The amazing Huawei Nova 3i has finally gotten to Nigeria. The phone came shortly after the release of Nova 3 which is more expensive. In this present day where iPhone, Samsung, and Tecno is the talk of the town, Huawei found a spot for itself within these market shakers. As a result of that, they came up with Huawei Nova 3i which comes with top functionality and amazing features.
Huawei 3i is a mind-blowing mid-range smartphone in all ways. The phone is similar in design with its predecessor Nova 3. The phone posses everything a smartphone should have talking design, display, operating system, and other specs.
The Huawei Nova 3i is regarded among the brand’s best products in recent years with its features which include the innovative 4 AI-powered Cameras, 128GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, Face Unlock, and affordability among others.
This post will, therefore, explore this smartphone, it’s core specs, review, and price.
Presently in the country, the phone is sold within the range of N97,000 and N130,000 depending on time, store and location of purchase. To some people Huawei 3i is expensive but taking a good look at its features and functionality, then you will be convinced that the price is reasonable.
Huawei Nova 3i Key Specifications
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
1080 x 2340-pixel resolution (with 409 PPI)
Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 9.5)
Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor
64GB/128GB ROM (expandable up to 256GB via a memory card)
Dual Rear Camera setup: 16MP + 2MP
Dual Front-Facing camera system: 24MP + 2MP
3,340mAh Li-Ion Battery (non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor (rear-mounted)
Features of Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei Nova 3i comes with beautiful design, sleek look, outstanding features and top functionality which made it well received by Nigerians. The device has a similar look with iPhone X, and it is very light. Let’s take the features one after the other.
Huawei is known for their classy as well as sleek phone, and this is not an exemption. This phone looks exactly like Nova 3 but with different colours. (Pearl white, black & Irish purple).
With these colours and a stunning glass envelop which prevents the phone from attracting dirt easily, the phone looks classy, simple, sleek, standard and lightweight, yet the phone maintains a smart design.
The display is the most amazing of all the features of Nova 3i. Its 6.3-inch high-resolution display is among the best in the mobile industry right now.
It has a resolution of 1080 by 2280 pixels, which displays smooth and of course sharp images. The phone also provides the HD+ option, which makes it easy to switch to preserve the battery of the smartphone.
Even though the display is similar to that of Samsung’s or Apple’s, but it still gives a feel of top-class display that smartphones of today possess.
The camera is also one of the most remarkable features of Nova 3i as the phone boasts a great camera quality that will guarantee an exceptional shot. The smartphone possesses a dual camera for both the main as well as rear camera, and they both produce a sharper, more detailed and colourful pictures.
The main camera boasts a lovely 16 MP, and it comes with a 2 MP sensor with as well as a LED flash. The front camera is among the best currently in the market.
The 24 MP front shooter comes with another 2 MP for lovely, beautiful and more detailed selfies. The camera also posses mind-blowing features such as Al stickers, slow-mo option, 3D emoji, different filters, and other entertaining features.
Nova 3i boasts a commendable 3,340 mAh battery capacity, but with the kind of work the phone does, the battery might not last for more than a day. The battery is good but the screen size and display resolution, drains the battery fast, but it’s still a good battery.
The smartphone features a fast charging option with this fast charging feature; the phone charges fully in 2 hours or less.
Software and processor
Phone produce in recent times uses their chipset for their smartphones. Just like Samsung did with their latest smartphones, Huawei used their chipset for Nova 3i.
The chipset is a potent one compared with its predecessors that perform on an average-range. The Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor massively powers the functions of the phone alongside the Mali-G51 MP4 GPU.
Huawei Nova 3i runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and possess a 4 GB RAM, with an internal memory of 128 GB which is expandable up to 256 GB.
The Nova 3i supports 4G LTE connectivity as well as a dual Nano SIMs. It also supports 4.2Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
Face unlock and fingerprint sensor
The face Unlock on the Nova 3i is something to reckon with even though it isn’t as advanced as the iPhone X series. It’s quick and accurate, even when the dimmest light but it takes about a second to activate, which can be saved by a button-press with the nifty raise-to-unlock feature.
The face unlock turned off by default, so there is a need to surf the security settings to set it up, but it is fast and takes no time to enrol the face.
With the enormous 6.3-inch full HD display of Nova 3i, it is perfect for watching content on the go. The view can be on 18:9 aspect ratio, and since it has a headphone jack, it makes a good device watch shows on the go.
The loudspeaker on the phone is exciting as it gives rich output from the speaker. Having a headphone plug is the best way to enjoy the audio experience on this device.
Huawei Nova 3i Full Specifications
・Announced: July 2018
・Status: Available. July 2018