Huawei Pits The nova 2 Plus Against The iPhone 7 Plus!

The Apple iPhone is the smartphone brand to beat, so it’s not surprising to see Huawei throw their hat into the ring. What’s really surprising though is what they are tossing into the same ring as the iPhone 7 Plus – the Huawei nova 2 Plus.

Seriously. That was not a typo. Huawei is indeed pitting the nova 2 Plus (Amazon | Lazada) against the iPhone 7 Plus. Check out this slide for yourself.

Huawei Pits The nova 2 Plus Against The iPhone 7 Plus!

While anyone can compare any smartphone against the iPhone 7 Plus, we are pretty sure Apple (and iPhone fans) will strongly disagree that the iPhone 7 Plus is a mid-range device.

Even when we compared the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom to the iPhone 7 Plus, we avoided pegging them at the same level. Heck, the price tag alone puts it in the stratosphere…

Let’s take a closer look at the nova 2 Plus, and see why Huawei thinks it’s a worthy challenger to the vaunted iPhone 7 Plus.

 

The Huawei nova 2 Plus

The Huawei nova 2 Plus (Amazon | Lazada) is Huawei’s latest mid-range smartphone with a 20 MP front camera, and a dual-lens main camera. Here are some details on its photographic capabilities.Huawei Pits The nova 2 Plus Against The iPhone 7 Plus!

20 MP Selfie Camera

Its 20 MP front camera boasts 3D facial recognition technology, with Huawei’s own ISP and an intelligent portrait algorithm. Huawei claims to be able to achieve “millimeter-level facial data positioning” to deliver more natural portraits.

Dual-Lens Main Camera

The Huawei nova 2 Plus (Amazon | Lazada) has a dual-lens main camera with a 12 MP wide-angle camera, and an 8 MP zoom camera. The two lenses are designed to work in unison, with the second lens serving as an auxiliary lens when the active lens is shooting.

 

Their Specifications Compared!

Still not convinced? Let’s compare their specifications and see…

SpecificationsHuawei nova 2 PlusApple iPhone 7 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 + EMUI 5.1Apple iOS 10
Display5.5" IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels
- 400 ppi pixel density
5.5" IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels
- 401 ppi pixel density
System PlatformHiSilicon Kirin 659Apple A10 Fusion
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.36 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.7 GHz)
2 x Apple Hurricane cores (2.34 GHz)
2 x Apple Zephyr cores
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T830 MP2PowerVR GT7600 Plus
Memory4 GB RAM3 GB RAM
Storage64 / 128 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
32 / 128 / 256 GB internal flash storage
Front Camera20 MP sensor7 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Main Camera12 MP f/1.8 wide-angle camera
8 MP f/2.4 zoom camera
12 MP f/1.8 wide-angle camera
12 MP f/2.8 zoom camera
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX
USB 2.0
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
USB 2.0
GPSGPS, AGPS, GLONASSGPS, AGPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
NFCNoYes
Water ResistanceNoYes, IP67
Battery3,340 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)2,900 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
Launch PriceRM 1,999 / ~US$ 475 (128 GB)RM 4,299 / ~US$ 1,025 (128 GB)

So what do you think? Is the new Huawei nova 2 Plus (Amazon | Lazada) (priced at just RM 1,999 / US$ 475) a worthy rival to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus (priced at RM 4,299 / ~US$ 1,025)?

 

Yes, I Want To Buy The nova 2 Plus!

Great! Here are some direct purchase links on Amazon and Lazada for your convenience :

 

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