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Huawei Nova 3i vs Asus Zenfone 5 — Specs Comparison

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Huawei recently released their latest Nova 3i packed with Kirin 710 and quad cameras, while Asus Zenfone 5 made it in the Philippines last year that got sold out within 45 minutes.

Will Huawei Nova 3i beat the Asus Zenfone 5’s hype? We’ll see in this specs comparison.

Huawei Nova 3i and Asus Zenfone 5 differences

Huawei Nova 3i pros over Asus Zenfone 5

  • Slightly bigger screen
  • HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Mali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo Tech
  • 128GB storage
  • front-facing camera
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 3340 mAh battery

Asus Zenfone 5 pros over Huawei Nova 3i

  • Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass
  • RAM variants
  • rear camera

Huawei Nova 3i and Asus Zenfone 5 similarities

  • IPS LCD display

The Huawei Nova 3i has a slightly bigger screen with 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Meanwhile, Asus Zenfone 5 comes with 6.2-inch IPS LCD display, an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels.

The dimension measurement of Nova 3i is 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm weighing 169 grams, while Asus Zenfone 5 weighs 155 grams with measurements of 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm.

Under the hood, Huawei Nova 3i is the first to be powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 with Mali-G51 GPU boosted with GPU Turbo Tech that carries 4GB RAM paired with 128GB storage. The Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU that carries RAM variants of 4GB/6GB RAM paired with 64GB storage. For the OS, Nova 3i has the latest Android 8.1 Oreo while Asus Zenfone 5 has Android 8.0 Oreo.

Going to the optics, Huawei Nova 3i sports a dual 16 MP with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF + 2 MP with a depth sensor and LED flash paired with another 24 MP + 2 MP with a depth sensor. Now with Asus Zenfone 5, it also has a dual 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, 4-axis OIS + 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture, gyro EIS, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash.

The Huawei Nova 3i is fueled with 3340 mAh battery capacity while Asus Zenfone 5 is packed with 3300 mAh battery.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer?

SPECS Huawei Nova 3i Asus Zenfone 5
Display 6.3” IPS LCD display, 19.5:9 ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409 PPI 6.2” IPS LCD display, 18.7:9 ratio, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 402 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified)
Dimensions 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm, 169g 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm, 155g
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 710 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPU Mali-G51 w/ GPU Turbo Tech Adreno 509
Memory 4GB RAM + 128GB storage 4GB/6GB RAM + 64GB storage
Main Camera 16 MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 2 MP (depth sensor), LED flash 12 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, PDAF, 4-axis OIS) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front camera 24 MP + 2 MP (depth sensor) 8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS
Connectivity Wi-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, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v5, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Official Price Php 15, 990 Php 19, 995
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