By now we are all aware that Huawei P20 has been the company's hottest selling smartphone in 2018. Of course not everyone can afford such a premium flagship with equally exorbitant price tag. They say Honor 10 is the budget Huawei P20 that we have been waiting for; still it will cost around US$420. What if you still need something running in the same vein like the P20? Enter Huawei Nova 3e (RM1,200 or US$300) which is really the affordable alternative to Huawei P20 which cost less than half of the asking price of the latter.
Stunning sexy design that will take your breath away!
Nova 3e sports a relatively identical exterior form factor like the premium P20. One can't help but feel that Nova 3e exudes a lot of quality with its glass built and metallic frame. The 2.5D curved glass panel adds that premium touch to this sleek device, making it look like a flagship in its own right. Nova 3e showcases a beautiful 5.84-inch FullView Display 2.0 which is similar to the P20. There is the presence of familiar notch that you can actually hide by toggling it in the settings.
Brilliance in colours.
Feast your eyes on the visual brilliance of Nova 3e thanks to its Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 2280 x 1080. Thanks to its 432 ppi display which is capable of showcasing 96% NTSC super high-colour gamut, you will be able to see everything crisply in vivid colours. Though Nova 3e is graced with a generously huge display, one will not feel it is bulky thanks to the compact design with extremely thin chip and bezel.
The main dual-camera layout of Nova 3e really looks like a compact camera.
In terms of photography, Huawei Nova 3e sports a dual-camera system which has been beautifully designed and positioned to resemble a standalone camera. When held in landscape mode, Nova 3e really looks like your chic point and shoot digital camera. The main rear shooter is a sophisticated 16MP lens which can capture more light while the secondary 2MP camera is capable of shooting gorgeous Bokeh effects that really bring more details to your portrait shots.
Some claim the selfie captured by Nova 3e is even better than P20.
Flip the Nova 3e to the front and you will be greeted by its 24MP selfie camera which has the highest resolution so far for Nova series. Nova 3e is capable of taking dazzling portrait selfies despite only having a lone front camera. Equipped with a FOV wide angle of 78°, the selfie camera can snap wider view to include your friends and beloved family-perfect wefie. With a spectrum of 11 colour temperatures, the selfie camera is capable of rebalancing light intelligently and topping it off with its 4-in-1 light fusion technology to ensure that every photo you shoot is clear and bright. So no more grainy selfie pictures.
EMUI 8.0-Seamless performance
Under the hood, Nova 3e is run by a powerful Kirin 659 processor and 4GB of RAM that can deliver lag-free experience for gaming and multitasking. The custom-made optimized EMUI 8.0 is light and will allow you to enjoy the raw performance of Nova 3e. You will get a whopping 128GB of internal storage for Nova 3e which is really a rarity for a mid-range smartphone at only US$300. That's not all, you can also expand the storage via MicroSD slot to up to 256GB. So in total you can have a staggering 384GB of combined storage which I believe should be more than enough for you to store all your photos, videos and apps.
Nova 3e still retains the much-needed 3.5mm audio jack and is juiced by a 3,000mAh battery that supports high-voltage fast charging. You can unlock Nova 3e securely via the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor or simply by glancing at the device through Face Unlock. It will be available in 3 different colours of Klein Blue, Sakura Pink and Midnight Black. With premium built and top notch specifications, Huawei Nova 3e is truly a capable alternative for P20 that can be yours at only RM1,200 (US$300).