Huawei Y3 (2017) is the latest iteration of its maker’s Y3 smartphone series. It offers the sort of specifications and features that will best suit entry-level users, coming with an FWVGA display and a quad-core processor. Huawei Y3 (2017) is a successor of the Huawei Y3 II.
Huawei Y3 (2017) Key Specs & Features
- 5.0-inch IPS Display, 480 x 854 pixels (196 ppi)
- Quad-core MediateCPU with 1GB RAM
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), EMUI 4.1
- 8GB Storage, up to 128GB memory card
- 8MP Rear Camera and 2MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data
- 2200 mAh Li-ion Battery
Build and Display
At 5.0-inch, the Huawei Y3 (2017) offers you the ideal size for a modern smartphone. A large number of budget devices come in at 4.5 or 4.0 inches. The body appears to be made of plastic.
The Huawei Y3 (2017) is rather thick at 9.45 millimetres and weighs in at 170 grams. The display has an FWVGA resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. You are looking at a pixel density of just about 196 ppi.
Camera and Storage
There is nothing spectacular in the camera department either. You get an 8 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. The shooter offers autofocus, digital zoom and face detection features. It comes paired with a measly 2 megapixel front camera for selfies.
Huawei Y3 (2017) features onboard storage with a capacity of 8 GB, a common mark of budget smartphones. However, the microSD card slot lets you expand storage by another 32 GB – another source claims 128 GB.
Performance and OS
The level of performance you will get on the Huawei Y3 (2017) doesn’t look likely to leave you awed. Processing power comes from a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M chip running at a maximum speed of 1.1 GHz.
There is another quad-core variant (MediaTek MT6580M) said to run at speeds up to 1.3 GHz. Both processors receive support from 1 GB of RAM. The Huawei Y3 (2017) boots a rather older EMUI 4.1 Mini software, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
A 2,200mAh battery provides the juice needed to get things going here. You get automatic reminder to activate an Ultra Power Saving Mode when the battery is running too low. The Huawei Y3 (2017) supports 2G, 3G and ultra fast 4G networks. You get the usual connectivity features, including Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
Pricing and Availability
Huawei Y3 (2017) is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Huawei Y3 (2017) Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 20,000 Naira to 35,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.