Huawei Nova 6 SE Review: With Punch Hole, Best Selfie Camera


The Huawei Nova 6 SE for the first time, they will definitely be attracted by the matrix four cameras in the upper left corner of its back. The shape is so recognizable that it is by far the only one.

After an in-depth understanding and experience, the author found that the “unexpected joy” of Huawei nova 6 SE is not just a chic appearance. It is equipped with a Kirin 810 processor and a large 4200mAh battery, and it has even released the same model as its flagship 40W Huawei Super Fast Charge, this is the first time for Huawei. It is also the first time at the same price when viewed from all brands.

In addition, Huawei nova 6 SE is also good in other aspects. The front uses a 16-megapixel lens design that supports AI stereo beauty and portraits super night scene 2.0. The rear uses a 48-megapixel AI four-shot. The four lenses are a 48-megapixel UHD main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel depth-of-field lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

Design & Appearance

Huawei nova 6 SE brings a total of three color options, namely magic night black, cherry snow clear sky, and Qijing Forest. Among them, the most attractive girl is the pink and blue cherry snow clear sky. The author took this time The magic night black that I arrived at was equally beautiful and suitable for different people.

As the name suggests, the suffix “SE” represents a relatively small phone. The screen of Huawei Nova 6 SE is slightly smaller than its flagship Huawei Nova 6, a 6.4-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2310 * 1080.

The dimensions of the Huawei Nova 6 SE are 159.2mm (length) x 76.3mm (width) x 8.7mm (thickness). What you can feel right away is that it is indeed very light. It is very light in the hand and weighs only 183g. Look It really is the preference of the sisters who are deeply aware of it. In addition to the attractive color, lightweight and feel are also the key. As the number of shots continues to increase, from single shots to double shots to three shots to today’s four shots, how to arrange the shots to look harmonious and less obtrusive has become a topic worth thinking about.

Since the Huawei Mate 20 series created a matrix four-shot layout design, it has become the object of imitating the trend in the mobile phone circle. This year, even the iPhone 11 series has adopted a similar matrix layout. Compared with the previous generation nova 5i Pro, the matrix form of Huawei nova 6 SE has not changed. It is still the same as the “four-eye car light” of the Mate 20 series mini version but moved the position from the middle to the upper left corner, and the flash from the right Turnssideways below the lens.

Huawei Nova 6 SE retains a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the USB interface uses Type C. Supports up to 256GB of Huawei NM memory card expansion.


The 40W super fast charge originally came from the Huawei Mate 20 series. This time, it is very rare to directly transfer it to a mid-range mobile phone such as Huawei nova 6 SE. This is the first time for a Huawei brand mobile phone and it is also a 2,000 yuan mobile phone. the first time.

This is the default super-fast charger for Huawei Nova 6 SE. It is the same as its flagship, with a flame retardant PC + ABS case on the outside, a white appearance, and a national standard two-hole pin. The specific parameters are: HUAWEI SuperCharge Max 40W, model HW-100400C00; input 100-240V 50 / 60Hz 1.2A; output 5V / 2A, 9V / 2A, 10V / 4A Max, small size, but very high power.

The actual measurement, under the state of the start-up screen, the 40W Huawei Super Fast Charge took only half an hour to get the Nova 6 SE back to 82%, and it was almost full in less than an hour. We must know that Huawei Nova 6 SE Assembled is a large 4200 mAh battery.


Although the current fast charging schemes on the market are named strangely, they can basically be divided into two camps: One is high-voltage fast charging. The representative of high-voltage fast charging is Qualcomm’s QC solution, namely Quick Charge. The significance of its appearance is to provide a reliable and compatible solution for manufacturers of the Qualcomm platform mobile phone camp. According to the voltage range, it can be divided into 5V, 9V, 12V, 22V four kinds of voltage.

At present, most of the high-end camps adopting QC solutions for mid-range products use fast charging technology based on QC 3.0 and QC4 +. The highest voltage is 22V, and the maximum power is generally 18W. Only when using USB-PD, the maximum power can reach 28W, so many manufacturers are starting to use self-developed solutions.

