Huawei nova 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.39 %
67.85 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F1.9

Second camera

8 megapixels
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
 

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

20 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.60 x 2.71 x 0.27 inches (142.2 x 68.9 x 6.9 mm)
5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 659
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP2
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

4 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
16 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
9.7 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2950 mAh
2350 mAh

Charging

Yes
 

Talk time (3G)

 
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
16 hours

Wi-Fi

 
17 hours

Music playback

 
41.00 hours

Video playback

 
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 40

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other

VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Dec 21, 2016

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.45 W/kg

Body

 
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.94 W/kg
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