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    Huawei Nova 3

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    Release Date
    5-Jul-18
    Market Status
    Out of Stock
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3750 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v8.1 (Oreo)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    6.3 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
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    Ram & Storage:
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    General
    Announced On5-Jul-18
    Market StatusOut of Stock
    BrandHuawei
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 23,999
    Design
    Weight166 grams
    ColorsBlack, Iris Purple
    BuildBack: Mineral Glass
    Dimensions157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm
    Display
    Screen Size6.3 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
    Pixel Density409 ppi
    Aspect Ratio19.5:9
    Screen to Body Ratio84.02%
    Screen DesignRegular notch
    Screen QualityFHD
    Performance
    GPUMali-G72 MP12
    Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
    ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 970
    CPUOcta core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
    Custom User InterfaceEMUI
    Clock Speed2.36 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants6GB 128GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Front Camera FeaturesHDR
    Front Camera SetupDual, 24MP + 2MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution24 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Front Camera 1 Lens26 mm focal length
    Front Camera 2 Resolution2 MP
    Front Camera 2 TypeDepth Camera
    Front SensorCMOS
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Battery
    Battery Capacity3750 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-Polymer
    Charger TypeFast
    USB Type-CYes
    Fast ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCNo
    BluetoothYes
    FM RadioNo
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev4.2
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    OISNo
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording3840x2160 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupDual, 16MP + 24MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution16 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.8, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens27 mm focal length
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution24 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Typef/1.8, Wide Angle Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Lens27 mm focal length
    Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
    Rear Aperturef/1.8
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPR...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPR...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    Price & Availability


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    About the Phone

    Nova 3 does not score top marks in innovative design, but it does come packed with loads of new features. A flagship processor, along with a solid battery, does a good job in keeping the phone smooth, powerful, and lag-free. The AI-powered camera is great for anyone wanting to get an AI-integrated photography experience.

     

    Equipped with Kirin 970. Nova 3 has a reliable processor that can switch between apps and run heavy games without any lagging. It can work like a breeze even under straining conditions. But it falls far behind Snapdragon 845, making it not worthy of the steep price. However, the powerful battery is a good partner that keeps chugging through the day.

     

    Two selfie cameras are the special attractions in Nova 3. It captures detailed photos though low-light images are not up to the mark. AI assistance works great and gives you an immersive experience while taking pictures. Selfies are quite natural even after using AI.

     

    For the price range, Nova 3 does well, but there are better performers in the similar range. However, the AI cameras give it the needed competitive edge making it a good product to go for if you want to experience AI-integration in your images.

    The Chinese smartphone giant, Huawei, brings phone experience to a whole new level with its new flagship, Nova 3. Priced at Rs. 20,990 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage capacity variant, this model is all set to tackle the increasing competition in the flagship smartphone market.

     

    Equipped with an original processor and four cameras and partnered by a reliable battery and a new EMUI which is more fluid than many competing Android smartphones, Huawei is looking to score on all levels. But it seriously lags behind Snapdragon 845, and so only has its AI-powered camera to keep us impressed.

     

    Nova 3 retains much of the design features of Nova 3e, with the thin metal frame and glass back. It looks like a modern phone with minimal side bezels and a sleek chin. It comes with a fast fingerprint scanner at the back which is easy to reach and quite snappy. The glass design makes it look premium but more susceptible to capture fingerprints. However, there is a big notch which is an eye-sore.

     

    Nova 3 comes with a 6.3-inch IPS display with full HD+ 2340×1080 resolution that produces sharp colours with outstanding accuracy. You can expect a pleasant cinematic experience. Surprisingly, the screen does not have Gorilla Glass. So be careful not to drop it!

    Powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 processor – this flagship installation is FAST. Nova 3 can tackle anything that you throw at it. Even under strenuous conditions, it won’t stutter, freeze or overheat. Heavy gaming doesn’t falter. Like the Honor View 10, which uses the same processor, you can rely on this phone. However, the Snapdragon 845 beats it when it comes to raw GPU and CPU power. Benchmarks tests put Kirin 970 at 200,950 for CPU and 31,354 for graphics testing which is way behind 271,861 and 64,593 points respectively of Snapdragon 845. It’s not as good as OnePlus 6, which makes the price quite steep.

    The flagship introduction of four cameras – two rear cameras and two front camera is an exciting innovation. The rear pair is of 24MP + 16MP configuration with AI enhancement for an immersive camera experience. In broad daylight, Nova 3 produces crisp images capturing enough details that can easily compete with other flagship cameras. The bokeh capture is satisfactory.

    The portrait mode of Nova 3 is not the best, but it is good and can be recommended for use. Plus, it gives you the ability to changing lighting in portrait mode and tweak it a bit, like iPhone X. However, Nova 3 does not come with OIS. It means low-light photography will suffer a blow. The images at night are blurry and not as detailed.

    The AI steps in to recognise more than 200 different scenarios and place under eight unique categories. It works well, but it might produce artificial effects. Disabling the AI can oversaturate colours.

    In the front, Nova 3 offer you two cameras: one with a 24MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture coupled with a 2MP broad-spectrum colour sensor. It analyses the depth of the image and captures enough visual information to give you good bokeh effects. AI-assistance can help produce quality images. HDR Pro mode helps to improve images further and makes you look more natural than many other smartphones.

     

    Nova 3 comes with a 3750mAh battery which is reasonable enough for this set. It lasts for a day on a single charge. Quick charging is a plus. However, the quick charging did not charge as rapidly as OnePlus 6. It does not have wireless charging, which is becoming a staple among current flagship phones.

    Huawei has incredible potential when it comes to great design, accurate display and juiced-up battery. The Kirin 970 processor performs well but falls behind Snapdragon 845. It makes Asus Zenfone 5Z and OnePlus 6 a better performer in the similar price range. However, Huawei beats many of its competitors with AI-powered cameras which works great. It is a good phone, but it doesn’t introduce any feature that cuts above the rest. It is recommended to go for better options in this price range.