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Summary
85%
81%
87%
Display

6.3" (16 cm)

1080x2340 px, 409 PPI

6.3" (16 cm)

1080x2340 px, 409 PPI

6.5" (16.51 cm)

1080x2400 px, 405 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.36 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.2 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

128 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

128 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

Camera

16 MP + 2 MP (Primary)

16 MP(Front)

16 MP + 2 MP (Primary)

24 MP + 2 MP(Front)

64 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP (Primary)

32 MP(Front)

Battery

3750 mAh

3340 mAh

6000 mAh

51 h talktime (4G)

Expert Rating

★★★★★
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User Rating

★★★★★
★★★★★

4.4/5 based on 13,985 ratings

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4.2/5 based on 3,779 ratings

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General
Launch Date

August 6, 2018 (Official)

August 7, 2018 (Official)

August 5, 2020 (Official)

Brand

Honor

Huawei

Samsung

Model

Play

Nova 3i

Galaxy M31s

Operating System

Android v8.1 (Oreo)

Android v8.1 (Oreo)

Android v10 (Q)

Custom UI

EMUI

EMUI

Samsung One UI

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast, 25W

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 157.9 mm
Width: 74.2 mm
Thickness: 7.4 mm

Height: 157.6 mm
Width: 75.2 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm

Height: 159.3 mm
Width: 74.4 mm
Thickness: 9.3 mm

Weight

176 grams

169 grams

203 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal
Back: Metal


Back: Plastic

Colours

Magic Night Black, Navy Blue, Ultra Violet

Black, Iris Purple

Mirage Black, Mirage Blue

Display
Good
Good
Very Good
Screen Size

6.3 " (16 cm)

6.3 " (16 cm)

6.5 " (16.51 cm)

Screen Resolution

1080 x 2340 pixels

1080 x 2340 pixels

1080 x 2400 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9

19.5:9

20:9

Bezel-less display

yes with notch

yes with notch

yes with punch-hole display

Pixel Density

409 ppi

409 ppi

405 ppi

Display Type

IPS LCD

IPS LCD

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v3

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)

91 %

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

82.98 %

82.03 %

86.07 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

HiSilicon Kirin 970

HiSilicon Kirin 710

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611

Processor

Octa core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Co-Processor

i7

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G72 MP12

Mali-G51 MP4

Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

6 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

128 GB

128 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 256 GB

yes Up to 256 GB

yes Up to 512 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 51.7 GB

Up to 113 GB

Up to 106 GB

Camera
Very Good
Good
Very Good
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Dual

Dual

Quad

Resolution

16 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera

16 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera
2 MP f/2.2, Depth Camera

64 MP f/1.8 (upto 10x Digital Zoom), Wide Angle Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 1.7" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)12 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
5 MP f/2.4 Camera
5 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera

Sensor

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor

CMOS image sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Continuos autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

yes

Physical Aperture

F2.2

F2.2

F1.8

Optical Image Stabilisation

no  No

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4616 x 3464 Pixels

4616 x 3464 Pixels

9000 x 7000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus

10 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Dual

Single

Resolution

16 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera

24 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera
2 MP, Depth Camera

32 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2.8" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)

Sensor

CMOS

CMOS

Exmor RS

Autofocus

no  No

Physical Aperture

F2.0

F2.0

F2.2

Flash

no  No

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Excellent
Capacity

3750 mAh

3340 mAh

6000 mAh

Type

Li-Polymer

Li-Polymer

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 51 Hours(4G)

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast, 25W

USB Type-C

yes

no  No

yes

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 1.38 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

Wi-Fi Features

Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v4.2

yes v4.2

yes v5.0

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

no  No

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

USB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0

Mass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia
Loudspeaker

yes

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Side

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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    Answered By Vivek Chatterjee | 2 years ago

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