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Huawei Nova 2 lite Review. GREAT Dual Camera Phone with BIG Screen for LESS?

One of the highlights of the Nova 2 lite is its BIG and beautiful looking 5.99-inch screen with HD 18:9 screen aspect ratio, tiny side bezels, and minimal top and bottom bezels.

However, if you are coming from high resolution screens, chances are you’ll notice the drop in sharpness. But, even if it is in HD 1440 x 720 resolution or 269 ppi only, the screen of this handset has acceptable details with no visible pixels on naked eye for the price. over, it has close to accurate colors for an affordable smartphone. For us, colors considered punchy enough and has good contrast. Blacks are also decent for an IPS panel. Viewing angles are also nice overall. It can even go pretty bright to make legible enough for outdoor use.

However, under direct noon time sunlight rays, you’ll have a hard time reading text messages and viewing your screen in general.

Huawei also ensured that it has an accurate light sensor for auto brightness, color temperature correction, and eye comfort mode found on the display settings.

over, you may also adjust the home screen style (with or without app drawer), apps that will support the full screen 18:9 display, and text size.

It even has a Smart resolution mode that automatically lowers the screen resolution to help save power.

Audio Quality

The Nova 2 lite has a single speaker found below the phone. It isn’t the loudest and bassiest speaker on a phone for the price, but for us it is still considered as good in quality. Details are clean and crisp enough. It has respectable audio quality for watching videos and music listening. It still has distortion and grain on max loudness (like nearly all smartphones), but it won’t be that noticeable unless you listen to it closely. Our only gripe is it isn’t that loud for outdoor use in a noisy environment. Huawei failed to specify the exact DAC they used (if there’s any) on this phone. Fortunately, the audio output through your portable small headphones or in-ear monitors is GREAT. It was able to properly drive my favorite on-the-go IEM (in-ear monitors) with ease. My UiiSii Hi905 with dual drivers only needed at least 60 percent of loudness to make it shine. As a result, we were treated with a balanced yet full sound with puncy and accurate bass, really good clarity and separation, well extended highs, and wide enough soundstage. The other highlight of this phone are its dual microphones. It is simply great for calls. It can also record audio in stereo quality with less noise than the competition. It’s my new regular live companion due to its good microphones.

Battery Life

The Nova 2 lite has 3,000mAh battery to light-up its big 5.99-inch display. For the screen size, the battery capacity is isn’t enough on paper. In our test, battery life is decent, but it is far from stellar like the similarly priced Huawei Y7 Prime.

It scored 8 hours and 30 minutes in our PC Mark work battery life test. We recorded a total screen on time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. In real life heavy usage, it was able to last a bit over 9 hours. Our actual heavy usage include: using the 4G LTE all the time, Wi-Fi hotspot mode at times, browsing social media apps, taking photos frequently, taking calls, and playing games occiassionally. It also the the usual Huawei battery optimizations and power saving modes found on the settings. Charging time is not the fastest around. We needed at least 2 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the phone from 0 percent using our adaptive (separately sold) 2.4A USB charger. Huawei should have added Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech since its chipset has support for it.


It highlights a 13MP f/2.2 primary snapper paired with a 2MP f/2.0 depth sensor at the back. Huawei has also added PDAF for faster and more accurate FOCUS and an LED flash for close lowlight shots. Moving to the modes, it has Huawei’s usual camera interface with 7-level bokeh (wide aperture mode), 10-level face beauty mode, HDR, panorama, different filters, and the downloadable food mode. Huawei still don’t have a shortcut button for the HDR mode though. Weirdly and unfortunately, the Nova 2 lite has no pro camera mode. In the past, even the likes of the of the lower-end GR3 2017 and Y6II has the pro camera mode. The pro camera mode is for those who want to use their own settings in taking shots and those who likes lowlight photography and light trails. Hopefully, Huawei can seed an OTA update that will bring back their well-loved signature pro camera mode.

