HUAWEI nova 7 SE Preview : Affordable 5G + 64MP Camera!

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HUAWEI just introduced a new 5G smartphone – the nova 7 SE, which comes with a 64 MP quad-camera system.

Join us for our hands-on experience, and find out if the HUAWEI nova 7 SE is the affordable 5G smartphone you have been waiting for!

HUAWEI nova 7 SE Preview : Affordable 5G + 64MP Camera!

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Colour Options

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE will come in three colour options (from left to right) – Space Silver, Crush Green, Midsummer Purple.

HUAWEI nova 7 SE colour options

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Price + Deal!

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE has an official RRP of RM 1,499 / ~US$350 / ~£280 / ~A$513 / S$528. Here are some online purchase options :

Best of all, every purchase comes with these great freebies :

  • HUAWEI Band 4
  • HUAWEI nova 7 SE case
  • 3 months subscription to dimsum
  • 6 months subscription to HUAWEI Book
  • 12 months subscription to HUAWEI Cloud (15 GB)
  • HUAWEI Member Center Rewards worth RM 1,000
  • A chance to win 1 of 3 Proton X70 cars!

 

HUAWEI nova 7 SE : Hands-On Experience!

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G is designed to be an affordable 5G variant of the nova 7i that was launched earlier.

It is powered by the Kirin 820 5G platform, and runs on EMUI 10 with HMS. Our review unit comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

On top of using a faster 5G-capable platform, the SE version comes with an upgraded 64 MP main camera, together with an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor.

On the left side, you will find the SIM + NM card tray. This is a hybrid SIM tray, which supports two nano SIM cards, or one nano SIM card and one NM card.

The NM card is HUAWEI’s proprietary storage card – basically, a nano SIM-sized microSD card.

HUAWEI nova 7 SE left side

The Volume control buttons are on the right side, together with the Power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

The side placement of the fingerprint sensor allows you to unlock the smartphone even when it’s mounted to your car’s dashboard.

HUAWEI nova 7 SE right side

There’s nothing at the top, except for a second microphone port, which is used for noise cancellation.

HUAWEI nova 7 SE top

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, located at the bottom, together with the USB Type C port.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE is powered by a relatively-large 4,000 mAh battery, which can be quickly recharged by its 40 watt fast charger.

 

HUAWEI nova 7 Series : A Quick Comparison

Here is a comparison of the nova 7 SE 5G’s key specifications with the HUAWEI nova 7 5G and nova 7i smartphones.

SpecificationsNova 7 5GNova 7 SE 5GNova 7i
Display Size6.53-inch6.5-inch6.4-inch
Display Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
(403 ppi)
1080 x 2400 pixels
(405 ppi)
1080 x 2310 pixels

(398 ppi)

Operating SystemEMUI 10 with HUAWEI Mobile Services
PlatformKirin 985 5GKirin 820 5GKirin 810
Processor1 x A76 core (2.58 GHz)
3 x A76 cores (2.4 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.84 GHz)
1 x A76 core (2.36 GHz)
3 x A76 cores (2.22 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.84 GHz)
2 x A76 cores (2.27 GHz)
6 x A55 cores (1.88 GHz)
GPUMali-G77 MP8Mali-G57 MP6Mali-G52 MP6
Memory8 GB8 GB8 GB
Internal Storage128 / 256 GB
UFS 3.0
128 / 256 GB
UFS 3.0
128 GB
UFS 2.1
External StorageNoneNM Card (up to 256 GB)NM Card (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera32 MP, f/2.216 MP, f/2.016 MP, f/2.0
Main Cameras64 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP 3X telephoto, f/2.4
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
64 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
2 MP depth, f/2.4
48 MP main, f/1.8
8 MP ultra-wide, f/2.4
2 MP macro, f/2.4
2 MP depth, f/2.4
Connectivity5G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
5G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
4G, Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi-AC
USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint SensorUnder DisplaySide-MountedSide-Mounted
Battery4,000 mAh4,000 mAh4,200 mAh
Charging40 W fast charging40 W fast charging40 W fast charging
Dimensions74.3 mm wide
160.6 mm tall
8.0 mm thick
75 mm wide
162.3 mm tall
8.6 mm thick
76.3 mm wide
159.2 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Weight180 g189 g183 g

 

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