Testing out the quad-camera feature of Huawei nova 2i

I was familiar with quad-core processors but this new term ‘quad-camera’ will now be the latest trend thanks to Huawei for starting it. If you have already read my first hand impressions on the Huawei Nova 2i, you will know that the key point of this device is dual cameras on both the rear and the front.

Once you launch the camera app in Huawei Nova 2i, you’re greeted with a simple interface with quick toggles on one side and photo/video select on the other. There are plenty of camera options such as normal photo, pro photo, video, pro video, night mode, HDR, panaroma and more. There’s also an option to download 3 additional modes but I am guessing it will be updated with time. Personally, I liked using the Pro-Photo mode since it was possible for me to tweak according to my liking; changing the ISO, aperture, shutter speed and all and the best, you have the option to shoot RAW.

The default auto mode for shooting the photos works well and tends to sharpen the image after taking it. The top rear camera has a 16-MP sensor which is good enough to take macro shots and landscape shots in daylight whereas the secondary 2-megapixel one supports the primary one for the portrait mode and the bokeh effect.

Apart from the dual camera at the rear, there’s another pair at the front which is also capable of taking portrait mode and it works great. For the ladies, the beautification mode will work great as its smooths the skin and produces better sharper photos.

Low light camera performance is also good and the device manages to keep the noise under control. As for the video, there’s also a Pro Video mode allowing you to record the way you feel like and of course it’s FULL HD. Though the display is 18:9 the video’s aspect ratio is 16:9 unlike what you have normally seen in LG G6 or S8.

Have a look at the camera sample below to have an idea of the pictures. Do not expect the photos to be of high quality taken from the high end devices. The photo quality is great but nothing to be wow-ed about. The front camera portrait mode turned out to be great. Taking photos in daylight was far more better than the ones taken in low light.


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  • Saimon Hossain

    Well, the camera seems preety interesting, add more potrait shot from the rear cam.