Design and Build
Huawei nova 7i is one of the best looking, beautiful smartphones available in the market this day. The Sakura Pink version is our personal favorite. We must say Huawei has done an impeccable job with the design, and even the build of the P40 lite. It is a compact smartphone alright but it does have some thickness to it. Here are its dimensions 159.2 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm. And it weighs about 183 grams. This thickness we can forgive because it was necessary it be that way if at all the big 4,200 mAh battery of Huawei nova 7i was to fit. We shall talk about the battery later on in this review.
Although this phone has a plastic build, you will appreciate how well and how well Huawei has implemented colors. Its gradients have a gentle color balance and it is this gentleness that makes it seem so graceful. And yes it does look everything like Nova 6 SE because the two are but one and the same phone. On the back panel, you will see a well-implemented quad camera setup. I call on iPhone to borrow from this design with the iPhone 12’s camera arrangement. You won’t also miss Huawei branding towards the bottom on the back panel.
Let me say that the 6.4″ display on the Huawei nova 7i is simply gorgeous. First, consider its size, then the display type, then that it has an in-display notch, and finally how the back panel meets the display. Let me talk about these and then rest my comments. I find that these four basically sums up all you need to know about the screen under observation – pun intended (if at all there be any). It is the in-display notch that will draw many people to loving this phone and wanting to buy it. Ever since Nova 5T the in-display cutout is fast becoming a trend Huawei is strongly picking up. It has these two advantages. It adds to the looks of the phone and it creates room for a larger screen-to-body ratio.
The beautiful looking back panel of Huawei nova 7i is curved towards the edges and nicely meets the flat display. This generally makes the phone easy to manage single-handedly. It also gives the phone a modern-looking touch and design. This flat display I’m telling you about is an LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. You will love that it has a high 1080 x 2310 pixels resolution even though Huawei does not reveal details of its maker. But we hope and trust that this glass is a durable one.