Checking its quality, the Nova 2 lite has one of the fastest autofocus at this price point. Taking close-up photos (around 3 inch near) in well-lit conditions is breeze as well. Shutter speed and photo saving time is FAST. As expected, daylight shots are impressive. Most of the time, it has plenty of details. It has better tahn average color reproduction and accuracy too. It is considered as punchy without oversaturation. However, there are times where it’ll produce underexposed shots even in daylight. Fortunately details are still sharp. It can easily be corrected via Snapseed. The bokeh (wide-aperture) mode shoots photos at 8MP with narrower field of view. But, it is better than what we saw with the older affordable Huawei phones in the past. If you know how to use the camera properly, it can create decent looking bokeh shots with clean edges. It is simply a fun mode to have. Indoor shots are respectable with decent dynamic range. Dim lighting snaps and outdoor night shots has noticable grain and visible loss of details and even colors. But, it is still considered as decent for a sub PHP 10K device.

Rear Camera Samples

For selfies, it has an 8MP f/2.0 bright snapper with Smart Selfie Toning Flash which allows the phone to automatically adjust the brightness of the flash for natural looking selfies in lowlight. It still has the 10-level beauty mode and the usual filters.
It has speedy face detection, but has no autofocus. Shutter speed is fast enough though to avoid blurry selfies.

In terms of picture quality, selfies has good details and has respectable color reproduction. It is also one of the better selfie cameras at this price point.

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But there are times where it’ll overexpose your selfies in very bright lighting conditions. The face beauty mode can also over beautify you at level 4 and above. Lowlight selfies are respectable for the price. The flash is as good as advertised.

Selfie Camera Samples

For videos, the Nova 2 lite can shoot with up to 1080p and 30 fps. Color reproduction is nearly as good as stills. Autofocus is speedy and quite accurate for the price. It doesn’t have any stabilization, but overall video shooting quality is still considered as good for the price. For selfies, it can shoot up to 1080p 30 fps with respectable performance. You may also take beautifed videos with 720p in quality. Focus won’t be just as great as the primary camera.


Interestingly, Huawei used the ageing Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor with Adreno 505 GPU for the Nova 2 lite. While it is still decent in overall performance for the price, it would have been better if they used the newer gen Snapdragon 435 with more signal bands found on the older Huawei Y7 Prime.

Fortunately, Huawei coupled it with ample 3GB RAM for multitasking and 32GB of expandable storage via dedicated microSD card slot.

Gaming performance is also respectable. It can run most of the popular titles nicely at medium settings like Mobile Legends. NBA 2K18 will lag at high settings, but it is playable at all medium settings. The other highlight of the Nova 2 lite is it is one of the very few (yet) to boot with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box at this price point. As expected, Huawei coupled it with their own underrated EMUI 8.0 skin with tons of customizations and features. It has no app drawer by default, but you can choose the app drawer mode in the settings. It also has minimal bloats and most of them are uninstallable. Icons are also clean looking and it has several themes to choose from. The useful phone manager is still there for optimizations, but the health mode is nowhere to be found. It also has an FM Radio function if you will plug your headphones or earphones on the 3.5 mm female port.

One of the best feature of this phone is it has both the fingerprint scanner at the back and a face unlock option. Both the fingerprint scanner and face unlock are speedy and reliable.

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The rest of the telephony experience is great. As expected, the Nova 2 lite has strong and stable Wi-Fi and LTE signal reception. Bluetooth works, GPS is useful, and it has OTG support.

However, it has no gyroscope sensor for VR use. Hopefully, Huawei will add that important sensor on their future affordable devices.

Pros. Good looking design (especially for the glossy blue variant), respectable performance, good dual cameras with improved bokeh mode, selfie camera has softlight flash, dual microphone, fingerprint scanner face unlock


The Huawei Nova 2 lite is the phone to get for those are in need of a beautiful looking smartphone great back and front cameras under PHP 10K. This device even has big near bezel-less screen, nice microphone quality, Android 8.0 Oreo OS out of the box, and respectable performance in general. It will face strong competition from the other brands as they are stepping up their game in this price point, but it will hold its own against them due to its great design and cameras. Build / Design. 4 Display. 4 Audio. 4 Battery. 3.75 Camera. 4.25 Performance. 4 Average. 4 / 5

Huawei nova 11 series released – a very practical mobile phone

The Huawei nova 11 series was officially released today and this series has three versions including the Huawei nova 11, nova 11 Pro and the first new addition to the series, the nova 11 Ultra. This new series focuses on the portrait camera. At the system level, the Huawei nova 11 series is equipped with HarmonyOS 3. This further enhances user privacy security. Through pure mode 3.0, privacy center, security center, picture privacy protection, and AI privacy protection, application permission access and device security status are more transparent and controllable. Huawei claims that the data protection is simpler and more secure.

