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Gionee M7 Power vs Huawei Nova 2i: two large smartphones with Fullview display for under $330

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For lovers of large screen smartphones, you can take a clase look at Gionee M7 Power and Huawei Nova 2i. At the end of the day, there’s one device that will triumph over the other, so read on to find out more.

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First up, the M7 Power. It was recently launched in Thailand, and here you go with its specs:

  • 6-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~268 ppi density
  • Fullview 18:9 display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2017 release date
  • 1,999 Chinese Yuan or ~$305 USD price tag

One of the first thing that you will appreciate about the M7 Power is its huge 6-inch screen. Unfortunately, it is only equipped with a High Definition resolution, which doesn’t make much sense since a screen this big needs to have sharper images displayed on screen. At least you will have the Fullview display that has been taking center stage quite recently.

Regarding performance, the M7 Power is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset, a lowly octa-core processor, decent graphics and 4GB RAM. This combination makes for a good medium-low performance that is still good enough for your favourite apps and some gaming in between.

Moving on to the camera aspect, with the 13MP-8MP on a show for the M7 Power, you will enjoy some excellent photo-taking adventure with it.

Perhaps the only highlight of the show for the M7 Power, is the fact that it comes with a huge 5000 mAh battery – hence the name Power to its name. There won’t be any problem to power up the smartphone for a day or two in between charging.

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Moving on to the Nova 2i, it promises to be a great smartphone with four cameras found on it. Check out more details as per below:

  • 5.9-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels or ~407 ppi pixel density
  • Fullview Display
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T830 MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP+2MP primary camera
  • Dual 13MP+2MP selfie camera
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 128GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh battery
  • Emotion UI 5.1 based on Android Nougat 7.0 operating system
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2017 release date
  • $330 USD price tag

With a large 5.9-inch Full HD IPS screen, Fullview display, metal body and fingerprint sensor – all this points to the great look and feel device, especially with the exquisite metal body at its disposal. The phablet has soft lines, curved and rounded edges, and a sturdy metal unibody combines well in this case. The large screen is complemented very well with the high resolution that it brings.

Performance-wise, Nova 2i brings a very solid mid-range level to it. That’s because of the Kirin 659 chipset, a fast octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM under the hood of the smartphone. There won’t be any problem for it to run most apps and games very smoothly.

The best part about the Nova 2i definitely on the camera side of things. Here we have the 16MP+2MP primary camera which makes for an impressive image rendering with extraordinary depth of field and professional bokeh effect. Next, we have the 13MP+2MP selfie camera that allows for breathtaking bokeh, better lighting and radiant portraits. It makes for naturally beautiful, naturally you. Simply tap anywhere on the screen to assign focus and blur the background.

But perhaps there’s a slight bit of worry with the battery side of things though, as Nova 2i only comes with a 3340 mAh battery on it. One full day of use shouldn’t be a problem, anything more you should be carrying around a power bank just in case.

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Conclusion:

Gionee M7 Power provides for a cheaper alternative with large 6-inch IPS screen with Fullview display, decent hardware, good 13MP-8MP camera, large 64GB storage and huge 5000 mAh battery. The only thing that is dragging it down is its High definition resolution.

Gionee M7 Power had just been released for 1,999 Chinese Yuan or ~$305 USD price tag. It is available in Dark Blue, Black and Gold colours.

The amazing thing about Nova 2i, it has everything that you wish for in a mid-range smartphone but with a huge 5.9-inch IPS screen with Fullview display, great look and feel,  incredible four cameras and large storage that makes for excellent value-for-money.

Huawei Nova 2i is currently available for $330 USD and you get to choose either Blue, Black or Gold colour.

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