Huawei Nova 2i or Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro?

Michael Joseph Nogoy asks, “Which is better: Huawei Nova 2i or Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro?

As the new year starts, a new batch of comparisons is being asked by the readers as well. This time, we will be putting two quad-cameras with 18:9 screen aspect ratio smartphones side-by-side to see which one has better specs. Let’s start!

The Huawei Nova 2i has been released last year and has been the apple of the eye of many readers ever since its first appearance. It has a 5.9″ 18:9 IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Kirin 659 processor, a 64GB internal storage, a 4GB RAM, a 16MP + 2MP rear cameras with LED flash, a 13MP + 2MP front cameras, and a 3,340mAh battery.

The Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro is the company’s latest flagship smartphone which adapted the 18:9 screen aspect ratio trend last year. It has a 6″ 18:9 IPS LCD display with 1440 x 720 resolution, a Helio P25 processor, a 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, a 13MP + 5MP rear cameras with LED flash, a 20MP + 8MP front wide-angle camera, and a 4,010mAh battery with reverse charging.

Here are their detailed specs:

Huawei Nova 2i Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro
Display 5.9-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels 6-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 1440 x 720 pixels
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 659 2.36GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 2.6GHz octa-core
GPU Mali-T830 Mali-T880
Memory -64GB internal storage
-4GB RAM
-64GB internal storage
-4GB RAM
Camera -16MP+2MP rear cameras, f/2.2 with LED Flash
-13MP+2MP front cameras, f/2.0
-13MP + 5MP rear camera w/ 2x zoom, bokeh effect, LED flash
-20MP + 8MP front wide-angle camera
Battery 3,340mAh Li-Ion battery 4,010mAh battery w/ reverse charging
OS Android 7 Nougat with Huawei EMUI 5.1 Android 7.0 Nougat

Here are their benchmark scores and battery life:

Huawei Nova 2i Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro
Antutu 62,964 63,759
PCMark 4,886 (Work 2.0) 3,886 (Work 2.0)
3DMark 413 (Sling Shot Extreme) 602 (Sling Shot Extreme)
Geekbench 920 (Single-core), 3,636 (Multi-core) 830 (Single-Core), 3,793 (Multi-Core)
Battery Life 8hours and 46minutes 14hours and 54minutes

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei Nova 2i

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Better performing CPU (single-core)

+ Higher main rear camera resolution

Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro

+ Slightly larger screen size

+ Corning Gorilla Glass

+ Better performing CPU (multi-core)

+ Better Performing GPU

+ Higher front camera resolution w/ wide-angle lens

+ Larger and longer-lasting battery

+ Gyroscope

DISPLAY

The Nova 2i is a better pick if users are fond of watching videos since it has a higher screen resolution which is always good for the viewing experience. The Infinity Quattro fell short because it only has a 1440 x 720 screen resolution which is not bad but it is not fit for its price point.

CPU AND GPU

The Nova 2i carries a Kirin 659 processor while the Infinity Quattro has a Helio P25 one. Based on the benchmark scores that we got from the reviews, the former is better in terms of the single-core process while the latter is good for multi-core process. Checking out the Antutu score specifically, the Infinity Quattro has a slightly higher score than the Nova 2i which means that it is slightly better overall. For the gaming potential, on the other hand, the Mali-T880 GPU is better than the Mali-T830.

CAMERA

Both smartphones carry quad-cameras setup which is a good sign that one these smartphones’ main focus is camera quality. The Nova 2i has a higher main rear camera lens resolution while the Infinity Quattro has higher front camera lenses resolution. If we look at specs alone, it is apparent that for selfie lovers, the latter is the better choice. However, camera quality is not just about resolutions. We have taken sample shot from both smartphones in our reviews that readers may check. (Huawei Nova 2i and Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro)

BATTERY

Checking out the battery life test that we did on both smartphones, the Infinity Quattro has a longer-lasting battery life compared with the Nova 2i.

PRICE

The Huawei Nova 2i is priced at Php14,990 while the Cloudfone Next Infinity Quattro is priced at Php12,999.

To put it simply, if you want to have a good viewing experience, go with the Huawei Nova 2i. If you want to have a longer battery life with a better gaming potential, go with the Infinity Quattro. In terms of camera, however, we will leave the final say to the readers.

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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