Huawei Honor 3 - the new waterproof smartphone with 13-megapixel camera, quadcore processor

Are you thinking of buying a new waterproof and dust-proof smartphone? If yes, then you are at the right place. Huawei Honor 3 is a new smartphone launched with a quad-core processor, water and dust proof features, 13-megapixel camera and more. Read more about this latest gadget below.

Chinese handset manufacturer, Huawei has launched its latest smartphone called Huawei Honor 3 on the Chinese market. In some markets it is also known as the Glory 3. Earlier this year, we have seen Huawei Ascend P6 from the company, which is known as world's slimmest smartphone. Now, the latest one to join Huawei series of smartphones is Honor 3. This latest mobile from Huawei boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and many more interesting features. It is the successor of Honor 2 smartphone. According to the report of IDC for the first quarter of 2013, Huawei is the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

Are you excited to know more about this Huawei Honor 3 smartphone? If yes, then what are you waiting for? Let us have a glance over the specifications, features,price and availability of Huawei Honor 3, below.

Huawei Honor 3 features and specifications

Huawei Honor 3 announced with 13-megapixel camera, Android 4.2 OS

Networks supported, SIM, announcement and release

Huawei Honor 3 supports 2G and 3G networks. The network support would be in the for of GSM for 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies and HSDPA for 2100 MHz. It has single SIM support only.

The smartphone has been announced in August 2013 and it is likely to be available soon in India.

Design & Display

The smartphone incorporates the body dimensions of 133x67.2x9.9 mm. The farm factor type of the device is bar type and it has a pixel density of 315 ppi for bright and clear images. The device looks slim with the thickness of 9.9 mm and it weighs 138 grams. I would say, it will fit pretty well in your hands. Huawei Honor 3 has a display size of 4.7-inches. It features and IPS display with 16M colors. The screen resolution is 1280 × 720 pixels. The screen of this phone is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 finishing. Huawei has used its own Emotion UI 1.6 in this phone.

Memory and storage

When it comes to storage capabilities, the smartphone with the big 8GB internal memory, that aides its users to store lots of Apps, games, music files and more. Also, you are allowed to expand the memory by up to 32 GB using a microSD card. Huawei Honor 3 has very large RAM of 2GB for very quick processing and smooth multitasking.


For connectivity, the smartphone supports many interesting features that include 3G (HSPA +21 Mbps), Bluetooth 3.0 plus EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS / GLONASS, NFC and USB OTG. So, you can stay connected and enjoy a lot with your friends and family by using these features.

Camera and Video

There is a 13-megapixel primary camera for this phone at the rear. The features of this camera include Flash, Zoom and many other. The video recording capability of this snapper is at 1080p @30fps. There is a 1-megapixel shooter in the front of this phone, which allows the users to make video calls.

Operating system and Processor

Huawei Honor 3 runs on Google's Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)operating system. Under the hood, the device boasts a 1.5 GHz quad-core K3V2E processor with 16-Core GPU from Huawei.

Other features

As we already mentioned above, Huawei Honor 3 has dust and water resistance features. It has IR sensor, IP55/IP57 ratings for dust and water resistance. It can remain in water up to 30 minutes. This device also has an extra sensitive touchscreen to recognize wet hands. There are very few smartphones in the market with the water and dust resistant features currently.


The Huawei Honor 3 can provide long lasting battery backup. This smartphone is equipped with a huge 2230 mAh battery. It can procure 328 hours of standby and up to 1038 mins of talk time.

Huawei Honor 3 Price & availability

The Huawei Honor 3 is priced at 1,888 Chinese yuan (Nearly Rs. 20760). The device is already available in China. However, there is no official information available yet on its price and availability in countries other than China.

Key specifications of Huawei Honor 3 smartphone

  • 4.7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.5GHz quad-core K3V2 processor
  • 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage
  • 13MP camera with LED Flash, 1080p full HD video-capture
  • 3G (HSPA +21 Mbps), USB OTG, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, GPS / GLONASS, NFC
  • 2230 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • Water and dust resistant

Conclusion and review

These are the specifications, features, price and availability details of the newly launched Huawei Honor 3 smartphone. It comes with many useful and interesting features like water and dust resistant, powerful 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and more. We must wait for the information pertaining to its price and availability in India, to get the personal verdict.

What do you think about this Honor 3 smartphone of Huawei, folks? Do you like it? Let's have your notion below through comments.

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