Huawei Nova 3  Huawei Nova 3i 
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Excellence Score
79.0
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Value for Money Score
83.0
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Price ₹ 34,999 expected ₹ 20,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Coming Soon! Aug, 2018
Expected Launch Date August, 2018 N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.3 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Features IPS LCD, 3D Curved Glass IPS LCD, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970, i7 Co-processorRanked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Hisilicon Kirin 710
GPU Mali-G72 MP12, GPU Turbo Mali-G51 MP4, GPU Turbo
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16MP + 24MP), 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture, 24MP: B/W; F/1.8 Aperture, PDAF, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Dual Camera (16MP + 2MP), 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture, PDAF, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 24.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Dual Camera (24MP + 2MP) Dual Camera (24MP + 2MP)
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.3 mm 7.6 mm
Weight 166 gm 169 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh 3340 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Stunning looks with a beautiful dual tone glass back - you’ll stop and gaze at the Huawei Nova 3 before picking it up, it’s that good looking - needless to say, the phone will make heads turn
  • Has a slim profile, and is easy to hold - you should have no problem using it with one hand
  • Modern, tall 18:9 display with a notch - the minimal bezels makes the screen quite immersive, for watching videos
  • Butter smooth performance throughout - the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC inside (with a co-processor inside to handle AI workloads) handles everything you throw at it with aplomb
  • The main USP of the Huawei Nova 3 is its camera prowess, with 4 cameras too boot (2 in the rear, and 2 in the front) + some AI powered magic (such as automatic scene detection) - the results are generally quite good, and bokeh shots come out well too
  • Overall, the quality level of the cameras is similar to it's primary competitor, the OnePlus 6
  • And then there are fun things to do with the camera like making 3D Qmojis which is Huawei’s take on animojis
  • The phone has hybrid SIM slots, but if you choose two SIM cards, there’s dual VoLTE that lets you get 4G connectivity from two networks
  • Good battery life - you will comfortably get a full day of use and then some
  • Furthermore, you get a fast-charging adapter that tops up the battery in around an hour
  • On the whole, the Nova 3 is an excellent device - it has looks to die for, four cameras with AI baked-in along with a tall 19:9 display - it will compete strongly with the 2 dominant phones in this segment, the OnePlus 6 and the Asus Zenfone 5Z (it tends to beat them in looks, but falls behind on the software front)
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • While the use of glass makes for the phone's head-turning looks, it does brings down the durability of the phone - as would be the case with any glass phone
  • The Nova 3 display is good in general, but could have had somewhat better brightness levels - it's outdoor visibility is not quite up to the level of say the OnePlus 6
  • One of the issues that continued to plague Huawei's flagship level phones is that EMUI, while feature packed, is not the most refined Android UI - the big, garish icons seem like a not-that-good imitation of iOS, and there is a strong clash with the aesthetics of material design in Google apps and EMUI’s interface - there is also two folders worth of bloatware here, out of which only some can be uninstalled
  • While in most real life circumstances you wouldn't notice the CPU struggling with anything, it's performance is still not quite up to the crazy-speed level of say a Snapdragon 845 powered OnePlus 6
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Expert Reviews
  1. It really is a good phone...it's just not the best in its price bracket
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Comes off as an impressive device....It’s a good alternative if you don’t want to go for the OnePlus 6, but not the perfect substitute
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Affordable flagship with remarkable cameras
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. ibtimes.co.in hands-on Read Review »
  10. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  11. indiatoday.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  3. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  4. indiatoday.in hands-on Read Review »
  5. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
User Reviews N/A
  1. Amazon4.1 77+ reviews »
Official Website N/A Official Website »
Unofficial specs? N/A N/A
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