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Huawei Nova 3i (P Smart+)


Huawei Nova 3i (P Smart+)
Huawei Nova 3i (P Smart+) (Nova Series)
Graphics adapter
6144 MB 
, 4GB or 6GB
6.30 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 64GB or 128GB
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256GB (SIM 2 slot), Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, fingerprint
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 157.6 x 75.2 ( = 0.3 x 6.2 x 2.96 in)
3340 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Dual: 16MP (f/2.2) + 2MP
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix Dual: 24MP + 2MP
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
350 Euro



Average Score: 72.4% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Huawei Nova 3i (P Smart+)

70% Huawei Nova 3i review: All Sell, No Soul
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Nova 3i has all the right specs but fails to bring them cohesively together to forge an identity of its own.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei Nova 3i review: A worthy companion
Source: Gadgets Now English
As a mid-range model, Huawei Nova 3i is a balanced phone with a premium build. If you are a light or a moderate smartphone user, then Nova 3i would be a worthy companion. If you are a multimedia enthusiast who uses his phone for hours on end, the phone can still manage with some hiccups like slow charging, battery drain during GPU-intensive gaming and multitasking. Overall, with its durable design, FHD+ display, quad AI cameras and a massive 128GB internal storage, this phone is the premium model of the sub-25K price range and recommended if you wish to stay within the sub-25K budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Huawei Nova 3i value and style (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
OK, there is the Notch too – Huawei cleverly offers to turn that into a top bar. And a dual camera on the front- interesting. But it is that gorgeous 82.2% screen-to-body-ratio that makes it look more impressive than the price dictates.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 100% performance: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Huawei Nova 3i Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nova 3i is Huawei’s first step into the budget segment, in which its sub-brand Honor has been fairly popular. The Nova 3i competes in the same price range as the Oppo F7 (Review) and the Vivo V9 (Review) but feels premium compared to them thanks to its glass and metal body. However, it also has to go up against the Honor Play (Review) which has gained popularity for offering the powerful Kirin 970 SoC in the sub Rs. 20,000 segment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Nova 3i Review
Source: Fone Arena English
At a price tag of Rs. 20,999, the Huawei Nova 3i is just another average smartphone with a good display, attractive design, good performance and worthy cameras with AI. It lacks fast charging and 4K video recording. Hope Huawei the price of the smartphone comes down in coming months to compete with other players. The company’s own Honor Play that is Rs. 1000 cheaper offers better value for money, and there are other new contenders in the market like the POCO F1 by Xiaomi that offers a better package at the same price, if you can get one in its weekly sales.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2018
70% Huawei Nova 3i — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
Put it this way – I’m considering buying one. It’s gorgeous to look at and taking into account the hardware, performance and camera, put simply, there’s no better place to spend $599 at the moment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei Nova 3i Review : The Huaweian Beauty
Source: The Techy English
For Rs. 20990/- the Nova 3i is a steal if you are looking for a pretty phone and if you are ready to compromise on the dash charging and the shortage of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2018
Huawei Nova 3i First Impressions: Quad cameras, premium design at an affordable price
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Huawei Nova 3i is a toned down version of Nova 3. The phone comes with a glass design and it is the first phone to feature the latest Kirin 710 chipset. The battery might be a concern here, while it would be interesting to see whether the four cameras will do a good job or not. As for the competition is concerned, the phone will be pitted against Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Oppo F7 and more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2018
Huawei Nova 3i, Nova 3 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
One of the highlights of the two new phones is the new AI shopping capability that Huawei has developed in partnership with Amazon India. With the help of AI, the software on these two phones can help identify a product you want to purchase and point you to it on, along the lines of Google Lens and Samsung Mall. It works in two ways - you can either take a photo of a product, or long-press on a photo from the gallery to reveal links to similar products. While we did not get enough time with the units at launch to check this feature out for ourselves, the demo shown on the sidelines looked promising. We will be testing out the pros and cons of the software on the Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i very soon.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2018
Huawei Nova 3i Review: Is it the best midrange smartphone?
Source: Manila Shaker English
The Huawei Nova 3i is available through pre-orders until July 27, 2018 in their official website. The handset can officially be purchased on July 28. It has a price tag of PHP 15,990. The device is a good quality mid-range smartphone with a powerful chipset. Moreover, its camera contains AI that lets users take easy and natural-looking shots.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2018
Huawei Nova 3 & Nova 3i Hands On: Moving up the Mid-Range Market
Source: English
Out of the two phones, the Nova 3i will be the first to enter the Malaysian market on 28 July. The Nova 3, on the other hand, will only be available from 17 August onwards. We’ll run these two phones through their paces in the coming weeks, so expect our full, comprehensive review to be up in the near future.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2018
Huawei Nova 3i Review
Source: Yugatech English
Huawei did a fine job last year on the Nova 2i by packing a mid-range smartphone with above average specs then sell it at a very competitive price point. They used the same formula with the Nova 3i but gave the hardware and design a significant bump.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2018
Huawei Nova 3i Unboxing, Review: An Heir to the Mid-Range Throne?
Source: Unbox English
The Huawei Nova 3i is a huge upgrade from its predecessor that was once hailed one of the best mid-range phones last year. Is it an heir to the treasured mid-ranged throne? Well, it certainly has a strong, legitimate claim to it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2018

Foreign Reviews

Обзор плюсов и минусов смартфона Huawei Nova 3i 4/64GB
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; great selfie camera; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2018
Тест-обзор смартфона Huawei Nova 3i
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice display; decent cameras. Negative: No NFC; slippery; no fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2018
Recenze: Huawei Nova 3i – levně neznamená špatně
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Attractive design; good price; great display; nice main camera; solid battery life; fast system. Negative: Relatively bulky; low performance; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2018
Chỉ còn dưới 5 triệu, Huawei Nova 3i đang là smartphone phổ thông cực kỳ hấp dẫn
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; powerful processor; long battery life; attractive design; big screen; impressive cameras; smart AI mode.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2019
Huawei Nova 3i 4GB/128GB tiếp tục ghi điểm về thiết kế
Source: Sac Pin VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; decent hardware; good price. Negative: Poor display; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2019
Ảnh thực tế Nova 3i phiên bản trắng ngọc trai vừa ra mắt
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive color; elegant design; solid workmanship; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2018
Trên tay Huawei Nova 3i Trắng Ngọc Trai: Đẹp hơn, nhìn sang hơn!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2018
Huawei Nova 3i: Smartphone 4 camera tích hợp AI đầu tiên trên thế giới
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; smart AI mode; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2018
Trải nghiệm nhanh Nova 3i - bản nâng cấp đáng giá vừa ra mắt
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; impressive cameras; powerful processor; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2018
Đánh giá nhanh Huawei Nova 3i vừa ra mắt tại Việt Nam: Màu mới cực đẹp
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive color; beautiful design; large screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2018
Huawei ra nova 3i - 4 camera, Kirin 710, chuyên game, giá từ 295 USD
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful processor; nice cameras; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2018



These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.169 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).

72.4%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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