TECNO Camon 11 Pro Vs Huawei Nova 3i: Which offers value for money?

Tecno Camon 11 Pro Vs Huawei Nova 3i: Which offers value for money?

TECNO Camon 11 Pro vs Huawei Nova 3i are both in the mid-range segment packing somewhat identical specifications on the inside as well as having a similar design on the outside. Both devices here are in different price brackets so we will be taking a look at the specifications of both to determine which device gives the best value for money spent.

TECNO Camon 11 Pro Vs Huawei Nova 3i – Design & Display

TECNO Camon 11 Pro has a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch up top. Huawei Nova 3i also has an IPS LCD display but 0.1-inch higher at 6.3-inch. Screen Resolution stands at 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio with also a notch up top as well, making the Nova 3i better in this aspect.

Tecno Camon 11 Pro Vs Huawei Nova 3i: Which offers value for money?

The back of both devices is pretty similar with the fingerprint sensor at the usual spot and the dual rear cameras at the top left corner of both devices with the LED flash just Underneath. Camon 11 Pro weighs 158g and measures at 5.6mm thickness while Nova 3i weighs 169g and measures at 7.6mm thickness.

Camon 11 Pro features a dual nano-SIM slot and a dedicated MicroSD slot for storage expansion while Nova 3i features a Hybrid Dual SIM (One Nano SIM and One MicroSD card or Two Nano SIMs). Colours options for the Nova 3i are Black, Pearl White, Iris Purple and Acacia Red while the Camon 11 Pro has just one colour of Nebula Black.

TECNO Camon 11 Pro Vs Huawei Nova 3i – Hardware & Software

Huawei Niva 3i uses the in-house Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset with octa-core processor which clocks speeds of up to 2.2GHz along with a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. Camon 11 Pro, on the other hand, makes use of Mediatek’s Helio P22 Chipset with Octa-core processors but still clocks at 2.0GHz with a PowerVR GPU. Hardware-wise, the Nova 3i is better than the Camon 11 Pro here. Let’s move to the RAM and storage options.

TECNO Camon 11 Pro price

Camon 11 Pro has just one variant which is the 6GB RAM that comes with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via the dedicated MicroSD slot. Nova 3i has two variants of 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage. To expand the storage further on any variant of the Nova 3i, you’ll have to sacrifice one of the SIM slots.

Huawei Nova 3i

Android 8.1 Oreo runs on both device out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 Skin on top for the Nova 3i and TECNO’s HiOS 4.1 Skin on top for the Camon 11 Pro.

TECNO Camon 11 Pro Vs Huawei Nova 3i-Camera

On the Nova 3i is a dual rear camera; a 16MP main shooter with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2MP depth sensor camera with LED flash. Turning over to the front is a dual front fact camera also; a 24MP main shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor camera. Both the front and back camera are both capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps. Camon 11 Pro, on the other hand, has, on the other hand, an of 16MP + 5MP with Quad-LED flash and a single front-facing camera of 24MP with LED flash.

Battery & Connectivity

Camon 11 Pro is powered by a bigger 3,750mAh battery while Nova 3i has 3,340mAh battery. Both devices also have fast charged and are also equipped with 4G LTE, WiFi, WiFi direct, Bluetooth 4.2 and a Micro USB port which supports USB On The Go.

TECNO Camon 11 Pro Vs Huawei Nova 3i – Price

Price for the Camon 11 Pro is between N76,000 to N77,000 for the only variant available which is the 6GB/64GB. Nova 3i, on the other hand, has a starting price of about N105,000 for the 4GB/128GB version on Jumia while the 4GB/64GB variant is not on sale in Nigeria.

Conclusion

From the Hardware, display and Camera end, the Nova is a better device here, so if you have up to N105,000 to spend on a device, the Nova 3i will be your perfect choice at this price range but if you are on a budget, it’s safe to say that the Camon 11 Pro might just be all that you need as you get a bigger battery, bigger RAM without losing any SIM slot.

Posted by David

8 comments

  1. Story! Tecno paid for this rubbish article. Instead of them to focus on perfecting their products to be on the same level as Huawei.

  2. Oh please, the nova 3i is way better than that Tecno rubbish. I will rather spend my money on a quality phone and know it will last me for a long time unlike Tecno that will spoil after one year!

  3. Nova 3i is a great device and way better than Tecno Camon 11 Pro but what we are looking at here is which device gives value for money spent. Nova 3i 6GB/128GB cost almost twice the amount of the Tecno Camon 11 Pro with little to no difference in specifications.

    • Bro Nova 3i is 105k for 128 GB, not that expensive, I can’t waste my money on tecno despite the past issues with tecno, nova 3i has so many features not just the AI (artificial intelligence) embedded on the camera but also on it ANDROID AND EMUI VERSIONS, don’t forget that you can’t update your os with tecno, but with Huawei you can,

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