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Huawei Nova 3i vs Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) Specs Comparison

Earlier, both Huawei and Samsung unleashed their 2018 bang the buck mid-range smartphones, the Nova 3i and the Galaxy J8 (2018).
Huawei Nova 3i vs Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) Specs Comparison
Who are you picking?

The Huawei Nova 3i is priced at PHP 15,990 (PHP 14,990 sale price) while the Samsung Galaxy j8 (2018) also retails for PHP 15,990.

Since both are in the same price range, let's compare their specs!

Huawei Nova 3i vs Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) Specs Comparison

DeviceHuawei Nova 3iSamsung Galaxy j8 (2018)
Display6.3-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi6-inch 2.5D curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display w/ HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution at 268 ppi
2.2GHz 64-bit Kirin 710 octa-core processor
1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G51 w/ GPU TurboAdreno 506
ROM128GB expandable via microSD card slot32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera16MP f/2.2 + 2MP w/ PDAF, contrast focus, Master AI, and LED flash16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/1.9 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera24MP f/2.0+ 2MP w/ AF, Master AI, HDR Pro, and screen flash16MP f/1.9 w/ softlight LED flash
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2
Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Samsung Experience 9.0
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11b/g/n, dual 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, and aptX HD, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM (hybrid)WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, proximity, sound
Fingerprint sensor, 3D face unlock, Colors: classic black, white, iris purple gradient
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: blue, black, gold
Dimensions157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm160 x 75.8 x 7.95 mm
168 g
177 g
PricePHP 15,990
PHP 15,990

Huawei Nova 3i advantages - Premium build, bigger and sharper display, speedier processor, larger RAM and ROM size, more feature-packed cameras on paper, newer Android version
Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) advantages - Brighter dual cameras at the back, dedicated microSD card slot, slightly bigger battery capacity

Based on specs, it is clear that the Nova 3i has the upper hand against the Galaxy J8 (2018). It has the newer-gen AI-capable SoC, bigger RAM size, 4x the storage size, and better overall specs.

On the other hand, the Galaxy J8 (2018) only has the advantage in aperture size of the back cameras, the slightly bigger capacity, and dedicated microSD card slot.

Who are you picking? Let us know in the comments!
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