Huawei Nova 3

Full Specifications, Price, Pros & Cons, Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 6.3 inches, FHD+ Bezel-less 19.5:9 display with notch
  • 2.36 GHz Octa-Core Huawei’s Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor
  • 6 GB RAM, 128 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 16 MP + 24 MP Dual cameras, 24 MP + 2 MP Dual Front cameras
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.2, 3750 mAh battery, Fast Charging
  • Fingerprint, IR Face Unlock, AI 3D Qmoji, Dual VoLTE, Hybrid Dual Sim
Huawei Nova 3 Price in India:

 15,999
on
Availability Details:
Amazon Exclusive.
OS Updates?
May get future Android updates


Strength

  • Stunning design in beautiful gradient color
  • Big, good 19:9 display with very thin bezels
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent dual front & rear cameras with AI
  • IR Facial unlock works in darkness
  • Latest Android with lots of features in EMUI
  • Big storage & option to expand
  • Very good battery life + fast charging

Weakness

  • No OIS
  • No Gorilla glass or scratch resistant glass
  • No NFC
  • Camera AI features need improvements
  • Heating issues at heavy load


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Huawei Nova 3 is an extremely beautiful, very well built smartphone with excellent dual cameras on both the sides, big screen with good display, excellent performance, latest Android with feature-packed UI, very good battery life, great storage and an IR based face unlock which can work in complete darkness. With all that goodness, it also misses out on OIS and a scratch-resistant glass, which shouldn’t have been the case at this price, and talking about the price, it should have been a lot less. Still, as a package, the Nova 3 is a good phone and can be a buying choice for you if you want to overlook the popular competitors like the OnePlus 6.

Our Score
86
Out of 100
Performance:
76%
Rear Camera:
78%
Front Camera:
90%
Battery:
72%
Value for Money:
74%
User Experience:
68%

0%

User Rating: 5 ( 2 votes)


Huawei Nova 3 VS its Top 3 Competitors:
₹ 34,999
95
What's better compared to Huawei Nova 3?
Performance, Rear camera, Display
What's weaker compared to Huawei Nova 3?
Selfies, Design, Smaller screen, Storage, Smaller battery, Thicker
₹ 39,999
93
What's better compared to Huawei Nova 3?
Performance, Rear camera, Display, More features
What's weaker compared to Huawei Nova 3?
Selfies, Design, Smaller screen, Smaller battery, Thicker
₹ 36,999
90
What's better compared to Huawei Nova 3?
Performance, More RAM, Display, Storage
What's weaker compared to Huawei Nova 3?
Rear camera, Selfies, Design, Smaller screen, Smaller battery, Thicker, Less features

Huawei Nova 3 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Huawei Nova 3
Manufacturer Huawei
Announced July 2018
Released August 2018
Body
Build Front/back glass, Metal frame
Colors
Iris Purple
Black
Dimensions 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm
Weight 166 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size 6.3 inches
Display Type Bezel-less FullView IPS LCD display with notch
Resolution FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density 409 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area 84.2% screen-to-body ratio
Protection -
Glass Type 3D Curved
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor 2.36 GHz Octa-Core Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 970 + i7 microprocessor, 10nm
RAM 6 GB
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 with GPU Turbo
Storage
Internal 128 GB
External microSD up to 256 GB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
User Interface EMUI 8.2
Cameras
Rear Camera 16 MP (RGB) + 24 MP (Monochrome) Dual cameras with LED flash
Details f/1.8 + f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, CAF, HDR, Portrait Mode, AI Scene Recognition
Video Recording 2160p @30fps, 1080p @60fps, Slow-mo @480fps
Front Camera 24 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras
Details f/2.0 aperture, Fixed Focus, HDR Pro, Bokeh effect, AI Scene Recognition, 3D QMoji
Video Recording 1080p @60fps
SIM
SIM Dual SIM (Dual VoLTE, Hybrid slots)
SIM Size Nano SIM
Battery
Capacity 3750 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast Charging Yes, 9V/2A 18W Charger, included in the box
Wireless Charging No
Removable Battery No
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner, IR Face Unlock
Sensors Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
Location GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
FM Radio No
NFC No
Infrared No
Sound
Speakers Yes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G Bands GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Bands HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G Bands FDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850) TDD LTE 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
SAR Values
Head 0.93 W/kg
Body -
Other Features
Notification LED Yes
Water Resistance No
In Box Contents
What's in the box? Huawei Nova 3, Quick Start Guide, Charger, Warranty Card, Headset, Eject pin, USB Type-C cable, TPU Protective case
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Huawei Nova 3 Review:

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Huawei Nova 3 (Iris Purple):

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Huawei Nova 3 is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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