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The Huawei Nova 3i was launched the same month as Xiaomi Mi A2. These both devices have their own strengths and weaknesses. So today, we’ll look through their specifications to see which midrange smartphone is worthy in our pockets.

Huawei Nova 3i and Xiaomi Mi A2 differences 

Huawei Nova 3i pros over Xiaomi Mi A2

  • Bigger screen
  • 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • Mali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo Tech
  • 24 MP + 2 MP front camera
  • 3340 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi A2 pros over Huawei Nova 3i

  • 6GB RAM
  • 12 MP + 20 MP rear camera
  • Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0)

Huawei Nova 3i and Xiaomi Mi A2 similarities

  • IPS LCD display
  • 128GB storage
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

The Huawei Nova 3i features a bigger 6.3-inch screen with a 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It has the IPS LCD same with Xiaomi Mi A2 with 5.99-inch with a 1080 x 2160 resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Huawei Nova 3i has a dimension measurement of 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm weighing 169 grams, a bit heavier than Xiaomi Mi A2 weighing 166 grams with a dimension measurement of 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm.

Under the hood, Huawei Nova 3i is superior with Hisilicon Kirin 710 with Mali-G51 boosted with GPU Turbo Tech compared to Xiaomi Mi A2 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512. Both handsets have the same 4GB RAM variant, however, Nova 3i has 128GB while Xiaomi Mi A2 has 32GB/64GB storage. In addition, Mi A2 also has 6GB of RAM + 128GB storage.

Going to the optics, Xiaomi Mi A2 houses a 12MP + 20MP rear camera paired with another 20MP front-facing camera. Meanwhile, Huawei Nova 3i comes with 16MP + 2MP rear camera coupled with another dual 24MP + 2MP front-facing camera.

Both handsets run on Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei Nova 3i fueled with a higher 3340 mAh battery while Xiaomi Mi A2 packed with 3000 mAh battery.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer? Comment your thoughts down below.

Specs Huawei Nova 3iXiaomi Mi A2
Display6.3” IPS LCD 1080 x 2340, 19.5:9 ratio (409 PPI)5.99” IPS LCD 1080 x 2160, 18:9 ratio (403 PPI)
Dimensions157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm, 169g158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm, 166g
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPUMali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo TechAdreno 512
Memory4GB RAM + 128GB storage4GB RAM + 32GB/64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
Main Camera16 MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 2 MP (depth sensor), LED flash12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm + 20 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, PDAF
Front Camera24 MP + 2 MP (depth sensor) 20 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS micro USB 2.0 USB On-The-Go.Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Official PricePhp 15, 990
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – Php 14, 990
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – Php 17, 490

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