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

Difference between the Apple iPhone 3GS smartphone and the Huawei Nova 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, with 8 cores, 8 threads, its initial frequency is 2,0 GHz, its maximum frequency is 2,0 GHz.


Smartphone Apple iPhone 3GS Huawei Nova
Model version(s) A1325 Huawei CAN-L11
Release date Q2 2009 Q4 2016
Dimensions 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in 5.56 x 2.72 x 0.28 in
Weight 4.76 oz 5.15 oz
Body Aluminum body Front glass,
aluminum body
Screen size, colours 3.5 inches, 16M colors 5 inches, 16M colors
Screen type TFT IPS LCD
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen ratio 3:2 16:9
Density 165 ppi 441 ppi
Operating system iOS 3 Android 6.0.1
Processor Cortex-A8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Lithography 65 nm 14 nm LPP
Cores 1 8
Threads 1 8
High-performance cores 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz 4x Cortex-A53 @2 GHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Cortex-A53 @2 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Adreno 506
Memory 0.256 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 8 / 32 GB 32 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB
Camera 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8 12 MP, 1/2.9″, 1.25┬Ám
Video 480p30 2160p30,
Front camera No 8 MP
Front video No 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP 4.1, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 1,220 mAh 3,020 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 8 hours ~ 14 hours
Head SAR value (US) 0.26 W/kg 1.42 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.79 W/kg 0.72 W/kg
AnTuTu 77,300
Geekbench 4 single core 150 868
Geekbench 4 multi-core 150 4,069
Rating 3.4 / 5 4.3 / 5
Number of reviews 365 661
Price $45 $339
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We can thus compare easily the technical specifications between these two smartphones. The Huawei Nova smartphone has a bigger number of cores, the maximum frequency of the Huawei Nova is higher. The Huawei Nova was released after.

Note: prices may change with time. They are not updated in real time. Shipping costs have not been integrated in the overall cost of the mobile devices.

Performance comparison between the Apple iPhone 3GS phone and the Huawei Nova. 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  868
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 479%. In multi-core, the gap reaches 2613%.


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.