Huawei Nova 9 SE Review

Huawei Nova 9 SE Review

The Huawei Nova 9 SE’s overall performance in real-world situations is respectable for the price, and navigating through EMUI 12 is quick and fast, but it is undoubtedly outperformed by its predecessor, the nova 9, which has a superior Snapdragon 778G processor.

Fortunately, performance for the majority of daily chores isn’t negatively impacted on a day-to-day basis. You can view movies, navigate through a dozen active browser tabs, and execute the majority of tasks anticipated of a budget smartphone without any problems.

The Huawei Nova 9 SE has an even longer battery life despite having a little smaller 4,000mAh battery than the nova 9, which has a slightly bigger 4,300mAh battery. The phone achieved an astounding 18 hours and 39 minutes on PCMark’s Work 3.0 battery life assessment. The phone easily lasts more than two days when used ordinarily, which includes using data or Wi-Fi for most of the day, playing games for a few hours each day, and using social media and email often.

Although you require the included USB-C connection and 66W SuperCharge charger to charge it at the optimal rates using Huawei’s proprietary charging technology, it charges luckily quite quickly. The phone was able to reach a remarkable 60% from zero using the cord and charger in roughly 17 minutes, which isn’t too far off the official mark, and it reached a full charge in 40 minutes.

Camera performance

The Huawei Nova 9 SE packs a rear AI quad-camera array that is pretty intriguing and has been enhanced for better still images while still maintaining some modest cost-saving features to keep the phone’s price low.

The main component of the back quad camera array is Huawei’s first 108MP F/1.9 camera, which also has Nona binning, a huge 1/1.52-inch sensor, and many computational photography enhancements for brighter shots even in dim lighting.

An 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP super macro camera for close-up images are added to this huge AI quad camera. This back AI quad-camera array can take full-sized 108MP High Res stills, regular still images, and, interestingly enough, only up to 1080p@30fps video. A tiny 16MP F/2.2 camera on the front is only capable of recording videos at a frame rate of 1080p@30fps.

By cropping the big sensor, the phone’s rear camera can handle up to 10x digital zoom, and at 2x digital zoom, the camera on our Huawei nova 9 SE was able to maintain a lot of information.