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Vivo V11i vs Huawei Nova 3i Specs Comparison

Huawei Nova 5T
The Vivo 11i has recently joined the mid-range stage. That is why it need to go up against the similarly priced Huawei Nova 3i and see how it fairs.
Vivo V11i vs Huawei Nova 3i  Specs Comparison
Vivo V11i vs Huawei Nova 3i

Vivo V11i vs Huawei Nova 3i Specs Comparison

DeviceHuawei Nova 3i SpecsVivo V11i
Display6.3-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi6.3-inch 2.5D curved LTPS IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2280 x 1080 resolution at 400 ppi 
2.2GHz 64-bit Kirin 710 octa-core processor
2.0GHz 64-bit Helio P60 octa-core processor with dual-core AI
GPUMali-G51 MP4 w/ GPU TurboMali-G72 MP3
ROM128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB128GB 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/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF and dual-tone LED flash
Selfie Camera24MP f/2.0+ 2MP w/ AF, Master AI, HDR Pro, and screen flash25MP f/2.0 w/ AI and screen flash
3,315mAh w/ fast charging
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2
Android 8.1 Oreo w/ Funtouch OS 4.5
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 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), dual 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Fingerprint sensor, 3D face unlock, Colors: classic black, white, iris purple gradient
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, dual mic, Colors: starry night, nebula
Dimensions157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm155.97 x 75.63 x 8.1 mm
169 g
163.7 g
PricePHP 15,990 (PHP 14,990 sale price)
PHP 15,990

Quick Analysis

The Huawei Nova 3i and Vivo V11i are mid-range devices that have the same SRP at PHP 15,990. They both boast specs and design that screams bang-per-buck.
The screen of the V11i looks like the display of the V11
The screen of the V11i looks like the display of the V11

Build/Design - The Nova 3i goes with the modern 2018 design with near flagship grade metal and glass construction. The screen has a better screen-to-body ratio and way smaller notch. The V11i has a very modern looking design as well with near bezel-less build with close to no notch. It also has a stylish polycarbonate build.

Display - The Nova 3i sports a tall and notched 6.3-inch 2.5D curved IPS display that runs at 2340 x 1080 resolution. Meanwhile, the Vivo V11i has a 6.3-inch curved LTPS IPS display running at 2280 x 1080 resolution.
Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei Nova 3i

The winner here is the Nova 3i with a slightly sharper display overall but the V11i makes a case for a better looking display because of the smaller notch it has.

Specs - First up, the Huawei Nova 3i has a Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, Mali-G51 MP4 with GPU Turbo, 4GB of RAM with 128GB of expandable storage and a 3,340mAh battery.

The Vivo V11i has a Helio P60 octa-core processor, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 4GB of RAM with 128GB of expandable storage and a 3,315mAh battery with fast charging capabilities.

Both also has AI functionality. The GPU of the the V11i is higher than the Nova 3i. The Nova 3i has GPU Turbo though.

Cameras - The Nova 3i has a rear camera consisting of 2 sensors with a 16MP f/2.2 sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor with PDAF, Master AI and LED flash. In terms of selfies, it has a 24MP f/2.0 sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor with AF, Master AI, HDR Pro and screen flash.

The Vivo V11i uses a dual sensor setup as well with a 16MP f/1.8 and 5MP f/2.4 setup with Dual PD focus and dual-tone LED flash. The selfie camera sports a 25MP f/2.0 sensor with AI and screen flash.

The Nova 3i has the larger camera pixels and more features packed into it. However, this is a close battle with the Vivo V11i sporting decent set of cameras. In particular, the V11i is one of the cheapest with Dual Pixel PDAF technology.

Other features - The Huawei Nova 3i has some notable features include dual 4G LTE connectivity, 3D face unlock, OTG connectivity, and FM Radio.

The Vivo V11i has dual band WiFi channels, fast charging and face unlock.

Huawei Nova 3i advantages - Metal and glass build, larger screen resolution
Vivo V11i - Smaller notch, better GPU

Our thoughts

A proper real usage test is still in order to determine which is the actual winner. It's a close fight in general. It could go either way depending on your preference.

Both has the set of specs along with the design makes it worth every penny of the PHP 15,990 it asks.

What do you guys think?
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