expired Huawei Nova 3i (128GB Black) $365 @ Harvey Norman (or $346.75 with Officeworks Price Match)

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Special price at Harvey Norman at the moment but I went to Officeworks and got it at $346.75

This is part of Boxing Day Sales for 2018

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  • +2 votes

    Can someone tell me how to pronounce Huawei so i dont sound like an idiot asking for one??

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    This phone any good?

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      5G is far away. At this price, this phone is fantastic. Better than my S7 in every way (which I paid a lot more for), minus the camera. And even has a few stuff better than the P20 Pro which is considered a huge step up.

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        Just posted it because some people may not be aware there is a major issue with this company.

        Should people be wary about using Huawei?

        According to US intelligence, the answer is yes.

        Earlier this year at a US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, heads of major intelligence bodies, including the FBI, CIA and NSA, warned that Americans should not purchase Huawei products, citing concerns about their use as spying devices.

        Nigel Inkster, a senior advisor at The International Institute for Strategic Studies and 30-year veteran with British intelligence service MI6, told the RN Breakfast program that "there clearly are risks" with using Huawei equipment, even if those risks are hard to define.

        "There clearly are vulnerabilities, because Huawei at the end of the day, although it takes great pride in being a private corporation and I believe genuinely wants to be one … has to do what the Chinese Communist Party tells it to do," Mr Inkster told Breakfast's Fran Kelly.

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      Doesn’t say they will dump the phones …

    • +13 votes

      The article refers to the mobile network infrastructures and equipment made by Huawei, specifically referring to their 5G equipment. Does not impact their mobile devices.

    • +9 votes

      I don't care whether I am being watched by Huawei or CIA, or the Australian government. I just hope to pay less and get better a phone.

      • +3 votes

        I mind, but lets not kid ourselves, we're already being watched by Big Brother and all his friends, all the infiltrating Google Homes just made it easier for that too. What's an extra Government potentially spying going to do..

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          Nothing to us personally but as a country I tend to agree with the ban on Huawei…although anyone they choose will likely find a way to use it for "spying"… Lolll

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      yeah, wrong thread.

      nothing to do with mobile phones.

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        WHAT ABOUT HUAWEI PHONES?

        Australian government employees in the Defence Department are banned from using Huawei or other Chinese made phones but they are still readily available.

        That’s not the case in the US however, where politicians have prevented retail carriers from stocking Huawei smartphones altogether.

        Japan is reportedly also set to ban government purchases of telecommunications products from China’s Huawei and ZTE over fears of intelligence leaks and cyber attacks.

        The US and Australia have been among the most suspicious of the Chinese carrier but its Five Eyes allies have made similar public declarations against the company in recent weeks.

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          This must be real right ?

          I would have thought some kind of solid discovery on malicious hardware or hidden source code would have been more convincing to expose this conspiracy.

          Next you're gonna link some joybuy phone with pre-installed 3rd party malwares.

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            @phunkydude:

            This must be real right ?

            What part of my quote do you think isn't true?

            • +1 vote

              @WatchNerd:

              or other Chinese made phones

              So no iPhones then?

            • +2 votes

              @WatchNerd: Innocent until proven guilty right? Still remember the Bloomberg crap about the Server microchip in Apple and Facebook, you don't hear anything about it now do you? It's all just propaganda from the U.S, they been doing it for years by the way, WMD Iraq sounds familiar right?

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                @johnttt: Actually this is quite plausible and it's not malware or chips as such even though there are components that can do such things that are smaller than gains of rice…It's most likely codes in the software that can give other agencies back doors into sensitive networks, not always just related to wars or defense either..it could be commerce related data that countries like to keep to themselves etc… But to me again this is not as far fetched as the Facebook stuff… It's the best way to spy these days… :)

    • +3 votes

      That is about telecom's backbone equipment not about the phone, you are misleading ppl

    • +1 vote

      Lol, and you repost this like you are some kind of 'woke'?

      They all follow trump who sees that Huawei gonna take over and they try to fight in every way.

      Nothing worse to Huawei that doesn't apply to Google or Apple

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        Sort of. There is a difference, in the sense we willingly accept we're giving them x to apple and google etc in accepting terms none of us read to use their services and have some limited ability to minimise certain aspects of that if we can be bothered. The issue with some chinese companies, in particular with supplying network infrastructure, is there is that both there is no user level acceptance of whats going on and even those operating the hardware (i.e. the telco) can be oblivious to it. If you read up on some instances of where chinese companies have been busted (not widely reported, its bad for everyone involved details spread) it's quite sensational. That said, as far as devices like phones go, most of us couldn't care.

      • +6 votes

        Between getting spied on by USA or China, I'd rather get spied on by USA.

