Huawei Nova 3i

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The Huawei Nova 3i currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


Good Gear Guide

The Nova 3i has all the right specs but fails to bring them cohesively together to forge an identity of its own.

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
Gadgets Now

As a mid-range model, Huawei Nova 3i is a balanced phone with a premium build. If you are a light or a moderate smartphone user, then Nova 3i would be a worthy companion.

- Utkarsh Saurbh, Gadgets Now
NDTV

The Nova 3i is Huawei’s first step into the budget segment, in which its sub-brand Honor has been fairly popular. While the Nova 3i offers better performance than its competition from Oppo and Vivo, its sibling isn’t an easy device to take down.

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV
Fone Arena

The Huawei Nova 3i is just another average smartphone with a good display, attractive design, good performance and worthy cameras with AI. It lacks fast charging and 4K video recording. Hope Huawei the price of the smartphone comes down in coming months to compete with other players.

- Srivatsan Sridhar, Fone Arena
Ausdroid

It’s gorgeous to look at and taking into account the hardware, performance and camera, put simply, there’s no better place to spend $599 at the moment.

- Daniel Tyson, Ausdroid


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Common Questions


Huawei released the Nova 3i on August 7, 2018.


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


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


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Screen Size
6.3"

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

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa core 2.2 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
3340mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3340 mAh battery.

Nova 3i 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, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa core 2.2 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 Head: 0.83 W/kg
Body: 0.98 W/kg
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headset, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3340 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, Pearl White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.67 x 7.52 x 0.76 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 169 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
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
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 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 No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (2 MP second camera)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
f/2.0, Dual camera feature (2 MP second camera)
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, 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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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nova 3i INE-LX2, Huawei P Smart+

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Critic Reviews


Good Gear Guide

All sell, no soul

from Good Gear Guide

The Nova 3i has all the right specs but fails to bring them cohesively together to forge an identity of its own.

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The Nova 3i has all the right specs but fails to bring them cohesively together to forge an identity of its own.

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Gadgets Now

A worthy companion

from Gadgets Now

As a mid-range model, Huawei Nova 3i is a balanced phone with a premium build. If you are a light or a moderate smartphone user, then Nova 3i would be a worthy companion.

Read full review

As a mid-range model, Huawei Nova 3i is a balanced phone with a premium build. If you are a light or a moderate smartphone user, then Nova 3i would be a worthy companion.

Read full review

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NDTV

Solid build quality, good performance

from NDTV

The Nova 3i is Huawei’s first step into the budget segment, in which its sub-brand Honor has been fairly popular. While the Nova 3i offers better performance than its competition from Oppo and Vivo, its sibling isn’t an easy device to take down.

Read full review

The Nova 3i is Huawei’s first step into the budget segment, in which its sub-brand Honor has been fairly popular. While the Nova 3i offers better performance than its competition from Oppo and Vivo, its sibling isn’t an easy device to take down.

Read full review

Less

Fone Arena

Good display, good design

from Fone Arena

The Huawei Nova 3i is just another average smartphone with a good display, attractive design, good performance and worthy cameras with AI. It lacks fast charging and 4K video recording. Hope Huawei the price of the smartphone comes down in coming months to compete with other players.

Read full review

The Huawei Nova 3i is just another average smartphone with a good display, attractive design, good performance and worthy cameras with AI. It lacks fast charging and 4K video recording. Hope Huawei the price of the smartphone comes down in coming months to compete with other players.

Read full review

Less

Ausdroid

A high-end product for a mid-range price

from Ausdroid

It’s gorgeous to look at and taking into account the hardware, performance and camera, put simply, there’s no better place to spend $599 at the moment.

Read full review

It’s gorgeous to look at and taking into account the hardware, performance and camera, put simply, there’s no better place to spend $599 at the moment.

Read full review

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Tech Guide

Top-shelf features without the flagship price

from Tech Guide

The Huawei Nova 3i has a slick design, a great feel and is packed with top shelf features but without the flagship price. And the onboard camera will deliver excellent results as well.

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The Huawei Nova 3i has a slick design, a great feel and is packed with top shelf features but without the flagship price. And the onboard camera will deliver excellent results as well.

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TechRadar

Huawei's budget solution for a premium phone

from TechRadar

The Huawei Nova 3i stands out in the crowded mid-range category. It has a promising camera setup, the Kirin 710 chipset that's slightly inferior to the Snapdragon 636. But a good display and delicate yet premium design makes up for it.

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The Huawei Nova 3i stands out in the crowded mid-range category. It has a promising camera setup, the Kirin 710 chipset that's slightly inferior to the Snapdragon 636. But a good display and delicate yet premium design makes up for it.

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Deccan Chronicle

Irresistible looks, wallet-friendly

from Deccan Chronicle

If you look at the midrange smartphones at present, the Nova 3i is certainly one of the most stylish options you have in the market at Rs 20,990. Users will be certainly happy with the fast and fluid daily performance, a great display as well as above average cameras.

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If you look at the midrange smartphones at present, the Nova 3i is certainly one of the most stylish options you have in the market at Rs 20,990. Users will be certainly happy with the fast and fluid daily performance, a great display as well as above average cameras.

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BGR

Almost a flagship smartphone

from BGR

The shortcomings in performance are made up for by the dual-camera setup at the back and the front, which prove to be great for taking pictures in most scenarios. In fact, the camera alone makes the Huawei Nova 3i a worthy contender in the mid-range category.

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The shortcomings in performance are made up for by the dual-camera setup at the back and the front, which prove to be great for taking pictures in most scenarios. In fact, the camera alone makes the Huawei Nova 3i a worthy contender in the mid-range category.

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