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Huawei Nova 4e: just $299, 6.15-inch smartphone with triple camera and 32MP selfie camera

Huawei Nova 4e: just $299, 6.15-inch smartphone with triple camera and 32MP selfie camera

2019 is the year of smartphone photography and Huawei Nova 4e is the testament of it.

Huawei had kickstarted the whole thing back in December of last year with the Nova 4:

  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2310 pixels or ~398 ppi density
  • Full view display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP12 graphics and 8GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 48MP or 20 MP, f/1.8 aperture and PDAF + 16MP, f/2.2 aperture and 13mm + 2MP f/2.4, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 128GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery with Fast charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2018 release date
  • 3,399 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 509 price tag

The Nova 4 is all about a large 6.4-inch LTPS IPS screen with stunningly good looks, flagship performance, impressive triple primary camera setup, great 25MP selfie camera and 3750 mAh battery for a smartphone that can last you all day long.

Fast forward to today, the Nova 4e is about delivering great value at a lower price. Just look at its specs below:

  • 6.15-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2312 pixels or ~415 ppi density
  • Full view display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G51 MP4 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 24MP with f/1.8 aperture, (wide) and PDAF + 8MP with 13mm (ultrawide) + 2MP with f/2.4 aperture, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and panorama
  • 128GB internal storage with microSD expansion slot up to 512GB maximum
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2019 release date
  • 1,999 Chinese Yuan or ~299 USD for 128GB internal storage + 4GB RAM and 2,299 Chinese Yuan or ~340 USD for 128GB internal storage + 6GB RAM

As you can see, the Nova 4e main motivation is to bring the price tag down without sacrificing dearly on everything else. With a slightly smaller 6.15-inch Full HD+ IPS screen, most find that this is the comfortable size for great handling.

Furthermore, the 3D curved glass design is crafted for easy grip and one-handed use. With stunningly good looks, the Dewdrop notch is a gorgeous canvas for you to live your life in brilliant color. Plus, the screen has TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification and is designed to be easier on the eyes for a more comfortable viewing experience.

In terms of performance, the Nova 4e delivers excellent performance with the Kirin 710 chipset paired with a blazingly fast octa-core processor, good graphics and an option for either 4GB or 6GB RAM. Fast enough for daily use and some gaming as well. The revolutionary graphics processing technology powered by GPU TURBO 2.0, enhances performance for a faster, smoother and more compelling gaming experience.

Camera-wise, the triple camera feature on the Nova 4e is simply amazing. Be prepared for some stunning shots and a boost with powerful AI scene recognition technology. It can identify more than 8 categories in real-time while the rear camera can recognize 22 different categories. Settings like color, lighting and contrast are automatically adjusted to produce dazzling photos. Then there’s the s AI-driven selfie technology that beautifies your self-portraits based on your unique face shape and type. The technology maps the contours of your features and creates a custom algorithm to ensure you always show your best side.

Moving on to storage side of things, the 128GB internal storage ensures you have more than enough to store all your photos, videos and install apps and games of your liking. Even then, should you need more space – just pop in a microSD card and you are all set to add a further 512GB.

Finally, the 3340 mAh battery ensures that you have more than enough power to last for a full day. When it is time to plug it in, it won’t take long as there’s the fast battery charging feature on the Nova 4e.

Conclusion:

Huawei Nova 4e presents an opportunity to get a feature-packed smartphone at a much-reduced price. Large 6.15-inch screen, great performance, triple camera setup, 32MP selfie camera, huge 128GB internal storage and a battery that can last a whole day. What more can you ask for?

Huawei Nova 4e is currently available for 1,999 Chinese Yuan or ~USD 299 for the 128GB internal storage + 4GB RAM variant and 2,299 Chinese Yuan or ~USD 340 for the 128GB internal storage + 6GB RAM variant. It is available in three stunningly beautiful colours: Peacock Blue, Midnight Black and Pearl White.

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