Huawei Y3 Prime (2018) Specs and Price

Huawei Y3 Prime (2018)
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Here comes another budget from the hands of one of he biggest Chinese OEM and top selling smartphone maker at the moment with its hands in a number of other other tech gadgets around. The smartphone to be reviewed does not have much features but what it does have is a nice design and an affordable price to go with. Which brings us to consider how the specs offered justify the asking price rather than what feature it does and doesn’t have.

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Huawei Y3 Prime (2018) Key Specs and Features

  • 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 854 x 480 pixels (196 PPI)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M CPU with 1GB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage space, up to 128GB with a memory card
  • 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 2, 280mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Huawei Y3 Prime (2018)

Design and Display

By default, entry level smartphone like the Huawei Y3 (2018) does not get much of the need to look stunning or to keep up with the latest trends. Sporting a 16:9 aspect ratio from the days of yore, the smartphone looks very much like a budget device a status that is emphasized by its plastic build.

Viewing on the smartphone is just on a downside like every of its peer with just a small sized display at that. Surrounded by quite obvious bezels, it is looks rather wide as opposed to the slender display seen in premium smartphones. Colours are not so vibrant because of the 854 x 480 pixels resolution.

Battery and Camera

Taking about battery power in low budget smartphones is not usually in the context of large as you mostly have what could just take you till the end of the day. Supplied power from a 2, 280mAh battery, the Huawei Y8 Prime (2018) charges through a MicroUSB port.

Taking pictures is left to an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie shooter which does not offer much and can barely function in low light. However, it does take okay pictures in full light but don’t expect anything crisp at this price.

Hardware and Software

Running tasks on the Huawei Y8 Prime (2018) is the same as its predecessor with no changes made in this aspect. That being said, you have just a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor and a Mali-T720 MP2 graphics processing unit.

The similarity continues as it retains the same 1GB RAM ad an 8GB internal storage space as before on the Huawei Y3 (2017) and has 128GB expansion limit supported. Also, there’s the Go Edition of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo optimised for better performance on low specification.

Huawei Y3 Prime (2018) Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is on sale in various online stores for about 38, 000 Naira depending on your location and the deal.

Huawei Y3 (2018) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Y3 (2018):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • Processor: Quad-core Mediatek MT6737M
  • GPU: Mali-T720MP2
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: Gold, White, Gray
  • Dimension: 145.1 x 73.7 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 854 x 480 pixels (196 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8MP camera, 720p Video
  • Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, LED flash
    Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 2MP camera, 480p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct,
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer:
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner:
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 2, 280mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Y3 Prime (2018) Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: October 27th, 2020
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