7.4/10
Informr score
The Huawei Nova 3i currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 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
Gadgetbyte

Does the Nova 3i fare for the price being asked? Yes. There are little aspects that may not look good but overall the phone does well. It’s got a premium design and a good display, good set of cameras, a very good battery backup and excellent performance with the new Kirin 710. The Nova 2i and 3e we...

- Gadgetbyte
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


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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
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
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 size
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 Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
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
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
Display / Screen
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 409 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Multi-camera
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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
More
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nova 3i INE-LX2, Huawei P Smart+

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