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Huawei Launches GR5 In PH

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A new mid-range phone from Huawei

Huawei yesterday launched their newest mid-range device in the PH: the GR5. The new smartphone is part of the company’s mid-range lineup that spawned the excellent G8 last year, and is built with the same sensibilities – sexy metallic body and solid features.

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Huawei GR5 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS panel, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of expandable storage, up to 128GB
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, AF LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 with EMUI 3.1

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The phone uses an aluminum chassis, giving it a very premium feel. There’s a fingerprint scanner on the back, and the display is a generous 5.5-inch IPS full HD panel.

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Internally the GR5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 13-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture, AF, LED flash and a 5-megapixel f/2.4 front facing camera.

The GR5 will retail in the Philippines for 11,990.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

14 Comments

      1. Kaso ang daming bad feedbacks sa blade 711, such as poor battery and heating problems. Kung 9k lang itong gr5, binili ko na sana. yung asus zenfone selfie same price lang as gr5 pero maganda specs nun at overall maganda reviews.

  1. Parang ang hirap na magdecide sa pagbili ng phone ngayon. Sa 12k na budget, ano ang magandang bilhin?

  2. available na pala sa gray market ang xiaomi redmi note 3 pro. in fairness, magaganda ang reviews na nababasa ko. medyo alanganin kasi ako sa aftersales service ng mga xiaomi sellers kaya i’m having second thoughts. what do you think guys? or should i just go for asus zenfone selfie?

  3. what happened dun sa huawei honor 5x? sa pagkaka alam ko pareho lang specs nun dito, pero at a much lower price. so i guess no-show na un. :(

    1. And my worries na baka (sana mali ako) na itong GR5 ay baka yung mga earlier variants ng honor 5x with the original SD615 na sabi ng iba ay “heating up”…. Praying I’m wrong bcoz I want to buy the phone….

  4. its the honor 5x, tama? too pricey huh. dapat dito mga 9k lang eh big deal na nga yung ugly ui, ang mahal pa pagdating sa pinas well good luck sa sales!

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