Huawei Nova 7i Review: best mid-range performer with no GMS

by Adeel Younas
Published: Last Updated on

The Huawei Nova 7i smartphone released in 2020. It is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 810 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal storage. Here are my review and take on Huawei’s latest mid-range smartphone.

Huawei Nova 7i Review: A mid-range best performer with no GMS

The Huawei Nova 7i runs on Android OS v10.0 out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 4200 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 6.4 inches IPS display with 1080 x 2310 px resolution. The IPS technology is one of the most leading LCD technologies in the world but an AMOLED panel would have been a great addition to the phone.


Impressive design; I’d say the Crush Green looks great and has a glassy feel. Even though the material looks like glass it is actually made out of plastic material. However special coating protects the back from scratches that is part of manufacturing process. Overall in-hand feel and grip of the phone are great. The phone has wider screen so some may find trouble using single-handed.


The Kirin 810 is a powerful chipset that it has beaten Snapdragon 730 and even Snapdragon 845 in Geekbench 5 Benchmarks. While the RAW processing of Kirin 810 is fast the Snapdragon 845 performs well in real-life scenarios. Overall Nova 7i performance is quite above as of Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro.


The pictures taken with Nova 7i camera are good especially those taken in bright daylight. The 2X model also captures stunning shots. The night mode shot at 8 exposure to get the best shot while it works great with light in the dark; you’ll see some noise in the images. The videos captured with Nova 7i are good but you’ll have to hold the phone still.


Huawei Nova 7i comes with EMUI 10.0.1 at the top of Android 10.0; period! without Google Mobile Services support. Overall UI is great and provides minimalist feel and Kirin 810 pushes the improvement of the software even further.

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That’s if for the review of Huawei Nova 7i, let me know your thoughts on it in the comment section.

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