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Vivo Y69 or Huawei Nova 2 Lite?

Efren Rupa Banzon Jr. asks, “Which is better: Vivo Y69 or Huawei Nova 2 Lite?

Vivo Y69 Vs Huawei Nova 2 Lite | Vivo Y69 Or Huawei Nova 2 Lite?

The Vivo Y69 was released last year and has a perfect number for a low tier mid-range smartphone. It has a 5.5″ HD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6750 processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 16MP front camera with LED flash, and 3,000mAh battery.

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite shares the same “Nova” name with their previous successful hit, the 2i, only this time, it’s on a more affordable level. It has a 5.99″ 18:9 HD+ display with 1440 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 430 processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 8MP front camera with soft-light LED flash, and 3,000mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

 Vivo Y69Huawei Nova 2 Lite
Display5.5-inch HD display @ 1280 x 720px5.99-inch HD+ IPS 18:9 display @ 1440 x 720px
CPUMediaTek MT6750 1.5GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core
GPUMali-T860 MP2Adreno 505
Memory– 32GB internal storage
– 32GB internal storage
Camera– 13MP rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
– 16MP front camera, f/2.0 aperture, w/ LED flash
– 13MP + 2MP rear cameras w/ LED flash
– 8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera w/ soft light LED flash
Battery3,000mAh battery3,000mAh battery
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat (FunTouch OS 3.2)Android 8.0 Oreo w/ EMUI 8

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Vivo Y69

+ Better performing GPU

+ Higher front camera resolution

Huawei Nova 2 Lite

+ Larger screen size

+ Higher screen aspect ratio

+ Higher horizontal resolution

+ Slightly better performing CPU

+ Face Unlock

+ Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box


The display aspect is immediately won by the Nova 2 Lite due to the 18:9 aspect ratio screen with a bigger size. The Y69 has a standard setup but as for viewing experience, users will enjoy watching videos more on the former.


The MediaTek 6750 and Snapdragon 430 are what we can always consider as rivals in mid-range smartphones. Based on our previous data collected with the benchmark scores of both processors, we found out that the latter is slightly performing better in the CPU department than the former while it’s the opposite in terms of GPU.

Simply put, if users want to have a smoother CPU performance, they should go with the Nova 2 Lite while the Y69 should be picked as the smartphone with a better gaming potential.


The most significant thing to note here is that the Y69 has a higher front camera resolution than the Nova 2 Lite, making it a selfie-centric smartphone. However, the latter has a face unlock feature which is impressive for an 8MP front camera resolution. You can check out our sample photos for the Huawei Nova 2 Lite here.


Both devices sport a 3,000mAh battery which should provide a decent battery life it doesn’t mean that they have the same performance. There are factors like display, processor, and OS that can affect the battery performance of a smartphone. We do not have data for the Y69’s battery performance but it should be close or better than the 10 hours and 20 minutes yielded by the Nova 2 Lite.


The Vivo Y69 and the Huawei Nova 2 Lite are both priced priced at Php9,990.

Overall, if users want to have a better viewing experience and CPU performance, the Nova 2 Lite is our preferred pick but in terms of gaming potential, Vivo’s Y69 is the better choice.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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