Huawei Nova 8i Specs, Price, and Best Deals

Huawei Nova 8i
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The Huawei Nova 8i is a new budget smartphone that was announced in Malaysia. The phone’s quick specification includes 66W fast charging, 64MP Quad Cameras, and an Edgeless display.

Where to Buy Huawei Nova 8i

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It is the affordable version of the Nova 8 series with a price tag of RM1299(~$312) for the sole 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.


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Huawei Nova 8i Key Specs & Features

  • 6.67 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2376 pixels (~391 ppi)
  • Android 10, EMUI 11
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
  • 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory
  • 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fast Charging 66W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 4300 mAh Battery

Huawei Nova8i

Design and Display

The Huawei Nova 8i comes with a modern body that is wrapped with glass. The device’s premium material and curved edges give it a nice and attractive look. It also maintains a smooth panel with a cycle cameras setup and an LED flash. It measures 161.9 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm in dimension and weighs 190 grams.

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The Nova 8i parades an alluring chassis that offers a 6.67-inch Edgeless LCD. The screen punch-hole produces an FHD+(2376 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The “Edgeless design” gives it a unique look which is all thanks to its super-thin bezels. It also features a 180Hz touch sampling rate for a smoother touch response while gaming.

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Cameras

As for the camera setup, the Huawei Nova 8i is blessed with a rear holding a quad-camera system. The camera starts with a 64MP primary lens with an f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and lastly a 2MP macro unit.

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The front side boasts a 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The main camera features LED flash, Panorama, HDR, and 1080p videos.

Hardware and Software

The Huawei Nova 8i packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset based on an 11nm process node with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 4×2.0 GHz. It has Adreno 610 GPU and is powered by EMUI 11 with an Android 10 OS but no Google Play Services. The SOC is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

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Battery and Network

The Huawei Nova 8i houses a 4,300mAh battery with a 66W fast charging support. The company claims that the phone can go from 0% to 100% in 38 minutes.

The connectivity options includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz/ 5GHZ support. You will also get an mm headphone jack for music needs and a Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

There are special Huawei-only features like Huawei MeeTime, which is a video chatting application from Huawei. The handset also has Photo Safe Sharing and Huawei AppGallery support for installing Apps since there is no Google Play Store support.

Huawei Nova 8i Price and Availability

The Huawei Nova 8i will sell for $312 and will be available in Blue, Moonlight Silver, and Starry Black color variants.

In Nigeria, the smartphone will cost 128,000 Naira, about 1,900 Ghs in Ghana, and 35,000 Ksh in Kenya.

Huawei Nova 8i Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Nova 8i:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10, EMUI 11, no Google Play Services
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm), Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, Starry Black
  • Dimension: 161.9 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 190 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.67 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2376 pixels (~391 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 17mm (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Quad Cameras, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, f/2.0, (wide)

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable Battery
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  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 66W, 60% in 17 min, 100% in 38 min (advertised)
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Nova 8i Specs, Price, and Best Deals was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: July 13th, 2021

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