The Huawei nova 2 review. Summary of specifications and performance

Detailed review of Huawei nova 2's features

Evaluate the ease and operability of Huawei nova 2, the performance of the CPU, and the suitability for multitasking. Experts reviewing about 600 kinds of smartphones, from a fair standpoint, will explain in an easy-to-understand manner.

Evaluate the ease of use of Huawei nova 2

Is Huawei nova 2 easy to carry? Compare ease of carrying and ease of taking out

When considering whether to buy Huawei nova 2 or not, the most important thing is the size of Huawei nova 2. Since smartphones are used on a daily basis, easy of portability and ease of access are important points to consider. Here, I evaluated whether Huawei nova 2 is easy to carry around and whether it is easy to store.

Ease of grip when carrying by hand

Huawei nova 2 is a size that you can grasp securely with one hand and is quite portable. Even if you have the phone together with your wallet, the size makes it so that it will not likely drop.

Whether it is easy to carry when put in pocket

Huawei nova 2 Even if you are in your pocket, you will not feel the most discomfort. Also, even if you sit or run in a chair, you can spend comfortably because it does not hit clothes and body.

Whether it is easy to put in and out of your pocket

Huawei nova 2 is relatively easy to put in and out. In rare cases it may get caught at the edge of the pocket, but if you get used to it you will not be bothered.

Whether it is easy to put in and out from the bag

Huawei nova 2 is a size that can be put in and out smoothly from the bag. It is also convenient because it is compact and enters even if the bag is small.

Is the operability of Huawei nova 2 good? Evaluation of ease of handling and usability when operating a smartphone with one hand

Ease of use with one hand is important. The easiest way to handle with one hand is when you are doing something, it is very convenient to exchange mails and messages or to answer the phone while you are doing cooking or personal computer. Here I focused on ease of handling with one hand of Huawei nova 2 and ease of inputting characters and evaluated it.

Operability with one hand

Huawei nova 2 is a size that you can hold firmly with one handed operation. Since the hand is stable, the possibility of dropping it is reduced, and it is easy to operate. Even if you put it in the case, the original size is small, so ease of holding will not change much.

Weight felt when using with one hand

Huawei nova 2 is relatively light, so hands are not tiring much even if it is used for a long time with one hand, but for those who do not use much smartphone, you may feel a bit burdensome. Also because it is not a heavy smartphone so even if you attach a case the weight will not change much.

Whether the top edge button on the screen is easy to push in single handed operation

Even when you use Huawei nova 2 with one hand, it is large enough to operate the button at the edge of the screen while holding it firmly. However, when a person with a small hand pushes the edge button, the hand may become unstable.

Application button size

Huawei nova 2 is difficult to make a mistake because the operation buttons are displayed large. Depending on the application, you may feel that the operation button is small, but if you actually use it you will feel little stress.

Ease of inputting characters by flick method

Huawei nova 2 can input characters accurately even if you hold it firmly with one hand. Even when you want to input characters at high speed, you can enter firmly without loosening the hands held.

Ease of inputting characters by keyboard system

Huawei nova 2 Because each button of one key is small, even if you operate with both hands it is highly likely to mistyped. Also, high speed input is quite difficult, not very suitable.

Is Huawei nova 2 usually easy to use? Review ease of use from the viewpoint of viewability of screen, processing performance, camera performance

Is Huawei nova 2 usually easy to use? Review ease of use from the viewpoint of viewability of screen, processing performance, camera performance

For people who use smartphones on a daily basis, it is quite important whether they are high performance or not. If the performance is not sufficient, it may happen, for example, that the application does not move as expected, or the screen becomes hard to see. As a result, you may feel stress. Here we will review whether Huawei nova 2 is suitable for phone, message, SNS etc.

Font size and ease of work

Huawei nova 2 displays characters and images in a size that is easy to see as a whole. Depending on the application, characters may appear small, but it can be said that the characters are comparatively easy to see. Therefore, it is suitable for retrieving on the net and exchanging messages.

Whether sentences are easy to read

Since Huawei nova 2 can display characters smoothly, characters are displayed cleanly. Even when displaying small letters, the jaggedness of the outline of the character is hardly felt and can be displayed naturally. Therefore it is hard to get tired of eyes, it is a screen suitable for reading long sentences.

