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.
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
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…
|Specifications||Huawei nova 2 Plus||Apple iPhone 7 Plus|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 + EMUI 5.1||Apple iOS 10|
|Display||5.5" IPS display|
- 1080 x 1920 pixels
- 400 ppi pixel density
|5.5" IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels
- 401 ppi pixel density
|System Platform||HiSilicon Kirin 659||Apple A10 Fusion|
|Processor||4 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 Processor||ARM Mali-T830 MP2||PowerVR GT7600 Plus|
|Memory||4 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 / 128 GB internal flash storage|
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
|32 / 128 / 256 GB internal flash storage|
|Front Camera||20 MP sensor||7 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens|
|Main Camera||12 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
|Connectivity||WiFi : 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)|
Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX
|WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
|GPS||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS|
|Water Resistance||No||Yes, IP67|
|Battery||3,340 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)||2,900 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)|
|Launch Price||RM 1,999 / ~US$ 475 (128 GB)||RM 4,299 / ~US$ 1,025 (128 GB)|
Yes, I Want To Buy The nova 2 Plus!
- Lowest prices for the Huawei nova 2 Plus on Amazon
- Lowest prices for the Huawei nova 2 Plus on Lazada