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

Difference between the Huawei Nova smartphone and the Apple iPhone 3GS mobile, with the technical details, but also the respective performances. The first phone is operating with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which has 8 cores, 8 threads, an energy-efficient frequency of 2,0 GHz, a high-performance frequency of 2,0 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 Apple iPhone 3GS
Model version(s) Huawei CAN-L11 A1325
Release date Q4 2016 Q2 2009
Dimensions 5.56 x 2.72 x 0.28 in 4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in
Weight 5.15 oz 4.76 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum body
Aluminum body
Screen size, colours 5 inches, 16M colors 3.5 inches, 16M colors
Screen type IPS LCD TFT
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 3:2
Density 441 ppi 165 ppi
Operating system Android 6.0.1 iOS 3
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Cortex-A8
Lithography 14 nm LPP 65 nm
Cores 8 1
Threads 8 1
High-performance cores 4x Cortex-A53 @2 GHz 1x Cortex-A8 @600 MHz
Energy-efficient cores 4x Cortex-A53 @2 GHz
GPU Adreno 506 PowerVR SGX535
Memory 3 GB RAM 0.256 GB RAM
Storage 32 GB 8 / 32 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB
Camera 12 MP, 1/2.9″, 1.25┬Ám 3.15 MP, AF, f/2.8
Video 2160p30,
Front camera 8 MP No
Front video 1080p30 No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE 2.1, A2DP
USB Type-C 1.0 2.0
Battery capacity 3,020 mAh 1,220 mAh
Battery type Non-removable Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion
Versatile use autonomy ~ 14 hours ~ 8 hours
Head SAR value (US) 1.42 W/kg 0.26 W/kg
Body SAR value (US) 0.72 W/kg 0.79 W/kg
AnTuTu 77,300
Geekbench 4 single core 868 150
Geekbench 4 multi-core 4,069 150
Rating 4.3 / 5 3.4 / 5
Number of reviews 661 365
Price $339 $45
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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 has a more recent release date.

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 Huawei Nova 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  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 thus a difference of 479%. In multi-core, the gap is 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.