Huawei nova 9 first look

Mid-range smartphone from Huawei. The slogan is "Be inspired. Be new." I didn’t understand what this meant, but everyone around was sitting with smart, understanding faces, and Ilya Shatilin also called all Huawei models from memory, so I was somehow embarrassed to intervene.

According to the slide, a smartphone has 3 key selling advantages that should motivate a purchase:

  • Unusual design and slim 7.77mm body
  • 50 MP ultra camera
  • 66W fast charging
  • And from myself I will add about a chic OLED screen

Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G (6 nm), Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670), Adreno 642L graphics
  • Operating system: HarmonyOS 2.0
  • Memory: 8 GB / 128-256 GB, no card slot
  • Screen: 6.57" OLED, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 392 ppi, 1 billion colors, 120 Hz
  • Battery: Li-Po 4300 mAh, fast charge 66 W, reverse charge
  • Main camera:
  • 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide angle), PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultra wide)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • 4K, 1080p, [email protected], gyro-EIS video recording

Appearance

Google services can be taken away from Huawei, but not the sense of taste. The company has long since learned to make really beautiful and stylish devices. A smartphone from Huawei can always be recognized by picking it up. These are always well-balanced (in terms of weight distribution) smartphones with smooth lines. Huawei Nova 9 is no exception. You take the smartphone in your hands, and you immediately feel that this is a premium product. It's hard to explain, but for smartphone manufacturers, this comes with experience. For example, the same Xiaomi only in the last year began to make devices that consistently evoke a similar feeling. But put metaphysics aside, let's get down to business.

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Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The device is made of glass and aluminum. Front and back glass, which is held by a shiny aluminum frame. The glass is of good quality, but its manufacturer is unknown to us. The company cannot cooperate with Gorilla Glass.

The back of the smartphone is made of silver frosted glass. The main advantage is the complete absence of fingerprints. The grainy finish resists fingerprints very well. The smartphone has a rounded screen. You can immediately note a good oleophobic coating, as the smartphone confidently resists fingerprints. I wonder how long the coating will last and how it will behave in three months. Round screen. At the bottom there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIM cards, Type-C, a microphone and a speaker. There is only a microphone on the top end. There is nothing on the left side, while the power button and a twin volume button are on the right side. The front camera is embedded into the screen. The size is standard. As I understand it, Xiaomi has the smallest front cameras. The manufacturer is proud of this and constantly emphasizes it. The speaker in Huawei nova 9 is under the screen. Only a narrow gap on the end. Excellent work. Sounds great. I checked the diagnostics using the MyHuawei app. The sound is loud and spacious. We lie comfortably in the hand of the device. It should be noted here that the smartphone weighs only 175 grams (modern devices mostly occupied the mark of 200 grams and above). The dimensions, despite the 6.5-inch screen, are also compact - 160 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm. The 4,300 mAh battery is responsible for the minimum thickness.

There are no questions about the design and tactile sensations when working with a smartphone. The device is pleasant and comfortable.

Screen

The smartphone has a 6.57-inch screen. It is an OLED panel with a wide color gamut, displaying more than 1 billion colors, with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen has a standard resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels for such a diagonal. I didn’t have a color meter with me, but it’s clearly DCI-P3 coverage, and the brightness is at least 700 nits in automatic mode.

The screen supports a 300Hz touch rate and comes with additional technologies to help you play better first-person shooter games. Here you need to test to understand what is at stake. I was particularly interested in the Ultra High Resolution Touch option. I listened to the explanation of the representative of the company, watched the video of the work, but I did not understand exactly. Like, when switching to shooting mode, the smartphone understands this and makes the touch zone under the finger seem to be very large, respectively, the sight turns out to be smoother, since finger movements become not so sharp. It seems like it should be interesting. Huawei noted along the way that they don’t consider it cheating (although it looks like that).

This does not apply to the screen, but it is important to note that the smartphone does not have Widewine DRM L3, which means that there are certain restrictions on the quality of streaming content in Netflix and similar applications. On hand was an engineering sample with Chinese firmware (in China, the Widewine DRM L1 certificate is unnecessary). By the time sales start in Russia, localized firmware should be submitted.