Huawei nova 11 Pro

From the launch info, the nova 11 Pro comes with a new front binocular stereo vision imaging system. It uses a 60MP tracking FOCUS dual camera with 100-degree ultra-wide-angle, 1/2.61-inch outsole, and supports 4K ultra-clear image quality. Of course, the resolution is excellent and it is very sensitive. In addition, there is another 8MP portrait close-up lens that supports up to 5x digital zoom. This brings an excellent portrait close-up experience that best matches the natural feeling of the human eye.

At the same time, nova 11 Pro also uses a pixel-level virtualization engine. It can deeply adjust and process the images captured by the two front lenses, making the shooting works more layered. For low-light scenes, Huawei nova 11 Pro also has a killer feature – portrait low – light enhancement tech. This tech can improve the overall brightness and dynamic range of the picture. It also presents richer image details, a more realistic colour reproduction, and improve low-light clarity.

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Not only that, nova 11 Pro uses an algorithm to process the highlights and shadows of the picture. This makes the transition between light and dark areas on the face more natural. Also, the contrast between light and dark areas has layers. In terms of the skin beautification effect, while retaining the details of skin texture, it can effectively remove facial blemishes, making the image more natural and the face more refined.

nova 11 Pro core specs

In terms of core specs, Huawei nova 11 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch 120Hz brand-new colour ring screen. This is the first Display Turbo colour display. It also supports Harmony ecological colour management which record and display the colourful world in a richer and more accurate format.

In terms of battery life, the nova 11 Pro uses a 100W super fast charging and Turbo 2.0 charging mode. When charging with the screen off, it can be charged to 60% in 10 minutes and fully charged in 20 minutes. At the same time, the nova 11 Pro also has the fastest charging experience, in 15 minutes, t can get up to 50%. In order to cope with the emergency situation of mobile phone power, nova 11 Pro supports emergency mode. With this mode, when the battery is as low as 2%, users can talk for 20 minutes, scan the code 8 times, and stand by for 4 hours.

Huawei nova 11 Ultra

Today, Huawei released its first “Ultra” model in the Huawei nova 11 series launch event. As nova’s first ultra-large model, the positioning of Huawei nova 11 Ultra has been significantly upgraded. It comes with features that are reserved for the Huawei P and Mate series such as the two-way Beidou satellite communication, Kunlun glass, etc. The appearance of the new device is much better in terms of design and texture. It has two plain leather versions – green and black. The design of the superstar ring on the rear camera has also been further upgraded. The company also put in a little work on the metallic texture.


This mobile phone comes with a 6.78-inch 120Hz brand-new full-colour ring screen with dual – punch holes. This screen supports 1440Hz PWM high-frequency dimming and Kunlun glass. This is the first time that Huawei’s nova series adopts Kunlun glass. Through the enhanced implantation of composite ions, billions of nanocrystals are grown, which greatly improves the toughness of the glass. The drop resistance of the whole device is enhanced by 10 times. It has won the world’s first “Swiss SGS five-star glass”.

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On the front, this device has a dual camera setup. It comes with a 60MP super wide-angle lens and 8MP portrait lens, which support up to 5x digital zoom. It also supports XD Portait portrait engine and achieves a DSLR-level photo experience. This includes 0.7X portrait group photo, 1X selfie, 2X texture portrait shooting, 5X makeup close-up and other features.

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The rear camera adopts a 50MP ultra-variable camera system. The series comes with a ten-speed variable aperture for the first time. The best aperture is adapted in the Smart mode, and the professional mode supports manual adjustment. The F1.4 ultra-large aperture increases the amount of light entering to 65% (compared to F/1.8). When shooting night scenes, the amount of light entering is more sufficient, and the depth of field is also shallower, making the blur effect more natural. The F4.0 ultra-small aperture depth expansion has been increased to 236% (compared to F/1.8). With the blessing of the XD Portrait portrait engine, it can achieve a super blur effect. This is comparable to professional SLRs, and the algorithm effect is significantly better than that of ordinary mobile phones. powerful.


