Huawei’s GR3 (2017) is Now Officially Available in the Kenyan Market

ALTERNATIVE TITLE: Huawei GR3 (2017) Hits the Kenyan Market, The Price Will Shock You

Huawei GR3 2017

While announcing the official entry of the many-named mid-ranger Huawei GR3 (2017) into the Kenyan market, Huawei Mobile Kenya General Manager, Mark Hemaobin said that the Huawei GR3 2017 is specially designed for the “tech and fashionable who place a premium on emphasizing their individuality.”

In case you are wondering why I am referring to the GR3 (2017) as many-named, well, it also retails as Huawei P8 Lite (2017), Huawei P9 Lite (2017), Huawei Honor 8 Lite and Huawei Nova Lite. Yes, all those names for one phone.

Anyway, this isn’t a new per se, it has been around since January. The GR3 (2017) comes with a 5.2″ Full HD display covered with a 2.5D curved glass, a 12 MP large-pixels camera, Kirin 655 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB storage capacity which is expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card. Present as well is EMUI 5.0, which brings a lot of loveable software experience to Huawei devices.

Huawei GR3 2017

Admittedly, the GR3 (2017) is one of the few good-looking devices you will find at this price range. Speaking of price, the recommended retail price for the GR3 (2017) is Ksh. 24,000.

A price I honestly cannot confidently justify considering the GR3 (2017) is in direct competition with devices such as the Infinix S2 Pro and the Tecno Camon CX, which come at a much lower price.

As you decide whether the P8 Lite (2017) / P9 Lite (2017) / Honor 8 Lite / Nova Lite / GR3 (2017) is worth your money, here’s the complete specs list:

Huawei GR3 (2017) Specifications

PriceKsh. 24,000
DisplayTypeIPS LCD
PlatformOperating SystemEMUI 5.0 on top of Androiid 7.0 Nougat
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 655
CPUOcta-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
ExternalmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
NetworkTechnology4G LTE
SIMDual SIM (Hybrid slot)
CameraMain12 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash
Front8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
BatterySize3000 mAh
ColorsBlack, White, Gold, Blue
FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted)