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Huawei’s new GR5 smartphone offers premium features at an affordable price


Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t buy an impressive smartphone and the new Huawei GR5 fits the bill with top-line features offered for less than $400.

Huawei’s GR5 (it was called the Honor 6X in other countries) has a 5.5-inch full high definition screen and a smooth uni-body design.

The device has inherited some premium features from Huawei’s flagship models including a dual lens camera and a fingerprint reader.

In fact, it’s the first dual lens camera on the market available for less than $400.

The 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras combine to autofocus in just 0.3 seconds as well as achieving depth of fields shots, portraits with Bokeh effects and wide angle shots.


There’s also an 8-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

Huawei’s GR5 is powered by the Kirin 655 octa-core processor and has 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot to expand the storage.

On the battery side, the GR5 has a 3340mAh battery that is actually bigger than many flagship devices and will give users one and half days on a single charge.


The Huawei GR5 will go on sale on April 12 for $399 from Vodafone.

It will available through other retailers in May/June.


LCD Screen: 5.5 inches
1920 x 1080p (FHD)

Colour: Gray

Dimensions: 150.9mm (L) x 76.2mm (W) x 8.2mm (T)

Weight: Approx 162g (including battery)

Memory: ROM: 32GB
External Memory Support – Micro SD up to 128GB

Processor: Kirin 655, Octa-Core (4×2.1GHz + 4×1.7GHz)

Camera: Main: 12MP + 2MP camera
Photo resolution up to 3968 x 2976
Video resolution up to 1920 x 1080

Secondary: 8MP camera
Photo resolution up to 3264 x 2448 Support 720p / 1080p video recording

Battery: 3349mAh. Charging duration 2.5 Hours.