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Huawei Nova 2 Front Camera Review: Breathing Down Oppo R11’s Neck

Huawei is the leader in the Chinese smartphone market. Thanks to a wide range of devices, own-made Kirin chip, Leica optics, stylish look and many other features Huawei handsets always showcase astonishing sales numbers. Moreover, there are devices designed for everyone. Say, the first-gen Nova line handsets are great for younger customers who can’t afford themselves to get their hands on the high-end Honor, Mate, and P line models. The first-gen Huawei Nova has launched a year ago, and thanks to a great combination of hardware, look and price the company sold over million units in the first month. This handset is still selling very well. Reportedly, the Huawei Nova is the second best-selling handset after the Oppo R9S in China (May 2017). This means it has an army of fans. The continuation has been just required. Fortunately, the Chinese smartphone maker didn’t come late with it – the Huawei Nova 2 and Huawei Nova 2 Plus were officially uncovered on May 26 this year making many young customers look at it as their next smartphone.

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The Huawei Nova 2 and its sibling come with an all-metal body, U-shape antenna design, dual-camera on the back (12MP+8MP), 20MP shooter on the front for better selfies and many more. There are also five color options and most of them will be at taste of young customers. As you can see, the Nova 2 has everything meeting requirements of young users. Plus, it’s the first Huawei mid-range handset sporting a dual-camera. The latter is considered to be the selling point of this handset and we decided to come in with a detailed review of the newly launched Huawei Nova 2.

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Huawei Nova 2 Front Camera

As this phone has been designed for younger customers, it’s quite logical why it comes with a ton of selfie settings, filters, watermarks and other camera features. For example, there are 10 adjustable modes for capturing photos in a portrait mode.

Huawei Nova 2 selfie camera

Apart of this, there are up to 9 filters as well as 56 types of watermarks.

Huawei Nova 2 selfie camera

You can even take panoramic selfies.

Huawei Nova 2 selfie camera

The camera features allow you anything you want. Say, you can choose any of myriads of functions including mirror selfie, gesture camera, double-click for shooting, screen off and many more.

Huawei Nova 2 selfie camera

There is only a single camera on the front, but it supports background blurring function.

Huawei Nova 2 selfie camera

That works well but it can’t be compared with the experience of dual-cameras. Just take a peek at the shoulders in the photo below and you’ll understand the edges are not clear.

The front camera also makes beautification effects that allow sharing the selfies once they are taken.

The Huawei Nova 2 is priced at 2499 yuan ($365). This phone many key features, but its selling point still remains the front shooter. In this sense, the Huawei Nova 2 has been made to compete with other selfie-focused phones such as the Oppo R11 launched recently. The photo samples above and below should be helpful when choosing between Oppo and Huawei. Personally, I think the Huawei Nova 2 is the most worthy rival to the selfie king, Oppo R11.

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Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

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