The high-voltage solution has its own advantages in that it can be compatible with mainstream mobile phone products of different manufacturers on the market, and does not need to adjust the mobile phone circuit and the mobile phone charging cable. It can be used regardless of whether the mobile phone is a Micro USB or Type-C charging port. However, disadvantages also exist. The most obvious is the low conversion efficiency of charging. For example, when a 9V charger is charged, it is generally necessary to convert the voltage on the mobile phone to a 3.6V-4.4V battery voltage. At the same time, the power will be suppressed.

Low voltage and high current fast-charging solutions are currently used by many manufacturers, such as OPPO’s VOOC, but the 30W version is currently used in mid-range mobile phones. Another representative of the low-voltage and high-current fast charging solution is Huawei’s SuperCharge, which uses 4.5V / 5A, 5V / 4.5A, 5V / 2A, 9V / 2A, 10V / 4A output. It uses the charge pump principle to skip the voltage on the mobile phone. Conversion, directly output the battery voltage and maximum charging current from the charger, reduce the heat source at the source, and convert the external 10V / 4A charge to the internal 5V / 8A.

We use a 4500mAh battery model that supports QC4 + to shut down and charge compared to the Huawei Nova 6 SE that is powered on. You can intuitively understand the difference between 18W high-voltage fast charging and 40W low-voltage high-current solutions. It can be seen that the charging time As far as the two are concerned, it is not a difference of 2.2 times calculated from the highest power value, at least 2.4 times.

The charger of Huawei SuperCharge is subject to the voltage conversion from 220V mains to 4.5V / 5A or 5V / 4.5A, so the charger is more stringent. For mobile phones and charging lines, the design should be based on the maximum current of 5A. The battery not only To supports fast charging, battery cycle life, and energy density must also be guaranteed.

Therefore, the low-voltage and high-current fast-charging solutions including Huawei SuperCharge are generally not compatible with each other. If the original charger and charging cable are lost, the cost will be higher, which is also the QC solution charging head can achieve twenty or thirty dollars. For the reason that Huawei SuperCharge charger is purchased separately, it costs more than 100 yuan, so you must pay attention to keep your charger after the phone is handed to avoid unnecessary loss.

In my opinion, Huawei’s decentralized charging technology, such as Nova 6 SE, which has a relatively high cost, achieves the same charging experience as the flagship, which is indeed an unexpected delight for users.

About battery Life

The big battery is the trend. Even Apple, which has been cautious about battery capacity, has expanded its iPhone 11 Pro Max to 3500 mAh. Huawei nova 6 SE expands the battery capacity to 4200 mAh while maintaining a compact size of 159.2mm (length) x 76.3mm (width) x 8.7mm (thickness). Low power consumption.

In the previous fast charge experience part, we found that the highest 40W Huawei super fast charge made the 4200 mAh big battery almost full of blood in 50 minutes. So what is the specific endurance performance that this battery can provide? Find out by testing.

Clear the background, I use Bilibili client to play online barrage video, 20% volume, 70% brightness. Starting from 99% power, after 1 hour, the remaining power is 88%. Power consumption is 11%. With long battery life and 40W super fast charge, daily use can basically say goodbye to the power bank.


Huawei nova 6 SE has four cameras on the rear, using the “HD + wide-angle + macro + depth of field” solution. Specifically, the main camera uses a 1 / 2-inch 48-megapixel sensor and an F / 1.8 aperture lens, supports a 4-in-1 light fusion mode, and can output high-resolution photos of 6000 × 8000 pixels.

The ultra-wide-angle lens has an 8-megapixel f / 2.4 aperture. This wide-angle lens has a field of view angle of approximately 103 ° after distortion correction, which can bring about the effect of an equivalent focal length of 17mm. The 2 MP depth-of-field lens is used for better blurring effects, and the 2 Megapixel macro can achieve a 4 cm macro shooting.

Within the budget range of 2,000 yuan (because it also needs to take into account performance, fast charging and other needs), the four-camera solution given by Huawei Nova 6 SE is already kind enough. Of course, the daily use as the main force is of course A powerful 48-megapixel main camera, the ultra-wide-angle lens to meet the needs of a wider field of view, 2 Megapixel macro can meet the needs of close-up and other uses, 2 million depth of field lens plays a icing on the cake. Then feel it through the proofs.

