Huawei Nova 3i vs Huawei P20 Lite: Which has the better specs?

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Huawei Nova 3i vs

DisplayHuawei Nova 3i
Size:6.3 inches inches
Technology:IPS LCD with 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 2.5D Curved Edges, Rounded Corners and Notch
Resolution:FHD+ (1080 x 2340 Pixels), 409 PPIFHD+ (1080 x 2340 Pixels), PPI

The Huawei Nova 3i has a bigger display compared to the Huawei P20 Lite but with the same resolution. This means that texts and graphics look sharper on the latter.

PlatformHuawei Nova 3i
OS:Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Chipset:Huawei Kirin 710
CPU:2.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A73 + 1.7GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53GHz

Clearly, the Huawei Nova 3i is the winner in terms of performance. It runs on the newer Kirin 710 chipset and EMUI 8.2 out of the box while the Huawei P20 Lite is powered by the one generation older Kirin 659 chip.

CameraHuawei Nova 3i
Rear:16 + 2 Megapixels Megapixels
Features: - PDAF
- Dual-tone LED Flash
Front:24 + 2 Megapixels Megapixels
Features: - Fixed Focus

Both the Huawei Nova 3i and Huawei P20 Lite are equipped with a 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera system that creates bokeh effect in Portrait mode. However, the former also has a 24MP + 2MP dual front camera system while the latter only has a single 16MP camera on the front.

StorageHuawei Nova 3i
Expansion: 256GB via microSD None
CellularHuawei Nova 3i
SIM:Dual SIM(Nano-SIM)
Networks: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
ConnectHuawei Nova 3i
Wi-Fi:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth:Bluetooth 4.2
USB:MicroUSB 2.0
AudioHuawei Nova 3i
Audio Jack:3.5mm Audio JackNone
Audio Enhancement:None
FM Radio:Yes
SensorsHuawei Nova 3i
Biometric:Face Recognition & Fingerprint SensorNone
Environmental:Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light SensorNone
Orientation:Compass, Gyroscope & AccelerometerNone
BatteryHuawei Nova 3i

The Huawei Nova 3i might have a slightly larger 3340mAh battery but the Huawei P20 Lite is equipped with quick charging for its 3000mAh battery. If having a USB Type-C port is important for you, choose the latter.

DesignHuawei Nova 3i
Material:Glass with Metal Frame
Dimensions:157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm
Weight:169 g
Colors:Black, White and Blue
Price & AvailabilityHuawei Nova 3i
Launch Date:July 18, 2018
Price:15,990.00 - Official Price in the PhilippinesNo PH price yet.