camera at all Especially the rear camera, which is fully equipped with 4 lenses, consisting of a 64MP main lens, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth lens and 2MP macro lens, all working with AI for customization. automatically beautiful pictures There is also a 16MP front-facing camera with AI-powered beauty mode for confident selfies.

normal photography
Normal photography is excellent. With the main lens with a resolution of up to 64MP, the images taken with high resolution. and when working with the AI ​​system to automatically adjust the scene The more the picture is more beautiful. And all came out beautifully easily. Just press the shutter one button.

wide angle photography
In wide-angle mode, an 8MP Ultra-Wide lens is available, which opens up to a wide angle of 120 degrees, which helps to capture wider images. Unfortunately, it can’t be used with night mode.

Super Night Shot night mode
Night mode Super Night Shot is considered another mode that works well with AI, where the system will reduce noise and reveal beautiful colors at night.

portrait mode
in portrait mode Huawei Nova 8i The depth lens will help to blur the background. which has a fairly smooth blur But for the front camera without a depth lens, the software will be used to blur instead. which may not be as smooth as using the rear camera

Macro mode
Macro mode is used from the rear camera. And helps to take pictures at close distances as well, which the system will focus on close with beautiful details

photo from front camera
Taking pictures from the front camera or taking a selfie will get a 16MP front camera in use with more confidence With a beautiful face customization system from AI, which can be adjusted up to 10 levels

price and distribution
Huawei nova 8i Available in two colors: Moonlight Silver and Starry Black. Available for sale at a price of 9,990 baht. with free HUAWEI Travel Gift Box, HUAWEI Mini Speaker and HUAWEI Band 4e Total value 3,579 baht when purchased between 14 July 2021 to 22 July 2021

It can be owned at the HUAWEI Experience Store and participating retailers. including participating online channels such as HUAWEI Online Store, Shopee and Lazada


Thank you : Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Call 0-2654-3622

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