Huawei nova 11 Ultra comes with a 100W super fast charging and Turbo 2.0 charging mode. When charging with the screen off, it can be charged to 60% in 10 minutes and fully charged in 20 minutes. This device also supports emergency mode. At a 2% low battery, users can talk for 20 minutes, scan the code 8 times, brighten the code 23 times, and stand by for 4 hours.


Communication is one of the biggest highlights of this mobile phone. The Huawei nova 11 Ultrauses Harmony Smart Communication, which supports four-network collaboration. This means it supports a main card cellular, secondary card cellular, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, and Wi-Fi 5GHz. This allows users to maintain a smooth and efficient online experience at all times.

Satellite communication

Huawei officially announced that the Huawei nova 11 Ultra will be the first product in the nova series to use a two-way Beidou satellite message function. The addition of two-way satellite messages not only supports the sending of messages but also supports message replies.

When the user is in a desert and tough area, in a place where there is no ground network signal coverage, this device can come through. It will be very useful in areas of distress, disasters and other tight scenarios. There are reports that the Beidou satellite tech on Huawei phones is a high-orbit satellite with a distance of up to 36,000 kilometres. However, Huawei did not expand the antenna. Instead, it improved the communication experience through high-gain algorithms and new communication protocols. This solves the need for the feature to consume so much power and other technical difficulties.

Huawei nova 11 series price

The standard version of this device comes with a 2499 yuan (364) starting price for the 128GB model. Other models and their are

  • 256GB model goes for 2799 yuan (407)
  • 256GB Kunlun glass version sells at 2999 yuan (437)
  • 512GB Kunlun glass version sells for 3399 yuan (495)

For this standard model, the four colours are white, black, gold and green

The Huawei nova 11 Pro has three models. These models and their are

  • 256GB version sells for 3499 yuan (509)
  • 256GB Kunlun glass version sell at 3699 yuan (538)
  • 512GB Kunlun glass version goes for 3999 yuan (582)

For this Pro model, the four colours are white, black, gold and green

This time, Huawei also adds a new Huawei nova 11 Ultra, a new flagship model. This device is more powerful in its camera specs and supports two-way satellite communication. This model has only one version, a 512GB Kunlun glass version which sells for 4499 yuan (655). The available colour options are green and black.

The pre-sale of the above price will start on April 17, and it will be sold on all channels on April 26. There will be multiple discounts for the first launch, including video, audio, Cloud space, etc., and you can get them by opening “My Huawei APP”.

Huawei Nova 2 Lite Review

Huawei instantly went to the spotlight when they launched the Nova 2i. During its time, the Nova 2i was able to offer better value for the money than its competitors from OPPO and Vivo, which is the primary reason why it became a crowd favorite.

Now, the company has launched another smartphone in the budget-friendly market. This is the Huawei Nova 2 Lite — a cheaper alternative to the Nova 2i.

The Nova 2 Lite clearly has large shoes to fill in the lower price segment. Does it have what it takes to take on its competitors? Let’s all figure that out in our full review of the Huawei Nova 2 Lite.

Huawei Nova 2 Lite Specs

Design and Build Quality

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite is one good-looking device. Right from the first look, we already fell in love with its 5.99-inch FullView screen. The display takes up almost all the entire space on the front, resulting in an impressive screen-to-body ratio.

Things get more exciting when you flip it to its back. This handset has a shiny metal, almost glass-like back surface. But judging by how it feels and weighs, I do suspect that it is only made it plastic.

However, the use of plastic is actually acceptable. First, we can only get so much in the build department for this price. Also, using plastic in lieu of metal or glass made the device lightweight and easy to hold in the hands. One thing I don’t like about it is the fingerprint and smudge magnet rear panel.

Thanks to its ultra-thin bezels, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite feels really compact despite its 5.99-inch screen. This is one of the perks of having an 18:9 aspect ratio display. Having smaller bezels means that the screen can maximize the space, resulting in a bigger display size without a noticeable increase in the overall footprint.