Battery life

I managed to drag the smartphone with me to my room and ran the PC Mark test for the night. Well, since we were already leaving in the morning, I did not have time to do more tests. However, PCMark gives an excellent idea, as it is a test that simulates everyday tasks. To be honest, I was pleased with the operating time - 6.5 hours. And this is for a 4300 mAh battery. In comparison, the Mi 11 Lite 5G, which has a 4200 mAh battery, only lasted 5.5 hours in a similar test. I guess the extra hour of work came from the dynamic resolution and screen refresh.

Performance

Good news for Huawei and Huawei fans: the company may cooperate with Qualcomm. The latter was issued a license to cooperate. So if we are not talking about 5G, then Qualcomm can sell its chipsets to Huawei.

Snapdragon 778G with Adreno 642L graphics is a great mid-range chipset that delivers decent performance. In the AnTuTu test, the device scored 458 thousand points in normal mode and 508 thousand points in normal mode and 508 thousand points in performance mode. 508 thousand points is a typical value for this chipset. By the way, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has a Snapdragon 780 chipset, and the device scores 531,000 points.

The smartphone has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (256 GB version available). The speed of both memory and storage is good.

In standard performance mode, the smartphone does not throttling, while in enhanced performance mode, throttling is only 5%. This is an excellent indicator. Even under maximum load, the performance of the smartphone does not decrease. At the presentation, Huawei noted that the smartphone uses graphene and liquid cooling to effectively remove heat.

Huawei nova 9 has standard performance for its price segment. You can play any game on high settings on it. The same Genshin Impact can be run at maximum with 60 fps.

Perhaps, for a better understanding, it is worth saying that the performance of this smartphone is almost the same as that of the top flagships from last year. The performance margin is enough for another 2-3 years, so as not to deny yourself anything.

Huawei nova 9 first look

Mid-range smartphone from Huawei. The slogan is "Be inspired. Be nova. I didn’t understand what this meant, but everyone around was sitting with smart, understanding faces, and Ilya Shatilin also called all Huawei models from memory, so I was somehow embarrassed to intervene.

According to the slide, a smartphone has 3 key selling advantages that should motivate a purchase:

  • Unusual design and slim 7.77mm body
  • 50MP ultra camera
  • 66W fast charging
  • And from myself I will add about a chic OLED screen

Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G (6 nm), Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670), Adreno 642L graphics
  • Operating system: HarmonyOS 2.0
  • Memory: 8 GB / 128-256 GB, no card slot
  • Screen: 6.57" OLED, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 392 ppi, 1 billion colors, 120 Hz
  • Battery: 4300mAh Li-Po, 66W fast charge, reverse charge
  • Main camera:
  • 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide angle), PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultra wide)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • 4K, 1080p, [email protected], gyro-EIS video recording

Appearance

Google services can be taken away from Huawei, but not the sense of taste. The company has long since learned to make really beautiful and stylish devices. A smartphone from Huawei can always be recognized by picking it up. These are always well-balanced (in terms of weight distribution) smartphones with smooth lines. Huawei Nova 9 is no exception. You take the smartphone in your hands, and you immediately feel that this is a premium product. It's hard to explain, but for smartphone manufacturers, this comes with experience. For example, the same Xiaomi only in the last year began to make devices that consistently evoke a similar feeling. But put metaphysics aside, let's get down to business.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

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Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The device is made of glass and aluminum. Front and back glass, which is held by a shiny aluminum frame. The glass is of good quality, but its manufacturer is unknown to us. The company cannot cooperate with Gorilla Glass.

The back of the smartphone is made of silver frosted glass. The main advantage is the complete absence of fingerprints. The grainy finish resists fingerprints very well. The smartphone has a rounded screen. You can immediately note a good oleophobic coating, as the smartphone confidently resists fingerprints. I wonder how long the coating will last and how it will behave in three months. Round screen. At the bottom there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIM cards, Type-C, a microphone and a speaker. There is only a microphone on the top end. There is nothing on the left side, while the power button and a twin volume button are on the right side. The front camera is embedded into the screen. The size is standard. As I understand it, Xiaomi has the smallest front cameras. The manufacturer is proud of this and constantly emphasizes it. The speaker in Huawei nova 9 is under the screen. Only a narrow gap on the end. Excellent work. Sounds great. I checked the diagnostics using the MyHuawei app. The sound is loud and spacious. We lie comfortably in the hand of the device. It should be noted here that the smartphone weighs only 175 grams (modern devices mostly occupied the mark of 200 grams and above). The dimensions, despite the 6.5-inch screen, are also compact - 160 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm. The 4,300 mAh battery is responsible for the minimum thickness.

