Huawei and the Nova family have always tried to make some of the features of its flagship products available to young users at a reasonable price tag. The Chinese are following the same path with the Nova 9 series; The product, the base model of which has just entered the Iranian market and with features such as a glass body, OLED display and Snapdragon 778G chip, is a direct competitor to devices such as the Galaxy A52s and Xiaomi 11 Lite.
In the following, stay tuned to Zomit for a closer look at the Huawei Nova 9 mid-range phone. Zomit will soon publish a specialized text and video review of this smartphone.
Box opening Nova 9
A closer look at Nova 9
Design and display
Although we are on the side of mid-range products, the Nova 9 delivers some of the flagship gadgets thanks to its glass body and curved display; However, the plastic frame of the phone slightly reduces the quality of this feeling. The Nova 9 is available in blue, black, green and purple, with at least a glossy black finish that easily absorbs fingerprints and grease.
Nova 9 with dimensions of 7.8 x 73.7 x 160 mm fits well in the hand and with its light weight of 175 grams, it does not cause wrist fatigue in continuous use. The Huawei midrange features a 6.5-inch display with narrow bezels that see no distraction except for a small hole in the middle of the top edge.
Nova 9 display is one of its important features. The smartphone uses an OLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and supports HDR10 content, and according to Huawei, thanks to the display of one billion colors, it also has full coverage of the vast color space of the DCI P3. At first glance, the display produces eye-catching colors; But to know its exact performance, be sure to wait for the Nova 9 review in Zomit.
Software, hardware and batteries
Currently, Nova 9 uses Android 11 operating system with EMUI 12 user interface. As expected, there are no Google services, and applications must rely on Huawei’s own mobile services (HMS) for better service. Huawei says the Nova 9 will be updated to HarmonyOS 2.0 in the future.
At first glance, EMUI 12 has attractive visual effects and offers many features for those who are not deeply dependent on Google services. Stay tuned for an in-depth EMUI text and video review at Zomit for complete information on Huawei’s operating system and user interface.
The Nova 9, like products like the Galaxy A52s, is powered by a 6-nanometer chip with a Snapdragon 778G mid-range; Of course, with the difference that the Chinese intermediary uses a 4G module instead of a 5G modem. Nova 9 with its intermediate chip brings desirable and psychological performance in general applications. Huawei is available in two models with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage.
Huawei’s powerful midrange provides the power it needs with a not-so-bulky 4300 mAh battery. We still can not make an accurate judgment of the charge of the Nova 9; But we can definitely say that one of its main features is its very fast charger. While competitors use 25- or 33-watt chargers, Huawei claims that the Nova 9 with its 66-watt charger only takes 38 minutes to fully charge.
Huawei gives a lot of maneuvers on the capabilities of the Nova 9 camera. The Chinese media uses a combination of a 50-megapixel main camera with an f / 1.9 lens, an 8-megapixel ultraviolet camera with an f / 2.2 lens, a macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth gauge as the rear camera; It also takes selfies with a 32-megapixel camera.
The Chinese say the main camera’s 50-megapixel sensor uses a RYYB color filter and absorbs up to 40% more light than sensors equipped with a conventional RGGB filter; A subject on paper that eventually leads to brighter photos in the dark of night.
With the Nova 9 camera, Huawei focuses on features such as 4K video recording with the main and selfie camera, simultaneous recording with the rear and front camera, intelligent image stabilization (based on artificial intelligence), and realistic photo capture; Of course, we will soon find out the accuracy of Huawei’s claims in a review of the Nova 9.
The Nova 9 is an efficient mid-range device that offers attractive features on paper such as an OLED display, a glass body, a 66-watt fast charge and a powerful camera; But it remains to be seen whether its performance in the real world is satisfactory enough that we can outperform its Korean and Chinese rivals.