Huawei GR5 Mini or Huawei Honor 5c Review

Today we are analyzing Huawei GR5 Mini or Huawei Honor 5c or Huawei GT3, a small sibling of Huawei GR5. The Huawei GR5 Mini (Huawei Honor 5c) was manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Following its tradition of manufacturing smartphones, Huawei introduced a new mid-ranged smartphone called the Huawei GR5 Mini also known as Huawei Honor 5c on May, 2016. The Asian model of Huawei GR5 Mini possesses fingerprint.

The Huawei GR5 Mini’s body is made up metal and plastic. The rear part, just like big brother Huawei GR5, is made up of brushed metal and top and bottom part of the device are made up of plastic. However, the device, just like Honor 6X, receives curves on both sides at the rear part which makes the users to hold the device easily. Nevertheless, this device’s screen lacks protection of gorilla glass. The device receives an earpiece on the top of the screen along with front facing camera, a notification LED light and different sensors. Moreover, the device receives the capacitive home, recent app and back button attached in the screen.

The device features volume alteration keys followed by a power button below it at the right side of its body. The device possesses 3.5 mm earphone socket and an active noise cancellation mic at the top of its 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. However, the fingerprint sensor is available in Asian model.

Coming to the display, the Huawei GR5 Mini possesses 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having its own user interface, Emotion UI 4.1. The screen acquires HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels having ~401 ppi pixels density. The display quality of the device, just like its predecessor, is good and the viewing angles are too good. Moreover, the screen provides vibrant colors and the text is sharp and clear. The display is bright and can easily be used in the outdoor. Besides, the device also equips an ambient light sensor.

Besides, the Huawei GR5 Mini runs Android v6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and soon may get an update of Android v7.0 Nougat. The device, furthermore, is furnished with HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset. Besides, the device obtains Octa-Core (4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4 x 1.7 Cortex-A53) CPU and Mali-T830MP2 GPU. The Huawei GR5 Mini is available in 16 GB of internal memory and can be expanded up to 128 GB with the help of a microSD card (SIM 2 slot). Furthermore, the device is furnished with 2 GB of RAM.

Similarly, the device equips 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, autofocus rear camera. The rear camera of the device comes with various features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR. Moreover, the device features 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens front facing camera and is able to take quality photos at day time. The rear camera helps to capture HD videos at 1080p.

Additionally, the Huawei GR5 Mini is packed with Li-Ion 3000 mAh non-removable battery. However, the Huawei GR5 Mini lacks fast charging functionality which was also seen in Huawei GR5. Speaking on the basis of its capacity, the battery may give nice battery backup. The device is available in champagne gold, moonlight silver and gray colors.

Huawei GR5 Mini Price in Nepal : Rs. 22,000 (Around)

Huawei GR5 Mini Specification


 Size  5.2 inches
 Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  2.0 GHz and 1.7 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  (FHD) 1920 x 1080p@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  8.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 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  2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  No


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

Physical Information

 Color+  Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver and Gray
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm
 Weight  156 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  3000 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  AMR-NB/AAC/AAC+/Eaac+


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