We have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the all-new Huawei Nova 8, and at long last, we got our hands on the review unit. Huawei has been on a sort of redemption arc since its tussle with Google and the Nova 8 is a big step forward for the company in terms of clawing back a few places in the competition.
The Nova 8 is an impressive smartphone that features some of Huawei’s best bits with performance that is meant to take on some of the most competitive devices in its segment, and today, we are going to walk you through the unboxing and our first impressions on the dynamic smartphone from the house of Huawei.
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Alright, so let’s go step by step.
The box itself – The packaging of smartphones these days are getting more and more compact. This allows the companies to stock up their inventory to a higher extent, thereby enabling them to bring in more sales. In the case of the Nova 8, the box covers the device tightly, there is barely any negative space or clearance. However, in terms of the height, it is the same as the previous Huawei devices and you will see why in a bit.
The whole box is white, with the Nova branding on top and sides. The specs and other regulatory information have been printed on the back. Pretty much a standard affair and while we love a minimalist-looking box design, Huawei could have gone a bit bolder in order to stand out from the competition.
The Huawei Nova 8 smartphone – Opening the lid presents you with the smartphone itself. We received the white variant for the review and we absolutely love the whole gradient effect on the back panel. A lot of the Android brands are going for fancy color options on the back panel these days, and Huawei seems to have an edge here with the sleek Nova branding, the beast looking camera module wrapped in the gradient back panel which also, features a glass panel much like its peers in the market.
The Clear case – The next item you will see in the box, is the clear case. The case has been an accessory that has been included in the box on most Android smartphones for the past few years and it’s actually good to see that Huawei has bundled one in with the Nova 8, obviously with the intention of helping you protect the lovely back panel on the device. This also is done to discourage people from buying cases from third-party vendors who do not use the recommended material for the cases and this, in turn, can damage the panel and cause other problems in the long run.
The paperwork – Next, we have the usual paperwork along with the standard sim ejection tray pin. This is a standard-issue inclusion and you will find this bundled with every smartphone in the market.
The Charger – With most brands going charger-free with their packaging, Huawei has decided to stick to the old-fashioned way by bundling a charging wire as well as an adapter in the box. You could argue that this is basically taking a step back, but are you really going to complain about an adapter being bundled in?
All in all, Huawei has given us a very busy-looking box for the Huawei Nova 8, and while the day is not far away for the brand to actually skimp down on these add-ons, they are still here for the Nova 8 and we couldn’t be happier.