1. Day proofs

The Huawei Nova 6 SE is not equipped with a telephoto lens. The 2x optical zoom achieves the zoom effect by cropping 48 million high-pixel main camera images, so the main camera imaging in the normal mode is consistent with the overall look and algorithm of the zoomed image. , There will not be some models due to the difference between the main camera and telephoto lens image quality is too big and the resulting split feeling.

After turning on the Super Macro mode, the rear will call a 2MP macro lens for imaging. When using the phone, the best shooting distance is 4cm. The actual measurement can see that the 2MP macro lenses is not a decoration. It can indeed shoot details and close-ups. When it comes into play, it reaches a limit of about 4cm.

2, Night proofs

Night has always been the home field of Huawei mobile phones. From the above comparison, we can see that in the urban night scenes where the brightness of the light is not extremely dark, Huawei nova 6 SE does not pursue radical brightness enhancement, but strives to retain the characteristic perception of the night scene. Under the city night scene, the white balance is out of alignment due to the complex light source. Here, Huawei nova 6 SE can get the most accurate color reproduction by holding the AI ​​image synthesis function under the super night scene. The colors are more vivid and the scenes are more vivid.

Although the performance of the night view mode of Huawei nova 6 SE is not enough to shake the main camera supported by its own RYYB ultra-sensitive sensor, the above-mentioned effect can be called a “night vision device” in the 2,000 yuan range. At present, the super night scenes of non-Huawei mobile phones are mostly relatively simple multi-frame synthesis, and Huawei’s super night scenes obviously incorporate algorithm tuning optimization. When taking pictures, the brightness of the screen will be recognized first, and the exposure time will be reduced when the picture is bright. When the screen is dark, increase the exposure time and intelligently detect the fluctuation of a handshake. If the handshake is serious, it will actively reduce the exposure time.

The biggest challenge to the night scene mode in the environment with extremely low light conditions is to combine several photos with very different exposures and great differences in picture quality into one. You must align each pixel to align them, otherwise, the photos will be blurred, and at the same time, the highlights should be protected from overexposure, and the dark parts should be brightened without losing details, which is very difficult to achieve during the handheld process.

As shown in the figure above, the author did not use any tools to assist, and the hand-held time was 7 seconds, but there was still no blur. The reason is that the handheld super night scene algorithm will split the continuous long exposure into dozens of shorter intermediate exposures, each of which meets the requirements of imaging and avoids blurring. Some of these discrete images have the same exposure and some have different exposures. Short exposures ensure that highlights are not overexposed, while long exposures restore details in the dark. This is also a major difference between Huawei’s Nova 6 SE’s super night scene feature and other brand phones. Although it is not enough to shake its own more exaggerated RYYB main camera flagship, it has no rivals in the 2000 yuan file.

Hardware & Performance

From the moment of birth, the Kirin 810 has a halo above its head. It is Huawei ’s third 7nm SoC mobile phone chip. The processor uses Huawei ’s self-developed DaVinci architecture NPU, which greatly improves the performance in AI.

Advanced process means higher transistor density, higher energy efficiency ratio, faster speed … This is the second Huawei SoC chip that adopts this cutting-edge technology. Compared with the 8nm process, Kirin 810 has 20% higher energy efficiency and 50% higher transistor density.

In addition, Kirin 810 CPU uses a new intelligent frequency modulation scheduling technology, equipped with 8-core CPU part design: two Arm Cortex-A76 cores with a maximum frequency of 2.27GHz, and six Cortex-A55 cores with a maximum of 1.88GHz.

About GPU Turbo

We have previously introduced that GPU Turbo is a software-hardware coordinated graphics processing acceleration technology. Through the reconstruction of the underlying graphics processing framework of the system, the collaboration of the EMUI system layer, hardware layer, and application layer has been achieved, and EMUI and The processing bottleneck between GPU and CPU make the graphics operation efficiency significantly improved.

Nowadays, the graphics acceleration technology that has evolved to GPU Turbo 3.0, coupled with the powerful performance of Kirin 810, the gaming experience of Huawei Nova 6 SE can reach the level of any flagship model. Next, let ’s test it through the game to see how Huawei ’s Nova 6 SE equipped with Kirin 810 processor and GPU Turbo will bring changes to the gaming experience.

