The Chinese tech brands are still the people’s go-to when looking for budget-friendly and bang for the buck smartphones.
One of those names is Huawei, who recently brought their newest midrange offering in the Philippines. The Huawei Nova 7i features a unique design, capable processor, and an interesting set of cameras.
But as you know, Huawei’s isn’t the only popular names in this category. We also have Realme, who just recently announced the new Realme 6 Pro.
Just like the former, this affordable midrange device once to be your top choice if you’re looking for a brand new smartphone to spend your hard-earned money one.
With that, here in our Huawei Nova 7i vs Realme 6 Pro specs comparison, we’ll see which between these under-Php15k smartphones is right for you. Let’s begin!
|Huawei Nova 7i||Realme 6 Pro|
|Operating System||Android 10|
Dual Standby (Hybrid)
|Display||6.4-inch FHD+ LCD|
2310 x 1080 pixel resolution
~89% screen-to-body ratio
|6.6-inch FHD+ IPS|
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Processor||2.27GHz Kirin 810 octa-core||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core|
|GPU||Mali-G52 MP6||Adreno 618|
expandable via NM card up to 256GB
expandable via microSDXC
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
120fps slow-mo selfie
|Rear Camera||48-megapixel (f/1.8)|
8-megapixel (ultra wide)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
AI Scene Detection
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.3)
12-megapixel (2x tele, 20x zoom)
UIS Max Video Stabilization
Super Nightscape 3.0
Super linear speakers
|Side-mounted fingerprint scanner|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, VoLTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, Galileo
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Dual-frequency GPS, NAVIC, GLONASS, BDS
|Dimensions||159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7mm||163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9mm|
40W Huawei SuperCharge
30W Flash Charge
|Price||Php13,990||6GB/64GB: INR16,999 (~Php11,700)|
6GB/128GB: INR17,999 (~Php12,400)
8GB/128GB: INR18,999 (~Php13,100)
The Huawei Nova 7i is an interesting device, no doubt about that. But as what you just saw, the Realme 6 Pro clearly obliterated it in our specs showdown.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room right away. We do appreciate all the improvements that Huawei did with its own App Gallery and the entire Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform.
However, Google Mobile Services (GMS) is still miles ahead from what Huawei offers. And clearly, most people will prefer the familiarity and its reliability than the latter.
Software is just the beginning of the story, as the Realme 6 Pro carries on the lead in the hardware department.
For starters, there’s the bigger 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS screen, tougher Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a faster 90Hz refresh rate that we’ll be seeing in more devices to come.
Meanwhile, the Huawei Nova 7i settles for the standard 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS screen.
The 6 Pro’s most obvious win is in the camera department. Both devices do come with 16-megapixel punch-hole selfie cameras, but Realme’s bet do have a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera for taking group selfies.
Realme also dominated the primary cameras on the back. There’s a 64-megapixel sensor for the main shooter, bullying the 48-megapixel sensor on the Nova 7i.
Both phones share the same 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro cameras. However, the Realme 6 Pro overtakes with its 12-megapixel telephoto camera. The 20x digital zoom it provides should be more useful than the dedicated depth sensor of the Huawei Nova 7i.
But to the Nova 7i’s credit, it does come with some wins over the 6 Pro. For one, its Mali-G56 MP6 should deliver slightly gaming experience than the Adreno 618 GPU of the competition. Although the 90Hz display on the Realme 6 Pro makes for smoother visuals.
Its Kirin 810 processor has been proven to be a reliable workhorse. Although, we also have high expectations on the new Snapdragon 720G processor of the Realme 6 Pro.
In addition, Huawei Nova 7i gets to have a 40W Huawei SuperCharge. Outshining the 30W charger of the latter.
Still, it’s evident that the Realme 6 Pro won this battle. Its fast display and better cameras made it futureproof. And of course, there’s the issue of GMS support, which is easily a major disappointment for the Huawei Nova 7i.