Huawei Nova 3

Launch Date : 23 August, 2018
Huawei Nova 3
  • 128 GB / 6 GB RAM
  • 24 MP + 16 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 24 MP + 2 MP Dual lens Front Camera
  • 6.3 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels Display
  • Huawei Kirin 970, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery


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Huawei Nova 3: Price

Huawei Nova 3: Review

  • 1. Flagship performance.
  • 2. Good selfie camera.
  • 3. Improved EMUI 8.2.
  • 1. Average screen quality.
  • 2. Back camera not flagship level.

The Huawei Nova 3 is launched in India. The smartphone sports a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and an 85 percent NTSC colour gamut . Under the hood, it is powered by an octa core Huawei Kirin 970 processor that sits Mali-G72 MP12(GPU Turbo). Besides, the unit is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB as the storage choices. That can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. In terms of optics, it sports 16 MP + 24 MP dual camera setup at rear, which is AI powered. Up front, the unit has a 24 MP primary sensor along with a 2 MP secondary sensor. The dual camera set up on either side is AI powered.

       Connectivity aspects on board the Nova 3 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot, v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE, USB Type-C, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and dual sim (nano + nano/microSD). It packs a non-removable Li-Po 3750 mah battery, supporting Super Charge technology that tops up half the battery in 30 minutes. It runs Android 8.1(Oreo) topped by EMUI 8.2 out of the box. Sensors on the phone include Fingerprint sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, and Gyroscope.

        The smartphone is available in Indian market in Black, Blue, Gold and Purple colors. The Huawei Nova 3 is priced at Rs. 34,999 for 6/128GB variant.

Huawei Nova 3: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v8.0 (Oreo)
Custom UI EMUI 8.2
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue, Gold, Purple
Status Available in India
Global Release Date July, 2018
Indian Release Date 23 August, 2018
Dimensions 157.0 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm
Weight 166 g
Screen size 6.3 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
Chipset Huawei Kirin 970
CPU Octa Core (Quad x 2.4 GHz + Quad x 1.8 GHz) Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 (GPU Turbo)
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 16 MP (f/1.8) + 24 MP (f/1.8) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 24 MP (f/2.0) + 2 MP Dual Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Audio Player WAV, AAC, AMR, MP3, MIDI, OGG, AAC+, eAAC+
Video Player 3GP, AVI, H.264, H.263, MPEG4
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery
Stand by NA
Talk time NA
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Other Features Quick Charging, NFC

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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