Complete review of Nova 8i

Complete review of Nova 8i

On 7th July 2021, the Huawei Nova 8i was announced officially. One of Huawei’s brands will offer most of the options. And amid the portfolio of smartphones series of nova are on focus which will give those required features at suitable prices.

The back of the Huawei Nova 8i looks fancier as compared to the previous year’s Nova 7i. One of the drawbacks is that it has a body of glossy plastic that attracts fingers So it is best to cover it with a silicon cover. In the front view is a clear screen with a clean design. To users, a fundamental set of features is intended to be delivered by the simplest device Nova 8i.

Specification of Nova 8i:

  • Dimensions of Huawei nova 8i are161.9 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm (6.37 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight is 190g
  • The display is a 7.67-inch IPS LCD
  • The battery is non-removable and 4300mAh, with a 66W power supply for fast charging, and in 17 min 60%, and in 38 min 100% charged
  • The features of the device are Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 chipset, RAM of 8GB, and storage of 128GB
  • Some colors are interstellar blue, starry black, and moonlight silver
  • The user interface of the camera’s software is very simple and easy. Front cameras are of 16MP and rear cameras are 64MP (main lens) + 8MP (ultra-wide-angle lens) + 2MP (depth lens) + 2MP (macro lens)
  • Has enough  performance to handle many daily tasks
  • There is no Google Play Store but there are plenty of apps in the Huawei Apps gallery


The size of the screen is 6.67 inches and the Full IPS HD screen will give at an elevated rate of 60Hz the best video quality. The resolution of the screen is FHD+ 2376 x 1080 pixels. As a standard rectangle, this resolution was measured.

Memory and Hardware

Single SIM memory is 6GB +128 GB including both RAM and ROM. For dual SIM memory is 8GB +128 GB including both RAM and ROM. And because of the confinements in CPU processing power, the actual space becomes less for users. 

The hardware of Nova 8i achieves 


Connectivities include WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz. Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C USB as well a 3.5 mm ear jack. Has GPS service. No radio in this device.


Some sensors in Nova 8i include a gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, compass, gravity sensors as well and ambient light sensors.


  • The quality of the camera is impressive.
  • The battery is huge.
  • Convenient customization of the Operating system of Android 10. EMUI 11.
  • The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side.


  • The Video recording feature is lacking.
  • A secondary storage slot is missing here.
  • Considered a poor approach for gaming.
  • There are no services on Google play.

Concluding remarks

If you are in search of a smartphone with a better camera performance and technology of charging with good battery life then the Huawei Nova 8i is recommended for purchasing. 

But when you are after hardware performance then this smartphone will lack this feature. This has quite vibrant colors. The hardware of the smartphone nova 8i achieves a chipset of decent 11mm Snapdragon 662 that doesn’t show a record of best performance.

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