Friday, January 28, 2022

Bucket Tech: Huawei Nova Y9a - First Impressions


Last night saw the launch of the latest in the HUAWEI Nova series to South Africa, the Nova Y9a, now I'm not all to familiar with the numbering convention of these devices but I'm sure the brand has a method to all of this, all I know is that the Nova series is here to offer the consumer a handset with premium features at an affordable price, and that is exactly what the Y9a will be doing. HUAWEI have always prided themselves on great build-quality and exceptional devices and its great to see this trend carried through to even its "lower end" models giving all customers nothing but the best to suit their budget. 


With the Nova Y9a, HUAWEI have done everything in their power to make it a feature packed device starting of with a huge display measuring in at 6.63" with an Ultra Full-View display that has a 92% screen to body ratio, the only phone in this segment to offer such an immersive display.  If you take a look at the screen you will notice there is no notch for the front facing selfie camera, this is due to HUAWEI adding it as a pop-up camera, activating the front facing camera triggers the camera to pop-up in just 0.7 seconds, the camera is a 16MP lens which is cable of taking high-quality selfies, even in low light conditions. The camera has AI Beauty 5.1 which enhances your pictures to look more natural and none of those heavy edited filters that make you look like a wax model. The pop-up camera also has a built in safety feature, so when the phone detects it is falling, the camera automatically retracts in just as quick time. The camera has been put through some tough testing as HUAWEI say it can with-stand force of up to 15kg's!


The main camera is a quad-system camera which features a 64MP main lens, 8MP Ultra-wide camera, 2MP Macro and 2MP depth sensing camera. All of these combined give you high-resolution pictures with great detail. Low-light photography has been enhanced in the Y9a with the new algorithm for SuperNight Mode reducing "noise" from the pictures. Video recording with the Y9a is also great with it boasting high-res video capabilities, perfect for Vloggers and the likes. The device comes with a 4200mAh battery and features HUAWEI's 40W SuperCharge. This leaving you with plenty of battery life to do what you please but also the comfort in knowing your device can be charged up to 70% in just 30 minutes. The Y9a comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage, giving you plenty of space to capture your hearts desire with it and not worrying about storage issues. 


The Y9a will be available locally from the 1st of February 2022 at a RRP of just R6,499, the device can be purchased via the HUAWEI online store, which if you pre-order before 31st January, you can get R999 voucher as well as a free Bluetooth speaker. 

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