First, we used Huawei Nova 6 SE to test the hottest mobile game “Glory of Kings”. The special effects are fully turned on, and the high frame rate mode is turned on. Then the test software records the frame rate of the game. The tool for recording the number of frames is the performance test tool PerfDog under Tencent WeTest.

After testing the Huawei Nova 6 SE game, we can see that the frame rate of “Glory of the King” is basically stable, with an average frame rate of 59.6 frames.

Then we tested the “Peace Elite” with stronger demand. As a mobile game masterpiece based on the Unreal 4 engine, “Peace Elite” has more stringent requirements on the performance of mobile phones. Huawei nova 6 SE currently does not support enabling HDR HD mode, which means that the maximum frame rate that can be achieved at this stage is 30 frames.

We can see from the record that the frame rate of “Peace Elite” has not fluctuated significantly, and the average frame rate is 29.9 frames.

About AI

In addition to the CPU part, AI performance is another killer of Kirin 810. It uses Huawei’s self-developed DaVinci architecture NPU, which greatly improves the performance of AI. Da Vinci architecture is different from the previous two-dimensional computing mode. It is based on a high-performance 3D Cube computing engine and accelerates matrix operations to greatly increase the AI ​​computing power at unit power consumption.

According to authoritative AI Benchmark test results, the score of Kirin 810 is second only to the Kirin 990 series. It is worth mentioning that Huawei and Honor phones firmly hold the crown and runner-up. The top six of the top ten are equipped with the glory and Huawei brand models are firmly occupied and are also spectacular.

Huawei predicted early in the future that the number of AI application scenarios in mobile phones will increase rapidly, and AI-specific processing units will also become necessary, so it is secretive in the AI ​​field.

Huawei’s prediction has become a reality. Nowadays, various AI application scenarios are emerging endlessly (AI beauty, translation, image recognition, shopping, calorie recognition, etc.), and NPU has also become the mainstream in the field of mobile phone chip development. There must be a return on the effort, as well as individuals, as well as businesses.


The young group has been the main consumer of the Chinese mobile phone market before, now and in the future, but there is no unified portrait of the demand for this group of users. Some people like high-value, some like top performance, and some people like taking pictures.

Huawei nova 6 SE brings such a distinctive mid-range model to young people within a limited budget of 2,000 yuan. It has crossed the rear three-camera era and directly advanced the rear four-camera. In addition, its ” “SE” (special edition) is also reflected in the powerful Kirin 810 processor and 183 grams of lightweight feel among the mid-range models, but the most “SE” is the Huawei 40W super fast charge suddenly released from the flagship machine.

Different from the high-voltage fast charging solution, the Huawei Nova 6 SE adopting the low-voltage and high-current solution uses the charge pump principle to skip the voltage conversion at the mobile phone end, directly output the battery voltage and the maximum charging current from the charger, and reduce the heat source at the source. The external 10V / 4A charge is converted to the internal 5V / 8A, and the battery can be fully charged in less than 60 minutes.

Huawei Nova 6 SE lifts the binding between top fast charging and high-end flagships. In a word, mobile phones that are cheaper than it does not have higher charging specifications, and models with higher charging specifications often have a price of 3,000 yuan.

Through this experience evaluation, we can also find that the image strength of Huawei Nova 6 SE is also at the top of the same price segment. It has a 48-megapixel AI four-shot rear camera, which captures a wide-angle and also captures 4 cm macro. The night view can withstand 7 seconds of long-term holding without dangling, and climbs to the same position “night vision device”.

Other large batteries like 4500mAh and super fast charge complement each other, and you don’t need a power bank for daily use. Because of the extreme full-screen design, the material of the LCD screen determines that Huawei Nova 6 SE can only use side capacitive fingerprint recognition, and it also achieves unity with its flagship family design language.

Looking at the mid-range models in the 2000 yuan range, Huawei Nova 6 SE is a rare combination of high-performance, sub-flagship photos, and top fast charging. If you are not in a hurry to replace the 5G mobile phone, when the budget in your hand is not rich, Huawei Nova 6 SE is worth considering as the first choice.


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