Unveiling Huawei Nova 3i: A fusion of design, power and innovation

Huawei Nova 3i specs offer a significant leap in camera and processor technology
An undated image of Huawei Nova 3i.  — Huawei

An undated image of Huawei Nova 3i.  — Huawei

Huawei Nova 3i offers a significant leap in camera and processor technology. The new technology provides buyers with enhanced design and functionality without breaking the bank. 

The Chinese company is committed to making the Nova 3i a top seller this year, introducing subtle updates that contribute to its success.

  • Released 2023, July 27 169g, 7.6mm thickness Android 8.1, up to Android 9.0, EMUI 9.0 64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC
  • 4-8GB RAM
    Kirin 710
  • 6.3"
    1080x2340 pixels
  • 16MP
  • 3340mAh

 The Nova 3i boasts an appealing design that avoids drawing criticism. Its ergonomic metal case houses a dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor, all elegantly arranged. The phone's front screen, a generous 6.3 inches, is borrowed from its older sibling. 

Huawei Nova 3i specs

Huawei Nova 3i
OSAndroid V8.1 Oreo
Dimensions157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm
Weight169 g
SIMHybrid Dual SIM, Dual Standby, (Nano-SIM)
ColoursBlack, Airy Blue, Iris Purple, Red, Pearl White
2G BandSIM1: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
SIM2: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G BandHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G BandLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600),
39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
CPUOcta-core (4 x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.7 GHz
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710
GPUMali-G51 MP4
TechnologyIPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
Size6.3 Inches
Resolution1080 x 2340 Pixels (~409 PPI)
Built-in128GB Built-in, 4GB RAM
CardmicroSD Card, (supports up to 256GB)
MainDual 16 MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 2 MP (depth sensor), LED
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR,
panorama, Video (1080p@30fps)
FrontDual 24 MP + 2 MP (depth sensor)
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct,
Bluetoothv4.2 with A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
GPSYes + A-GPS support, & GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM Radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
DataGPRS, Edge, 3G HSPA, 4G LTE
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyro, Proximity
Audio3.5mm Audio Jack, MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player,
XviD/MP4/H.265 player, Speaker Phone
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
GamesBuilt-in + Downloadable
ExtraActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic,
Document viewer, Photo/video editor
Capacity(Li-Po Non removable), 3340 mAh

Average Rating4.6 stars - based on 1032 user reviews

Display quality is ensured with a resolution of 1080 x 2340, maintaining the presence of the Notch.IPS panels provide an immersive viewing experience by rendering visual material with perfect colour gradients.

In the mid-range market, Huawei's Nova 3i distinguishes out as the first device to include AI capabilities. The inclusion of the 12nm-processed Kirin 710 chipset enables this accomplishment.

Notably, the performance has improved due to the replacement of the outdated A53 cortex with the new A73 cortex. Along with the CPU, the graphical processor on the phone has also been improved, promising improved graphical performance.

Another notable aspect that reaps the benefits of AI power is the camera system. The Nova 3i has a 16 MP + 2 MP lens setup on its back and a 24 MP primary camera with a 2 MP secondary lens on its front. By working together, these four cameras are able to take photography to new heights.

DISCLAIMER: The prices are taken as of August 31, 2023 and are subject to change over time.