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Huawei Nova 12i


Huawei Nova 12i
Huawei Nova 12i (Nova 12 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) / Silver (Cortex-A53)
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
6.70 inch 20:9, 2388 x 1080 pixel 391 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 163.3 x 74.7
5000 mAh
Operating System
Huawei HarmonyOS
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.9, 26mm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
199 g


Price comparison

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Huawei Nova 12i

HUAWEI nova 12i Review
Source: Yugatech English EN→zh-CN
The Huawei nova 12i is a curious case. Coming in at PHP 12,999, it boasts a headline-grabbing 108-megapixel camera, but the rest of the phone feels like a budget afterthought. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a competent entry-level phone with a spec sheet that checks most of the boxes: big battery paired with fast charging, a decent camera, and a smooth, large display. But just like those flashy megapixels, some cracks start to show. The lack of Google Play Services and the dated Android 12 base might be significant hurdles, forcing users to jump through hoops for essential apps. The 108MP camera may sound impressive on paper, but real-world performance falls a bit short. While photos are decent for casual social media use, video capture leaves a lot to be desired. If you’re a die-hard Huawei fan or simply crave a phone with a massive megapixel count for bragging rights, the nova 12i might be worth considering. But for most users, there are better options out there that offer a more balanced package for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2024
60% Huawei nova 12i Review: Up Against It
Source: Htxt Africa English EN→zh-CN
At R6 999 the Huawei nova 12i is competitively priced, but as you will quickly find out should you do any research about similarly priced or specced options available locally, things can get quite competitive. As such, the nova 12i feels like it is lacking a little oomph, and could benefit from more punch in terms of processing power and a slightly richer display. Areas where it cannot be faulted, however, are the solid all-around camera, the large and long-lasting 5 000mAh battery, and an eye-catching colour option (there is a Black colourway too). All things considered, it may in fact end up being other nova options, such as last year’s 11 series, or the nova 12 SE that are more tempting as longer-term phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2024
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei Nova 12i Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English EN→zh-CN
Finally, let’s discuss whether this Huawei Nova 12i smartphone is worth purchasing or not. From the specs and features overview, one thing is clear Huawei Nova 12i can handle performance, battery life, and display experience. On the other hand, the camera department does perform well with daylight photos and videos. But the same thing didn’t apply to lowlight photography or videography. Anyway, the phone is exclusively available in China, and it would be tough to get this phone in other countries. In that scenario, you should check alternative options like Nothing Phone 2A. It’s a complete package of performance, camera, and features. Meanwhile, make a decision based on your requirements and needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2024
5 причин купить смартфон Huawei nova 12i
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2024
Обзор смартфона HUAWEI nova 12i: внимание на камеру
Source: CZ→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2024


Qualcomm Adreno 610:

基于Adreno 600架构的集成(Snapdragon 665)图形卡。 GPU的性能介于Adreno 510和512/612之间,因此处于较低的中档范围。 支持DirectX11_1,Vulkan 1.0,OpenCL 2.0,OpenGL ES 3.2。


» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 680: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.




» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2024-04-12)