Huawei India has launched to of its latest smartphones, the Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i in the Indian market. The company announced the launch of both the devices at an event in New Delhi. The Chinese smartphone maker has provided more options to potential customers in addition to the existing smartphones available in the market under its sub-brand Honor. The company seems to to be increasing the number of smartphone launches in its attempt to cross the 200 million smartphone milestone that the company is aiming to achieve by the end of the year. Also Read - Vivo V21e 5G launch on June 24; company accidentally reveals in a tweetAlso Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
The company is not concerned if its smartphones have to compete with each other. The company plans to take down Apple to claim the second spot when it comes to the number of devices shipped by a smartphone maker. To recap details from the launch, the company is rolling out the Nova 3i in the market starting August 7, 2018. The device will go on sale as an Amazon India exclusive. With the launch of Nova 3i, we thought that this is the right time to pit it against similarly specced and priced smartphones available in the market. So, here is a quick comparison of the Huawei Nova 3i with the Vivo V9, and Oppo F7. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
Nova 3i vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7 Specifications
Nova 3i packs 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen and the competing smartphones come with a similar screen size with Vivo V9 sporting a 6.3-inch panel and Oppo F7 coming with a 6.23-inch screen. All three smartphones pack different SoCs, with the 3i coming with Kirin 710, V9 rocking a Snapdragon 626, and F7 with a MediaTek MT6771. Nova 3i and the V9 match the clock speed at 2.2GHz while the F7 seems to be a bit slower with 2.0GHz clock speed. Moving to the RAM and storage on devices, F7 seems to top the chart with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage with Nova 3i coming on the second spot with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
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V9 seems to offer the least with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. All the devices come with the facility to add an external memory card to expand the storage with the help of a microSD card with up to 256GB capacity. Looking at the camera specifications of the device the 3i seems to fare better on paper as it packs four camera sensors, two on the front and two on the back. The front comes with a dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel camera sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor along with the device sporting a setup of the 16-megapixel camera sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the back.
In comparison, the V9 comes with a 16-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor in dual setup on the back and a 24-megapixel camera sensor on the front for selfies. Oppo has added a 16-megapixel sensor on the back and a 25-megapixel sensor on the front. Even though F7 has the most number of megapixels when it comes to the front camera while all three smartphones have 16-megapixel camera sensors on the back, but the presence of the depth sensor on the front and back in the 3i makes it more sound on paper.
F7 comes with the largest battery in form f a 3,400mAh juice pack while the 3i runs on 3,340mAh and V9 is powered by a 3,260mAh. F7 is an advantage in terms of software as both its competitors run Android 8.1 Oreo.
Nova 3i vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7 Pricing
Huawei has priced the Nova 3i at Rs 20,999 which puts it in a strong spot when compared to the competition. Even though, 3i and Vivo V9 have the same price on paper, put specifications put 3i on the front while Oppo F7 with somewhat comparable hardware, is Rs 3,000 more expensive than 3i with a price tag of Rs 23,990.
You can check the specifications of all the three devices in the table down below but one thing to note here is that we are only comparing these devices according to the specification on paper. This does not indicate real-world performance and we will be doing a more comprehensive review with real-world tests in the near future.
|Features||Nova 3i||Vivo V9||Oppo F7|
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD||6.3-inch IPS LCD||6.23-inch IPS LCD|
|Processor||Kirin 710 2.2GHz||Snapdragon 626 2.2GHz||MediaTek MT6771 2.0GHz|
|Storage||128GB (256 expandable)||64GB (256 expandable)||128GB (256 expandable)|
|Rear Camera||16-megapixel & 2-megapixel||16-megapixel & 5-megapixel||16-megapixel|
|Front Camera||24-megapixel & 2-megapixel||24-megapixel||25-megapixel|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Android OS||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Nougat||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Price||Rs 20,999||Rs 20,999||Rs 23,990|