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[TEST] The HUAWEI nova 8i & FreeBuds 4 Are Perfect For On-The-Go M’sians! Here’s Why We Love It

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If you’re someone who loves to take videos and photos, or a content creator on TikTok or YouTube, you’re going to need a phone that puts out all the features like a 64-megapixel camera, night photography mode, a ton of internal storage for all your content, long-lasting battery life and stunning display.

Well, look no further because you can find all of this and more in the new HUAWEI nova 8i smartphone!

The nova 8i is the perfect companion for those who are on the go, or even while under lockdown. Not only does it have great aesthetics, the 4D curved design features sleek rounded edges for an ultra-smooth touch and more comfortable grip. Pair it with the new HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 wireless earphones and you’ve got an excellent visual and audio combo that can go anywhere with you!

Let’s take a look at what the nova 8i and Freebuds 4 offer:

1. A 64-megapixel AI Quad Camera to take stunning pictures and videos

Huawei Nova 8I Camera

Let’s face it, we Malaysians are absolute photo enthusiasts and we really like taking videos too. Poor image and audio quality will just not cut it with us. The HUAWEI nova 8i is equipped with an all-round quad rear-camera system made up of four lenses:

  • Main camera: 64MP f/1.9
  • Ultra-wide angle camera: 8MP f/2.4 with 120-degree field of view
  • Macro camera: 2MP f/2.4
  • Depth camera: 2MP f/2.4

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Never again will you take blurry and noisy photos from a potato camera and with the Super Wide Angle mode, there’s no need to take 10 steps back anymore just to fit everyone in the frame. No more accidentally backing up into random people or a busy road! Wide-angle mode could literally save your life!

Huawei Wide Shot


2. Express your creativity even at night with Super Night Shot 2.0

Huawei Night Mode

The nova 8i allows you to capture clear and bright photos in low light so you don’t have to worry about getting dark photos. With the Super Night Shot 2.0 enhancements, you can rest assured that all your photos will look great under any lighting conditions.

The 16MP SuperSelfie AI Beauty Camera on the front works great in low light too and allows you to capture your best look at any time. The nova 8i also offers 128GB of internal storage so you never have to worry about running out of space to keep all your photos!


3. Pair great visuals with amazing sound from the FreeBuds 4

Huawei Freebuds 4

Recording beautiful videos is one thing, but what about the audio? The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 is a must-have if you own the nova 8i as its 48kHZ wireless high-quality recording not only offers flexibility but also brings your voice to another level of clarity with rich detail.

Editing videos with the FreeBuds 4 on is also a great experience as its 14.3mm dynamic driver is able to produce impressive bass sounds. The upgraded bass enhancement engine, large volume bass tube and motherboard generates super deep bass with a frequency range of up to 40kHZ to deliver high-quality sound too.

The FreeBud 4’s ergonomic open-fit design also comes in a comfortable air-light weight of only 4.1g and Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) Noise Cancellation Technology to give you the most comfortable noise cancellation experience without feeling pressure in the ears after long hours of use.

Open-Fit Dual Microphone Hybrid Noise Cancellation Technology can accurately generate anti-noise waves and filter out noise to give you a better audio experience. Whether you’re editing a photo at a noisy cafe or writing out an e-mail while on public transport, you’ll be able to focus on your work while ignoring all the noises around you.

Together with the noise cancellation, the FreeBuds 4 also offers 32kHZ high-quality voice calls for smooth and clear audio for when you’re catching up with family and friends over a call!


4. Boost productivity with the FreeBuds 4 and EMUI 11 interface

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could be as productive on your phone as you are on your laptop? Well, with the Freebuds 4 and some new EMUI 11 interface features, you can continue working with no interruptions to your flow.

  • Connect Freebuds 4 to ten most recently connected devices in an instant with HUAWEI AI Life.
  • Connect Freebuds 4 to both your laptop and phone at the same time with Dual-device Connection and enable the auto device switching function to never miss a call again.
  • EMUI 11 Multi-Window feature on the HUAWEI nova 8i allows you to operate multiple apps on one window. No more having to switch apps one by one all the time. You’ll be so much more productive!
  • The Floating Window feature allows up to three app windows to open on-screen at once.
  • Easy screenshots with Smart Screenshot knuckle gesture.
  • Explore everything in the AppGallery by searching for the app you want to download via Petal Search for a reimagined search experience.

With these features, you’ll never have to worry about missing calls or scrolling through different open apps one at a time when you need to refer to something on another app. That’s super handy!


5. Experience immersive, uninterrupted gaming

[Photo of nova 8i with game on screen]

Gamers out there will know a great device to play on when they see it. Great audio, immersive visual experience and uninterrupted gameplay is usually a priority and the nova 8i and Freebuds 4 tackle all of these with style.

With an impressive 94.7% screen-to-body ratio, the HUAWEI nova 8i provides an immersive viewing experience with its 6.67-inch HUAWEI Edgeless Display. That’s a lot of screen real estate to keep your head in the game! 

Gamers can also stay on their screens longer thanks to the enhanced TUV Rheinland Technology, which offers maximum protection for your eyes. It uses 2nd generation hardware to improve blue light protection by further reducing harmful blue light, while intelligent colour correction technology offers eye protection while minimising discolouration.

HUAWEI also added a full-scene antenna 2.0 design to the nova 8i. The built-in seven antenna system, with a dedicated antenna on the sides, is able to sustain a strong network connection while playing games. There’s also high thermal conductivity graphene for heat dissipation to ensure users can game all day without their phones overheating or losing connection!

With games like PUBG Mobile that require players to listen out for enemy footsteps or gunfire, the Freebuds 4 audio latency will come in handy as it’s able to go as low as 90ms, giving users a whole new level of gaming experience.

Users also won’t have to worry about incoming calls or messages interrupting their game. With the Smart Game Assistant, you can commit yourself to the game by enabling the Do Not Disturb feature while the mini gaming windows and floating windows feature allow you to respond to messages without exiting the game.


6. Long-lasting, fast-charging battery that will keep you going all-day

Huawei P30 Pro Supercharge Closeup

[Image above is a HUAWEI P30. Need something similar but showing the nova 8i charging]

If you have a long day ahead and have low battery anxiety, the nova 8i takes that worry off your mind. With the new 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge technology, a nova 8i can be charged to 68% in just 20 minutes, and fully charged in only 38 minutes! You could literally have your phone almost fully charged while you’re taking a shower or having a meal!

The same goes with the FreeBuds 4, which can run 2.5 hours of playback on just 15 minutes of charging time and 22 hours of music playback on a full charge. You’ll never have to worry about your music cutting out at a crucial moment ever again.

With such a reliable battery life and super short charging time,  the HUAWEI nova 8i is perfect for those who game or produce content daily on their phones.

If this sounds like your dream phone, here’s how you can win a FREE HUAWEI nova 8i smartphone just by joining the #SUPERnovaMY TikTok challenge!

[KV of #SUPERnovaMY TikTok Challenge]

If you think you’re up for it, the #SUPERnovaMY challenge is taking place from 9th-15th July and participants can submit their entries with these simple steps:

  1. Do the #SUPERnovaMy Challenge and record a video of yourself doing it
  2. Upload the video on your TikTok page and include the hashtags #SUPERnovaMY, #HUAWEInova8i, #SuperCamera
  3. Make sure your TikTok profile is public

Break out your best dance moves and you could win a HUAWEI nova 8i just like that! The winners will be announced on 18th July 2021 so join the challenge now and don’t miss out on this fun opportunity.

For more information on the challenge, go to @huaweimalaysiafansclub on TikTok.

The HUAWEI nova 8i and HUAWEI Freebuds 4 are also available for pre-order from 7th-21st July on HUAWEI Store Online, HUAWEI Official Store on Shopee and HUAWEI Flagship Store on Lazada. Here’s what you’ll be getting when you pre-order:

  • HUAWEI nova 8i – RM1,299
    • Colours available: Moonlight Silver, Starry Black, Interstellar Blue
    • Moonlight silver back panel changes colour depending on lighting and angle it’s viewed from!
    • Pre-order gifts worth up to RM260:
      • HUAWEI Entertainment Gift
      • 3 months of HUAWEI Music VIP subscription
      • 1 month of HUAWEI Video VIP access
      • 1 month of 200GB HUAWEI Cloud Storage
  • HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 – RM599
    • Colours available: Silver Frost, Ceramic White
    • Pre-order gifts:
      • Huawei Band 4 worth up to RM139

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So if you’ve been looking at countless reviews to find a super capable phone and wireless earbuds that are also affordable, look no further and get the HUAWEI nova 8i because it’s totally worth it! No regrets, we assure you!


Source: HUAWEI
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