Huawei Mobiles Nepal has launched the compact version of the Huawei GR5, the GR5 mini. The phone is priced at Rs. 23,500 and comes in grey, silver, and gold color options.
The Huawei GR5 Mini features a 5.2-inch 1080P display opposed to the 5.5-inch display of the GR5. It is powered by a more capable Octacore Kirin 650 SoC that comes with 4 cortex A53 cores clocked at 2Ghz and remaining 4 cortex A53 clocked at 1.7Ghz. The Kirin 650 SoC is better than the Snapdragon 615 that was used in its predecessor Huawei GR5. The kirin 650 SoC sports an intelligent i5 coprocessor that the company claims will provide hardware support for tasks like speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, sensor hub, fused location provider (FLP) navigation, and more efficient location-based tasks.
In terms of memory, the GR5 mini features the same specs as the GR5. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage with dedicated microSD card slot upgradeable upto 128GB. On the back, the phone houses a 13MP autofocus BSI camera with single LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner V2.0 which the company claims will unlock the phone in 0.5 seconds. The fingerprint scanner can also be used to answer a phone call, click photos, or shut down alarm.
Up front, the Huawei GR5 Mini has an 8MP snapper which could potentially be selfie lovers’ dream. But, we will hold our judgement until we review the product. Powering the device is a rather sizeable Li-Po 3,000mAh battery which looks decently sized for a 5.2-inch display and energy efficient Kirin 650 SoC. The phone is currently running on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Emotion UI 4.1 layered on top. As far as connectivity is concerned, it has dual SIM slot with 4G LTE, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.
Quick Comparison | Huawei GR5 Mini Vs Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro
|Huawei GR5 Mini||Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro|
|5.2-inch Full HD IPS display||5.0-inch HD IPS display|
|2.0Ghz Kirin 650 Octacore Processor
+ i5 Coprocessor.
|1.7Ghz Snapdragon 616 Octacore Processor|
|2GB RAM/ 16GB ROM
(dedicated microSD slot)
|3GB RAM/32GB ROM
(hybrid microSD slot)
|13MP rear camera/ 8MP front camera||13MP rear camera/ 5MP front camera|
|3000mAh battery||4000mAh battery|
|Rs. 23,500||Rs. 23,500|
Talking about the design, the phone is well-built just like the Huawei GR5. It has a brushed metal back with a compact form factor that helps for better one hand operation. It measures 147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm in dimension and weighs 156gms. So, what do you think about the Huawei GR5 mini? Let us know in the poll section down below: