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Huawei nova 8i

Huawei nova 8i
Brand: Huawei
Category: Specifications and Prices
  • OS: Android 10
  • Display: 6.67 inch - IPS LCD
  • CPU: Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 6 - 8 GB
  • Battery: 4300 mAh

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Phone Rate 8 / 10

Here are the specifications and price of Huawei nova 8i, the phone that Huawei revealed in July 2021. No one can deny that Huawei is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers of smart phones, many consider it the second best company for Android phones after Samsung, the Nova series in particular is one of the most sales phones for the Chinese company Because it comes at an affordable price for all price groups along with strong specifications, which makes any Nova phone a strong competitor in the middle class.

Nova 8i is definitely a great phone that comes with many powerful features and specifications that may attract any user to buy the phone, and with fatal flaws as well that may not be outweighed by other competing phones, so here are the next lines the price and specifications of Huawei nova 8i in addition to a comprehensive review of the phone that includes Advantages, disadvantages and all other details.

Huawei nova 8i specs

  • plastic design
  • The phone weighs 190 grams
  • Support to install two SIM cards with no possibility to install an external memory card in order to expand the internal storage space
  • 6.67 inch IPS LCD screen
  • Full HD+ quality with a resolution of 1080 x 2376 pixels
  • Pixel density 391 pixels per inch
  • Screen-to-body ratio 89.4%
  • Android 10
  • EMUI 11 user interface
  • No support for Google services as usual
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Octa Core Processor
  • GPU Adreno 610
  • The phone is available in two versions: 6 + 128 GB, 8 + 128 GB
  • Quad rear camera consisting of sensors with accuracy: 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP
  • LED flash + panorama + HDR to make a positive impact on your photography experience
  • Support for 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second
  • Single 16 MP front camera
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • No NFC
  • There is no radio
  • USB Type-C 2.0
  • Fingerprint sensor installed on the power button
  • 4300 mAh non-removable Li-Polymer battery
  • Support for 66W fast charging
  • Battery reaches 60% in 17 minutes
  • The battery is fully charged in 38 minutes
  • The phone is available in three different colors: blue, black, and silver

Huawei nova 8i price

The price of the nova 8i is 307 dollars, which is equivalent to 1150 Saudi riyals, 4815 Egyptian pounds, for the 8 + 128 GB version. The phone was revealed on July 7, 2021 in Malaysia while it was officially launched on July 22 in Asia as well.

Since Huawei launched the nova 7i in most global markets, then it is expected that the company will launch the phone in most markets around the world, including Egypt, Portugal, Spain, India and Saudi Arabia, so we will update this article as soon as the phone is revealed outside Asian markets.


At first glance, Nova 8i looks similar to Nova 7i. The phone comes with a large screen with a hole in order to house the front camera in the upper left and the earpiece next to the top edge.

On the right is the volume rocker and the power button, which also acts as a fingerprint sensor. At the bottom are the 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port, and the speaker. While on the back of the phone there is a quad camera in a prominent unit surrounded by a thin metal frame.

The phone we have for review comes in a silver colour. It looks like glass but has the feel of plastic in the hands. However, the metal frame makes the user feel solid but still can be carried comfortably. Although navigating the user interface requires the use of both hands.

The materials used to make the phone are good. Huawei did not mention any special glass protection, but a plastic screen protector was pre-installed. There is also a clear case included in the phone package, which is great.


The nova 8i features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ quality. The edges are noticeable and not as thin as those found on today's flagship devices. The bottom edges are noticeably thick but not distracting at all.

The screen is good, has wide viewing angles, and vibrant colors are reliable in strong sunlight. Overall, it will have a good experience even though it lacks a high refresh rate, which is a fatal flaw that definitely lacks the phone a lot.


Huawei nova 8i features a quad rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, and two 2MP macro and depth sensors respectively.

The camera produces good pictures full of details and saturated with colors, especially the primary sensor, which can be relied upon, although night photography and in low-light conditions seem to need development. Surprisingly here is that the phone supports video shooting only in 1080p quality, which is definitely not appropriate for a phone in middle class in 2021.

Most of the competing phones certainly support 4K video shooting, so we did not understand why Huawei did this. We have a single 16-megapixel front camera that we saw a lot on many phones and did not provide much, but it is certainly good and helps the user to take selfies and upload them on various social networking sites .

Performance and software

The Nova 8i is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an Adreno 610 GPU, 6 or 8 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage. It's a mid-range internal setup that can handle most tasks that an average user would perform, including mid-range games. Apps launch quickly, and switching between them is seamless.

We aspired to see a much more powerful processor, given that Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme are using powerful processors in all their mid-range phones, Huawei should not think that it will succeed in attracting the user to buy a phone at a price of $ 300 that comes with an old Snapdragon processor and Android 10 operating system Which we cannot explain.

We are about to see Android 12 officially while Huawei launched an old Android 10 phone even though it launched its new Harmony OS. Huawei's biggest problem is still the same, there is no support for Google services.


Are there any strengths that might encourage the user to buy this phone? Fortunately yes. We have a battery with a decent capacity of 4300 mAh, the distinction is not in the battery itself, but in the fast charging that comes with a capacity of 66 watts, and it suffices to say that this is the same fast charging in Mate 40 Pro.

This super charger included in the phone box can charge up to 60% from the battery in 17 minutes while the battery can be fully charged in 38 minutes, surely we have a long battery life that enables the user to enjoy the phone all day and perform all the different daily tasks without any problems but will immortalize the user Go to sleep and about 20% of battery capacity will be left.

Nova 8i pros and cons

  • Nice design especially the back one which has the camera module
  • Good screen, big enough for any user
  • Rear camera will not make the user jealous of any other competitor phone camera
  • Fast charging ability is the strongest feature of the phone and you will not find it in any other device in the same price category
  • The colors of the phone are distinctive and beautiful and without any glare
  • IPS LCD screen, which makes Huawei weak chances to compete with Samsung phones in the same price category that come with Super AMOLED screens
  • No high refresh rate
  • An old processor and will not provide strong performance, and there are many phones at the same price that come with a stronger processor with a noticeable difference
  • Very old software
  • Bad video quality
  • There is no 256 GB version and it is not possible to install an external memory card, so the user is forced to adapt to the 128 GB
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The main camera is excellent
4K video recording
Fast charging can charge half the battery in 17 minutes
Many color options
Standard refresh rate
7.3Expert Score
Disappointing phone from Huawei

We were eagerly waiting for Huawei nova 8i, but unfortunately we were disappointed because the phone does not offer anything new in the mid-range, there is no Super AMOLED screen and no refresh rate of 90 or 120 Hz, the processor here is old and does not suit game lovers and will not provide a strong user experience, the software It is very old and there is no Android 11, the cameras did not add anything new, like most phones in this price category, there is nothing that attracts the user to buy the phone except the battery and fast charging.
It seems that Huawei went back to the past and launched a phone that could have been impressive in 2018 or 2019, but in the current era and with the amount of technological development we are witnessing around us, the company should have put itself in the user's place and launched a good phone in all aspects.

Value for price
Buy the phone for:
  • Big battery that promises a long life
  • Super fast shipping is the best in this price category
Do not buy the phone because:
  • IPS LCD display
  • Standard refresh rate
  • weak processor
  • No versions above 128 GB
  • Totally unsatisfactory video shooting experience
  • Android 10

Specifications and price

Release Date

Announcement Date 7 July 2021
Launch Date July 22, 2021


Dimensions 161.9 x 74.7 x 8.6 mm (6.37 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight 190 grams
Phone Colors Silver, black, blue


Display IPS LCD touch screen, 16 million colors
Size 6.67 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2376 pixels, 391 ppi density
Screen-to-body ratio 89.4% screen-to-body ratio

Internal Hardware

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 - eleven nanometers
CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Adreno 610
Memory Card no
RAM 6 - 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 GB


Main Quad
1st Sensor 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
2nd Sensor 8 MP (ultrawide), f/2.2
3rd Sensor 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
4th Sensor 2 MP (depth), f/2.4
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video Recording [email protected]
Selfie Camera Single
- 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Features HDR
Video Recording [email protected]


Capacity 4300 mAh non-removable
Type Lithium Polymer
Fast Charging 66 W, up to 60% in 17 minutes


3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes

Additional Features

Sensors Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other Features accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Phone Name Huawei nova 8i

Phone Price

Price in US Dollar 307 USD
Price in Saudi Arabia 1150 SAR
Price in Iraq 447850 Dinars
Price in India 22930 Rupees
Price in Egypt 4815 L.E

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