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Topic # 239895 9-Aug-2018 16:43
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Huawei New Zealand Consumer Business group is bringing the HUAWEI nova 3i to New Zealand consumers – the third generation in the nova i series smartphones.

 

The nova 3i offers high-end smartphone features, including 128GB storage, 6.3-inch FullView display, four cameras (two rear-facing and two front-facing) with Artificial Intelligence (AI), te reo Māori as an operating language, and a Kirin 710 next-gen AI processor. The nova 3i delivers high-end functionality at a fraction of the cost of flagship devices.

 

Colour has become smartphone manufacturers’ obsession, largely owing to the demand for interesting and fashionable colour choices in smartphones from consumers. Huawei have set a new standard in smartphone colour with the Iris Purple blue-purple gradient colour scheme available on the HUAWEI nova 3i.

 

The back of the HUAWEI nova 3i is equipped with a nano-level texture film that is etched with a semi-circular pattern. This process creates soft and gradient colours, alternating between hues of blue and purple. The back glass and metal mid-frame are seamlessly connected for a better handling experience and overall thinner visual effect.

 

Recognising the importance of photography for consumers, Huawei have equipped the nova 3i with four AI cameras – two on the front and two on the back – to put a premium, intelligent photography experience into the hands of its customers. The dual front cameras produce natural selfies, whereas the dual-camera system at the back produces vivid photos with clear subjects, allowing users to share stunning social media ready photos with friends and followers anytime anywhere.

 

The HUAWEI nova 3i has dual cameras of 24MP+2MP. This hardware is further amplified with AI, opening up photo opportunities never before possible for users. The dual cameras can adjust beautification levels and brightness for portraits and backgrounds.

 

The HUAWEI nova 3i AI-powered intelligent system has studied more than 100 million images and can recognise over 500 scenarios in 22 categories. The smartphone automatically identifies different scenes and makes adjustments accordingly, providing users with the best possible results as well as an intelligent shooting experience.

 

AI also allows the device to recognise six different backgrounds, including blue skies, green plants and beaches. The AI-enabled camera can optimise photos by scene, making the sky bluer, the grass greener and the sand on the beach more granular. Users no longer need to spend hours editing their photos – the HUAWEI nova 3i can immediately turn the pictures and videos into masterpieces.

 

The HUAWEI nova 3i is equipped with the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.2, integrating AI support, including:

 

  • AI shopping assistant: A two-finger long press on a photo will identify products and the links to purchase for those products will then be retrieved by the AI search function.
  • AI Translation: The nova 3i is configured with a built-in voice translator that supports translation between nine different languages. The device can also scan images, such as maps and posters, to translate to seven languages including Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French and Russian.
  • AI-powered Smart Gallery: The gallery can automatically identify eight different photo themes, including birthdays, parties, graduations, nights out, sporting events, weddings, travels and more. The gallery automatically classifies your photos into these themes.
  • AI-enhance communications: When in a noisy environment, the HUAWEI nova 3i will turn on its AI noise removal mode, which includes whispered and high-volume modes. When the whispered mode is on, the speaker’s voice can be heard clearly without needing to increase the volume. Through rounds of testing on three high-speed railways in China, Germany and Japan, the nova 3i has enhanced capabilities to make and receive calls without issue. Even in an elevator, calls will remain smooth and crystal clear.

The HUAWEI nova 3i is available from August 16th, 2018 from selected retailers nationwide, in both black and iris purple with a suggested price of NZ$ 499.00

 





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  Reply # 2070855 9-Aug-2018 17:21
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If this handset supports Wi-Fi calling I might get rid of the Samsung S8+

 

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  Reply # 2070861 9-Aug-2018 17:33
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Huawei are producing failry solid hardware now but their software lets them down. For the international market at least I feel they should drop their EMUI and go with Andrroid One. It would make their product a strong contender. They also need to do some hard work on their consumer market here in NZ and get more retailers pushing the brand.





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  Reply # 2070877 9-Aug-2018 18:40
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Getting like samsung with all these sub models!

 

Not making replacement decisions any easier. I don't think I want to push the $1200 P20/pro range. But the oppo R15s still have downfalls. As does the Moto 6G+. ARGH


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  Reply # 2070915 9-Aug-2018 20:44
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Huawei are producing failry solid hardware now but their software lets them down. For the international market at least I feel they should drop their EMUI and go with Andrroid One. It would make their product a strong contender. They also need to do some hard work on their consumer market here in NZ and get more retailers pushing the brand.

 

 

Agree, the hardware is quite good, and the newer EMUI is better than the old, but plain Android gets better battery life and is often easier to use.





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  Reply # 2070916 9-Aug-2018 20:56
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Oblivian:

Getting like samsung with all these sub models!


Not making replacement decisions any easier. I don't think I want to push the $1200 P20/pro range. But the oppo R15s still have downfalls. As does the Moto 6G+. ARGH



Oppo R15 Pro is pretty good imo, even has NFC (previous Oppo flagship didn't have it) and is only $900!




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  Reply # 2070919 9-Aug-2018 21:02
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sonyxperiageek:

Oppo R15 Pro is pretty good imo, even has NFC (previous Oppo flagship didn't have it) and is only $900!

 

Blue scared me off. Fingers++++. Red was shineyyyy. And the 2x SIM is a bonus for us work/personal kickers. But smaller battery (whay is it with non removables.. only reason my Moto X gen2 is on its last leg.. and the most recent keyboard/app updates. Slow as a dog when wifi/internet establishes). Sure I got an SLR, but the camera SW seems like the P20p. Bit behind and not as good as the R11s at some stuff :/

 

Nearly got one from PB last weekend. 2 day sale. But held off :D

 

The screen brightness/sharpness isn't rating so high either for some reason

 

/edit/ Google was watching. Suggested page: https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/106058172/why-you-should-check-out-oppos-r15-pro-smartphone


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  Reply # 2070955 9-Aug-2018 22:01
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How much was it at PB Tech last weekend?




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  Reply # 2070956 9-Aug-2018 22:04
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799 from memory (so a further $80)

 

or was that the 6T.. I cant remember lol


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  Reply # 2070957 9-Aug-2018 22:09
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$699 with rebate and Boomboxeething

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/huawei-nova-3 


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  Reply # 2070973 9-Aug-2018 22:58
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Gah. It's microUSB like the R15s too :/


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  Reply # 2071408 10-Aug-2018 15:43
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The Nova 3 (not 3i) is a Type C with Fast charging.

 

The 3 looks to be a better buy fr about 288.00 more, better chipset, cameras as far as I can see.




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  Reply # 2071506 10-Aug-2018 20:12
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Looks very nice want to sell it? lol

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  Reply # 2071551 10-Aug-2018 21:58
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Four cameras? Half the people will only use the camera for Facebook and Instagram where just about any half decent camera phone will be good enough.


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  Reply # 2071575 10-Aug-2018 23:15
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Four cameras? Half the people will only use the camera for Facebook and Instagram where just about any half decent camera phone will be good enough.

 

 

Makers likely finally coming to realisation, sensor size is King. And since noone is going larger, double the virtual sensor size and take interpolated images where the 2nd evaluates the scene and does inboard HDR I believe. Don't go looking at a P20 pro then. 5 :)


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