Huawei GR5 Review: ‘Huawei’- a reputed electronic product vendor released its new product Huawei GR5 also known as Huawei Honor X5 in November 2015. This new smartphone of Huawei is gaining much popularity in the Indian market since the time it was released back in November last year. It is a new generation smartphone built with the latest technology and is fantastically designed and technically featured as every other Huawei smartphone. Huawei GR5 is a recently launched 4G Android phone with the latest Android Operating System Android v5.1(Lollipop) and has supported many Android applications and other features.
It is packed with a beautiful 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen supports dual-SIM facility with dual-standby, has a good battery life and also supports expandable storage. It has wrapped up all the useful features in itself and is also available at a very reasonable price. As of now, this smartphone is priced at just Rs.12,999 which means that this phone is targeted for the budget conscious buyers, and it entirely doesn’t imply that Huawei compromises anywhere regarding its features. Indeed, it is a budget smartphone with great features.
Design and Look: Huawei GR5 is the latest smartphone launched by the Chinese brand Huawei with very attractive features. This smartphone comes with a massive screen size of 5.5inches. It has a body dimension of 5.96×3.00×0.32inches and has a weight of 158grams. This phone has a dual-SIM facility and has excellent design features. The phone looks stylish as Huawei is best known for its trendy design and also other specifications of this smartphone are better than other smartphones available at this price.
Touch and Display: This Huawei phone has a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that gives this phone a screen-to-body ratio of 72.2 percent. The display of this phone is very sharp and bright owing to its resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and has a pixel density of 401PPI. The multi-touch facility of this smartphone works fluid smooth. Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen.
Its display is bright and vibrant, but it has an issue of a bit over-saturation though it doesn’t make much difference. The viewing angle of this smartphone is better than other smartphones currently available in the market at its price. Its display is one of the Huawei’s most impressive features.
Software and Hardware: This new Huawei GR5 runs on the latest Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core and 1.5GHz quad-core processor that provides a power pack performance. The chipset used by this phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 and for graphics, it houses Adreno 405 GPU which gives you a brilliant gaming experience. It comes with a 2GB RAM which accelerates the performance of the smartphone to a real extent.
The inbuilt storage allotted in this phone is 16GB, and the storage can be expanded up to 128GB by inserting a micro-SD card. The users of can get 4G network support on this smartphone. This 4G smartphone has a maximum download speed of 150Mbps and an upload speed of 50Mbps. This new phone comes with the connectivity features like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n./ac, Wi-Fi Direct, v4.0 Bluetooth, and a GPS.
Camera: Now coming on to its camera features, Huawei has improved a lot in delivering detailed images. The company claims that there have been some software based improvements since the release of Huawei P7, and the development is mostly visible in its camera features and picture quality. The primary camera of this phone is of 13megapixel with a wide aperture of f/2.0 which helps deliver bright photos. The rear camera comes with an autofocus and LED flash.
The 1.12µm pixel sized rear camera supports are Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection. It can also record videos at 1080p and 30fps strength. The front camera is of 5megapixel with an aperture of f/2.4. The front camera delivers beautiful selfies that are bright and lively. The camera specifications are exquisite and help you capture sharper images with detailed finish.
Battery Life: This Huawei smartphone has a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery which turns out to be an advantage of this phone. It does not support fast charging facility, and the battery seems to drain out a little earlier than it should, but it is not a problem since it is priced under the budget segment. Though the phone supports clear voice call, internet browsing, and gaming, the screen-size, and the octa-core processor seem to drain out its battery life a little earlier. Nevertheless, the battery life can also not be termed as bad, it stands somewhere around the mid-line.
Variants and price: This smartphone falls under the budget segment and hence is more popular among the new generation college going students mainly due to its affordable price. The Huawei GR5 is priced at 12,999 INR and is available in three colors- White, Black, and Gold. All the colors seem to add elegance to this beautiful gadget.
Suggestions: The specifications, exclusive features, appearance, style and most importantly the price that it contains has indeed set a benchmark. This phone is found to be a perfect balance between cost and performance. The Huawei GR5 is a mixed bag providing a sharp display and a fantastic audio performance. The slightly curved top and bottom edges give this phone a unique statement of its own. There is a separate SD card slot which allows you to expand the memory. The battery life is good.
Concerning build and design this phone earns a decent rating, even in the terms of durability this phone stands out among the rest. Regarding performance, this smartphone is quite fast and zippy, light in weight and even the graphics supported by this smartphone gives a fluid gaming experience. Though the battery performance is one among the best, the Android version should have had the facility to upgrade, and even the battery life cannot be considered as awesome, so if you are an Android purist, then there are chances that this phone might disappoint you. Or else for an amount of 11,999 INR this Huawei smartphone is a good choice.