There are no questions about the design and tactile sensations when working with a smartphone. The device is pleasant and comfortable.

Screen

The smartphone has a 6.57-inch screen. It is an OLED panel with a wide color gamut, displaying more than 1 billion colors, with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen has a standard resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels for such a diagonal. I didn’t have a color meter with me, but it’s clearly DCI-P3 coverage, and the brightness is at least 700 nits in automatic mode.

The screen supports a 300Hz touch rate and comes with additional technologies to help you play better first-person shooter games. Here you need to test to understand what is at stake. I was particularly interested in the Ultra High Resolution Touch option. I listened to the explanation of the representative of the company, watched the video of the work, but I did not understand exactly. Like, when switching to shooting mode, the smartphone understands this and makes the touch zone under the finger seem to be very large, respectively, the sight turns out to be smoother, since finger movements become not so sharp. It seems like it should be interesting. Huawei noted along the way that they don’t consider it cheating (although it looks like that).

Traditionally, Huawei has the most curious screen settings. There are options such as "Smart Resolution", when the smartphone changes the screen resolution depending on the content, thereby saving battery. The refresh rate is also dynamic. There is an e-book mode when the screen goes to grayscale. And, of course, there is a dark theme, which, like on any OLED screen, looks great.

It is logical that an OLED smartphone also has an Always-On mode. There is a permanent display, there is an image by tap, you can also set a working interval.

This does not apply to the screen, but it is important to note that the smartphone does not have Widewine DRM L3, which means that there are certain restrictions on the quality of streaming content in Netflix and similar applications. On hand was an engineering sample with Chinese firmware (in China, the Widewine DRM L1 certificate is unnecessary). By the time sales start in Russia, localized firmware should be submitted.

Battery life

I managed to drag the smartphone with me to my room and ran the PC Mark test for the night. Well, since we were already leaving in the morning, I did not have time to do more tests. However, PCMark gives an excellent idea, as it is a test that simulates everyday tasks. To be honest, I was pleased with the operating time - 6.5 hours. And this is for a 4300 mAh battery. In comparison, the Mi 11 Lite 5G, which has a 4200 mAh battery, only lasted 5.5 hours in a similar test. I guess the extra hour of work came from the dynamic resolution and screen refresh.

Performance

Good news for Huawei and Huawei fans: the company may cooperate with Qualcomm. The latter was issued a license to cooperate. So if we are not talking about 5G, then Qualcomm can sell its chipsets to Huawei.

Snapdragon 778G with Adreno 642L graphics is a great mid-range chipset that delivers decent performance. In the AnTuTu test, the device scored 458 thousand points in normal mode and 508 thousand points in normal mode and 508 thousand points in performance mode. 508 thousand points is a typical value for this chipset. By the way, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has a Snapdragon 780 chipset, and the device scores 531,000 points.

Huawei nova 9 first look

Mid-range smartphone from Huawei. The slogan is "Be inspired. Be nova. I didn’t understand what this meant, but everyone around was sitting with smart, understanding faces, and Ilya Shatilin also called all Huawei models from memory, so I was somehow embarrassed to intervene.

