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The Huawei Nova 3i was released in the Philippines mid-July boasting its quad camera. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has massive specs with a 6.9-inch display and 5500 mAh battery.

With a couple of similarities, we decided to make a side by side comparison of the two to see which smartphone is better.

Huawei Nova 3i and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 differences

Huawei Nova 3i pros over Xiaomi Mi Max 3

  • Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • Mali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo Tech
  • 16MP + 2MP rear camera
  • 24 MP + 2 MP front-facing camera

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 pros over Huawei Nova 3i

  • Larger screen
  • 128GB storage
  • Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • 5500 mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0

Huawei Nova 3i and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 similarities

  • IPS LCD FHD+ Display
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage
  • 6GB RAM
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

The Huawei Nova 3i sports IPS LCD FHD+ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 sports a 6.9-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.

The Huawei Nova 3i weighs 169 grams with dimension measurement 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm while the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 weighs 221 grams and has measurements of 176.2 x 87.4 x 8 mm.

Under the hood, Huawei Nova 3i is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 710 with Mali-G51 boosted with GPU Turbo Tech carrying 4GB/6GB of RAM + 64GB storage. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 carrying 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. Both devices run on Android 8.1 Oreo.

As for the optics, the Huawei Nova 3i comes with a quad cam, a 16MP + 2MP for the rear and 24MP + 2MP for the front. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 houses a 12MP + 5MP rear camera paired with an 8MP front-facing camera.

The Huawei Nova 3i is fueled with 3340 mAh battery while Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has a huge 5500 mAh battery supported with Quick Charge 3.0.

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 Max 3
Display6.3” IPS LCD FHD+ 1080 x 2340, 19.5:9 ratio, 409 PPI6.9” IPS LCD Full HD+ 1080 x 2160, 18:9 ratio (350 PPI)
Dimensions157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm, 169g176.2 x 87.4 x 8 mm, 221g
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPUMali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo TechAdreno 509
Memory4GB/6GB of RAM + 64GB storage4GB RAM + 64GB storage,
6GB RAM + 128GB storage
Main Camera16 MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 2 MP (depth sensor), LED flash12 MP, f/1.9, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF + 5 MP, depth sensor
Front Camera24 MP + 2 MP (depth sensor)8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
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 5500 mAh battery w/ Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
OSAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Official PricePHP 15, 9904GB RAM + 64GB storage – PHP 14, 990

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