Huawei Nova 3i vs Nokia 6.1 Plus in Pakistan: The Ultimate Mid-Ranger?

2018 has been the year of extra-ordinary mid-range smartphones. Renowned smartphone manufacturers from Nokia to Huawei have introduced amazing mid-range smartphones, integrating decent specifications and exceptional camera setups, while keeping the prices affordable.

While Huawei recently introduced the highly anticipated Nova 3i in Pakistan, HMD Global also released the Nokia 6.1 Plus in Pakistan. Let’s have a look at how both of these mid-range devices stack up against each other.

Nokia 6.1 Plus in pakistan
Nokia 6.1 Plus

Design and Display

The Huawei Nova 3i sports a pretty premium and attractive design with minor bezels and glossy glass on the front and the back although the ‘infamous’ notch on the front might be unattractive for some.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus also comes with a glass panel on the front and the back around an aluminum frame. The phone looks decent and compact however it may not look as attractive as the Nova 3i.

The Huawei Nova 3i comes with 6.3” IPS LCD display with 409 ppi while the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8” IPS LCD panel with 432 ppi. The display panels installed on both these devices are premium and the display quality would be quite similar.


The Nokia 6.1 Plus in Pakistan comes with the SnapDragon 636 Octa-Core processor, coupled with 4 Gigs of RAM and 32/64 Gigs of Internal storage. The Huawei Nova 3i in Pakistan on the other hand, is powered by the Kirin 710, coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal storage.

Performance-wise, both these devices are expected to be impressive and we can expect smooth and snappy performance from both these devices.

Nokia 6.1 Plus will provide a slightly better user experience since it comes with stock Android (Android One) and there’s no customized UI or excessive bloatware. The Nova 3i, on the other hand, comes with Huawei’s own EMUI and some bloatware, which may not be as attractive and smooth.

Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei Nova 3i


Both these devices come with pretty impressive camera setups, on paper at least. The Huawei Nova 3i in Pakistan comes with a dual camera setup on the front and the back as well.
The rear camera setup on the Nova 3i comprises of a 16 MP PDAF sensor, coupled with a 2MP sensor to provide additional depth.
The Nova 3i is more of a selfie-oriented smartphone and hence comes with a Dual 24MP + 2MP camera setup on the front, which certainly looks extremely promising on paper.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus does not lag behind when it comes to camera performance either. It sports a 16MP sensor on the rear, coupled with a 5MP depth sensor and the results of this camera setup certainly are impressive.
On the front however, Nokia 6.1 Plus has a single 16MP sensor, which is pretty good too.

Battery and Other features

The Nokia 6.1 plus comes with a 3060 mAh battery while the Nova 3i comes with a slightly better 3340 mAh battery.
While both these devices incorporate all the basic sensors including the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, it’s the Nokia 6.1 Plus that has an edge due to its Fast charging capability and inclusion of USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

Also Check Out: Huawei Honor 10 in Pakistan

Pricing and Availability

The Nokia 6.1 plus in Pakistan costs Rs.35,800 and is readily available. The Huawei Nova 3i in Pakistan is slightly more expensive and costs Rs.39,000. The Huawei Nova 3i is also available for everyone to purchase.

Rafay Khurram
Rafay Khurram
Just another guy with a knack for technology and current affairs. Started blogging back in 2015 and currently a student at Lahore University of Management Sciences.
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