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Huawei Nova 2i Unboxing and First Look

Here’s your first look at the Huawei Nova 2i, which Huawei Philippines have been teasing in the past weeks. Last week, we blogged about the hints, which Huawei have been showing us through the series of GIFs and micro videos they posted on their Facebook page. Embargoes have finally been lifted, and we at Gadget […]


Today, we officially welcome the Huawei Nova 2i to the Philippine market. A device of firsts for the brand, it sports a gorgeous 18:9 FullView display along with something you don’t see very often in other smartphones, four cameras.


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What separates the Nova 2i from most other devices, are its four cameras. 16MP+2MP at the rear, and a 13MP+2MP setup at the front, the 2MP sensor is mainly used for the depth of field (or Bokeh) effect.

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The Nova 2i sports a 5.9-inch display at FHD+ resolution, housed in a 5.5-inch body, giving you more room for content with minimal impact on handling. Under the hood is a Kirin 659 octa-core processor clocked, 4GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage with microSD card support. It runs on EMUI 5.1 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat, and packs a 3,340mAh battery.

The Huawei Nova 2i comes in Black, Blue and Gold variants, and is now available at Huawei concept stores and authorized retailers for PhP14,990. It’s also available via Home Credit at 0% interest for 6 months without the need for a credit card.

Customers who will buy a Nova 2i today (October 21) from any of the stores listed below will also get a FREE JBL Flip 3 Speaker (Limited stocks only).

  • HUAWEI Nova First Sales Roadshow, Main Mall Atrium, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
  • HUAWEI Nova First Sales Exhibit, 4th Floor Cyberzone Annex SM North EDSA, Quezon City
  • HUAWEI Concept Store, 2nd Floor Cyberzone, SM Bacolod, Bacolod City
  • HUAWEI Concept Store, 3rd Floor Ayala Cebu, Cebu City
  • HUAWEI Nova First Sales Exhibit , Gate 3, Ground Floor, SM Cebu, Cebu City
  • HUAWEI Concept Store, 2nd Floor Cyberzone, SM City Davao, Davao City

As Huawei’s Early Christmas present to its fans, every purchase of a NOVA 2i from October 21 to November 18, 2017 in participating stores will also come with a FREE speaker worth PhP2,990. To know more about this promo, click here.

You may check out our full review here.

Huawei Nova 2i Specs:

  • 2.36GHz Kirin 659 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card (Up to 256GB)
  • 5.9-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullView display, 409ppi
  • 16MP+2MP Rear Cameras, Depth of Field Effect
  • 13MP+2MP Front Cameras, Smart Selfie Toning flash
  • Dual SIM, 3G, LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Micro USB Interface
  • 3,340mAh battery
  • EMUI 5.1 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat








Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.