For a quick tour, we have the said 5.99-inch FHD IPS display right on the front. On top of that are the LED notification indicator, the 8-megapixel front camera, earpiece and the toning flash. At the bottom, there’s only the Huawei logo.

At the left side, there’s the dual SIM tray with a dedicated microSD card slot, while at the right is the volume controls and the lock/power switch. The buttons aren’t the most satisfying thing to press due to its plastic construction but they are still pretty tactile.

The top of the Huawei Nova 2 Lite is empty while the bottom houses the 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port, and speakers. The speaker drivers aren’t the best-sounding of all. But for the price, it is really good. The volume is still audible in a large room, there’s a good balance, and no noticeable distortion at max volumes.

At the back, there’s the dual-camera setup in a horizontal orientation. Sitting right next to it is the dual-tone flash. The trio is situated in one panel with a tiny camera bump covering it. The fingerprint scanner is located right in the middle just within reach of the index finger.


The FOCUS on smartphone designs has shifted on the display. Since the emergence of 18:9 screens, the devices’ aesthetics is now being judged by how large the displays are, and how thin are the bezels.

With that, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite uses a 5.99-inch IPS 18:9 panel with an HD resolution of 1440 x 720 pixel resolution, and a relatively high 76.3% screen-to-body ratio.

The side bezels on this handset are really impressive. There are just enough of them on the sides to protect the screen from accidental drops, while the bottom has just enough space to house the brand logo. The top has the front camera and the other hardware.

The taller aspect ratio also provides a more immersive feeling when playing games. Plus, the extra space provides room for on-screen controls without blocking the actual field-of-view of the game.

Additionally, the screen gives a theater-like vibe when watching videos. However, since most videos are shot on 16:9, especially those on YouTube, it’s left with tiny black bars on the side.

Quality-wise, this screen panel does deliver. Although for this size, a Full HD resolution would have been more fitting. But for the price, we can’t really complain.

Sharpness isn’t really the Huawei Nova 2 Lite’s strongest suit. However, the decent colors and contrast brought by the IPS panel were able to make up for it. The viewing angles are also acceptable and the screen brightness goes high enough to make it usable outdoors.

Performance and Hardware

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite is rigged with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB of RAM, Adreno 505 GPU, and 32GB of internal storage that can go up to 256GB.

The performance does feel smooth at first, especially when you’re just browsing the interface. However, you can feel it struggling when you launch an app like. Instagram, or Google Chrome.

Flicking through the news feed feels a little slow and a little jittery. Some apps also launch at a slow rate.

On the other hand, games do run a little better on this phone. I tested the new PUBG Mobile and it ran acceptably well. Although it automatically set the graphics settings to low, it was still playable. Those who want a good gaming experience should definitely look somewhere as the Huawei Nova 2 Lite won’t cut it.

There were frame drops, and the elements in the environment take a few moments to render. But still, judging by the 3 kills I managed to accomplish, consumers can still have a good time playing on this thing.

Overall, the performance of the Huawei Nova 2 Lite is just average. But with the other things that this device offers, it’s processing prowess isn’t going to make or break the deal that much.


The Huawei Nova 2 Lite, just like its older brother, comes with both facial recognition and a fingerprint scanner. Both can be activated together to provide a more secure way of unlocking the device.

The fingerprint scanner sits conveniently at the back, just right in the middle to be within reach of your index finger. You can store 5 different fingerprints in case you have someone you want to share the device with.

Since fingerprint authentication has been present in mobile devices for quite some time now, we expect it to work as it should by now. That’s the case with the Nova 2 Lite. It can unlock the device within a millisecond, and it can correctly recognize my prints approximately 90% of the time.

On the other hand, the Face unlocks feature of the Huawei Nova 2 Lite works really well. It can accurately detect my face even more than a foot away. This means that users won’t have to awkwardly put the device up against your face.

The feature also works surprisingly well in a pitch black room. The screen beams enough backlight in your face, so the front camera can see the face even from complete darkness. But unlike the fingerprint scanner, it can only store one face data at a time.

Sofware and User Interface

Just like their other smartphones, including the flagship Huawei Mate 10, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite runs on the dated Android 8.0 Oreo with a layer of Huawei’s own EMUI 8.0 interface.

