Huawei announced the GR5 2017 to the Philippine market last week, making it one of the most affordable smartphones that feature a dual rear camera. Priced at only Php 13,990 this device could be another hit in the local market!
Huawei Gr5 2017 and Mate 9
Huawei held a special mini event where they showcase the Huawei Mate 9 their flagship device and Gr5 2017. We got a chance to play with both device for a while during the event and here’s our experience with this new affordable dual camera smartphone from Huawei.
G5 2017 features a unibody curved metal design and it feels good to on hand even with the protective case, it has a 5.5-inch touch panel with 2.5D that looks really sharp with (1920 x 1080) resolution at 401 pixels per inch. Viewing angle is great on this device and the touch display supports 10-pount touch.
The left side is where the power button and volume rocker, the SIM card tray is on the left side. At the back is where the Dual Camera and LED flash which is at the center and below it is the fingerprint scanner.
Speaking of camera, the dual rear camera on this device does not have Leica branding instead, Huawei uses Sony IMX386 12 MP f/2.0 w/ 6P lens, PDAF and 2 MP secondary sensor for depth information. But since it still uses the same camera app found on the P9 series, taking pictures with “bokeh” effect is still possible. It also has PRO-mode which is the manual control for the camera settings. Taking pictures is fast the camera and app are reliable and lag free. At the front, it has an 8-megapixel camera sensor.
Powered by Kirin 655, Octa-Core (4×2.1GHz+4×1.7GHz) processor with Mali-T830MP2 GPU, and running on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1 and it is expected to get Android OS Nougat 7.0 soon with EMUI 5.
The EMUI 4.1 looks really good and snappy, there is a theme app included to easily customized based on the user preferences, the metal theme looks really elegant and the icon looks great and easy to identify.
Here’s our Quick Hnads-on experince with Gr5 2017!
Huawei GR5 2017 specs
- Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
- 5.5-inch HD display 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density)
- 2.1GHz octa-core Kirin 655 processor
- Mali-T830MP2 GPU
- 3 GB RAM or 64 GB
- 32GB and 64GB storage options
- Dual 12 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- 4G LTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.1
- microUSB v2.0
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3,340mAh battery
- Colors: Gray, Gold, Silver
Its the “Year of the Dual Cam” this year and the Gr5 2017 is a great midrange smartphone with a dual rear camera with an affordable price tag. For sure, it will be another big hit for Huawei.
We would definitely recommend Gr5 2017 if you are looking for a midrange phone. It is a great looking smartphone with powerful CPU, performance, solid design and a dual rear camera that is proven to take great images.
The Huawei Gr5 2017 is now available in some local stores in Metro Manila, with a price tag PHP13,990 available in color Black Grey if you want to check it out.