Nova 3i Launch 3

We know you’ve been waiting for them, and now, they’re finally here. After weeks of teasing them on the company’s Facebook Page, Huawei has finally launched its newest dynamic duo for the Philippine market, and the newest stars of the Nova lineup – Meet the Nova 3 and Nova 3i!

nova 3 1The Nova 3 is a device that sports an elegant and premium design combined with flagship-grade hardware. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the bonnet is a Kirin 970 octa-core processor with AI capabilities, the same chip on the P20 and P20 Pro. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.


nova 3 2For optics, the device has a 16MP RGB sensor coupled with a 24MP Monochrome sensor, minus the Leica branding. Up front is a combination of a 24MP and a 2MP camera, the latter used for depth sensing. It houses a 3,750mAh battery.

nova3i 1The Nova 3i is the newest mid-range offering from the brand. It has the same 6.3-inch FHD+ display as the Nova 3, and runs on the new Kirin 710 octa-core processor with AI capabilities, along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of on board storage.

nova3i 2Similar to the Nova 3, it also sports dual front and rear cameras. 16MP + 2MP at the rear, and 24MP + 2MP up front.

Both support GPU Turbo technology, which in theory, should equate to a boost in gaming performance. Both also run on EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and retain a headphone jack. As for the battery, it’s 3,750mAh for the Nova 3 and 3,340mAh for the Nova 3i.

Nova 3i Launch 1
Actor and Commercial Model, James Reid, is Huawei Nova 3 Series’ brand ambassador

Check out our full review of Huawei Nova 3i here. Meanwhile, catch our full review of Huawei Nova 3 soon!

Pricing and Availability

Nova 3i Review 12The Huawei Nova 3i is priced at PhP15,990 and is now available in Huawei Experience Stores and retail partners nationwide. You can also get it through Home Credit’s 6 or 9 months installment plan at 0% interest. Get yours from July 28 to August 31 and receive a BR Speaker and Ring Holder for FREE!

The Huawei Nova 3 will be available for pre-order from August 4 to 10, and will be available in stores starting August 11, 2018. It will retail for PhP25,990. You may also pre-order a unit through Home Credit’s 6 or 9 months installment plan at 0% interest. Those who pre-order will also receive a free premium Bluetooth speaker.

 Nova 3Nova 3i
ProcessorKirin 970 (Octa-Core)Kirin 710 (Octa-Core)
Storage128GB (Expandable)128GB (Expandable)
Display6.3" FHD+ 19.5:96.3" FHD+ 19.5:9
Rear Camera16MP + 20MP, f/1.8, PDAF16MP + 2MP, f/2.0, PDAF
Front Camera24MP + 2MP24MP + 2MP, f/2.0
OSAndroid 8.1 with EMUI 8.2 Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.2


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.