Huawei GR5 (2017) Specs and Price

Huawei GR5 (2017)
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Huawei is one of the bug players when it comes to smartphone making and also owns the Honor brand a sort of more affordable price tagged line of smartphones. The Huawei GR5 (2017) is a mid-range offering and has quite a number of interesting features. However, the smartphone seems to be the same with the Honor 6X pertaining to the specs it has. Still let’s have a look at what the smartphone has to offer.

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Huawei GR5 (2017) Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1920 X 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (EMUI 4.1)
  • 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

Huawei GR5 (2017)

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Design and Display

The Huawei GR5 (2017) is a smartphone that fits right into the average look world. It has not too thick bezels but quite obvious ones with plastic casing wrapped around it. However, the bottom bezel is quite thick and would easily accommodate navigation buttons or a fingerprint sensor but as Huawei pasted on it instead.

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.

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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 2, 900mAh 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 harmed with a 12MP and 2MP camera on the rear side. Selfies on the other hand is handled by an 8MP camera situated up front. This is quite enough for nice pictures but not excellent ones though.

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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. While on the other hand , there is 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.

Huawei GR5 (2017) Price and Availability

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

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Huawei GR5 (2017) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei GR5 (2017):

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



  • 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
  • 4G LTE: LTE : 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 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


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


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


  • 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: 3, 340mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei GR5 (2017) Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: October 27th, 2020
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