Honor 8X versus Huawei Nova 3i

Ciara Alarcon
Honor recently brought its Honor 8X device in the Philippines. Impressively, it shares almost identical key specs with the Huawei Nova 3i.

Honor 8X versus Huawei Nova 3i
Honor 8X versus Huawei Nova 3i

Having a lot of things in common, let’s dig deeper and see which device has more things to offer. Our team has put them in our specs arena to help you determine which handset complements your mobile needs. Let’s get it on!

DeviceHonor 8X Huawei Nova 3i
Dual SIM Yes, Nano + Nano Yes, Hybrid
Display 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (2340 x 1080) 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 396ppi 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (2340 x 1080), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi
Dimensions 160.4mm x 76.mm x 7.8mm 157.6mm x 75.2mm x 7.6mm
Weight 175 grams 169 grams
O/S Android Oreo with EMUI 8.2 Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 710, 12nm FinFET HiSilicon Kirin 710, 12nm FinFET
CPU 64-bit 2.2GHz octa core (4x2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x1.7GHz Cortex-A53) 64-bit 2.2GHz octa core (4x2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x1.7GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G51 MP4, 28nm HPM Mali-G51 MP4, 28nm HPM
Memory 128GB 128GB
Storage Expansionup to 256GB, dedicated slot up to 256GB, uses SIM 2 slot
Main Camera 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP 16MP f/2.0 + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP f/2.0 24MP f/2.0 + 2MP
RadioYes Yes
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
Infrared No No
USB Micro, 2.0 Micro, 2.0
OTG Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Face Recognition Yes Yes
Battery 3750mAh Li-Po, non-removable 3340mAh Li-Po, non-removable
Fast Charging Yes No
Wireless Charging No No
Price Php12,990 Php15,990

It’s no secret that Honor is a sub-brand of the smartphone giant Huawei. Strengthening its presence in the local shores, Honor has launched impressive devices in the country, and the most recent to arrive here is its Honor 8X smartphone – which is packed with almost the same features as the Huawei Nova 3i. Interestingly, the former comes with a lower asking price than the new Nova star. Tempting, isn’t it?

Putting the two handsets face to face, you’d barely notice that the Honor 8X flashes a slightly bigger 6.5-inch screen. Both mounted with a notch on top of its panel, the two devices sport a Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Under the hood, the Honor 8X totally copied the Nova 3i as both units are powered by a Kirin 710 chipset paired with Mali-G51 MP4 graphics. The tricky part? Although they carry the same 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the Honor 8X will let you expand your storage up to 256GB without having to sacrifice your SIM 2 slot.

Jumping off to their photography department, in terms of resolution, the Honor 8X is equipped with a better dual-rear camera setup composed of a 20-megapixel f/2.8 main shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, on the other hand, the Nova 3i bounced back through its 24-megapixel f/2.0 + 2-megapixel front snappers.

Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei Nova 3i

See Also: Huawei Nova 3i Review; The New Mid-Range Star!

To keep the device running, it seems like the Honor 8X can last longer in terms of paper as it boasts a bigger 3750mAh battery capacity that supports fast charging. Meanwhile, the Nova 3i is geared with 3340mAh stamina. During our review, it lasted for almost 8 hours and 40 minutes when we heavily used it.

For security options, both devices support face unlock and fingerprint recognition.

The two handsets load EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo O.S.

You can get the Honor 8X for only Php12,990, and if you have the extra bucks, you may consider getting the Nova 3i for Php15,990.

Having these things on your mind, which side are you on?


Honor 8X – slightly bigger screen, uses dedicated slot for for storage expansion, larger battery capacity, more affordable
Huawei Nova 3i – better front camera setup

Honor 8X and Huawei Nova 3i come with the same:

OS, Kirin 710 chipset, 4GB RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, microUSB 2.0, fingerprint sensor, face unlock

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