According to the slide, a smartphone has 3 key selling advantages that should motivate a purchase:

  • Unusual design and slim 7.77mm body
  • 50MP ultra camera
  • 66W fast charging
  • And from myself I will add about a chic OLED screen

Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G (6 nm), Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670), Adreno 642L graphics
  • Operating system: HarmonyOS 2.0
  • Memory: 8 GB / 128-256 GB, no card slot
  • Screen: 6.57" OLED, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 392 ppi, 1 billion colors, 120 Hz
  • Battery: 4300mAh Li-Po, 66W fast charge, reverse charge
  • Main camera:
  • 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide angle), PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultra wide)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • 4K, 1080p, [email protected], gyro-EIS video recording

Appearance

Google services can be taken away from Huawei, but not the sense of taste. The company has long since learned to make really beautiful and stylish devices. A smartphone from Huawei can always be recognized by picking it up. These are always well-balanced (in terms of weight distribution) smartphones with smooth lines. Huawei Nova 9 is no exception. You take the smartphone in your hands, and you immediately feel that this is a premium product. It's hard to explain, but for smartphone manufacturers, this comes with experience. For example, the same Xiaomi only in the last year began to make devices that consistently evoke a similar feeling. But put metaphysics aside, let's get down to business.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The device is made of glass and aluminum. Front and back glass, which is held by a shiny aluminum frame. The glass is of good quality, but its manufacturer is unknown to us. The company cannot cooperate with Gorilla Glass.

The back of the smartphone is made of silver frosted glass. The main advantage is the complete absence of fingerprints. The grainy finish resists fingerprints very well. The smartphone has a rounded screen. You can immediately note a good oleophobic coating, as the smartphone confidently resists fingerprints. I wonder how long the coating will last and how it will behave in three months. Round screen. At the bottom there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIM cards, Type-C, a microphone and a speaker. There is only a microphone on the top end. There is nothing on the left side, while the power button and a twin volume button are on the right side. The front camera is embedded into the screen. The size is standard. As I understand it, Xiaomi has the smallest front cameras. The manufacturer is proud of this and constantly emphasizes it. The speaker in Huawei nova 9 is under the screen. Only a narrow gap on the end. Excellent work. Sounds great. I checked the diagnostics using the MyHuawei app. The sound is loud and spacious. We lie comfortably in the hand of the device. It should be noted here that the smartphone weighs only 175 grams (modern devices mostly occupied the mark of 200 grams and above). The dimensions, despite the 6.5-inch screen, are also compact - 160 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm. The 4,300 mAh battery is responsible for the minimum thickness.

There are no questions about the design and tactile sensations when working with a smartphone. The device is pleasant and comfortable.

Screen

The smartphone has a 6.57-inch screen. It is an OLED panel with a wide color gamut, displaying more than 1 billion colors, with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen has a standard resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels for such a diagonal. I didn’t have a color meter with me, but it’s clearly DCI-P3 coverage, and the brightness is at least 700 nits in automatic mode.

The screen supports a 300Hz touch rate and comes with additional technologies to help you play better first-person shooter games. Here you need to test to understand what is at stake. I was particularly interested in the Ultra High Resolution Touch option. I listened to the explanation of the representative of the company, watched the video of the work, but I did not understand exactly. Like, when switching to shooting mode, the smartphone understands this and makes the touch zone under the finger seem to be very large, respectively, the sight turns out to be smoother, since finger movements become not so sharp. It seems like it should be interesting. Huawei noted along the way that they don’t consider it cheating (although it looks like that).

Traditionally, Huawei has the most curious screen settings. There are options such as "Smart Resolution", when the smartphone changes the screen resolution depending on the content, thereby saving battery. The refresh rate is also dynamic. There is an e-book mode when the screen goes to grayscale. And, of course, there is a dark theme, which, like on any OLED screen, looks great.

It is logical that an OLED smartphone also has an Always-On mode. There is a permanent display, there is an image by tap, you can also set a working interval.

This does not apply to the screen, but it is important to note that the smartphone does not have Widewine DRM L3, which means that there are certain restrictions on the quality of streaming content in Netflix and similar applications. I had an engineering sample with Chinese firmware on hand (in China, the Widewine DRM L1 certificate is unnecessary). By the time sales start in Russia, localized firmware should be submitted.

Battery life

I managed to drag my smartphone with me to my room and ran a PC Mark test for the night. Well, since we were already leaving in the morning, I did not have time to do more tests. However, PCMark gives an excellent idea, as it is a test that simulates everyday tasks. To be honest, I was pleased with the operating time - 6.5 hours. And this is for a 4300 mAh battery. For comparison, the Mi 11 Lite 5G, which has a 4200 mAh battery, only lasted 5.5 hours in a similar test. I guess the extra hour of work came from the dynamic resolution and screen refresh.

