Huawei GR5 2017

Huawei GR5 2017: Specifications Review

February 14, 2017
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The Huawei GR5 is a mid-range Android smartphone that recently became available in Kenya. Here is what the GR5 2017 has to offer.



Display Size: 5.5 inches

Display Type: LTPS IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 403 ppi

Screen Protection: None

Huawei GR5 2017

You get a 5.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD display with the Huawei GR5 2017. The display has a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and a 403 PPI screen resolution density.

The GR5 2017 display profile is excellent and at par with the standard for mid-range smartphone in 2017, even though we currently have smartphones with such a profile priced at a slightly lower price point.


Dimensions: 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm

Weight: 162g

The design of the Huawei GR5 2017 is one of the selling points of the smartphone. You get a metal and glass combination, a design cue that gives the smartphone a premium look and feel.

The GR5 2017 in fact at first impression looks more expensive that it’s actually worth.


Operating System: Android OS, v6.0

CPU: 2.1 GHz Octa-core


Internal Memory: 32 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to up to 256 GB

A 2.1 GHz Octa-core chipset powers the Huawei GR5 2017. This is coupled with 3GB RAM. The profile is quite good and just right for a smartphone in its price range.


Rear Camera: 12 MP + 2 MP

Secondary Camera: 8 MP

LED Flash: Yes

The Huawei GR5 2017 has dual Camera set up. You therefore get a 12 MP + 2 MP camera for general photography and an 8MP camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity:  3340mAh

A 3340mAh battery powers the Huawei GR5 2017.


Dual SIM


The Huawei GR5 2017 is a fine choice if you are out shopping for a solid mid-range smartphone.

Why you should buy the Huawei GR5 2017

Impressive Performance Profile

Excellent Design

Cons of the Huawei GR5 2017

Sub-Par battery performance


Rivals of the Huawei GR5 include the Infinix Zero 4 (Ksh. 18,499) and Tecno Phantom 6 (Ksh. 24,999).

Price in Kenya

The Huawei GR5 2017 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 34,999 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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