The Huawei GR3 is a 4G LTE, 5-inch Android Lollipop smartphone. The first time I set my eyes on it, it struck me as a phone that would capture my interest and probably keep it. Well, it wasn’t long after that a unit paid us a visit at Mobility Arena. And so, here is our Huawei GR3 Unboxing.

The packaging is simple: a compact red box:

Huawei GR3 open box

In it, you find the device itself, with a transparent protective case fitted already at the top of the pile of contents.

Huawei GR3 Unboxing box contents

We pulled out the phone and emptied the box to find: screen protector, a SIM pin attached to the documents box (containing leaflets), wall charger plug, USB cable and a 3.5 mm audio earpiece. That sounds like a complete package.

With the Huawei GR3 Unboxing done, we picked up the phone itself for a look. There isn’t anything special about the front of the Huawei GR3. It is an average look. There’s a 5 megapixel front-facing camera at the top, along with a proximity sensor.

Huawei GR3 Unboxing front
Huawei GR3 Unboxing locked screen shortcuts

The GR3 offers you a handful of shortcuts from the locked screen, giving you easy access to certain functions without the need to unlock the phone.

Huawei’s Emotion UI is really nice and breezy. It does away with the standard Android app drawer. It displays notifications that you can interact to achieve tasks faster. For example, you can reply an incoming message by clicking “Reply” on the message notification in the drop-down menu. Nifty.

Huawei GR3 dropdown
Huawei GR3 network mode

As always, I checked network mode. The GR3 lets you peg to a 3G network, but not to a 4G network. As such, though it is a 4G LTE smartphone supporting the appropriate band, my Smile SIM wouldn’t work in it.

Huawei GR3 ultra power saving

The phone has an Ultra Power Saving mode for conserving what is left of the battery when you are running out of juice. This is what the home screen looks like in that mode:

Huawei GR3 rear panel

While the front of the Huawei GR3 is nothing special, the back shell is pure class – all-metal casing. It looks good and feels great. I wish Huawei had used this same material for the front, but I am guessing that we would then be looking at a higher priced device. Here is the GR3 with the back protective case on it:

Huawei GR3 camera

At the back of the GR3 is a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash. The loudspeaker grille is at the bottom section of the rear of the device.

Huawei GR3 speaker grille

If you have enjoyed this Huawei GR3 Unboxing and your interest is piqued, you should have a look at the Huawei GR3 specs. Elroy will bring you the detailed review of this nice fella.

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By Mister Mobility

Tech blogging since 2003, I have owned and reviewed hundreds of smartphones running EPOC, Symbian, Palm, PocketPC, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.

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