The Huawei Nova 3i has finally arrived in Philippine shores after days of anticipation. The successor to the popular Nova 2i sports an improved processor and a more powerful camera, as well as a bunch of exciting features and upgrades.
Improved Performance with the Kirin 710 Chipset
The Huawei Nova 3i comes with the new Kirin 710 octa core processor composed of the 1.7GHz quad core Cortex-A53 and the 2.2GHz quad core Cortex-A73. Compared to the Kirin 659, the Kirin 710 is nearly 40% faster in performance based on benchmark tests.
The Kirin 710 is built on a 12nm process using smaller components, resulting in less energy consumption and allowing you to enjoy a longer battery life with little overheating.
The Huawei Nova 3i also showcases the proprietary GPU Turbo technology that improves gaming performance by up to 60% while reducing power usage by as much as 30%. This makes the Nova 3i a highly capable smartphone for gaming.
24 MP and 16 MP Quad Cameras with AI
The Huawei Nova 3i is a selfie lover’s dream with its four specialized AI cameras. It has a 24-megapixel shooter on the front with a 2-megapixel secondary camera, while the rear side has a 16-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel secondary camera. The secondary cameras enable the Nova 3i to produce blurry backgrounds or bokeh effects that allow the photographer’s subject to stand out.
The device also has a hardware-level HDR Pro feature that ensures selfies and videos with high clarity while offering balanced exposure in low light or even bright light conditions. Huawei’s proprietary AI technology instantly recognizes the scenery and lighting conditions, and then adjusts the settings accordingly.
Furthermore, the Huawei Nova 3i is capable of shooting 16x super slow motion videos at 480 frames per second.
AI Scene Recognition and Beautification
The Nova 3i boasts an advanced AI technology with automatic scene recognition. This feature can detect more than 500 different scenery such as the beach, sunset, food, blue sky, fireworks, stage performance, and many more. It will then apply the appropriate customized enhancements and beautification to make your photos more appealing.
AI-Powered 3D Qmojis
Huawei’s animated 3D emoji feature or Qmoji allows you to make personalized emojis that you can send as a GIF or video.
The AI-powered Qmojis learn and animate your facial expressions. movements and voice, and then transforms them into animated animal or character faces. The Qmojis can be sent via instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger.
Glass and Metal Construction with 6.3-Inch FHD+ Display
The Huawei Nova 3i features rounded corners, narrow bezels and the infamous notch containing the front cameras, sensors and earpiece. The body is made of glass panels (front and back) and metal. It comes in three color variations: black, white and purple iris.
The Nova 3i features a 6.3-inch FHD+ (Full High Definition) LCD display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, making it the perfect device for gaming and video streaming. A 3,340mAh battery provides enough juice for up to 10 hours of heavy usage.
Save all those videos and photos in the device’s massive 128GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB via microSD. 4GB of RAM allows you to play memory-intensive games and open multiple applications without suffering slowdowns and lags.
Huawei Nova 3i Price and Availability
The Huawei Nova 3i is now available for pre-order at Lazada for P15,990. If you buy it from Lazada, you will get a free Bluetooth speaker worth P2,990.
Huawei Nova 3i Specifications
- 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~409ppi
- Android 8.1 Oreo OS, EMUI 8.2
- HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa core processor
- Mali-G51 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD
- 3,340mAh non-removable battery
- Dual SIM, dual standby (hybrid)
- 24 + 2 MP dual front camera
- 16 + 2 MP dual rear cameras
- 480fps slow-motion video recording
- Fingerprint sensor
- Face unlock
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS
- FM Radio
- microUSB 2.0