Performance

Good news for Huawei and Huawei fans: the company may cooperate with Qualcomm. The latter was issued a license to cooperate. So if we are not talking about 5G, then Qualcomm can sell its chipsets to Huawei.

Snapdragon 778G with Adreno 642L graphics is a great mid-range chipset that delivers decent performance. In the AnTuTu test, the device scored 458 thousand points in normal mode and 508 thousand points in normal mode and 508 thousand points in performance mode. 508 thousand points is a typical value for this chipset. By the way, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has a Snapdragon 780 chipset, and the device scores 531,000 points.

The smartphone has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (256 GB version available). The speed of both memory and storage is good.

In standard performance mode, the smartphone does not throttling, while in enhanced performance mode, throttling is only 5%. This is an excellent indicator. Even under maximum load, the performance of the smartphone does not decrease. At the presentation, Huawei noted that the smartphone uses graphene and liquid cooling to effectively remove heat.

Huawei nova 9 has standard performance for its price segment. You can play any game on high settings on it. The same Genshin Impact can be run at maximum with 60 fps.

Perhaps, for a better understanding, it is worth saying that the performance of this smartphone is almost the same as that of the top flagships from last year. The performance margin is enough for another 2-3 years, so as not to deny yourself anything.

Huawei nova 9 first look

Mid-range smartphone from Huawei. The slogan is "Be inspired. Be new." I didn’t understand what this meant, but everyone around was sitting with smart, understanding faces, and Ilya Shatilin also called all Huawei models from memory, so I was somehow embarrassed to intervene.

According to the slide, a smartphone has 3 key selling advantages that should motivate a purchase:

  • Unusual design and slim 7.77mm body
  • 50 MP ultra camera
  • 66W fast charging
  • And from myself I will add about a chic OLED screen

Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G (6 nm), Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670), Adreno 642L graphics
  • Operating system: HarmonyOS 2.0
  • Memory: 8 GB / 128-256 GB, no card slot
  • Screen: 6.57" OLED, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 392 ppi, 1 billion colors, 120Hz
  • Battery: Li-Po 4300 mAh, fast charge 66 W, reverse charge
  • Main camera:
  • 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide angle), PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultra wide)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • 4K, 1080p, [email protected], gyro-EIS video recording

Appearance

Google services can be taken away from Huawei, but not the sense of taste. The company has long since learned to make really beautiful and stylish devices. A smartphone from Huawei can always be recognized by picking it up. These are always well-balanced (in terms of weight distribution) smartphones with smooth lines. Huawei Nova 9 is no exception. You take the smartphone in your hands, and you immediately feel that this is a premium product. It's hard to explain, but for smartphone manufacturers, this comes with experience. For example, the same Xiaomi only in the last year began to make devices that consistently evoke a similar feeling. But put metaphysics aside, let's get down to business.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

The device is made of glass and aluminum. Front and back glass, which is held in place by a shiny aluminum frame. The glass is of good quality, but its manufacturer is unknown to us. The company cannot cooperate with Gorilla Glass.

The back of the smartphone is made of silver frosted glass. The main advantage is the complete absence of fingerprints. The grainy coating resists fingerprints very well. The smartphone has a rounded screen. You can immediately note a good oleophobic coating, as the smartphone confidently resists fingerprints. I wonder how long the coating will last and how it will behave in three months. Rounded screen. At the bottom there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIM cards, Type-C, a microphone and a speaker. On the top end there is only a microphone. There is nothing on the left side, and on the right side there is a power button and a paired volume button. The front camera is embedded in the screen. The size is standard. As I understand it, Xiaomi has the smallest front cameras. The manufacturer is proud of this and constantly emphasizes it. Speaker in Huawei nova 9 under the screen. Only a narrow gap at the end. Great job. Heard wonderful. I checked using the MyHuawei diagnostics application. The sound is loud and spacious. The device lies comfortably in the hand. It should be noted here that the smartphone weighs only 175 grams (modern devices mostly occupied the mark of 200 grams and above). The dimensions, despite the 6.5-inch screen, are also compact - 160 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm. A 4,300 mAh battery is responsible for the minimum thickness.

