Huawei GR5 2017: Price,Specs and Initial Impressions

Huawei Nepal only a couple of weeks ago launched the Huawei GR5 2017 Edition into the Nepalese market. The phone packs some interesting hardware and software offerings with the inclusion of a dual camera set up for a price of Rs 29,999. So let’s take a closer look at what the new mid-range smartphone from Huawei brings to the table.



The Huawei GR5 packs a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display with a pixel density of 403 PPI. The phone also has Gorilla Glass 4 giving it protection against drops and scratches. The phone also comes encased in a uni-body aluminum shell which not only looks good but also feels premium in the hands. Under the hood, the phone rocks an in-house octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor along with the Mali-T830MP2 GPU. The processor is backed up by 3GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded via a Micro-SD card up to 256GB. The phone also does support dual sim cards only at the expense of the micro-sd card.

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In the camera department, the GR5 packs a rear dual camera layout with a combination of 12MP and 2MP sensors. The secondary camera of this phone is a monochrome sensor, unlike some dual camera which is used for depth or zooming capabilities. The phone also has an 8MP front camera for all your selfies. Software wise the phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s own custom skin, Emotion UI 4.1 overlayed on top of it. The software is one side I am not too happy with this phone! It brings the older Emotion UI and not the newer one we saw with the Huawei Mate 9. Hopefully, the upcoming Nougat 7.0 update will bring this change. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner which is conveniently placed at the rear just below the dual cameras. Other sensors include an accelerometer, proximity, compass and gyroscope. And finally powering the device all up is a 3340mAh non-user removable battery. This will be more than enough to get users through a full day of moderate to heavy usage without any issues.


In conclusion, this offering from Huawei seems to be an irresistible one. The phone packs a lot for the price including a dual camera layout and a fingerprint scanner. The software could have been a bit more revamped but overall it is still a great phone. Anyone looking for a top-notch smartphone under Rs 30,000 here in Nepal will be more than satisfied with the Huawei GR5 2017. I highly recommend it!


  1. How do you know that the phone has gorilla glass protection? Because Huawei has not been specific about the glass protection. Do you have any reference?


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