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The GR3 2017 Is Huawei’s Bang For The Buck Smartphone

Can’t get any better than this

Huawei has silently released a brand new phone over the weekend: the GR3 2017. The phone, known in other territories as the Nova Lite And Huawei P8 Lite has arrived in the Philippines quietly over the weekend, with a price tag of Php 8,990.

Huawei GR3 2017

  • HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor
  • ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5.2-inch FHD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2.5D glass
  • 16GB expandable storage, up to 128GB via microSD
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, BSI, phase detection AF, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM, 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (EMUI 5.0)
  • Php 8,990

The device sports a HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a full HD 5.2-inch IPS display, 12-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front camera, along with a fingerprint scanner and Android Nougat with EMUI 5.0. The phone has pleasing aesthetics and what looks to be 2.5D glass layered on top, along with front and back glass panels.

It might not have the same dual-camera setup as the GR5 2017, but the GR3 2017 has a very attractive price of just Php 8,990, making it pretty affordable as far as Huawei phones go.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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5 Comments

  1. 16gb memory with no dedicated expansion slot. What will people who needs 2 sims do, buy another phone? Think Huwaei, think.

    1. So it not for you then, It is just an option thou for budget lower mid range phones. Marami ngang bumibili sa iphone kay walang 2nd sim slot at memory card expandability..yan pa kaya na less than phones such as Samsung J7 prime at ASUS Zenfone 3 na about the same specs lang

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