Unboxing the light weight Huawei GR3

by | Jun 10, 2016

Huawei launched the Huawei GR3 and GR5 into the Nigerian market earlier this year, and today we are unboxing the GR3 housed in an all red box.

Before the full review, we are going on a pictorial journey through the unboxing of the Huawei GR3 to find out what to expect in the red box. I present to you the Huawei GR3 but first lets take a quick look at the specifications.

Specification Highlights

  • 5.0-inch HD display
  • LTE high speed network
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • Octa-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory with expandable memory
  • 2200mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
  • GPS/AGPS/Glonass supported
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Weighs 135g with 143.5×71.0×7.6 mm dimension

What’s in the box?

Sealed on both sides the Huawei GR3 comes in a red box similar to the Huawei G Power.


First thing you see after you open the box is the phone resting a top the other accessories.

Eager to feel the phone, I had to remove the not so transparent bag it came with.

And of course remove the annoying but informative screen cover.

Just like the Huawei G Power, the phone comes with a transparent plastic protector which nearly adds any weight at all to the phone.

A complimentary screen protector also comes with Huawei GR3.

What else is in the box?

The box also contains a white USB cable, a white charger head and a black ear piece which doesn’t blend with the all white concept and looks out of place.

The slim Huawei GR3 has the volume controls and power button on the right side of the phone.


Speaker and 5MP front camera are on the top of the screen.

At the back of the Huawei GR3 there is the 13MP camera with flash and the non-removable 2,200 mAh battery.

At the bottom of the phone is the charging port and the microphone receiver.

The speaker is positioned on the back of the phone.

On the left side of the phone is the micro sim card slot and the nano sim card slot which also functions as the memory card slot.

First Impressions

Holding down the power button to put on the phone reveals the Huawei logo on the screen and the customary powered by android on the bottom of the screen.

The light weight definitely accounts for the battery power being at 2,200mAh. I am sure not expecting the phone to last for long hours on 3G network. The metallic body has a nice grip with or without the back plastic cover.

The Huawei GR3 has a strong build and with the 1.5GHz processor and 2GB RAM, the phone is already looking like a high performance device. The small screen size makes it sit well in my pocket and I am already loving it.

The gold version of the Huawei GR3 retails on Konga at ₦63,000 and  65,000 on Jumia. 

Can’t wait to review the device and put it to the test with some high-end mobile applications to confirm if it’s worth the buy. So be on the lookout for the full review. I will look into its workings and see if the phone’s performance matches its fine build.

Emmanuel Ogunsola
Emmanuel Ogunsola

I love telling stories using text, pictures and videos. It’s all about the little details.

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Udegbunam Chukwudi
Udegbunam Chukwudi
5 years ago

2GB RAM 16GB memory + 2200mah for N63K?! WTF. *thank God for chinko pipul*

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