The smartphone has all communication modules that a contemporary smartphone user might need. It supports 4G (LTE) networks, it has a Bluetooth 4,2 module, NFC, dual-channel Wi-Fi, in addition it has a navigation that uses GPS and GLONASS. From physical sockets there is a USB type C socket with the OTG function, minijack, it can read memory cards and has a socket for two SIM cards in the nano size (the second slot is a common one with the memory card). None of these modules made any problems during the whole review time, and the navigation passed the test both while driving and while walking.
Voice calls are on a high level as well. The good loudness and the sound quality from the speaker for calls, just like the great microphone, supported by the additional one at the top, contributed to my wholesome satisfaction from the quality of calls – my interlocutors did not have any concerns as well. Configuring two SIM cards is simple, the smartphone works nice in the loud speaking mode as well. I will add that the smartphone does not have a built-in function of recording calls.
Memory and efficiency
For data and apps there is 128 GB of space – of course in practice the user is left with less of it, around 122 GB. We can always enhance the memory using microSD cards of a maximum capacity of 256 GB – by removing one of the SIM cards.
Nova 3 can boast with an efficient set of hardware. The smartphone runs on one of the most powerful CPU from Huawei, HiSilicon Kirin 970 (4 x 2,4 GHz i 4 x 1.8 GHz), which is supported by Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. This makes the phone fast, it works great in multitasking, it will handle basically every game and app. I did not notice any lags while running apps or switching between them, loading or playing bigger files or while gaming – titles like Asphalt 9, Tekken and Real Racing 3 worked without any problems. It is worth noting that the smartphone has a tendency to heating up, especially in the vicinity above the fingerprint scanner. And not only during longer gaming sessions – but even during a video streaming or while downloading larger apps from the Google store.