Huawei GR5 2017 or Huawei Honor 6X Review

Today we will analyze an Android smartphone known as Huawei GR5 2017, manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, a notable multinational company which had been in the field of manufacturing different types of telecommunications equipment for 30 years. Going with the flow, Huawei, dated back to October, 2016, released a new affordable mid-ranged smartphone called the Huawei GR5 2017 also known as Huawei Honor 6X. The device is the successor of Huawei GR5 or Huawei Honor 5X which was released previously on November, 2015.

The Huawei GR5 2017’s body, just like its predecessor, is made up metal and plastic. The rear part is made up of brushed metal, whereas, top and bottom part of the device are made up of plastic. But there is a slight change in the design of the device. The device has received curves on both sides at the rear part which makes the users to hold the device easily. However, the device lacks protection of gorilla glass from the front which is also noticeable in Huawei GR5 Mini. We can see that the foremost part of the device is packed an earpiece on the top of the screen along with front facing camera, a notification LED light and different sensors. The capacitive home, recent app and back button are attached in the screen.

The device links up volume alteration keys and a power button at the right side of its body. The device possesses its 3.5 mm earphone socket and an active noise cancellation mic at the top of the body. Furthermore, we can observe a microphone, speaker grille and a micro USB port at the bottom of the device. Besides, the SIM cards slots and microSD card slot can be seen at the left side of the device. The rear end of the device’s body obtains the main facing camera, a LED flashlight and a fingerprint sensor.

Talking about the display, the Huawei GR5 2017 comes with 5.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and uses its own user interface, Emotion UI 4.1. The screen resolution of the display is 1080 x 1920 pixels having ~401 ppi pixels density. The display quality of the device is good, the viewing angles are too good and the screen provides vibrant colors and the texts are sharp and clear. The display is bright and can easily be used in the outdoor. Besides, the device also obtains an ambient light sensor.

Additionally, the Huawei GR5 2017 is packed with Android v6.0 marshmallow and is planned to get an update of Android v7.0 Nougat. The device, furthermore, is equipped by HiSilicon Kirin 655 chipset. Besides, the device features Octa-Core (4 x 2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4 x 1.7 Cortex-A53) CPU and Mali-T890MP2 GPU. Besides, the Huawei GR5 2017 is available in both 32 GB ROM and 3 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM and 4 GB RAM. Nevertheless, both supports 32 GB and 64 GB microSD card slot which helps to increase the memory up to 128 GB.

Similarly, the device equips dual camera having 12 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus rear camera and 8 MP front facing camera. The front facing camera captures good photos at outdoor. The rear camera of the device comes with features like 1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR.  Both rear and front cameras help to capture HD videos at 1080p.

Last but no least, the Huawei GR5 2017 is furnished with Li-Ion 3340 mAh non-removable battery whereas, its predecessor had only 3000 mAh battery. However, the Huawei GR5 2017, just like its predecessor, lacks fast charging functionality. On the basis of its capacity, the battery is good and gives nice battery backup. The device is available in champagne gold, moonlight silver and gray colors.

Huawei GR5 2017 Price in Nepal : Rs. 30,000 (Around)

Huawei GR5 2017 Specification


 Size  5.5 inches
 Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  2.1 GHz, 1.7 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  1920 x 1080p@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  Dual 12.0 MP + 2.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  8.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB and 4 GB
 ROM  32 GB and 64 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB (Uses SIM 2 Slot)


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  NA


 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz+ BT4.1, NA
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Planned to get Android 7.0 Nougat Update)

Physical Information

 Color+  Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Gray
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm
 Weight  162 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  NA
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  3340 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  *.3gp, *.mp4, *.webm, *.mkv
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  *.mp3, *.mid, *.amr, *.awb, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.aac, *.wav, *.ogg, *.flac, *mkv


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