Huawei has launched the Huawei Nova Y91 in the UAE. The Nova series is known to bring cutting-end features to an affordable phone, and the Nova Y91 is no different. It packs a massive 7,000 mAh battery and a large 6.95-inch Huawei FullView display.
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Besides the large display and battery, you also get a dual camera setup with a 50MP primary camera and an ultrawide. On the front, there’s an 8 MP camera that supports portrait segmentation and AI Beauty 5.1.
Huawei also packs a large 256GB of storage on the Nova Y91, which should offer you the freedom to install your favourite apps and games, download large files for work and study, and keep your favourite movies on the phone.
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Huawei Nova Y91 UAE Pricing and Availability
Huawei is releasing the Nova Y91 and Nova Y71 smartphones in the UAE on July 7. The Huawei Nova Y91 will be available in two colours, Black and Silver, for a price of AED 1,149. At launch, this pricing will include gifts worth AED 99, including a fitness & health gift box.
Huawei is also relating the Nova Y71 in Gold and Black colours for AED 749, with gifts worth AED 99, including an entertainment gift box. Both these new Huawei Nova Y series phones will be available from Huawei’s e-shop, Huawei Experience Stores and selected retailers across in the UAE.
Huawei Nova Y91 and Nova Y71 Specifications
|Huawei Nova Y91||Huawei Nova Y71|
|Size:||171.6 x 79.9 x 8.9 mm||168.3 x 77.7 x 9 mm|
|Weight:||214 g||199 g|
|IP Rating:||Splash Resisitant||–|
|Colours:||Silver, Black||Gold, Black|
|Screen Size:||6.95 inches IPS LCD display||6.75 inches IPS LCD display|
|Resolution:||1080 x 2376 pixels||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Processor:||Snapdragon 680 4G||Kirin 710A|
|RAM / Storage:||8GB / 256GB||8GB / 128GB|
|Cellular:||LTE, Dual SIM||LTE, Dual SIM|
|Primary Camera:||50 MP f/1.8||48 MP f/1.8|
|Ultrawide Camera:||–||5 MP f/2.2|
|Depth:||2 MP||2 MP f/2.4|
|Selfie:||8 MP f/2.0||8 MP f/2.0|
|Video:||1080p @ 30fps||1080p @ 30fps|
|Battery:||Li-Po 7000 mAh||Li-Po 6000 mAh|
Design and Display
The Huawei Nova Y91 features the iconic Huawei Starry Circle design with a symmetrical axis aesthetic that we’ve seen on other flagship Huawei phones. The rear cameras are housed in the star ring, making it look sleek and futuristic.
Huawei is releasing the phone in two colours- Moonlight Silver and Starry Black- both elegant. You might think that the Nova Y91, with its large 6.95-inch screen, might be too big to be comfortable but the phone has a slim and compact body that is easy on your hands.
The Huawei Nova Y91 features a massive 6.95-inch FullView Display. The thin bezels around the display enhance the phone’s aesthetic appeal and make it feel smaller and more lightweight in hand.
The display supports a 270Hz Touch Sampling Rate and 90Hz refresh rate, providing a smooth experience when browsing online and playing games. Huawei has also added its super-resolution touch software algorithms to improve touch accuracy which will definitely help with the phone’s gaming experience.
The phone also supports the LCD Full Screen always-on display feature, the first of its kind, for easily glancing at essential information without unlocking the phone.
Features and performance
The Huawei Nova Y91 uses the Snapdragon 680 processor and comes with just one configuration with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
There’s no 5G version on the connectivity side, and you only get LTE. There is support for Bluetooth 5.0 as well as WiFi 6. There are stereo speakers which should help with watching movies or playing games.
Like other Huawei phones from the past few years, the Nova Y91 is based on Android but does not offer Google Mobile Services and instead uses EMUI 13 with Huawei App Gallery. There has been a large number of apps added to App Gallery in the last few years, including most of the regional banks and services.
The Huawei Nova Y91 has a 50 MP primary camera and a 2 MP depth camera. On the front, you get an 8 MP selfie camera.
The camera offers all standard camera features, such as Photo Mode, Portrait Mode, Pro Mode, Panorama Mode, Aperture Mode, Slow-Mo, High-Res Mode
Video recording is available with a maximum Full HD 1080p resolution and 30fps from the back and selfie cameras.
Battery & Charging
The Huawei Nova Y91 packs a massive 7,000 mAh battery with a 22.5W charger. The rather large battery will certainly take some time to charge but also provide you with over a day of usage- possibly two.
As with most phones in this price segment, you don’t get support for wireless charging.
Huawei Nova Y91 Reviews
The Huawei Nova Y91 is a smartphone with impressive features such as a large display, powerful battery, high-quality sound, and a premium design.
The Huawei Nova Y91 is not recommended due to its high price and lack of competitive features compared to other devices in the market.
Huawei Nova Y91 Alternatives
Here are some phones in a similar price or spec range to the Huawei Nova Y91 that you can consider.
Weight: 205g | Thickness: 8.1mm | Screen: 6.67" FHD+, AMOLED, 120Hz | Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6nm) | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Cellular: 5G, Hybrid Dual SIM | Rear camera: 108MP Quad Camera | Front camera: 16MP | Battery: 5000mAh, 67W Wired charging
- Affordable gaming phone
- Great battery life and fast charging
- 5G support
- MIUI is a bit sluggish
- Not the best processor
The Poco X4 Pro is an excellent phone, and faster than the Huawei Nova Y91 along with 5G capabilities and a 108MP Quad Camera. It’s screen size is small and the battery isn’t as big but it also costs lower than the Huawei Nova Y91.
Weight: 179g | Thickness: 7.5mm | OS: Android 12 (Magic UI 6.1) | Screen: 6.7 inches 1080 x 2388 pixels, IPS LCD, 90Hz | Processor: Octa-core Mediatek Helio G88 | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 128GB | Cellular: 4G, Dual SIM | Rear camera: 100MP Triple Camera | Front camera: 16MP | Battery: 45000mAh, 22.5W Wired charging, No wireless charging
- Beautiful design
- 100-megapixel camera
- The display is IPS, not AMOLED
- Not the best chipset
The Honor X8A can be dubbed as the Jack of all trades and master of none. It provides you with everything you’ll need without mastering any. The phone has a beautiful design that shimmers in direct light and is one of the best-looking budget phones. The Mediatek Helio G88 has decent performance in web browsing and other light tasks, but don’t expect the Honor X8A to wear any performance crowns.