Compare Apple iPhone 3GS vs Huawei Nova 3i: Price, Specs, Review

Difference between the Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone and the Huawei Nova 3i mobile, with the technical details, but also the respective performances. The first phone is operating with the Cortex-A8 processor, which has 1 cores, 1 threads, an energy-efficient frequency of 0,6 GHz, a high-performance frequency of 0,6 GHz. The second is working with the Hisilicon Kirin 710 processor, with 8 cores, 8 threads, its initial frequency is 1,7 GHz, its maximum frequency is 2,2 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3GS Huawei Nova 3i
Model version(s) A1325 Huawei INE-LX1
Release date Q2 2009 Q3 2018
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 6.20 x 2.96 x 0.30 in
Weight 4.76 oz 5.96 oz
Body Aluminum body Front & back glass,
aluminum frame
Screen size, colours 3.5 inches, 16M colors 6.3 inches, 16M colors
Screen type TFT IPS LCD
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Screen ratio 3:2 19.5:9
Density 165 ppi 409 ppi
Operating system iOS 3 Android 8.1
Processor Cortex-A8 Hisilicon Kirin 710
Lithography 65 nm 12 nm FinFET
Cores 1 8
Threads 1 8
High-performance cores 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz 4x Cortex-A73 @2.2 GHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Cortex-A53 @1.7GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Mali-G51 MP4
Memory 0.256 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 128 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB
Camera 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8 16 MP, f/2.2,
2 MP
Video 480p30 1080p30
Front camera No 24 MP, f/2.0
2 MP
Front video No 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0 2.0
Battery capacity 1,220 mAh 3,340 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 8 hours ~ 9 hours
Head SAR value (US) 0.26 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.79 W/kg
AnTuTu 138,580
Geekbench 4 single core 150 1,595
Geekbench 4 multi-core 150 5,516
Rating 3.4 / 5 4.6 / 5
Number of reviews 365 50
Price $45 $275
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Huawei Nova 3i smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Huawei Nova 3i is higher. The Huawei Nova 3i was released after.

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Performance comparison between the Apple iPhone 3GS phone and the Huawei Nova 3i. For this purpose, we are looking at the respective scores on AnTuTu and Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Android 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
Huawei Nova 3i  1,595
Apple iPhone 3GS  150

This graph shows us the difference in power between these two phones. For each value, it is an average based on 250 data generated in the benchmark platform.

On the single-core side, there is a difference of 963%. In multi-core, the gap reaches 3577%.


Unfortunately, we can not yet display the comparison chart for the results on AnTuTu, because we lack data for at least one of these processors. Please, come back in a few days.