The whole screen is beautiful

The screen of Huawei nova 2 can display photos and videos quite vividly. Therefore you can enjoy more dynamic videos and games. It can be said that it is a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing of sentences

Huawei nova 2 is a keyboard displayed when hitting a sentence, although the screen hides to some extent, there is enough work space. It is a screen size that is suitable for typing in long sentences, but when editing office sentences, you may find it somewhat unwieldy.

Is there sufficient performance to use phone and e-mail?

Huawei nova 2 is the performance that moves smoothly if it is phone, e-mail or chat. Even if it operates at high speed, the operation will not be slow, and it can be used comfortably.

Is there sufficient performance to use the research and SNS?

It is enough performance for SNS and net search such as Facebook and Instagram. There will be little delay in operation and you will not feel stress either.

Is there performance enough to do other operations while using net search or SNS?

It runs smoothly even when launching multiple applications at the same time or frequently switching applications. It can be said that it is too much performance if you only do net search and SNS.

Summary of performance and functions of Huawei nova 2

The size and weight of Huawei nova 2

The size of Huawei nova 2 is width 27.1 in (68.9 mm), height 56.0 in (142.2 mm), thickness 2.7 in (6.9 mm). The size of the screen is 5.0 inch, and the weight is 5.0 oz (143 g). Ease of holding and ease of viewing are about the same as average smartphones. It is about the same as the average smartphone in terms of the weight of the main body. With moderate weight, it can be said that it is easy to handle, but it does not mean it does not feel heavy.

Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Coloraurora blue,grass green,streamer gold,obsidian black,rose goldChampagne Gold/Moonlight SilverLuxurious Gold/Titanium Gray/Mystic Champagne
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)27.1 in (68.9 mm) x 56.0 in (142.2 mm) x 2.7 in (6.9 mm)31.1 in (79 mm) x 61.8 in (157 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm)29.5 in (75 mm) x 59.1 in (150 mm) x 2.8 in (7.2 mm)
Weight5.0 oz (143 g)6.7 oz (190 g)5.5 oz (156 g)
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The screen of Huawei nova 2

The screen of Huawei nova 2 is LTPS IPS LCD and the resolution is 1080 x 1920. It is a very beautiful screen compared with the screen of a general smartphone. Therefore, it is suitable not only for watching videos and images, but also for use with VR.

Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Display size5.0 inch5.9 inch5.5 inch
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDIPSOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 19201080 x 19201080 x 1920
Pixel density440ppi373ppi400ppi
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Huawei nova 2 Battery

The battery capacity of Huawei nova 2 is 2950mAh. The battery capacity is slightly higher than the average smartphone.

Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Battery capacity2950mAh4000mAh2700mAh
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Performance of Huawei nova 2

The CPU of Huawei nova 2 is from HiSilicon Kirin 659 to 2.36GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore). RAM is 4GB. The CPU is fairly high performance, much higher processing performance than ordinary smartphones. Although it is hardly conceivable that it is insufficient from the viewpoint of CPU performance, it can also be said that the performance is excessive. Moreover, it has a RAM of much larger capacity than a normal smartphone. In terms of RAM it is rare that you feel insufficient capacity. On the other hand, such a large RAM is not necessary for searching the net or using the message.

Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 659HUAWEI Kirin960Hisilicon Kirin935
CPU specs2.36GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)2.2GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB4GB3GB
Storage size64GB64GB128GB
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The camera of Huawei nova 2

The rear camera of the Huawei nova 2 has a resolution of 8 MP. The performance of the front camera is 20 MP. The performance of the rear camera is almost the same as a general smartphone. Although we are slightly dissatisfied with the image quality when shooting distant objects, problems with shooting near distances will not be mostly. Also, compared to the average smartphone front camera on the back is fairly high performance. It is perfect for landscape photography etc. because it can take quite a high quality picture. Ideal for shooting distant objects, but may be insufficient for taking nearby objects.

Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Huawei nova 2HUAWEI Mate 9HUAWEI Mate S
Rear-camera resolution8 MP12 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution20 MP8 MP8 MP
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