Thursday, 2 August 2018

Huawei Nova 3i : Decent phone at $300

Huawei Nova 3i

 Huawei has launched it's first phone in the market with Kirin 710 chipset that is Huawei Nova 3i. It is a lighter version of Huawei Nova 3 which is also a lighter version of Huawei P20 lite. Huawei Nova 3i comes with some good specifications at a good price. Earlier in this price segment there weren't any phones to be considered as money for value phone but with Huawei Nova 3i it seems that things are going to be changed. Also Xioami Mi A2 is going to launch in this price segment which is powered by Snapdragon 660. So Mi A2 will give a tough fight to this phone. Let's see what are the specifications of Huawei Nova 3i.

Size: 6.3"
Display: IPS LCD Type with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Resolution: 1080*2340 pixels
Weight: 169 grams
Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710
GPU: Mali G54-MP4
OS: EMUI 8.1
Battery: 3340 mah
Sensors: Fingerprint, Ambient Light sensor, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer
USB: microUSB 2.0
3.5 mm jack: Yes
Back: Dual 16MP,f/2.2 + 2MP,depth
Video: 1080 @30fps
Front: Dual 24MP + 2MP,depth

 Huawei Nova 3i is powered by the new Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset which is based on octa core processor with four powerful cortex A-73 cores cloaked at 2.2GHz each and other four cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.7GHz each. This new chipset by Huawei is built on 12nm architecture. This is a fast chip as it has four powerful cores. The performance of this chip will be really good. The performance of this chip will be as good as Snapdragon 660 that's what reports say. For better graphics it is powered by Mali G54-MP4 GPU. So the phone will handle gaming and other graphic intensive tasks without any issues. As it is built on 12nm architecture so the battery life of the phone will also be really good. Overall the performance of the device will be really good. It will handle all the tasks without any issues.

 The design of Huawei Nova 3i is also very well built. It comes with the most common design these days that is notch display. This notch houses an earpiece, dual camera, and other sensors. On front there is a 6.3" IPS LCD screen which is a full HD+ screen. The bezels are really thin on this phone and the aspect ratio of the display is 19.5:9. The resolution of this display is 1080*2340 pixels. At the back it has a glass build which looks really premium. It's back has dual tone colors which looks really good. The back glass is a 2.5D glass. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back which is quite responsive. This phone looks more or less same as Nova 3 in design. The build of this phone is really good, it looks not less than any flagship. Huawei must be awarded full marks in it's design.

 Huawei Nova 3i comes with dual rear camera setup at the back. It is a 16MP,f/2.2+2MP,depth shooter. Huawei has given AI support to this camera. So the performance of this camera will be great. The camera can record videos upto 1080p @30fps. Huawei has provided a great selfie camera to the front. It is a dual setup of 24MP+2MP. This is same as that on Huawei Nova 3. It also has portrait mode and studio lightening modes as well. There is also HDR support in the front camera. The camera of this phone seems to be really interesting but the real picture will only come out after the usage of phone.
Other features
Huawei Nova 3i comes out of the box with EMUI 8.2 built on Android 8.1 Oreo. The battery on this phone is of 3340mah. The phone comes in three colors Black, pearl white and iris purple. There is no fast charging on this phone, it comes with normal 10W charging. It comes in two memory specifications 6GB,64GB and 4GB/128GB. There is also microSD slot for increasing the storage upto 256GB but this is a hybrid slot.
Final verdict

 Huawei Nova 3i seems to be really interesting device by seeing it's price of $300 or 21000 INR. It has a perfect design, good processor, notch display and a good camera. But there is no fast charging and also it is not having USB Type-C port. But it's chipset is built on newer 12nm architecture so the power consumption will be lower. So at this price the phone seems to be a really good deal. Earlier at this price there were not many good phones to purchase but it seems that with this phone the story is going to be changed. And also it is going to give a tough competition to Xioami Mi A2.




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