Huawei Nova 3 vs Huawei P20 specs comparison

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

While Huawei Philippines is gearing up for the launch of their newest mid-range device, the Nova 3i, there’s another Nova smartphone in the market that packs more powerful specs with its Kirin 970 chipset, 6GB RAM, and up to 128GB storage, the Nova 3. In fact, it’s powerful enough to be compared to one of Huawei’s flagships, the P20. Check out the specs comparison below.

Huawei Nova 3 Huawei P20
Display 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) IPS, 409ppi 5.8-inch FHD+ (2244 x 1080) IPS, 428ppi
CPU Huawei Kirin 970 2.36GHz octa-core CPU Huawei Kirin 970 2.36GHz octa-core CPU
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 GPU Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
Storage 128GB storage 128GB storage
microSD microSD up to 256GB n/a
Rear Camera 24MP mono + 16MP RGB, F/1.8, rear cameras, LED flash 20MP mono F/1.6 + 12MP RGB F/1.8, Leica rear cameras, Laser AF, LED Flash
Front camera 24MP + 2MP F/2.0 front cameras 24MP F2.0 front camera
Data Connectivity 4G LTE 4G LTE
WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, aptX HD Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, aptX HD
NFC (For PAR-LX1 model only) NFC
USB Type USB 2.0 Type-C USB Type-C
Headset jack 3.5mm headset jack n/a
Fingerprint scanner Rear Front
Gyroscope Gyroscope
OS EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo) EMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,750mAh battery 3,400mAh battery
Dimension 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm 149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm
Weight 166 g 165 g
Color Airy Blue, Primrose Gold, Red, Iris Purple, Black Black, Pink Gold, Champagne Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight

Summary of advantages

Huawei Nova 3:

* Larger screen
* Slightly higher resolution display
* Larger RAM
* MicroSD card support
* Larger rear camera resolution
* Secondary front camera
* 3.5mm headset jack
* Larger battery

Huawei P20:

* Higher screen PPI count
* Leica rear cameras w/ Laser AF
* 960fps video recording

Based on the summary above, the Nova 3 obviously has more advantages over the P20 on paper.

In terms of display, the Nova 3 has a larger screen with slightly higher resolution, however, the P20, with its smaller display, has a higher PPI count. When it comes to storage, both have 128GB storage, however, the Nova 3 has support for a microSD card via SIM 2 slot.

These phones both sport dual rear cameras. Although the Nova 3 has higher resolution sensors, the P20 has Leica optics with Laser AF on board. Another advantage of the Nova 3 is the 3.5mm audio jack which is good news to those who don’t like using adapters when listening to their music via their favorite wired headphones.

When it comes to performance, the two devices share the same chipset and GPU. However, the Nova 3 has an option for a 6GB RAM model. It also has a higher battery capacity for a potentially longer battery life.

The Nova 3 is yet to be a launched in the country but given that it’s a Nova smartphone, we expect it to be priced lower than the P20 which is at Php34,990/$657 as of writing. If that’s the case, it looks like the P20 is in trouble as users have more reasons to get the Nova 3.




Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn