Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10: affordable smartphones with Kirin 970 chipset. Huawei looks to rival their sub-brand Honor by manufacturing an affordable premium smartphone. The Huawei Honor 10 was the company’s front-runner in the market of premium smartphones that are relatively cheap. But it seems the Honor 10 now has a new in-house competitor called Huawei Nova 3.
The Huawei Nova 3 is powered by Huawei’s premium Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset, which also powers the Honor 10. Both the Huawei Nova 3 and Honor 10 share a lot of similarities. But they also sport their unique features. In this article, we’ll be comparing the specs and features of the Huawei Nova 3 and the Honor 10.
Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Design
Both smartphones are quite similar in design. They both feature a front and back 3D glass gradient body with an aluminum frame. The Huawei Nova 3 weighs 166 grams with a 7.3 mm in thickness. Whereas, the Huawei Honor 10 weighs 153 grams with a 7.7 mm in thickness. They both feature a top-notch, with the Nova 3 having a longer notch. The notch of the Huawei Nova 3 houses a dual front-facing camera. While the notch of the Honor 10 houses a single front-facing camera.
At the back of the Honor 10 is a dual rear camera placed in a horizontal direction at the top left corner. Whereas, the dual rear camera of the Nova 3 is placed in a vertical direction. The Huawei Nova 3 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Whereas, the fingerprint sensor of the Huawei Honor 10 is featured in its home button.
Body colors available for the Honor 10 are Phantom Blue, Phantom Green, Midnight Black and Glacier Grey. While for the Huawei Nova 3 are Black, Blue, Purple, Gold, and Red. The Huawei Nova 3 features the GPU Turbo technology. While for the Honor 10, you’ll need to buy its special edition called Honor 10 GT, which features the technology.
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Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Display
The display size of the Huawei Nova 3 is bigger than that of the Honor 10. Both phones sport an IPS LCD touchscreen, which measures 6.3 inches on the Nova 3 and 5.84 inches on the Honor 10. The display of the Honor 10 houses a 19:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and 432 pixels per inch density. Whereas, the display of the Nova 3 houses a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 409 pixels per inch density.
Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Camera
The dual rear camera of both the Nova 3 and Honor 10 features a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 24MP secondary sensor with f/1.8 aperture. At the front, the only difference is the dual camera on Nova 3. While the Honor 10 features a single camera. The camera of the Honor is equipped with a 24MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. That same 24MP sensor is featured on the Nova 3 with the addition of a 2MP secondary sensor.
Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10 – Hardware and Software
Both the Huawei Nova 3 and Honor 10 are powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz and Mali-G72 MP12 graphics processing unit.
The Android 8.1 Oreo runs on the two smartphones with the Nova 3 features EMUI 8.2 skin. While the Honor 10 features EMUI 8.1 skin. In terms of memory options, the Honor 10 is available in a 4GB or 6GB memory with either 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The Honor 10 GT is available in an 8GB memory. Whereas, the Nova 3 is available in a 6GB memory with either 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Battery
The Huawei Nova 3 runs on a non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery. While the Huawei Honor 10 runs on a non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery.
Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Price
The Huawei Nova 3 is available for around $438 (€376). Whereas, the Huawei Honor 10 is available for around $465 (€399). They both have similar specs and features, which makes the cheaper Nova 3 the best buy.
Huawei Nova 3 VS Huawei Honor 10 Full Specs Comparison
|Huawei Nova 3||Huawei Honor 10|
|Dimensions and Weight||157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 166g||149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm. Weight: 153g|
|Display||6.3 inch (84.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2340 pixels with 409 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||5.84 inch (79.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 432 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Memory||RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128GB microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64/128GB|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo (with EMUI 8.2)||Android 8.1 Oreo (with EMUI 8.1)|
|Hardware||Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor||Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.4GHz & 4×1.8GHz processor|
|Camera||Dual: 24MP + 2MP front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.8 aperture & 24MP f/1.8 aperture rear camera with LED flash||24MP front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.8 aperture & 24MP f/1.8 aperture rear camera with LED flash|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 9V/2A||Fingerprint (front-mounted), Fast battery charging: 50% in 24 min (5V/4.5A)|
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