Huawei has released their latest GR5 mini smartphone, the device was launched in Nigeria at the price of NGN85,000 which reads about $270 in US dollar (KES 27,299 ), the price seems a bit hiked but it might worth it all the same. Huawei GR5 Mini is the smartphone that combines both elegant design with powerful specifications.
The device comes with a Full HD display on a 5.2 inches screen, the resolution remains at 1080 by 1920 pixels, navigation keys are displayed in the screen.
Along with 64-bit Octa core processor is a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space which is expandable via SD card to up to 128GB, the CPU clocks at the speed of 2.0 GHz with Cortex-A53 . HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset and Mali-T830 GPU are on board. The GR5 Mini uses the Emotion UI 4.1 customized based on android 6.0 marshmallow of the android operating system, the UI promises an enhance user experience and lag-free operations.
Huawei GR5 Mini sports a 13MP rear with a LED flash to ensure quality photography, its 8MP selfie camera has no LED Flash but also promises a better photo output with a F/2.0 aperture lens. There is a Fingerprint scanner located at the back of the device just below the camera, the fingerprint sensor performs some basic security functions such as for ID unlocking of the device and for controlling app permissions.
The device houses a sufficient 3000 mAh Battery, it is dual SIM based and supports 4G network options, The GR5 Mini is available in various colors such as gold, silver and grey.
Huawei GR5 Mini Key Specifications
- 5.2 inches HD IPS display with pixel resolution of 1920 by 1080.
- Available in Gold, silver and grey. colors
- Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset
- Mali-T830 GPU
- 2GB RAM.
- 16GB internal storage. Internal memory expandable with microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)
- 13MP Rear Camera with single LED Flash.
- 8MP Selfie Camera
- Dual-SIM slot.
- 4G LTE network connectivity.
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 & GPS.
- 3,000mAh non-removable battery.
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. with emotion UI.
Detailed Specs of the Huawei GR5 Mini
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Status||Available: September 2016|
|Dimensions||-147.1 x 73.76 x 8.3 mm.
Weight: 156 g
|Color||Gold, silver and grey|
|Type||FHD IPS capacitive touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors|
|Size||5.2 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 pixels per inch (PPI)|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||Up to 128GB. Uses SIM 2 slot|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with emotion UI|
|Processors||CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.1, LE|
|USB||v2.0, USB on the Go (OTG)|
|Primary||13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||8MP f/2.0 Aperture|
|Capacity||3,000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, compass sensor.|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– FM radio
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
– Preloaded apps – Gmail, Gtalk, Google Now, Youtube-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|Price level||NGN 85,000. KES 27,299. USD 270|