Huawei Nova 3

7.3/10 AVG.
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7.3/10
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The Huawei Nova 3 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Deccan Chronicle

After going through the Nova 3 in detail, it’s hard not to find it irresistible. A flagship grade chipset merged with a pair of capable cameras, wrapped in a glass-metal body that pokes out ‘wow’ every time somebody pays attention to it is surely a tempting smartphone.

- Amritanshu Mukherjee, Deccan Chronicle
BGR

If you are not too worried about the specifications or aren’t concerned about major technical aspects of the phone, then Huawei Nova 3 isn’t a bad phone at all. Even more, you can buy the same identical twin Nova 3i for a lower price of Rs 20,990.

- Hitesh Arora, BGR
Gizbot

Nova 3 talks a lot about Huawei's ambitious plans for the Indian market. It states that the brand is desperately trying to dethrone OnePlus in the value flagship category by offering a device with all the flagship ingredients. As a result, Nova 3 is a competitive and a capable handset that does a be...

- Rohit Arora, Gizbot
Gadgets Now

The Huawei Nova 3 is a good smartphone that has a great design, vibrant display and a battery that won’t let you down. Yet, it’s let down by the processor it runs. The Kirin 970 while being a competent processor doesn’t really match up to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845.

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now
NDTV

The Huawei Nova 3 is a beautifully crafted smartphone with a good display and a capable front camera, but falls a bit short in delivering the knockout punch that’s needed to take down the competition.

- Roydon Cerejo, NDTV


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Huawei released the Nova 3 on August 7, 2018.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Nova 3 user manual here.


Huawei backs up the Nova 3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.3"

The Huawei Nova 3's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3750 mAh battery.

Nova 3 Specs

Overview
Release date August 7, 2018
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/2100/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Iris Purple, Airy blue, Primrose Gold, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.37 x 0.73 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 166 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 409 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, scratch resistant
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (second 24 MP camera (mono, f/1.8))
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Aperture f/2.0, Dual camera feature (second 2 MP camera (f/2.0))
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Deccan Chronicle

A new style icon is born

from Deccan Chronicle

After going through the Nova 3 in detail, it’s hard not to find it irresistible. A flagship grade chipset merged with a pair of capable cameras, wrapped in a glass-metal body that pokes out ‘wow’ every time somebody pays attention to it is surely a tempting smartphone.

Read full review

After going through the Nova 3 in detail, it’s hard not to find it irresistible. A flagship grade chipset merged with a pair of capable cameras, wrapped in a glass-metal body that pokes out ‘wow’ every time somebody pays attention to it is surely a tempting smartphone.

Read full review

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BGR

A stylish and affordable flagship

from BGR

If you are not too worried about the specifications or aren’t concerned about major technical aspects of the phone, then Huawei Nova 3 isn’t a bad phone at all. Even more, you can buy the same identical twin Nova 3i for a lower price of Rs 20,990.

Read full review

If you are not too worried about the specifications or aren’t concerned about major technical aspects of the phone, then Huawei Nova 3 isn’t a bad phone at all. Even more, you can buy the same identical twin Nova 3i for a lower price of Rs 20,990.

Read full review

Less

Gizbot

Fighting for the best value flagship smartphone title

from Gizbot

Nova 3 talks a lot about Huawei's ambitious plans for the Indian market. It states that the brand is desperately trying to dethrone OnePlus in the value flagship category by offering a device with all the flagship ingredients. As a result, Nova 3 is a competitive and a capable handset that does a...More

Nova 3 talks a lot about Huawei's ambitious plans for the Indian market. It states that the brand is desperately trying to dethrone OnePlus in the value flagship category by offering a device with all the flagship ingredients. As a result, Nova 3 is a competitive and a capable handset that does a better job (to a good extent) in the camera department.

Read full review

Less

Gadgets Now

When good enough is not enough

from Gadgets Now

The Huawei Nova 3 is a good smartphone that has a great design, vibrant display and a battery that won’t let you down. Yet, it’s let down by the processor it runs. The Kirin 970 while being a competent processor doesn’t really match up to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845.

Read full review

The Huawei Nova 3 is a good smartphone that has a great design, vibrant display and a battery that won’t let you down. Yet, it’s let down by the processor it runs. The Kirin 970 while being a competent processor doesn’t really match up to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845.

Read full review

Less

NDTV

Definitely a very interesting option

from NDTV

The Huawei Nova 3 is a beautifully crafted smartphone with a good display and a capable front camera, but falls a bit short in delivering the knockout punch that’s needed to take down the competition.

Read full review

The Huawei Nova 3 is a beautifully crafted smartphone with a good display and a capable front camera, but falls a bit short in delivering the knockout punch that’s needed to take down the competition.

Read full review

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Digit

Packs all the features that are in demand this year

from Digit

The Huawei Nova 3 comes off as an impressive device. It’s a 2018 smartphone through and through. The gradient-tone glass design, the taller display, AI cameras, are all features highly in demand this year and the Nova 3 ticks all the boxes.

Read full review

The Huawei Nova 3 comes off as an impressive device. It’s a 2018 smartphone through and through. The gradient-tone glass design, the taller display, AI cameras, are all features highly in demand this year and the Nova 3 ticks all the boxes.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Really is a good phone

The Huawei Nova 3, when seen in isolation, is the perfect mid-range smartphone. It offers some allures of the more expensive phones, such as a large display, premium design and fancy camera features but at a lower price. The performance is exactly where you'd expect it to be and the phone neither...More

The Huawei Nova 3, when seen in isolation, is the perfect mid-range smartphone. It offers some allures of the more expensive phones, such as a large display, premium design and fancy camera features but at a lower price. The performance is exactly where you'd expect it to be and the phone neither blew our minds nor disappointed us in any way.

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