Huawei GR5 or Honor 5X Review

Today we are reviewing an admired Huawei Android smartphone called Huawei GR5 or Huawei Honor X5 or Huawei Honor 5X that was manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, an eminent international company which had produced mobile switches for years and started manufacturing smartphones to serve world. Following its course, Huawei released a smartphone called the Huawei GR5 also known as Huawei Honor 5X or X5, the predecessor of the Huawei GR5 2017 on November, 2015. Also, the GR5 was the bigger version of the GR5 Mini.

The Huawei GR5’s body is made up metal and plastic. The rear part is made up of brushed metal, the sides too are made up of metal whereas, top and bottom part of the device are made up of plastic. However, the metal is not of high quality and can easily be scratched. Moreover, this device also lacks the protection of gorilla glass. Besides, the device receives the identical outlook as of other smartphones manufactured by Huawei. We can see that the front part of the device features an earpiece on the top of its screen along with front facing camera, a notification LED light and different sensors. The capacitive home, recent app and back button below are linked in the screen.

The volume alteration keys and a power button below are linked at the right-hand side. However, this device too lacks an easy key. The device features a 3.5 mm earphone socket and an active noise cancellation mic at the top of the body. Furthermore, the device features a microphone, dual speaker grilles and a micro USB port at the bottom of the device. Besides, the SIM cards slots and microSD card slot is featured at the left-hand 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 is featured with 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and uses its own user interface, EMUI 4.0. Besides, 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 text too are clear. The display is bright enough to use it in the outdoor. Besides, the device also features an ambient light sensor.

Moreover, the Huawei GR5 runs Android v5.1.1 out of the box which can be later updated to Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow. Moreover, the device is furnished by Qualcomm MSM8939v2 chipset. Besides, the device equips Octa-Core (4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4 x 1.5 Cortex-A53) CPU and Adreno 405 graphic processor. Besides, the Huawei GR5 features 16 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. The device comes with microSD card slot which helps to increase the memory up to 128 GB.

Similarly, the device equips 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, 28 mm, autofocus rear camera and 5 MP, f/2.4 aperture lens and 22 mm front facing camera. The front facing camera captures good photos at outdoor. The rear camera of the device comes with features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR.  The rear camera captures HD videos at 1080p@30fps.

Additionally, the Huawei GR5 comes with Li-Ion 3000 mAh non-removable battery. However, the Huawei GR5, like many devices of Huawei, lacks fast charging functionality. On the basis of its capacity, the battery might give nice battery backup. The device is available in champagne gold, moonlight silver and gray colors.

Huawei GR5 Price in Nepal : Rs. 24,500 (Around)

Huawei GR5 Specification


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


 CPU Speed  1.2 GHz and 1.5 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  (FHD) 1920 x 1080p@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF) and Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  850/900/1800/1900MHz


 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  402.11b/g/n, NA
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Upgradable To Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow)

Physical Information

 Color+  Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Gray
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  151.3 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm
 Weight  158 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  MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM


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