Hint: Look out for the new HUAWEI nova 9 SE and why it wins at all levels

Mid-range smartphones aim to combine flagship-level features with great value. You may have to compromise slightly on one aspect or another, but it’s often totally worth it. Currently, we’re seeing trends of bigger brands trying to enter this segment. Mid-range phones come with many benefits besides their competitive price, they often boast premium features, they’re on par with the performance of high-end phones and they allow you to update to a newer gadget without feeling as guilty. In this article we picked up a couple of phones that you can get today for under KD 84.900.

Huawei’s newest mid-range phone HUAWEI nova 9 SE tops our list and is the one to go for with its staggering 108MP AI Quad Camera, 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, and stunning design. Check out the details below.

HUAWEI nova 9 SE

The HUAWEI nova 9 SE is a fantastic phone, especially for anyone who wants a great set of cameras. It brings you 108MP High-Res Photography with a 108MP AI Quad Camera system, which comprises of a 108MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP Bokeh lens, and a 2MP macro lens. The 108MP High-Res Camera retains plenty of details and produces exciting high-definition photos. With all these pixels, the phone allows you to unleash your creativity. The larger sensor and more sophisticated imaging technology integrated into HUAWEI nova 9 SE enable the smartphone to deliver extremely clear shots in High-Res mode, creating lossless images even when they are zoomed in three times.

You also get to experience the magic of Super Night Shot with the HUAWEI nova 9 SE. Thanks to its advanced multi-frame noise reduction technology, the HUAWEI nova 9 SE can capture pictures in dark environments and increase the photograph’s brightness while reducing noise and improving the photo’s dynamic range. Super Night Shot also supports selfies allowing it to accurately recognise human faces and optimise the background while keeping noise under control.

The AI High-Res Shot in HUAWEI nova 9 SE features support for AI recognition shutter technology, enabling the smart adjustment of the shutter based on the type of subject. The HUAWEI nova 9 SE captures dynamic scenes with precision.

HUAWEI nova 9 SE comes with a large battery and supports 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which lets you fill up 60 per cent of the battery in just 15 minutes or fully charge the phone in just 36 minutes.

In terms of design, HUAWEI nova 9 SE stands out. It features a 6.78-inch HUAWEI FullView Display that has 1.05mm ultra-narrow bezels. These thin bezels perfectly complement the 7.94mm ultra-slim body to create the perfect slim look. The classic Star Orbit Ring design sees another evolution on the HUAWEI nova 9 SE, elevating the iconic look to even greater heights. With the thin body coupled with the 3D Glass Rear Cover, the phone is light and fits well in your palm, making it comfortable and easy to hold.

For all the content creators out there, the HUAWEI nova 9 SE comes with a slew of Creative Vlogging Experiences. The phone supports Continuous Front/Rear Recording, which lets you seamlessly film from different perspectives and save your footage as a single file. HUAWEI nova 9 SE also supports Dual-View Video. You can simultaneously use both the front and rear cameras to record two perspectives in a single video. You can use the pre-installed Petal Clip app in HUAWEI nova 9 SE for editing vlogs. It provides a variety of editing story templates, different video themes and music to edit the footage you’ve shot.

With the new EMUI 12 optimisations, HUAWEI nova 9 SE offers a smooth user experience even after using the device for a long time. Furthermore, the trusted, innovative, user-friendly and secure AppGallery is available on the HUAWEI nova 9 SE where users can easily navigate, explore, find and download a wide range of high-quality apps.

Samsung Galaxy A52

There are four cameras on the Samsung A52. The main shooter and the ultrawide shooter are 64MP and 12MP, respectively. Then there is a macro camera and a depth camera, both of which are 5MP each. The low light capability of the camera system is decent for a mid-range phone. Coming to the battery situation, although the phone does have a large battery, it only supports 25W wired charging. The design of the A52 is similar to the playful design of other Samsung A series phones. The phone comes in a variety of colours with a thicker than average bezel size and a 6.5-inch screen.

At the time of release, this phone came with Samsung’s One UI 3.1 built on top of Android 11. But as of now, Samsung has started rolling out One UI 4 based on Android 12 to some Galaxy A52 models.


HUAWEI nova 9 SE comes with premium features like a fantastic camera system, fast charging speeds, and it is also a handsome smartphone. For that reason, we do think that it is the best phone you can get for the price.

– By Lenin Polineni

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