OMG, the Mid-Range King is back!!! Say hello to the HUAWEI nova 8i! Its main features include a 64MP quad-camera and 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge Technology that enables super fun performance and experience, especially for Gen-Zers!
I always look forward to every new nova release each year. Why? Personally, I think it’s not just about the devices but has a lot to do about that fresh and hip nova branding… You see, it ain’t just another mid-range smartphone, but a lifestyle that makes the whole experience distinct.
I had my 1st every nova series experience in 2017 with the nova 2i, but since the release of its first model in 2016 in China, Huawei’s nova series smartphones have been well-known for their combination of chic design and advanced camera technologies. A brand that speaks to the younger generation who want a fresh design.
What is nova anyway?
The word “nova” in Latin means “new star. The Huawei nova brand is also derived from the word inNOVAtion, marking the nova series as a youthful, chic, and innovative product line offering cutting-edge Huawei capabilities. Positioned as a flagship smartphone for Gen-Zers with innovation and trendy elements, the nova brand constantly brings fresh new inNOVAtions that inspire not only Gen-Zers but Gen-Zers at heart.
The nova is not just another piece of tech, it is chic and stylish in every way. It’s something you’d want to flex to friends. A certified trendsetter’s accessory to complement outfits and as an expression of their uniqueness and individuality. No wonder this is such a hit to Gen-Zers.
Fast forward to 2021 to the nova 8i…
Like with every HUAWEI creation, it gets better and better each year. The nova still proves itself as a flagship device for the younger generation through the use of stylish gradients, premium materials such as glass and metal, and ergonomic construction, every Nova phone exudes a trendy aesthetic bursting with color and personality.
And for 2021, HUAWEI unleashes yet another mid-range beast: the nova 8 series with the nova 8 and nova 8i loaded with super specs making it a super smartphone! Let’s check out how super it is:
But wait, before we dive into the details, here are the nova 8i’s TOP features
- 64MP AI Quad Camera
- 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge (the world’s 1st smartphone that supports 66W supercharge at its price range)
- 6.67” HUAWEI Edgeless Display
- 4300mAh Big Battery
- 128GB Big Storage
- HUAWEI AppGallery
The nova 8i delivers a Super Design and Super Display experience.
1st, it comes with an ultra-slim, compact, and perfectly proportioned body that is sleeker and thinner that resembles the beautiful design of the P-Series DNA (fyi, HUAWEI’s P-Series is their flagship series with optics co-engineered with Leica). The rear camera isn’t bulky as it is seamlessly embedded into the rear panel. Its exquisite 4D curvature design makes the nova 8i feel great to hold in the hand. To match its sleek design, HUAWEI nova 8i comes with a slim, side-mounted fingerprint power key and supports Huawei’s second-generation fingerprint sensor technology.
HUAWEI nova 8i is available in three color variants: Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, and Starry Black, catering to users’ individual preferences.
For better screen display, the nova 8i features a 6.67” HUAWEI Edgeless Display with ultra-narrow bezels at the top, left and right sides. It boasts of having a superb screen-to-body ratio of 94.72% so users can fully immerse themselves while consuming content. Furthermore, the 6.67” FHD+ screen has a resolution of 2376 x 1080 resolution and wide DCI-P3 color gamut that renders rich vibrant colors in fine detail for that superb visual experience.
Of course, like all other HUAWEI devices, the nova 8i is also eye-friendly with an Eye Comfort feature that has passed the TUV Rheinland low blue light certification. With this, Gen-Zers need not worry about their precious eyes even if they spend extra hours editing their content for TikTok.
Super Camera with 64MP Quad-camera
The nova 8i delivers captivating camera capabilities through its 64MP AI quad camera setup with intelligent features, best suited for Gen-Zers who love creating content for social media. The quad-camera setup includes a 64MP Main camera, an8MP Ultra-wide angle camera. A 2MP Depth Camera and another 2MP Macro Camera to help content creators capture all possible scenarios in crystal clear detail.
Oh, by the way, the nova 8i also has a BIG 1. 1/7” CMOS SENSOR that is bigger than its competitors.