EMUI is slightly far from the stock Android look but the company did try its best to maintain the streamlined feel.

The quick-actions drop-down menu has its own look, the settings menu also had a facelift. Huawei organized it really well, with a search bar on top for easy access, just like what Google intended to do.

Huawei also removed the App drawer, so all your applications are scattered around the home screen. Each native apps icons were also redesigned based on Huawei’s specifications.

The interface has learned a few neat tricks. For one, you can use two apps at once via the split screen mode. Although it only works on a few numbers of apps.

You can also take a screenshot on the Huawei Nova 2 Lite by swiping your three fingers on the screen. Scroll screenshot is also available for long web pages. There’s also flip the phone to mute incoming calls, double tap to wake, and mini screen view for one-handed usage.

Huawei was also able to hold themselves from installing bloatware on this device. The company only preloaded it with apps that are not available from Google. This means that there’s only one camera apps, gallery, and what not.

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One of the Nova 2i’s highlight features is its cameras. Well, four cameras to be exact. And Huawei will be using that same strength on the Nova 2 lite – sans the extra sensor on the front.

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It can take decent selfies, but the images that we took look a little soft. The colors look a little washed out as well. But with a few minor edits, it is still worth sharing online.

The face beauty feature of the Huawei Nova 2 Lite also works well. It can intelligently remove blemishes and pimples. Although the overall picture may look even softer because of the adjustments made by the camera software.

Huawei also added a front-facing flash, or as what they call it, a “selfie toning” flash. It does provide ample light to provide decent exposure even in the low-light environments, unlike the harsh lighting provided by the conventional flash.

Moving on, flipping the device around reveals the 13-megapixel primary camera and an extra 2-megapixel sensor for the Bokeh mode effect.

Thanks to the additional camera, the device can provide a pretty believable depth-of-field effect. It does give a cool look to your photos, or if you just want to blur out any distractions from the background.

But even without the 2-megapixel camera, the 13-megapixel sensor can take decent shots all by itself. It can capture incredible details, although both the colors and contrast might need a little tuning after the shot was taken.

It can also snap acceptable pictures in low-light scenarios, but they appear a little soft and grainy.

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite’s camera is not something to brag about. But for the smartphone division that it’s on, it’s pretty much on par with everybody else.


The Huawei Nova 2 Lite comes with all the necessary hardware for connectivity. Both the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas worked well during my testing. I was able to connect to our home and office network without any hiccups.

The Bluetooth connection was also able to play seamlessly with our wireless soundbar and my personal Bluetooth headset.

over, the 4G LTE connection was pretty fast and reliable. Although do note that its speed would still vary depending on your location.

On the downside, the Nova 2 Lite still uses microUSB, instead of the Type-C implementation found on their flagship devices. We would have preferred it to be more future proof, but it’s still good news for users who have a lot of microUSB cables lying around.


The Huawei Nova 2 Lite is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery out of the box. That’s pretty much the standard capacity you can get from a device of this caliber.

Performance wise, the battery also delivered good longevity. This means that you’d also be charging this every night like what you’d do in most smartphones today.

After running PCMark’s battery test (Wi-Fi Off, screen brightness and volume set to 50%) the Nova 2 Lite had a screen-on time of 7 hours and 9 minutes.

So, how does this translate into a real-world scenario? Well, if you use the device a lot – say you play games and stream videos through 4G LTE from time to time – then there’s a chance that you might need to plug in a charger before the day even ends.

But if you’re a really casual user who just browses the web occasionally, sending SMS and calls, then you can end a day with still around 10% to 15% left on the charge.


Thanks to the attention already brought in by the Nova 2i, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite already has a stage to stand on. Huawei has a pretty good reputation in the Philippines, so the Huawei Nova 2 Lite surely benefits from it.

However, there’s more to this device than its name. And just like its older sibling, the Nova 2 Lite really has something to offer on the table that will allow it to stand on its own feet.

For starters, the Nova 2 Lite’s flashy and eye-catching design is probably one of the most good-looking in its category. Huawei steered away from the usual muted metal look that its competitors have and went on a completely different route.

