The Nova 3 is Huawei’s latest premium offering in Nepal and comes with some pretty eye-catching internals and design. Without further ado, let’s take see how it fared in our first impression of the Huawei Nova 3.
One thing that you will notice right away is that the phone looks gorgeous. When it comes to the dual colored backs, Huawei has definitely mastered it and the stunning glass back of the phone is something that you’ll often find staring at. Moving over to the front, yet another good job by Huawei. The front boasts a 6.3″inch IPS LCD display and hey this device comes with a notch.
Just because of the notch, the aspect ratio is unusual at 19.5:9 which results in an unusual resolution as well as a 2340×1080 pixel. But there’s a lot that the notch houses in the Nova 3. The notch at the top houses the iconic dual front-facing cameras, earpiece and the Infrared sensors that make the face unlock on this baby a breeze, no matter how bright or dark the surrounding is.
Powering this phone is the tried and tested Huawei’s in-house chip, the Kirin 970. The chipset is well known for the AI capabilities it packs. Within the duration that we had with this phone, the processor showed its power as expected. For the storage, this unit packs in 128 GB of onboard storage with a 6GB of RAM. And if you don’t find that 128GB enough, you can go old school and expand it via a micro SD. The SIM card slot is placed on the left. The slot is a hybrid one that leaves us to choose between a second SIM card and a micro SD. The power and the volume rockers are present on the right of the device.
The top is clean with just a pin-hole for the secondary noise cancellation microphone which is also AI-powered. Under the bottom, you can find the speaker and the primary microphone right beside the USB type-C port. There’s something just a little left to the charging port, the much-loved headphone jack.
The Nova 3 supports fast charging and within the short period of testing, this phone charged quickly and the power-efficient Kirin 970 ensures that the 3750mAh battery inside will last you an entire day. But we will talk about it more in our review.
Moving on to the software side of things, you get EMUI 8.2 built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. EMUI, as we all know, provides a hell lot of features and as expected the software experience was fast and fluid within the period of our usage.
With most of the effort being placed on the cameras, they serve as the highlight for this device. Talking of which, at the back you can find a 16MP primary RGB sensor with a f/1.8 aperture along with the secondary 24MP monochrome sensor, that too with f/1.8 aperture.
Over at the front, we have a 24MP front camera paired with a 2MP depth sensor unit. This selfie shooter can pull off some amazing shots and the depth-sensing unit makes way for the selfie portrait.
Talking about portrait shots, the back cameras are capable enough to make you astounded with the amazing shots you can click even on the auto mode. Part of which is due to the presence of AI. This device brings in different lighting modes to both the sets of cameras, all thanks to the power of AI. The device is capable of shooting UHD or 4K videos, with the support for EIS on 1080P videos.
For the short span, we had this phone for, it’s hard to argue how good or bad it is.
We will be testing this quad camera setup and the device to its full potential. Just wait till for our full review. But as of now, all we can say is that this phone is beauty and the beast inside out.