Review, Specs & Price of Huawei Nova 3i in Nigeria 2023/2024

Is Huawei Nova 3i Good For 2022?

The amazing Huawei Nova 3i has finally gotten to Nigeria. The phone came shortly after the release of Nova 3 which is more expensive. In this present day where the iPhone, Samsung, and Tecno are the talk of the town, Huawei found a spot for itself within these market shakers. As a result of that, they came up with Huawei Nova 3i which comes with top functionality and amazing features.

Huawei 3i  is a mind-blowing mid-range smartphone in all ways. The phone is similar in design to its predecessor Nova 3. The phone possesses everything a smartphone should have talking design, display, operating system, and other specs.

The Huawei Nova 3i is regarded among the brand’s best products in recent years with its features which include the innovative 4 AI-powered Cameras, 128GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, Face Unlock,  and affordability among others.

This post will, therefore, explore this smartphone, its core specs, review, and price.

Price of Huawei 3i in Nigeria

Presently in the country, the phone is sold within the range of ₦70,000 – ₦100,000 depending on time, store, and location of purchase. To some people Huawei 3i is expensive but taking a good look at its features and functionality, then you will be convinced that the price is reasonable.

Huawei Nova 3i Key Specifications

6.3-inch display
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
1080 x 2340-pixel resolution (with 409 PPI)
Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 9.5)
Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor
64GB/128GB ROM (expandable up to 256GB via a memory card)
Dual Rear Camera setup: 16MP + 2MP
Dual Front-Facing camera system: 24MP + 2MP
3,340mAh Li-Ion Battery (non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor (rear-mounted)

Features of Huawei Nova 3i

Huawei Nova 3i comes with a beautiful design, sleek look, outstanding features, and top functionality which makes it well-received by Nigerians. The device has a similar look to iPhone X, and it is very light. Let’s take the features one after the other.


Huawei is known for its classy as well as sleek phone, and this is not an exemption. This phone looks exactly like Nova 3 but with different colors. (Pearl white, black & Irish purple).

With these colors and a stunning glass envelope that prevents the phone from attracting dirt easily, the phone looks classy, simple, sleek, standard, and lightweight, yet the phone maintains a smart design.


The display is the most amazing of all the features of Nova 3i. Its 6.3-inch high-resolution display is among the best in the mobile industry right now.

It has a resolution of 1080 by 2280 pixels, which displays smooth and of course sharp images. The phone also provides the HD+ option, which makes it easy to switch to preserve the battery of the smartphone.

Even though the display is similar to that of  Samsung’s or Apple’s, it still gives a feel of the top-class display that smartphones of today possess.


The camera is also one of the most remarkable features of Nova 3i as the phone boasts a great camera quality that will guarantee an exceptional shot. The smartphone possesses a dual camera for both the main as well as rear cameras, and they both produce sharper, more detailed, and colorful pictures.

The main camera boasts a lovely 16 MP, and it comes with a 2 MP sensor as well as an LED flash. The front camera is among the best currently in the market.

The 24 MP front shooter comes with another 2 MP for lovely, beautiful, and more detailed selfies. The camera also possesses mind-blowing features such as Al stickers, a slow-mo option, a 3D emoji, different filters, and other entertaining features.



Nova 3i boasts a commendable 3,340 mAh battery capacity, but with the kind of work the phone does, the battery might not last for more than a day. The battery is good but the screen size and display resolution, drain the battery fast, but it’s still a good battery.

The smartphone features a fast charging option with this fast charging feature; the phone charges fully in 2 hours or less.

Software and processor

Phone producers in recent times use their chipset for their smartphones.  Just like Samsung did with their latest smartphones, Huawei used their chipset for Nova 3i.

The chipset is a potent one compared with its predecessors that perform on an average range. The Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor massively powers the functions of the phone alongside the Mali-G51 MP4 GPU.

Huawei Nova 3i runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and possesses 4 GB RAM, with an internal memory of 128 GB which is expandable up to 256 GB.


The Nova 3i supports 4G LTE connectivity as well as dual Nano SIMs. It also supports 4.2 Bluetooth, a 3.5mm jack, a USB port, Wi-Fi, Hotspot and A-GPS, and GLONASS.

Face unlock and fingerprint sensor

The Face Unlock on the Nova 3i is something to reckon with even though it isn’t as advanced as the iPhone X series. It’s quick and accurate, even when the dimmest light but it takes about a second to activate, which can be saved by a button-press with the nifty raise-to-unlock feature.

The face unlock is turned off by default, so there is a need to surf the security settings to set it up, but it is fast and takes no time to enroll the face.


With the enormous 6.3-inch full HD display of Nova 3i, it is perfect for watching content on the go. The view can be on an 18:9 aspect ratio, and since it has a headphone jack, it makes a good device for watching shows on the go.

The loudspeaker on the phone is exciting as it gives rich output from the speaker. Having a headphone plug is the best way to enjoy the audio experience on this device.


 Huawei Nova 3i Full Specifications


AnnouncedJuly 2018
StatusAvailable. July 2018


Standby TimeNil
Fast ChargingYes


Network TechnologyGSM / WCDMA / LTE
3G Support: WCDMAB1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
4G SupportLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 2(1900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Dual SIM SupportYes


WiFi HotspotYes
Fingerprint SensorYes (Rear)
Sensors accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
3.5mm Audio JackYes


Material TypeAluminum
Dimensions(157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm)
ColorBlack, Pearl White, Iris Purple


Operating systemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
ProcessorOcta-core 2.0GHz
Chipset typeHisilicon Kirin 710
Graphics Processing UnitMali-G72 MP12


Screen TypeFHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density409ppi
Screen-to-Body Ratio82.2%


Memory Card SlotYes, up to 256GB
Internal storage128GB


Back Camera16MP + 2MP
Front Camera24MP + 2MP
Back FlashYes, LED
Front FlashNil


Huawei Nova 3i is a fantastic smartphone noting its features and functionality. It also comes affordable, and it is likely to serve all your needs comfortably except for the gaming.

If you are looking for a sleek phone with a great display, camera, battery, and fingerprint sensor, then this phone is for you. It is selling fast at both online and other tech stores in the country.

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