Huawei nova 2 PlusPuzzled face
57.1%
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Whopping 20MP front selfie camera

"I have to say that I didn't expect any of the next upcoming nova phones to have a 20-megapixel front camera. We usually see this high resolution for.."

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Camera

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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I have to say that I didn't expect any of the next upcoming nova phones to have a 20-megapixel front camera. We usually see this high resolution for the rear camera, and even there it's mainly Sony sensors and you can find it on Sony Xperia smartphones. The previous nova Plus that was released on...

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Fixed focus front camera

The front-facing camera of the Huawei Nova 2 Plus lacks autofocus, which means that in some shots you might appear out of focus.

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Lacks OIS

The Huawei Nova 2 Plus rear camera lacks an optical image stabilization, which could improve the low-light performance and provide better stabilization for video recording. Quite disappointing to see this feature missing.

Performance & Hardware

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Plenty of internal storage space (128GB)

The Huawei nova 2 Plus comes with 128GB of internal storage (actuall space is less than that because of the phone's pre-installed software). This is plenty for most users, but if you need more, you can always use the microSD card slot to expand it (up to 128GB extra).

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Rear-mounted fingerprint reader improves security

The nova 2 Plus features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which of course improves security and access to your device, and also provide an easy way to unlock your device with a single read of your fingerprint, no need to enter any password or draw a pattern to unlock it.

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Display
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Front 2.5D curved glass adds a touch of elegancy and comfrot

The front display comes with a 2.5D curved glass which I personally really like in phones, because it adds a touch of elegancy but also makes the phone more comfortable to hold in the hand because it breaks the hard edges that phone with flat screen have (e.g. LG G6).

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Design

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Very slim profile

The Huawei nova 2 Plus is only 6.90 mm thick, an ultra slim design that makes the phone look more sleek, although I don't know about ergonomics, haven't tried it myself yet. Some people say that very slim phones aren't always that comfortable to hold for a long time, just saying.

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Uninspiring iPhone-like design

Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi, all are following Apple with its iconic design and don't innovate and coming with their own unique one. It makes all their phones look the same. When I buy a new phone, I want it to also look a bit different, not like my previous phone.

Audio

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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3.5mm headphone jack is still here

Thank god Huawei not going with the mainstream and letting us have the 3.5mm mic headphone interface. It makes it easy to connect your current earphones without needing an adapter to match the USB Type C for phones that come without a 3.5mm headphone connector.

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Dual mic noise reduction improves call quality

The nova 2 Plus comes with a dual noise cancellation mics which helps improve the call quality, so the other side can here you better when you are in a noisy place.

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Software/Apps

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Android 7.0 pre-installed (latest version of Android to date)

The Huawei nova 2 Plus runs the latest version of Android to date, Android 7.0 Nougat. So users can enjoy the latest features this OS offers without needing to wait for a future upgrade, especially when Android O is just around the corner.

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Not Wifi 802.11ac support

I went over the nova 2 Plus specifications, and in the WLAN section, it say that the phone supports only up to 802.11n, not 802.11ac, which is unfortunate, so less reach and lesser data transmission bandwidth with ac supported hotspots and routers.

Connectivity
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Hybrid Dual SIM

I don't like the Hybrid Dual SIM slot offering because I have to choose whether i want to use a second nano SIM card or a microSD card, I can't have them both like with a triple card slot. No one wants to remove the microSD card because your data and apps are stored there.

Battery
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Non-removable battery

The nova 2 Plus battery is non-removable, so you'll have to be satisfied with the built-in one. You can but an external battery pack just in case. That's what I do with my phones that have a non-removable battery, it's not a bad solution.