Huawei GR5 (2017) Specs and Price

Huawei GR5 (2017)

The Huawei GR5 (2017) is a mid-range offering and has quite a number of interesting features.

Huawei GR5 (2017) Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1920 X 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 CPU with 3GB
  • Dual 12MP + 2MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
  • 32GB/64GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 340mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

Design and Display

The Huawei GR5 (2017) sports an average design, with no specific standouts.

Viewing on the smartphone is done on a 5.5-inch screen with a full HD LCD display panel, which is not a bad option for an affordable mid-range device. Even though comparison cannot be made with high-end smartphones, a 1920 X 1080 pixels display with a pixel density of 401 ppi is a decent offering.

Battery and Camera

You don’t have much in terms of battery capacity but there is enough for at least a day of use. Coming with a 3,340mAh battery, its longevity depends on how power conserving the smartphone is. However, it lacks the quick charging seen in some more premium smartphones.

Joining the league of dual rear camera smartphones, the Huawei GR5 (2017) is armed with a 12MP and 2MP camera on the rear side. Selfies are handled by an 8MP camera situated up front.

Hardware and Software

Looking at the hardware here, you have Huawei’s Kirin chipset alongside other decent features. There is an HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor with eight cores, 4 running at 1.7GHz and the other at 2.1GHz. In addition to this, the smartphone sports a Mali-T830 MP2 for graphics related issues.

Also, the smartphone comes in two variants depending on the built-in storage and memory. On one hand, you have a 3GB RAM and a 32GB ROM, there is also 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage expansion limit is 256GB using a memory card. You have the EMUI 5.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is available for sale in various online stores and smartphone retail outlets for about 85, 000 naira.

Huawei GR5 (2017) Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (EMUI 4.1)
  • Processor: Octa-Core 4 × 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 4 × 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (HiSilicon Kirin 655 )
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB
  • Colours: Gold, Gray, Silver
  • Dimension: 150.9 x 72.6 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 1920 pixels
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 2MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: –
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 720p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE : 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 4 50/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0

Messaging

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

Entertainment

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

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • 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

  • Battery: 3, 340mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Conclusion

What did you like about this device? Do you have any thoughts or observations?

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