Huawei Nova 3 Specs and Price

Following the release of their flagship, Huawei just took the lid off the Huawei Nova 3, a flagship in its own league.

The mid-range smartphone is a combination of premium features from the quad camera to the top of the line Huawei’s own processor. Although not a premium flagship, the smartphone hold a torch to the likes of Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design or Huawei P20 Pro. Like most flagship, the smartphone is also AI-powered to further improve the smartphone’s performance.

Huawei Nova 3 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.3-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2340 x 1080 pixels (409 ppi)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970 CPU with 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 16MP + 24MP rear camera and dual 24MP + 2MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 750mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

Design and Display

For a mid-range flagship like this one, you have to look the part which is why the Huawei Nova 3 appears quite stunning especially the model with the cascading colours depending on lights hits it. Enveloped in glass front and back, the smartphone sport a notched screen and a rear that has the dual camera with flash arranged in a single file at the top left side while the fingerprint sensor creates a dent towards the middle.

Visuals on the smartphone is big and bold with a notch on top, the screen covers most of the surface besides the obvious chin, Premium smartphones have large displays nowadays and the same goes for the Huawei Nova 3 that has a screen towering up to 6.3-inch and quite colourful too. Despite not being on par with the rich blacks of OLED screen, the resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels delivers a good show.

Battery and Camera

The Huawei Nova 3 is well equipped with a good battery to get you through the day without worrying about where to charge your phone. Although it all bores down to usage, even a reasonably intensive use will still carry you to the evening before having to plug it in. Now, charging the 3, 750mAh battery has been made easier with 18W fast charging.

Taking pictures with smartphones is a thing most people do on a daily basis, on the Huawei Nova 3 you get to this with not just two cameras like most smartphones or three but with four cameras. So there is a dual camera at the back comprising of 16MP and 24MP cameras while the selfie camera is 24MP plus 2MP combination.

Hardware and Software

One of the upsides to having the Nova 3 is the flagship processor it comes with, ensuring that you have a smooth performance on the device. The Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor is paired with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU both of which have high-grade benchmark results.

To improve performance, the smartphone has 6GB RAM and can either ship with 128GB or 64GB so you have to know which before purchase. Regardless of your choice, you can still extend the storage space to 256GB if you wish. There is also EMUI 8.2 alongside Android 8.1 Oreo on the smartphone.

Huawei Nova 3 Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is available for sale in a number of online stores for about 140, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.

Huawei Nova 3 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Nova 3:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.2)
  • Processor: Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • Colours:  Black, Blue, Purple, Gold
  • Dimension: 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 166g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.3-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels (409 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, AptX
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 750mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Conclusion

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