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

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


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

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Performance comparison between the Huawei Nova 3i phone and the Apple iPhone 3GS. 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 thus a difference of 963%. In multi-core, the gap is 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.