        I'd rather get spied on by a Country and Government that is very similar to ours, who has cultures and beliefs similar to ours and is governed by a democracy where everyone gets to vote.

        Not by a dictatorship who builds a great firewall, silences it's own citizens, makes them disappear for throwing paint on a photo on their president, sends peaceful protestors to jail for decades, over-extends their control over the seas in south east Asia and bullies the protesting countries into submission, has a social credit system that scores everyone with a number and blocks people from using basic services. Sounds exactly like 1984 to me.

        No, but go ahead. Do tell how China is better to it's own citizens than America is.

        I am finally a normal person LOL.
        Because being normal isn't the way a government should be treating every citizen, apparently.

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          Well, our government is slowly going down that route too. Step by step and you won't even notice, yet you will be in it.
          https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2644939

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            @bargainparker: The encryption bill was such a backwards step in the tech sector. Everyone who was remotely tech savvy agreed it was a bad idea, but unfortunately the majority of Australians aren't educated on the topic and politicians play on people's fears of terrorism.

            If the opposition party had gone against it, then they would be questioned "Don't you care about Australia's safety? You're against preventing terrorism". Then the bloody media will pick that up as a headline and run with it. It was a lose lose situation from the start.

            BUT, we are a democracy and we can be critical of our politicians without fear of being prosecuted. We can peacefully demonstrate in front of parliament. We can speak, 99% of the time, freely about our government. We have this right that is taken for granted and that is reflective of our expectations. Unlike China.

            At the very least, we can shout out loud how stupid our politicians are for pushing this through.
            Unlike China.

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              @Blitzfx: Like "bargainparker" said, our government(s) ( does not matter which party is in power ) is going down that same road slowly.
              https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-26/new-protest-regulatio...

            • +1 vote

              @Blitzfx: "BUT, we are a democracy and we can be critical of our politicians without fear of being prosecuted. We can peacefully demonstrate in front of parliament. We can speak, 99% of the time, freely about our government. We have this right that is taken for granted and that is reflective of our expectations. Unlike China."

              I might say, yes and no. While we are a democracy, that's one hell of a slippery slope we are going down, slowly, but surely, and I warned people a long time ago. But beer in the fridge and footy to watch is more important. Those Romans and their give bread and circuses were onto something all those years ago.

              I can't be bothered to look for a link now, but under new terrorism laws, you could be put in jail even just by simply doing a peaceful protest standing in front of a coal mine and not allowing access to their vehicles. The government could simply say that you are hurting Australian government as they also earn from mine companies, therefore you are hurting the state.

              This link is close enough https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/dp9d9a/mike-bairds-nsw-is...

        • -1 vote

          I agree. Plus most Chinese Companies are morally bereft.

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    This or the 7 plus?

    • +5 votes

      Apples and bananas. I just got my dad to switch over from Apple to this phone, took him a week or two getting use to it but he likes it.

      I had my doubts when I first bought it, but it's so good and cheap I'll comment everytime it comes around on Ozb telling people how good it is.

      • +4 votes

        On the same boat as you bud. Got the 3i for my mum too and it's been fantastic.

        Easy to see how they overtook Apple and now sit in 2nd place for mobile sales.

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          I actually got it for myself at first but wanted a better camera for side business.

          I miss the fingerprint sensor at the back and how light it is.

          I'm glad that's the case. Tired of seeing overpriced Apple products everywhere. Takes a while to convince some friends that the extra $$ they pay for the latest Apple phones doesn't really raise their social status.

          • +1 vote

            @Tuftsdude: Its incredible the way people waste money like this. I'm the only one in my family that doesn't use an iphone and I much prefer mine to their apple devices (they have a 6s, 7 and 8 between them).

            Its like everyone thinking they have to have the world's most expensive car, utter nonsense.

      • +4 votes

        I meant the Nokia 7 plus at JB atm haha

  • +2 votes

    I wish Chinese manufacturers would add nfc :'( would've bought this already.

    • +2 votes

      I agree that this phone is lacking a few valuable features (NFC, USB C, wireless charging, waterproofing). Then again it is hard to forget that the flagship phones which has all of those check boxes filled are at least 2 to 3 times more expensive.

      • +3 votes

        i can live without them except for nfc :'( looks like i'll be forced to get a moto g6 plus

      • +1 vote

        Only 2.4GHz WiFi as well, seems like that's all the chipset supports. That one really puzzles me.

      • -2 votes

        The LG G4 from 2015 has NFC and wireless charging, and you can get it around this price or less.

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        That's the thing. If those features are worth 3 times the price to you then fine. They certainly are not to me.

    • +2 votes

      Wow - no NFC is pretty lackluster!

