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Huawei Nova 3i vs Samsung Galaxy J8: Specs Comparison

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We are already in the midst of 2018. This is the season where a lot of smartphone companies are launching the follow-up to their last year’s midrange models. And at this moment, Huawei and Samsung are at the forefront of this movement.

Just the other day, the two brands almost simultaneously launched new devices here in the Philippines. Huawei made a big splash when they announced the Nova 3i, a device that aims to follow the footsteps of the well-celebrated Nova 2i.

At the same exact day, Samsung held a press launch for the Galaxy J8. This new addition to the J-series is their most interesting midrange device yet. And since it’s coming from an equally prominent brand, this handset can easily go head-to-head with Huawei’s offering.

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Today, we’ll see which between the Huawei Nova 3i and the Samsung Galaxy J8 offers the best value for the price. Can the Nova 3i continue the momentum its predecessor set for Huawei? Or will the Galaxy J8 steal the spotlight from them?

Check out our Huawei Nova 3i versus Samsung Galaxy J8 specifications and features comparison to see which between these two devices is the right one for you.

 Huawei Nova 3iSamsung Galaxy J8
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
EMUI 8.2
Android 8.0 Oreo
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Hybrid
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.3-inch FHD+ IPS
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~409ppi
19:9 aspect ratio
6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED
1480 x 720 pixel resolution
~274pp
18:9 aspect ratio
Processor2.2GHz HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
RAM4GB4GB
GPUMali-G51
GPU Turbo Technology
Adreno 506
Storage128GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
64GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera24-megapixel +
2-megapixel
16-megapixel
f/1.7
LED flash
Rear Camera16-megapixel +
2-megapixel
PDAF
f/2.2
LED flash
16-megapixel +
5-megapixel
f/1.7
LED flash
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Face Unlock
Fingerprint scanner
Face Unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB
DimensionsDimensions: 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6mm160 x 75.8 x 7.95mm
Weight169g177g
ColorsIris Purple
Pearl White
Black
Black
Gold
Purple
Battery3,340mAh
non-removable
3,500mAh
non-removable
PricePhp15,990Php15,990

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I think it’s really obvious who’s the winner here. While both the Huawei Nova 3i and the Samsung Galaxy J8 are priced exactly the same, it’s evident that Huawei’s smartphone takes home the win in this comparison.

As you can see, the Nova 3i’s processor looks much more appealing than the Galaxy J8’s. Huawei used their new 2.2 GHz Kirin 710 octa-core chipset, which is said to be the new processor that will be powering Huawei’s future midrange devices.

On the other hand, Samsung only used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor for the Galaxy J8 — a really disappointing move from the South Korean company as we typically see Snapdragon 400-series chipsets running on smartphones under Php10,000.

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Moreover, the Huawei Nova 3i brags a bigger 128GB of internal storage, which is twice as much as the capacity on the Samsung Galaxy J8.

The 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS panel found on the Nova 3i is unquestionably better than the smaller and lower-resolution 6-inch HD+ screen of the Galaxy J8. Well, not unless you’re really a big fan of Samsung’s vibrant Super AMOLED display.

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To continue its winning streak, the Huawei Nova 3i also sports a killer set of cameras. This thing comes with four cameras just like its predecessor. There’s a 24-megapixel selfie-taker on the front, while at the back you can spot a 16-megapixel shooter. Both are partnered with a 2-megapixel camera for depth-sensing.

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See also: Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro vs Huawei Y6 2018: Specs Comparison

Conversely, the Samsung Galaxy J8 only has a 16-megapixel camera on the front and another 16-megapixel sensor on the back that’s partnered with a 5-megapixel sensor. The secondary rear camera is also used for the Portrait Mode feature.

Probably the most apparent advantage of the Nova 3i against the Galaxy J8 is the design. This part might be subjective, but I think most people would agree that the shiny, color-shifting paint job of the Nova 3i is more appealing than the boring and overused aesthetic that the Galaxy J8 have.

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So if this comparison made you want to get the Nova 3i, you can now pre-order it through Lazada. The device is priced at Php15,990 and Huawei will be giving away a free Bluetooth speaker worth Php2,990 for those who will reserve their units.

But if you still want to go with the Samsung Galaxy J8, the device is also available for pre-order starting July 21 for the same price of Php15,990. If you pre-order the device, you’re subjected to a free screen protection insurance and a JBL Clip 2 wireless speaker, amounting to a total of Php3,500 worth of freebies.

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