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite also has decent hardware to back up its gorgeous looks. Its 5.99-inch screen, despite only having an HD resolution, provides enough room for users to enjoy all the media and games, while also providing excellent aesthetics with the help of its ultra-thin bezels.

The processor, despite not being the most capable, can provide an acceptable user experience together with its fairly new operating system. Although we’re still expecting Huawei to deliver performance optimization updates for this device to make it run smoother.

Lastly, the front and back cameras are quite good. They provide Instagram-worthy pictures, which is probably all the consumers need in this day and age.

Overall, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite is one of the best devices you can get in the sub-Php10k price category. It has its own share of flaws but it was able to make up for it with its exceptional features.

Pricing and availability of Huawei Nova 2 Lite

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite has a retail price of Php9,990 and it’s available in Huawei stores and retailers in the Philippines. If you want to get this device, make sure to grab one quickly as Huawei will be throwing away a free Bluetooth speaker worth Php1,999 until April 30.

But if the Nova 2 Lite is not your cup of tea, you can check out other devices that are in the sub-Php10k category. There’s the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, the Zenfone Max Plus from Asus, Galaxy J7 Core from Samsung, and A83 from OPPO.


Huawei Consumer Business Group has unveiled the latest Huawei nova 2 lite, a trendy new smartphone that boasts performance and affordability. Designed and engineered for fun and outgoing personalities, the Huawei nova 2 lite features an 8-megapixel (MP) front camera with selfie toning flash, as well as a dual-lens rear camera. The Huawei nova 2 lite will be making its debut at the IT Show on 15 March 2018 and will be available in Black at S298. Huawei nova 2 lite (Blue) will be available from end-March 2018.

Double the Cameras, for a Greater Photography Experience

The Huawei nova 2 lite brings pictures to life with its 13MP2MP dual rear camera, accompanied by a stunning wide aperture that allows users to control the amount of light entering the camera lens. The 13MP camera is predominantly used to take photos while the 2MP camera offers a Bokeh effect with up to 7 aperture levels to choose from. The Huawei nova 2 lite also allows users to refocus photos after capturing them.

The front of the Huawei nova 2 lite features an impressive 8MP camera with advanced selfie toning flash, which automatically detects the light on someone’s face and intelligently adjusts the brightness for a natural-looking selfie. This means that the flash can produce flattering soft light under low-light or even pitch black conditions.

Both front and rear cameras support different Augmented Reality modes; giving users the option of altering their backgrounds, donning on cute outfits or even turning themselves into various cosplay characters. These features certainly make photography even more fun.

Capture Priceless Memories, Without Breaking the Bank

While the Huawei nova 2 lite may be the entry-level smartphone in the Nova series, it certainly does not compromise on performance. The Huawei nova 2 lite offers an impressive 5.99-inch Huawei FullView Display and has the largest screen-to-body ratio in its class. This means that the stunning 18:9 aspect ratio delivers a truly immersive widescreen viewing experience for all. The 8MP front camera with selfie toning flash will entice even the most camera-shy individual to embrace his or her selfie-taking impulses, allowing anyone to take Instagram-worthy selfies, day or night. It also comes preloaded with EMUI 8.0 for a seamless and more intelligent user experience.

Intelligence Runs in the Family

The Huawei nova 2 lite introduces Face Unlock – a high-precision facial recognition technology that is powered by an AI algorithm to automatically detect up to 1,024 points on the human face and perform high-accuracy mapping. This neat feature lets users unlock their screens in less than 900 milliseconds using facial recognition. The Huawei nova 2 lite also has a party trick for singing enthusiasts – Karaoke Mode. This feature enables users to hear their own voice when singing into the microphone on their headsets, akin to being in a recording studio.


The Huawei nova 2 lite comes with a 2-year local warranty and is available for sale from 15 March 2018 at the following retail locations:

  • IT SHOW 2018: Booths 8139 8205
  • All Huawei Concept Stores
  • Telcos: M1, Singtel and StarHub Stores Island-wide
  • E-commerce: and
  • All Major Consumer Electronic Stores (Best Denki, Courts, Harvey Norman and Sprint Cass) and all Huawei Authorised Resellers