With all these super camera features, there’s no doubt that the nova 8 series is currently the best photography and videography smartphone for the young generation.
Here are some samples photos
You may also use the built-in HDR Portrait and AI Beauty 5.1 feature to create professional-quality portraits.
Aside from the super camera features mentioned above, video creators will definitely love the TWS Video Voice Remote Recording feature because this enables them to record audio using their HUAWEI Freebuds Pro, Freebuds 3, and even Freebuds 4!
Oh and let’s not forget the DUAL-VIEW VIDEO too where you can record both from the front and rear camera at the same time.
Super Fun with 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge
Of course, HUAWEI always guarantees Super fun performance and experience with every nova device. So what makes the nova 8i super fun to use?
Hmmm remember the 6.67” FHD+ HUAWEI Edgeless Display mentioned earlier? It supports a 180Hz touch sampling rate so users can enjoy thoroughly responsive touch feedback and immersive visual view during games. HUAWEI nova 8i also adopted the optimized Full-scene Antenna setup featuring seven antennas around the body. Therefore, HUAWEI nova 8i can sustain a strong network connection even when it is being held horizontally.
When the battery is running low, don’t worry coz you can easily use the 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge to give to safely fully power it in as fast as 38 minutes! One of the main highlights of the nova 8i is that it’s the world’s 1st smartphone that supports 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge at its price range! Yep, a mid-range monster with a flagship charger. Safe charging + Longer Battery Life = Better Gaming experience and seamless lifestyle. Sounds super fun to have right?
Also with the Game Assistant setup, you can indulge yourself fully in the game without interruptions. Just quickly tap and open the message in the floating window without exiting the game. Messaging apps such as Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram are supported.
For video calls, you can use HUAWEI MeeTime to enjoy super clear FHD video calls with fellow HUAWEI smartphone users.
HUAWEI nova 8 and nova 8i will come pre-installed with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace that offers a wealth of quality apps to users. As an avid HUAWEI user, I’m glad to say that the AppGallery has greatly improved since last year as I can almost use all the other apps that I need for my lifestyle. Users can now efficiently use ZOOM and even Grab app as they now have Petal Maps (which I find super accurate).
Visit the AppGallery Community here: https://consumer.huawei.com/ph/community/details/topicId_142857/
Currently, there are over 1.4 million registered Huawei Developers worldwide no wonder developments have been really fast. Of course, HUAWEI cares about its consumers so their goal is to make AppGallery the best possible app marketplace that is tailored to Huawei’s device users.
Yep, I’ve tried and tested them over the weekend and a lot of top apps are now usable on Huawei smartphones. And if in case the app you’re looking for is not on AppGallery yet, you may find them via Petal Search Widget. It’s really that easy!
So far, here are the popular local apps that I was able to download:
In the AppGallery: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Viber, GCash, Grab (Yup! It’s usable now with Petal Maps), Food Panda, Lazada, Shopee, TikTok, Twitter, Mobile Legends
In the Petal Search Widget: Netflix, Lalamove, Zoom, Spotify
From the browser: YouTube
GMAIL: I synced with their Email App
Top Apps for Gen-Z Creators
If you’re a Gen-Z creator and would like to maximize the creative capabilities of your nova 8i, I highly suggest you check out the ff apps:
Soc Med: TikTok, Kumu, Lyka, Snapchat, Lomotif
Photo Editing: Snapseed, Canva, Instasize, Adobe Lightroom
Video/ Stories Editing: InShot, Filmora Go, CapCut, mojo, Inspiry, Story Lab
With all these super features, the nova 8 series is truly a mid-level performance monster that students, yuppies, fellow creators, and gamers will find it hard to resist.
The SRP of the nova 8i is priced at only P13,999!! GET FREE GIFTS worth P7,926 if you order today until Aug 14!!
You may purchase from any of the links below…
- online Huawei Store: https://tinyurl.com/
- nova 8i on Shopee: https://tinyurl.com/
- nova 8i on Lazada: https://tinyurl.com/
- nova 8 on Shopee: https://tinyurl.com/
- nova 8 on Lazada: https://tinyurl.com/