There are no questions about the design and tactile sensations when working with a smartphone. The device is pleasant and comfortable.

Screen

The smartphone has a 6.57-inch screen. It is an OLED panel with a wide color gamut, displaying more than 1 billion colors, with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen has a standard resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels for such a diagonal. I didn’t have a color meter with me, but it’s clearly DCI-P3 coverage, and the brightness is at least 700 nits in automatic mode.

The screen supports a 300Hz touch rate and comes with additional technologies to help you play better first-person shooter games. Here you need to test to understand what is at stake. I was particularly interested in the Ultra High Resolution Touch option. I listened to the explanation of the representative of the company, watched the video of the work, but I did not understand exactly. Like, when switching to shooting mode, the smartphone understands this and makes the touch zone under the finger seem to be very large, respectively, the sight turns out to be smoother, since finger movements become not so sharp. It seems like it should be interesting. Huawei noted along the way that they don’t consider it cheating (although it looks like that).

Traditionally, Huawei has the most curious screen settings. There are options such as "Smart Resolution", when the smartphone changes the screen resolution depending on the content, thereby saving battery. The refresh rate is also dynamic. There is an e-book mode when the screen goes to grayscale. And, of course, there is a dark theme, which, like on any OLED screen, looks great.

It is logical that an OLED smartphone also has an Always-On mode. There is a permanent display, there is an image by tap, you can also set a working interval.

This does not apply to the screen, but it is important to note that the smartphone does not have Widewine DRM L3, which means that there are certain restrictions on the quality of streaming content in Netflix and similar applications. I had an engineering sample with Chinese firmware on hand (in China, the Widewine DRM L1 certificate is unnecessary). By the time sales start in Russia, localized firmware should be submitted.

Battery life

I managed to drag my smartphone with me to my room and ran a PC Mark test for the night. Well, since we were already leaving in the morning, I did not have time to do more tests. However, PCMark gives an excellent idea, as it is a test that simulates everyday tasks. To be honest, I was pleased with the operating time - 6.5 hours. And this is for a 4300 mAh battery. For comparison, the Mi 11 Lite 5G, which has a 4200 mAh battery, only lasted 5.5 hours in a similar test. I guess the extra hour of work came from the dynamic resolution and screen refresh.

Performance

Good news for Huawei and Huawei fans: the company may cooperate with Qualcomm. The latter was issued a license to cooperate. So if we are not talking about 5G, then Qualcomm can sell its chipsets to Huawei.

Snapdragon 778G with Adreno 642L graphics is a great mid-range chipset that delivers decent performance. In the AnTuTu test, the device scored 458 thousand points in https://cars45.com.gh/rfHuD71xM24iSvyuCnDhAFPq in normal mode and 508 thousand points in performance mode. 508 thousand points is a typical value for this chipset. By the way, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has a Snapdragon 780 chipset, and the device scores 531 thousand points.

The Snapdragon 778G with Adreno 642L graphics is a great mid-range chipset that delivers decent performance. In the AnTuTu test, the device knocked out 458 thousand points in https://cars45.com.gh/rfHuD71xM24iSvyuCnDhAFPq https://cars45.com.gh/rfHuD71xM24iSvyuCnDhAFPq normal mode and 508 thousand points in productive mode. 508 thousand points is a typical value for this chipset. By the way, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has a Snapdragon 780 chipset, and the device scores 531,000 points.

The smartphone has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (256 GB version available). The speed of both memory and storage is good.

In standard performance mode, the smartphone does not throttling, while in enhanced performance mode, throttling is only 5%. This is an excellent indicator. Even under maximum load, the performance of the smartphone does not decrease. At the presentation, Huawei noted that the smartphone uses graphene and liquid cooling to effectively remove heat.

Huawei nova 9 has standard performance for its price segment. You can play any game on high settings on it. The same Genshin Impact can be run at maximum with 60 fps.

Perhaps, for a better understanding, it is worth saying that the performance of this smartphone is almost the same as that of the top flagships from last year. The performance margin is enough for another 2-3 years, so as not to deny yourself anything.