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    How is Huawei 3i compare to Oppo AX5? (overall performance?)

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    Bought a phone prior online with HN beware… The email receipt did not indicate ABN no. I was denied TRS when departing. Although my claim was lodged with a view to claiming at a later date.
    What's NFC and it's function?

    • +1 vote

      Primary uses for NFC are for things such as Google/Samsung pay.
      Secondary uses are for easy pairing and connections to other NFC and Bluetooth enabled devices.

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        Thanks Arch113. I did look it up after posting but could not edit to delete my q as you had replied

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      You should know that an invoice without an ABN isn't valid.
      Why wouldn't you follow up earlier?
      If I received an invoice without an ABN, I'd give them two choices of 1) sending me a proper tax invoice, or 2) returning my goods.

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      That's weird. All my HN online had tax invoice emailed to me when it's shipped (not when the order was placed) or when it's been picked up via C&C.

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    Is this unlocked: can be bought and used straight away with any telecom? Or does anyone knw where I could buy this or other huawei phones that come unlocked (dont need to fuss about with the retailer just to unlock the phone)? Where would I go if there's something wrong wth the phone within (warranty)? I know nothing about huawei as a brand.

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    good combo with the HN 50 amex credit

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    How does this compare with E3?

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    What type of sim does it take? Regular (old kind) or the micro sim? cheers

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    Ok if you're on Vodafone

  • +1 vote

    Gewd price, got 2.

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    There is no google pay on this mobile ….. I bought it 6 month back, didn't realise it.

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    Is there a significant difference/s between the nova 3, nova 3e and nova 3i?

    The nova 3 is cheaper than the nova 3i, I've read a few reviews but don't really understand the technical jargon to differentiate between the nova 3 and nova 3i in particular.

    • +2 votes

      Can't find 'Nova 3' on the site, if not AU stock not sure if it supports Australian 4G Frequencies.

      Huawei Nova 3e (aka P20 Lite) $317 vs Huawei Nova 3i (aka P Smart+) $365.

      Display: 5.8'' vs 6.3''. No Corning Gorilla Glass.
      Phone size comaprison: https://mobiledevicesize.com/compare/#986,1095;1
      Body: Glass backs! Get a phone case! 3e came with a free case, not sure about 3i. No Water Resistance on both.
      Camera: Decent but don't expect miracles at this price. No Image Stabilization. 3i has dual cameras on the front and back.
      Processor: Better on 3i.
      4G Internet: Faster maximum speed on 3i.
      Storage: 64gb < 128gb
      Battery: 3e has fast charging. 3i has bigger battery powering the larger display.
      USB: 3e USB Type-C, 3i MicroUSB (older). Both USB 2.0
      Colours: Fancy purple on the 3i

      Go to a store and check the phones out. Hold it in your hand and ask questions that are more relevant to you…and then walk across the street to Officeworks for the Price Beat :P
      Bought a 3e for my dad last week purely because it was cheaper (flash sale $304) and it seems fine for a casual phone user.
      Google "Huawei enable App Drawer" if you do get one of their phones.

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      Both good phones but 3i a little more premium in feel. It does come with a clear case which is highly adviseable due to the glass back and the fact its slippery without a case on. Great phone, just got mine yesterday.

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    Any comparison with Mi mobiles?

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      I've had Xiaomi phones before and would say the build quality is similar, i.e. very good. I was looking at the Mi 8 lite but a good deal on the 3i making the price difference small combined with fast delivery and a local warranty swung it for me this time.

      The operating system is very similar to Xiaomi's MIUI which I always liked.

  • +1 vote

    Every time there is a good deal at competitor's website, OW takes the product off theirs "Unavailable Online"… Not the first time to notice it.. Dodgy!

  • -1 vote

    No NFC and no Band 28, why get this when you can get Moto G6 Plus for same price?

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    I just bought it yesterday from OW price match. Not sure if anyone knows but this phone also comes with screen protector and phone cover. I like the phone at the given price. Someone who need anroid phone untill 5g comes, i think this is good phone to have.

  • +1 vote

    For those who are worried to use Huawei phones. I dont understand where is concern coming from. Big brother has a well known history of collecting personal data and spying on other country leaders including Australia. We use Google, Facebook, Instagram… everyday, our data is live fed into their servers and NSA, CIA. No one worries express concerns but fear about. There is no evidence showing Huawei has spy software installed in their products, whatever we heard is from big brother.
    Truth is if we all use Huawei network and products, there is no way big brother can spy on others. Thats the real reason.

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    Sold out everywhere, including both HN and OW. does anyone know if they take rainchecks or something?

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    These have magically reappeared in stock at some Officeworks stores after the HN deal ended…