It is safe to say that Huawei is making real money from both the Nova 2 Lite and Nova 2i. Since both of them are budget-friendly smartphones, a lot of Filipinos are really looking into these smartphones.
Both devices offer great design, especially the Huawei Nova 2 Lite with its shiny back. They also have tall displays, desirable interface, and good camera features.
The two handsets, despite being in the midrange sector, offer an appealing set of camera features. I’m pretty sure everyone remembers the quad-camera setup of the Huawei Nova 2i, which made a lot of buzz when it launched.
The Nova 2 Lite runs on the newer Android 8.1 OS, but the Nova 2i should also receive its own Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade very soon.
But the real question is, which between the two offers better processing performance?
To answer that question, we have formulated this benchmark comparison between the two devices. With these synthetic tests, we can examine which between the Nova 2 Lite and Nova 2i offers raw power.
So, let’s start?
- Huawei Nova 2 Lite — 59,682
- Huawei Nova 2i — 66,252
2. GeekBench 4
- Huawei Nova 2 Lite — 675 (Single-core) / 2,903 (Multi-core)
- Huawei Nova 2i — 753 (Single-core) / 3,047 (Multi-core)
- Huawei Nova 2 Lite — 3,974
- Huawei Nova 2i — 4,536
- Huawei Nova 2 Lite — 5,844
- Huawei Nova 2i — 5,681
Well, it’s pretty obvious that the Nova 2i obliterated the Nova 2 Lite in the benchmark scores. Well, considering that the former is almost Php5k more expensive than the latter, this is really expected.
The Nova 2i runs on a 2.3GHz Kirin 659 octa-core processor, with 4GB of RAM, and a Mali-T830 MP2 graphics. On the other hand, the Nova 2 Lite only has a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, paired with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 505.
Its more powerful hardware is the reason why the Nova 2i took the crown in almost the entire benchmark tests. But then, the device didn’t clearly win it all.
As you can see, the Nova 2 Lite was able to overtake the Nova 2i in 3DMark by a small margin. The device was able to output more frame rates due to its lower resolution screen.
But all in all, it’s obvious that the Nova 2i is the clear winner here. But, going with the Nova 2 Lite to save extra bucks is also a good choice for people who don’t really need the processing power.
The Huawei Nova 2 Lite is available in the Philippines for a price of Php9,990. On the other hand, you can get the Nova 2i for a price of Php14,990.