Huawei Nova 3i Review & Rating

After watching the success of “Huawei” smartphones, it is quite clear that a large population of 21st century mainly focus on the specifications instead of just depending upon fame. Huawei is an accepted brand name in worldwide areas, but in an Indian market, you must not have seen it big presence.

But recently launched Huawei Nova 3i has established its mark in the Indian market. Recently in July 2018, the company has launched Nova 3i smartphones. It was a moment when Chinese smartphone makers have proved that how Huawei devices can show their existence among competitors. Earlier the sub-brand of Huawei, i.e. Honor smartphones is known as a trustable product in the Indian market.

No doubt the flagship devices such as the Huawei P20 Pro and Nova 3 have impressed people with camera quality and other specifications. Therefore Nova 3i has opened the eyes of buyers those who are searching for more options at affordable price.

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Huawei Nova 3i Features

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Features

The company believes that while searching the mobile gadgets people mainly concentrate on features instead of price. Thus in Huawei Nova 3i, you will find the excellent features at a reasonable price. Some of the interesting features are explained below:

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Camera


Huawei Nova 3i Review: Camera

Camera quality is the first preference among youngsters. So Huawei Nova 3i offers you the rear camera of 16-megapixel and the front camera is 24-megapixel with flash. One of the exciting facts of Nova 3i is that in low also light, it automatically switches to Night mode and shutter remains open until and unless more light is captured. You will observe that the pixels will not break while zooming in. An HDR Pro feature for the front camera can prevent the bright light appearing from the backgrounds. Thus through this, you will not get blur photos or problem of overexposing.

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Display

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Display

Huawei Nova 3i gives a tough competition to other expensive brands. The glass back of Nova 3i provides a premium look that will surely match your lifestyle. In the front, it carries 6.3-inch display with a slash at the top which is reserved for dual-camera setup as well as an earpiece. The touchscreen mobile gadget with 6.30-inch display has a resolution rate of near about 1080×2340 pixels. Talking about PPI, i.e. Pixels per inch it is near about 409.

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Security

While talking about security features; how we can forget about the processor. It is a primary function on which performance of smartphones depends. Nova 3i is known for its in-house processor. It is a dual-SIM device which supports dual 4G as well as VoLTE. Thus we can say that now you will not miss your important phone calls when your SIM is inactive or busy on other calls. It will automatically forward incoming calls on active SIM.

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Connectivity

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Connectivity

The dual-SIM configuration supports Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and a Micro-USB port, along with 3.5mm headphone jack. The company has chosen 3340mAh non-removable battery which acts as a supportive pillar for Nova 3i, and you will also get 10W charger inside the box. A pre-installed app known as Party Mode will provide a sync music system which can be connected with different smartphones. The Ride Mode feature can help you to manage your calls while driving. If you set it on answer mode then with your voice command you can easily decline them. It also supports Bluetooth headset, as well as answers, call in speaker mode.

Huawei Nova 3i Review: Video & Sound

Huawei Nova 3i is easy to handle or operate; this mobile gadget is also known for its sound quality. Video recording feature maximize up to 1080p which means you can record 30fps or 60fps. Thus it will surely go along with your speakers and other devices.

Advantages of Huawei Nova 3i

  • Huawei nova 3i run with a latest operating system, i.e. Android 8.1 (Oreo), It offers the fastest speed of CPU. The Octa-core processor (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53), is known for superb performance without any lags.
  • Huawei nova 3i is also quite popular for expandable memory it can be with microSD up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot), card slot.
  • Talking about internal memory, i.e. 128 GB, 4 GB RAM which is suitable for multitasking performance.
  • 169 gm weight is easy to handle

Disadvantages of Huawei Nova 3i

  • EIS sensor is not available
  • Optical image stabilization is not there


No doubt Huawei Nova 3i has set a benchmark which makes it more popular. The exciting features and sleek body of this smartphone is a good alternative for those who want to switch. If you compare it with other mobile devices such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro then will find that the battery backup of Huawei Nova 3i is more.

Talking about processor Huawei Nova 3i runs on Android 8.1 Oreo; therefore we can say that multiple modifications provide stock Oreo interface. There are some pre-installed apps which are available on the home screen such as Google, Facebook, Messenger apps, as well as some interesting games.

Nova 3i guarantee you that it will offer superior performance if compared with Oppo or Vivo. The smartphone is specially configured for high performance. According to a survey, it is concluded that a set of dual cameras is famous for its quality pictures from both the ends. A high-resolution screen will provide you with HD quality videos. In the Indian market, the price range of Huawei Nova 3i price starts from Rs. 20,990. Moreover, in a technical language, we can say that the sensors involved in the phone involve Magnetometer/compass, accelerometer, Proximity sensor, an Ambient light sensor as well as Gyroscope.

Final verdicts

The Huawei Nova 3i is quite cheaper if compared it with features. The glass display and cameras on both ends provide a classy look. So stepping further instead of thinking about the budget segment is a fair decision. Comparing it with same price mobile gadgets such as Oppo F7 and the Vivo V9 you will find it more worthy.

Huawei Nova 3i

Rs. 20,990









Battery Life



  • Looks gorgeous
  • Good performance
  • Battery Backup
  • Solid build quality


  • Slow face recognition
  • Heats up while gaming
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • No USB Type-C port

Editorial Staff at Techlofy is a team of Digital Marketing experts led by Ashfaq Ahmad.