I normally receive questions such as;
“hey! Is this phone worth the money?”
“I’m still hesitant to buy this phone, is it really good?”
“Isn’t it a bit expensive?”
In this case, they were referring to Huawei’s Nova 3. So, let me share my Top 3 response to them.
The Huawei Nova 3 became available to the local stores last August; it was dubbed as the Budget-Friendly Flagship Smartphone of Huawei. And here’s my reason why they should go with Nova 3 even if it’s been months since its release.
I believe most of you will agree that one of the reasons that brought Huawei to the Pedestal is their Camera, as we speak the top 1 Smartphone in the DxOMark Ranking is still a Huawei Smartphone. However, the Huawei Nova 3 unlike the Top of the line Smartphones of Huawei does not have the famous “Leica” Branding on its Camera.
How’s the camera then?
Well, it’s Huawei and yes even without the “Leica” Branding it definitely has an Excellent Camera. This only means that the Key of Huawei’s success in terms of the camera department is not just the brand/hardware they are using but also their optimization itself. Now when I say an excellent camera I’m not just referring to the 16MP+24MP Rear Camera but also the 24MP + 2MP Fusion Selfie Camera.
One thing I loved about the Primary Rear Camera is its auto shot. People will usually tell you, why not use the Pro/Manual Mode? That should give you a better output. However, the fact remains that sometimes you need to react fast to get the shots that you wanted, and setting Manual Mode will definitely take time thus result in a missed opportunity. Huawei’s Auto shot gives great output even in lowlight scenario with way lesser noise compared to other Smartphones in its price range. I have to admit though that the Front Camera tends to enhance the output regardless of the settings, but what I love the most is the clean BOKEH and tons of options that you can play around for your Selfie shots.
Here are some of the samples I got during the 3 Weeks that I was using this phone as my Primary Smartphone.
Huawei Nova 3 vs SONY IMX 363 Sensor powered Smartphone (Nova 3 was nearest to the real color of the subject)
Normal Indoor Selfie (looks enhanced if you ask me)
http://www.antutu.com/en/ranking/rank1.htm (as of October 2018)
As mentioned the Nova 3 is the Budget-Friendly “Flagship” Smartphone of Huawei. That’s a Flagship for a reason; this Huawei Smartphone is only PHP 25,990 yet inside the hood is the famous Hi-Silicon Kirin 970 that you will normally see in Huawei’s Mate and P Series which are considered Top of the Line. Furthermore, this Smartphone has 6GB Ram and 128GB Storage, that means More Multitasking and More Apps for you. I don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer and I normally play games like (Mobile Legends, Ragnarok, Dragon Nest, and PUBG), so far I haven’t encountered any major problem with the device and it’s smooth as butter on their default settings. To add up, its SOC compliments its 3750 mAh Battery. I normally use my Smartphone as a hotspot and my previous device which has a less powerful SOC and 3000 mAh will only last from 7 AM up to 12 NN, Huawei Nova 3 on the other hand with the same usage managed to last up until 5-6PM, considering that its battery is only 750 mAh higher than my personal phone.
You know you were successful with the Design when your competitors tried to mimic this design and it became a trend. That’s what happened with Huawei’s Unique Gradient Colors. It’s Beautiful and Elegant without compromise, one of the Smartphone that will definitely catch your attention.
Camera, Performance, and Beauty. That’s my answer to their Questions.
- Display: 3-inch 1080×2340 18.5:9 IPS Display
- Processor: Hi-Silicon Kirin 970, up to 2.4 GHz
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
- Ram: 6GB RAM
- Storage: 128GB ROM
- Camera Rear: 16 MP + 24 MP, w/ PDAF and LED Flash
- Front: 24MP + 2MP Front Camera
- Battery: 3,750mAh with Type C Charging Port
- Sim Slot: Dual SIM, Dual Standby (nano, hybrid)
- Dimensions: 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 m x 166g
- SRP: PHP 25,990