Specs Comparison: Huawei Nova 2 Lite vs OPPO A83

Specs Comparison: Huawei Nova 2 Lite vs OPPO A83

Huawei recently made official the Nova 2 Lite which is like the toned-down variant of the Nova 2i. It carries capable specs like the 5.99-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB RAM, and dual-rear cameras. There’s another smartphone, though, that is ready to compete with it, the OPPO A83. Find out which one is better on paper in this specs comparison.

Huawei Nova 2 LiteOPPO A83
5.99-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) IPS 18:9 display, 269ppi5.7-inch 1440 x 720, 18:9 Full Screen display, 282ppi
2.5D curved glass2.5D curved glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processorMediaTek MT6763T Helio P23 2.5GHz octa-core processor
Adreno 505 GPUMali-G71 MP2 GPU
32GB storage32GB storage
microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)microSD card slot (dedicated slot)
13MP + 2MP rear cameras w/ LED flash13MP rear camera, LED flash
8MP f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree field of view front camera w/ soft light LED flash8MP front camera, screen flash, A.I. Beautification Technology
Dual-SIMDual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint sensor
Face UnlockFace Unlock
Android 8.0 Oreo w/ EMUI 8ColorOS 3.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
3,000mAh battery3,180mAh battery
158.3 x 76.7 x 7.8 mm150.5 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm
155 g143 g
Blue, Black, GoldBlack, Gold

Summary of advantages

Huawei Nova 2 Lite:
* Larger screen
* Dual-rear cameras
* Fingerprint scanner
* Android 8.0 Oreo

* Higher pixel density
* Larger battery capacity
* Thinner and lighter

When it comes to the display, both smartphones have the same HD+ (1440 x 720) resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. However, the Nova 2 Lite has a slightly larger screen, while the A83 has a slightly higher pixel density.


Both smartphones have 13MP main rear shooters, but the Nova 2 Lite has a 2MP secondary for Bokeh effects, just like the Nova 2i. For the front camera, both have 8MP cameras for selfies.

The two devices almost have the same connectivity features like dual-SIM with a dedicated microSD card slot, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB, and Face Unlock. However, the Nova 2 Lite has a fingerprint scanner which the A83 lacks.

Powering both phones are octa-core chipsets from different makers, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of storage. The A83, however, has a bigger battery capacity. The Nova 2 Lite, however, runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box while its competitor still runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite and OPPO A83 are priced at Php9,990.

Given the mentioned specs and advantages, which one will you get?

Let us know in the comments below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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5 Responses

  1. Ejia says:

    It should be obvious from your table, but it isn’t mentioned in your pro/con summary that the Mediatek Helio P23 in the A83 is quite a bit faster and should provide smoother performance than the Snapdragon 430 in the Nova 2 Lite.

  2. dukha says:

    And then again there’s the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Plus at the same price point… Does the Xiaomi feature a gorilla glass?

  3. jordan says:

    so who’s better for gaming?

  4. Mia says:

    can both do screen mirroring to an Android TV ? thanks

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