The Huawei Honor smartphones have been straightforward affairs, with the original being nothing to get excited about unless you were shopping on a budget and wanted something functional enough to do more than check Facebook (though considering how bloated the Facebook app is, even doing that is no small feat). However, we did consider it an example of what a budget phone should be, and the sequel was an improvement in every area - except for price. This year's model is only marginally improved over the Honor 2, but it packs its internals inside a more rugged shell. This phone is resistant to both dust and water, with a touch screen that is capable of reading wet fingertips. That makes this a versatile phone for use at the pool, during a rainstorm, or after a fierce breakup.


The Honor 3 comes with a 4.7-inch 720 display. Behind it sits a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage that happens to be expandable via a micro SD card slot. The 13MP camera on the back is respectable enough, but the same can't be said for 1MP camera on the front. The handset is currently on sale in China for ¥1,888, the equivalent of $309.

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Huawei also announced a new set-top box, the MediaQM310. Details are sparse, but I'm sure it'll be interesting when it ships in China sometime in September. Just don't expect it to make much of a splash stateside. If it does, though, the Honor 3 is resistant enough to handle it.


Via: Engadget

Source: Huawei

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Md.Hasan Reza

    I like this site.Keep it up...

  • Merri Mogridge

    I came here to make a joke about the title being better than this budget phone, but the specs are actually not bad for that price! It's no Nexus 4 value for money but still.

  • Jose Torres

    Will they ever STOP making iPhone wanna be's?

    • acey_zero

      I must be missing something. In what way is this an iPhone wanna be?

  • Paul

    honor 3 for $309 or nexus 4 for $199... let me think

    • acey_zero

      No question the Nexus 4 is an insane value, but this does have quite a few features the Nexus 4 does not which might be important to some people.

      Waterproof, micro SD slot, removable battery, better camera (probably)

      • Snarf7

        This is true bring it here china

  • mgamerz

    I'm going to name my daughter honor. That way all the boys can be like "I got Honor, did you get Honor?"

    Thanks Scrubs... never can take the word honor seriously again

  • Luis Mill├ín

    I still prefer my S3 over... *this*