Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch and 24MP selfie camera

Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch

Huawei has announced in China a new smartphone Huawei Nova 3e, which soon we will see in Paris under the name Huawei P20 Lite.

Last week, the smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was introduced, during the presentation it was constantly compared to the iPhone X, indicating some advantages over the flagship of Apple. And now Huawei has presented its clone of the top smartphone company from Cupertino.

The novelty received a number of cool features, among which were a fashionable now cutout in the screen, a dual camera, a stylish casing, a USB Type-C connector, and also, importantly for many, the usual 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device is positioned by the manufacturer as a phone that can push the position of the Apple iPhone X. In many ways, of course, thanks to a lower price.

Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch

Huawei Nova 3e: Design

A distinctive feature of Huawei Nova 3e is its design and external resemblance to the iPhone X because of the cutout at the top of the screen.

The case of Huawei Nova 3e consists of two glass panels, separated by a metal frame.

Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch

Most of the front surface of the smartphone takes the 5.84-inch display with a resolution of Full HD+. The matrix is made using IPS technology. During the presentation, an emphasis was placed on the fact that the Chinese novelty has a larger display area than the iPhone X. (iPhone X is 8140 sq. Mm and Huawei Nova 3e is 8047 sq. Mm). At the same time, it was noted that the size of the cutout at the top of a smartphone from China is less than that of the Apple device.

At the top edge of the display on the iPhone-X-shaped Notch, there is a front camera, a talking speaker and proximity sensor, and a brightness sensor.

On the bottom frame of the display, which is slightly wider, the logo of the manufacturer – Huawei is applied.

Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch

The back of the phone is equipped with a dual main camera, the modules of which are located vertically. Below it there is an LED flash and the center is a fingerprint sensor.

Dimensions of the smartphone are a length of 148.6 mm, a width of 71.2 mm and a thickness of 7.4 mm, which is less than that of the same iPhone X (7.7 mm). The weight of the phone is about 145 grams.

Huawei Nova 3e will be available in blue, red, black and gold color solutions.

Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch

Huawei Nova 3e: Specifications

Huawei Nova 3e received the HiSilicon Kirin 659 proprietary processor. The SoC configuration includes eight Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali-T830 MP3 graphics accelerator. The amount of RAM and built-in memory is 4 GB and 64/128 GB, respectively, which pleases because the smartphone belongs to the middle class. Battery capacity is 3000 mAh. There is also support for fast charging with a power of 18 W (9V/2A).

The front camera of the novelty is unique in its essence because it was based on the Sony IMX576 sensor, which until this moment could not be found in any mobile device on the market. According to the manufacturer, the new Japanese sensor allows you to capture 20% more light to improve the quality of images in the dark, it reduces noise by 33% and also provides an improved 26% color rendering. The resolution of the front camera was 24 MP, and the aperture size is f/2.0. This is an excellent indicator for the camera on the front of the phone.

Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch

The main camera is built on the basis of two modules – 16 MP (f/2.2) and 2 MP. The manufacturer claims improved color reproduction and reduced noise levels in the photo when shooting in low light conditions.

In other respects, the Huawei Nova 3e boasts a fingerprint scanner on the back cover, a USB Type-C connector on the bottom, a classic 3.5 mm audio jack, a microSD memory card slot up to 256 GB inclusive, a Face Unlock scanner that works by software algorithms, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 modules, Wi-Fi 801.11n, GPS, GLONASS and 4G with VoLTE voice communication support. NFC module in the phone is not exactly, it says on the official website of the manufacturer.

Directly “out of the box” for the novelty firmware EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Huawei Nova 3e first review: 5.84-inch smartphone with Notch

Huawei Nova 3e: Price

The smartphone Huawei Nova 3e will go on sale in one week – March 27, 2018. It will be presented in two versions of 4/64 GB and 4/128 GB of memory.

The cost of Huawei Nova 3e is 315 dollars (1999 yuan) for the 4/64 GB version and 347 dollars (2199 yuan) for the modification of 4/128 GB. As you know, in Europe, the smartphone is already sold under the name Huawei P20 Lite, and the price for it is much higher – from $ 400 to $ 525.

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