Huawei Nova 4 VS Huawei Nova 3: Specifications Compared
The Huawei is all set to launch its Nova 4 in China on December 17. The phone is expected to come with a punch hole cut out in front for a 25MP camera. We are comparing the device with its predecessor the Nova 3 to see what’s different?
The Huawei’s Nova 4 standout feature a “punch hole display”. The company is all set to launch its latest device in China on December 17. The phone is expected to have a triple camera set up at the back and a 25MP sensor on the front. The Huawei Nova 3, which was launched a few months back with a dual rear AI based cameras is considered as a pretty good device in the mid-range premium segment. So, let’s compare the specifications of the Nova 4 with its predecessor the Nova 3 to see what’s different the company has to offer with its latest device.
The Huawei Nova 4 is expected to feature a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display that will come with a punch hole design, which will also be the main highlight of this smartphone.
On the other hand, the Huawei Nova 3 sports a slightly smaller 6.3-inch display that offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It has a traditional notch on top of it, which houses the front-facing camera and a speaker.
Processor and memory
The Huawei Nova 4 is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 octa-core processor. The phone is expected to come to India with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
On the other hand, the Huawei Nova 3 is also powered by the latest Kirin 970 processor. The phone packs 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.
The Huawei Nova 4 will feature a triple camera set up at the back that will include a 48MP primary camera, a 16MP secondary camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The base variant of the smartphone is likely to come with a different combination as it supposed to have a triple 20MP + 16MP + 2MP rear cameras.
The Huawei Nova 3 comes with a dual 24MP + 16MP AI based rear cameras with a dual 24MP + 2MP sensors at the front.
The Huawei Nova 4 is expected to launch in China on December 17. However, there is no official confirmation came from the company about its India launch. On the other hand, the Huawei Nova 3 is available on Amazon in India for Rs 34,999.
Preliminary Features Compared
Huawei Nova 4
Huawei Nova 3
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM only)|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|Announced||Not announced yet||2018, July|
|Status||Rumored||Available. Released 2018, August|
|Dimensions||–||157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm (6.18 x 2.90 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||–||166 g (5.86 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 101.4 cm2||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2310 pixels (~398 ppi density)||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)||Hisilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP12||Mali-G72 MP12|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 8 GB RAM||128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Triple||48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF||16 MP, 27mm (wide), f/1.8, PDAF|
|16 MP, f/2.2, PDAF||24 MP B/W, 27mm (wide), f/1.8, PDAF|
|2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)|
|Single||25 MP||24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic||– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE||4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||No||Yes (PAR-LX1 model only)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass||Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W||– Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W|
|– MP4/H.264 player||– MP4/H.264 player|
|– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player||– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player|
|– Document viewer||– Document viewer|
|– Photo/video editor||– Photo/video editor|
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3750 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery|
|Colors||Aurora Blue, Red, White, Black||Black, Blue, Purple|