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March 10, 2020

The Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink: Cute and Sophisticated

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Review Ruth dela Cruz

The Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Lifestyle Philippine Review, Price and Sample Photos

I always go for the classic and minimal look when choosing a gadget. But I didn't imagine I would fall for something so cute yet sleek that is the new Huawei Nova 7i.

I got an awesome opportunity to receive the new Huawei Nova 7i which is one of the most anticipated products from Huawei. What makes it different from the rest of the Huawei phones and other smartphones (aside from its multi-colored back cover), is that it is one of the first smartphones that is powered independently via the Huawei AppGallery.   



Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review

Unboxing Huawei Nova 7i

The Huawei Nova 7i comes with phone unit, USB charger, adaptor, earphones, SIM unlock pin, and cover.

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review

Here's the quick look at the Huawei Nova 7i specs:

6.4-inch display, FHD+ 2310 x 1080 resolution
Kirin 810
8GB RAM
128GB storage
Expandable up to 256GB via NM card
48MP + 8MP  + 2MP + 2MP quad-rear cameras
16MP hole-punch front camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE
WiFi
Bluetooth 5.0
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
3.5mm headphone jack
USB Type-C
4,200mAh with 40W fast charging support
159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
183g
Sakura Pink, Midnight Black, Crush Green


Huawei Nova 7i Design

Unboxing the Huawei Nova 7i, the first thing that I notice about this "flagship lite" handset is its dainty color. I got the Sakura Pink which has a subtle ombre color - still looking sleek and sophisticated. I am not the first person to pick out pink but this one really got me. 

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review

Equipped with a 6.4-inch Punch FullView Display, the Huawei Nova 7i delivers a smooth user experience - be it by watching videos, taking photos or just by simply using the phone. Watching video is made more immersive with the slim bezels that result in the incredible 90.6% screen-to-body ratio, delivering a near borderless experience. 

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review


One of its distinct features is the  48MP quad-camera at the back which produces true-to-life images that produced really quality photos (even at night!). While the 16MP front camera hidden underneath the front display lets you capture your best self (acne scars included)!

Huawei Nova 7i Unique Features

Kirin 810 Powered Phone 

Huawei Nova 7i is powered by Kirin 810, a high-end 7nm chipset. Its CPU consists of two big custom Cortex-A76 cores and six small Cortex-A55 cores. If this sounded too technical, it simply means it works better and faster compared to Snapdragon. 

4200 mAH Battery + Supercharging in 30 minutes!

The Huawei Nova 7i is packed with large battery juice of 4200 mAH. It is also powered with Huawei SuperCharge support that allows the phone to charge up to 70% in just 30 minutes. This is perfect for those who are always on the go. Certified with TÜV Rheinland, you can fast-charge with peace of mind. 

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review

Dual-SIM 

This is the first time I heard about this design and technology, but this sounds fun and efficient for those who want to manage and compartmentalize their work on their smartphones. Huawei's advanced telecommunications technology supports the Dual SIM Dual Active feature which means the device can answer the calls on 1 SIM, and play online games on the other.  I haven't really tested this feature but it sounds so cool and lit! 


The Quad Camera

There is no denying that Huawei produces smartphones with such impressive cameras. For the Huawei Nova 7i, the 2x2 matrix of four cameras (with different lens and sensor) provides REALLY impressive photos! The cameras are 48MP MAIN CAMERA, 120° ULTRA WIDE ANGLE CAMERA 40 mm MACRO LENS and BOKEH CAMERA,  It allows users to capture wide, clearer or closer photos (with just a few taps on the phone). The photos are sharp and detailed. The camera's high-resolution allows you to easily crop and re-frame images with minimal loss of quality. 

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review

AI Camera

If you love selfies and fun stickers and filters, Huawei Nova 7i is equipped with AI Camera allowing you to take fun photos for your travels and parties. You can even record fun videos with it and edit using the built-in app. 

Huawei AppGallery

The Huawei AppGallery is the official Huawei Android app that you can use to download Android apps.  It comes with full-cycle security and protection, including developer real-name verification and a four-step review process for secure app operation. All apps go through a stringent verification test to prevent developers’ apps from malicious activity. It has an age-rating system to create a safe environment for children, filtering out apps that are not suitable for their age range.

Upon setting up my Huawei Nova 7i, the Huawei AppGallery already provided me with a list of apps that I can download to set up for my phone. 


Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review

As a normal smartphone user, I have numerous apps that I use to make life easier for me - app for email, connectivity, banking, shopping, and productivity. 

I love that I can install and connect to my favorite top apps through the Huawei AppGallery. 

Gmail
PayMaya
GCash
BDO Mobile App
Share It
MS Office
Huawei Health
Lazada
Shopee
Owto 
Philippine Airlines 

For social media and entertainment, there's TikTok, iFlix and numerous games. 


Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review


Although Huawei AppGallery was launched in the previous years, I am hopeful that continuous improvement and changes would allow access to some of our favorite social media apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or, this could be a nice gadget to help us "disconnect" for a while and focus on really important things. 

The Verdict

I am not the type who always go for anything colorful, but the Huawei Nova 7i shaken my preferences in device and design. It is cute yet sophisticated. It is easy to hold - and although the navigation is not the same as my current smartphone, it made it easy to adapt to new functions and features - including the use of the new Huawei AppGallery.

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review

I really LOVE its camera. I am impressed with the quality of the photos that are crisp, detailed and sharp. They are true-to-life, but don't appear "too filtered".  The night mode is amazingly impressive. I think this phone is perfect for those who love good photos but don't always have their "photographer" friend with. 

Huawei Nova 7i Sample Photos

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Sample Photos
Catching Sunset
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Sample Photos
Drinks for Two
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Sample Photos
Coming Waves
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Sample Photos
By the Pool at Night
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Sample Photos
Night Feast
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Sample Photos
Sunset Photo 
(taken using Super Night Mode)
Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Sample Photos
Pizza Party

True to what is expected of a "smart" phone, you simply press the shutter button and the camera adjusts to the lighting condition, especially for night mode. You don't need to worry about adjusting camera settings like ISO, aperture and shutter speed. 

Huawei Nova 7i Sakura Pink Philippines Price Review
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Data is the most important asset in this digital age, and I appreciate Huawei's initiate to create a safe environment such as Huawei AppGallery that protects users' data and information.
I am excited to explore and discover new services that Huawei will announce in the future. 


Customers can place their Huawei Nova 7i pre-orders at Lazada and Shopee for only Php 500 deposit between March 12 to 22, 2020 downpayment period, and pay the remaining amount on March 23 to 24, 2020. Customers who will pre-order will get freebies worth Php 8,669 in total such as Freebuds Light, Band 4e, a small fan and a colorful speaker. Plus, the first 20 customers can enjoy 50% cashback vouchers. 

Lazada: tinyurl.com/v9knvqz

Shopee: tinyurl.com/t7aykz9

What do you guys think of the Huawei Nova 7i?


Check out this unboxing and quick hands on: