Inquisitive Mommy: Huawei GR5

The Brand

Huawei is a Chinese based company which is focused on making mobile phones, tablets and other related telecommunications equipment. It is also a telecommunications equipment manufacturer who overtaken Ericsson on 2012. They have been the household name when it come to mobile phone and tablets which sells superior quality, but not heavy on the budget. They are also the brand that exceed the cognizance of the people that China made brands are low quality and does not look appealing.

Huawei is also the third largest smartphone brand in the world with numerous product innovation awards to name a few are the following:

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG)

2003: They established and provide mobile phones and mobile broadband (MBB) devise and home devices.

2008: They are ranked 1st in the global shipments of Mobile Broadband devices according to ABI.

2013: They ranked third in global smartphone shipments according to IDC, SA and Gartner.

2014: They became the 1st mainland Chinese brand to rank in the inter brand’s annual top 100 best global brands report.

Indeed, Huawei is striving to be the best in the industry and making more innovative smartphone and other telecommunications devices.

The Package inclusion

  • Huawei GR5 Handset
  • Charger
  • Micro-USB to USB cable
  • Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Free case

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The Design

  • Huawei GR5 a mid-range smartphone same as the other Huawei Honor family.
  • It has a full aluminium body which gives a sophisticated and chic look.
  • The phone has a non-detachable 3,000 mAh battery.
  • You can also see easily the square thing below the camera which is the finger print sensor for easy opening of the phone.
  • The back camera is 13MP and the front is 5MP.
  • You can see on the left side of the phone there are two slots for simcard and for sd card.
  • On the right side is the volume rocker and the start up button.
  • Below is the speaker and the charging port.
  • and above is the earphone jack.

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The Specification

CPU: Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 4×1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53)

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

Camera: 13 MP back with LED Flash | 5 Megapixel Front Camera

RAM: 2GB | ROM-16GB and Supports MicroSD (TF) external storage up to 128GB

Display: screen size 5.5 inches

Battery: 3,000mAh Lithium-Polymer Non-Removable Battery

Dual SIM with Micro SIM+ Nano Compatibility

Networks: 2G/3G/4G Networks with a speed of HSPA+ 42.2/5.76 Mbps in 3G

Sensors : Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor,Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Magnetometer

Colour: Gold, Silver and Gray

Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1

The Camera

Huawei GR5’s camera is 13 MP at the back and 5MP at the front. The front camera took a selfie worthy photo specially in day light or natural light is present. It also have a beautification mode were you can adjust it to make your face look thinner or make your cheeks kinda’ rosy.

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This is Huawei’s manual mode for their camera

The back camera has many options to choose from like beautification and  photo taking with food to name few. Its camera is good in taking photos specially in daylight, but I think it can get better. I struggle taking photos in low light since I can only adjust white balance and ISO.

Here are some sample photos taken by Huawei GR5:

Low light automatic mode

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With flash

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Photo with watermark

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Panoramic Shot

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HDR Shot

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Selfie shot


The Battery

The battery is 3,000 mAh Lithium-Polymer non-detachable. The battery is long lasting even in data or wifi usage, but the unit is heating up a bit when using data or wifi for 30 minutes or longer. It can also be use to charge other gadget with OTG. Overall, the battery is so trust worthy specially when you are always on the go and you forgot to bring your power bank to juice up.

The Huawei Experience

My overall experience with Huawei GR5 is super duper satisfying because it’s my first time to use a phone with finger print sensor that I can easily open up my phone without worrying that somebody can open it because it only recognises my finger print. And now I don’t fear if Huawei is a Chinese brand because not all Chinese brand smartphone is as sleek and sophisticated like this mobile phone which offers a fun, High Definition screen, a good battery life and a camera to capture special moments.

Here’s a run down of what I love and kinda’ don’t love about Huawei GR5.


  • Super light weight
  • Finger print sensor
  • Water mark Mode on the camera.
  • Battery Life and fast charging
  • The elegant design
  • High Definition screen

Kinda’ don’t love:

  • Camera, I think their camera is ok, but I know they can improve it to be better.
  • No manual mode. You can just fix white balance and ISO
  • The UI is a bit slow for me, but I think new updates will improve this.
  • There are some delays when pressing back keys.

Having the chance to use a phone this sleek is an awesome experience specially when you are always on the go and you browse your phone and go shopping, listen to the music with it, a screen this big is also good for gaming, capturing moments with love ones and many more! This smart phone will surely take you further with your fast pace Lifestyle!


Globe Telecom Huawei GR5

Get your own Huawei GR5 FREE on Globe Telecom’s myLifestyle Plan 999 with the following inclusions:

499 Unli Call & Text to Globe/TM
GoSURF 499 (3GB Data Allowance)
FREE 3 months 1GB Spotify Premium or HOOQ
FREE choice between Navigation Pack, Explore Pack, or Fitness Pack for 1 month
FREE 1 month Gadget Care
FREE 1GB Globe Cloud
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