Huawei’s latest midrange smartphone Nova 3i is currently making a scene in the Philippine market since its release on July 28, 2018. Meanwhile, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 was officially announced on the same month with massive screen and battery.

With the close price range, we made the comparison of the two devices to see which is better than the other.

Huawei Nova 3i and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 differences

Huawei Nova 3i pros over Xiaomi Mi Max 3

  • 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • 19.5:9 ratio
  • Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • Mali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo Tech
  • 16MP + 2MP rear camera
  • 24MP front-facing camera

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 pros over Huawei Nova 3i

  • Bigger screen
  • RAM and storage variants
  • Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • 5500 mAh battery
  • Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)

Huawei Nova 3i and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 similarities

  • IPS LCD display
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • uses SIM 2 slot

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 sports a bigger screen with 6.9-inch with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 and an aspect ratio of 18:9 while Huawei Nova 3i has a 6.3-inch screen with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 ratio. Both devices have an IPS LCD display.

The dimension measurement of Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is 176.2 x 87.4 x 8 mm weighing 221 grams, far bigger and heavier than Huawei Nova 3i measurement of 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm with a weight of 169 grams.

Under the hood, Huawei Nova 3i is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 710 with Mali-G51 boosted GPU Turbo technology carrying 4GB RAM paired with 128GB storage. Meanwhile, Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU carrying RAM and storage variants of 4GB/6GB RAM paired with 64GB/128GB storage. Both runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Going to the camera department, Huawei boasts their Nova 3i quad cam with 16MP + 2MP rear camera paired with a 24MP + 2MP front-facing camera while the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 sports a dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera paired with an 8MP front-facing camera.

This parts where Xiaomi Mi Max 3 shines as it is equipped with a massive battery with 5500 mAh battery capacity with fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 3.0) while Huawei Nova 3i has an average battery capacity of 3340 mAh and is sadly still in micro USB 2.0 with USB On-The-Go.

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 1080 x 2340, 19.5:9 ratio (409 PPI)6.9” IPS LCD 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 RAM + 128GB 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, 990
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – CNY 1,699 (Approx. Php 13, 500)
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – CNY 1,999 (Approx. Php 15, 800)

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