In a world where the likes of Samsung and Apple have comfortably dominated the smartphone industry and the likes of Tecno and Infinix leading the mid-level smartphones, the introduction of a new smartphone mobile was always going to be tricky.
Yet, Huawei has managed to gain credible recognition, thanks to their sleek and consistently efficient and remarkable smartphones. If you are a fan and follower of smartphones, you will definitely rate Huawei among the very best in the current market. The introduction of the latest Huawei 3i only confirms their desire to be among the very best.
While it is very possible to pay for smartphones like the latest iPhones and Samsung phones, there is also some number of models that are relatively cheaper and considerably affordable and still offer value for money. The Huawei Nova 3i is regarded among the brand’s best products in recent years and can easily be rated among the very best phones launched in 2018. Its impressive features, coupled with its affordability, has made the world pay attention to this smartphone and ultimately falling in love with the mobile magic.
One of the most remarkable features of the Huawei Nova 3i is the screen. Although one wouldn’t be totally surprised by how bright, sharp and sleek the display is, its remarkable 6.3-inch and resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels means you can comfortably run various large-resolution applications on it. Despite this, the smartphone fits into the pocket seamlessly.
In this post, we will take a look at this smartphone. We will consider its core specifications, reviews and how much they go for in the current market in Nigeria. Let’s get started!
Price of Huawei Nova 3i in Nigeria
As it stands, Huawei Nova 3i costs anything from N110,000, depending on the location of purchase, the currency exchange rate as at the time of purchase, and period of purchase. Smartphones are usually more expensive during festive periods, and you can as well expect Nova 3i to be.
Huawei smartphones are not the most popular in this part of the world, yet they maintain steady quality and rates among the very best in the smartphone world. Given the quality and features the Nova 3i boast, one would expect this smartphone to rate among the very expensive smartphones in the market. Although some still consider Nova 3i to be relatively expensive since it is not so popular, some others would argue it offers much more value than its price, especially when compared with other smartphones of similar features.
PRICES LAST UPDATED: JULY 22, 2023.
Huawei Nova 3i Specs
- Release date: July 2018
- Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Screen Size: 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409 PPI
- RAM: 4GB
- Internal memory: 128 GB; MicroSD, Up to 256 GB
- Processor: Octa Core CPU: Hisilicon Kirin 710+ Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-G72 MP12
- Networks: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
- Camera: Dual Cameras: 16 MP + 2MP Main Camera; Dual front camera: 24 MP + 2 MP
- Battery: 3, 340 mAh, non-removable
- Other Specifications: Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer
Huawei Nova 3i Review
The Huawei Nova 3i has been embraced by smartphone lovers and fans. It has not only proven to be among the very best when it comes to technology and scintillating features, its design and beauty has also captured the heart of many.
This smartphone is an upgrade of the Nova 2i which wowed the market when it was released. It boasts an unusual styling, although seemingly looks like the latest iPhone X. It is relatively lightweight and `is within the confines of this compact smartphones despite its large screen. Let us take a deeper look at this smartphone, considering the features, specifications and why it is regarded as one of the best phones launched in 2018.
Design and body
Huawei has developed a reputation for designing classy smartphones and that does not look to change anytime soon. The Nova family has always featured scintillating designs and the 3i follows suit. Simple, sleek and lightweight, this smartphone defines, by all standards, a classy modern day smartphone.
It boasts an impressive colour finishing along with a stunning glass envelop so as to prevent the smartphone from attracting dirt easily. Nothing too exotic, yet this stylish smartphone maintains a smart design. Commendable.
This is one of the most remarkable features of Nova 3i. Its 6.3-inch high-resolution display rates among the very best in the mobile industry right now. With a resolution of 1080 by 2280 pixels, you can predictably expect a smooth and sharp display.
The phone also provides the HD+ option, which you can easily switch to preserve the battery of the smartphone. Although the display could be some way off Samsung’s or Apple’s, you can comfortably do as much with this display as any other smartphone today. Top class!
This part can get a little tricky. While Nova 3i boasts a commendable 3,340 mAh battery capacity, its large resolution means the battery might not last for more than a day. The battery is laudable, no doubt. But given its screen size and display resolution, you might have to rate the battery capacity less than excellent.
The smartphone, like most other modern phones these days, features a fast charging option. Not a bad one for a smartphone that is gradually gaining attention from various parts of the world. Powering the Huawei Nova 3i is a 3340mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, you can fully charge your phone to a hundred per cent in 2 hours or less.
Cameras have become one of the core features in a smartphone these days and the importance of a sharp, colourful and flexible smartphone camera cannot be overemphasized. Thankfully, Huawei Nova 3i boasts a remarkable camera quality that will most certainly guarantee a remarkable shot. The smartphone boasts extra cameras both in the main camera and in front to ensure a sharper, more detailed and colourful pictures.
The main camera boasts a lovely 16 MP which is paired with a 2 MP sensor with lovely LED flash also supplementing it. The front camera wouldn’t disappoint you. In fact, the front camera rates among the very best in the current market and is worth all the accolades coming its way. The 24 MP front shooter is accompanied by another 2 MP for smoother, lovelier and more detailed selfies. The camera also boasts amazing features including Al stickers, slow-mo option, 3D emoji, unique filters and other entertaining features.
When it comes to camera performance, Nova 3i rates among the very top smartphones despite its heavy-graphic features. It is fast and very responsive, thanks largely to its overall processor.
Generally, the Huawei Nova 3i deserves a plus mark and brand should be applauded for such a lovely job. Impressive.
Software and processor
This is becoming the trend these days; brands using their own chipset for their smartphones. Just like the latest Samsung smartphones, Huawei decided to use their own chipset for Nova 31. The chipset was built for an average-range performance but remains a very powerful one, especially when compared with processors in recent times. The Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor heavily powers the functions of the phone alongside the Mali-G51 MP4 GPU.
Huawei Nova 3i runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and boast a 4 GB Random Access Memory. It has an internal memory of 128 GB which is expandable up to 256 GB via a MicroSD.
This is another part to be excited about. Huawei smartphones are known for their lovely colours and sleek designs. This smartphone was made to carry everyone along; whether you like flashy smartphone colours or not. When it was first launched, it was released in two colours; black and iris purple.
The brand later added even more interesting colours in Red and Pearl white. Although colours are not supposed to affect the prices of this smartphone, some retailers might decide to slightly increase the prices of ones with scarce or flashy colours.
Huawei Nova 3i Review (Video)
The Huawei Nova 3i achieves the mission of a standard mid-range smartphone in the coolest, smoothest and sleekest of fashions. Apart from the fact that its applications and overall functionality rates even a little higher than average smartphones, the fact that it is easy to use, smooth to handle and beautiful to behold has made it work its way into the hearts of many smartphone lovers in Nigeria. Its camera quality and appreciable battery capacity are also worth mentioning.
If you desire a steady smartphone that is reliable, efficient and wouldn’t need to break the bank you get, then Huawei Nova 3i is a very reasonable option and should be among the top smartphones on your list. Although it more expensive than most mid-range smartphones, it serves as a relatively cheaper option compared to some popular brands with almost similar features. Thumbs up to the brand for such a lovely smartphone.
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