Huawei GR5 2017 Review : An affordable Dual Camera Phone

huawei gr5 2017
This is the Huawei GR5 2017 also known as Honor 6x and Huawei Mate 9 Lite in other regions. The only mid-range smartphone with dual camera. So let's go, let's take a look.

Body parts and design quick review.

 The phone sports 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D curved screen and metallic body design.

The call speaker, proximity sensor, Huawei branding and 8MP camera is also there.

In the right side of the phone there's an volume racker and power button below.

The microphone, speakers and microUSB port are located below the phone. There is no capacitive button here. The navigation butons are in-screen.
The hybrid sim-card slot and MicroSD is located at the left side of the phone.

At the backside, the main feature Dual camera setup with 12MP + 2MP for depth sensing, fingerprint scanner, and Huawei logo right there.

Dual Camera Samples 

So the main feature of Huawei GR5 2017 is the dual camera setup (12MP + 2MP for depth sensing). So here is some camera sample images.

With wide aperture effect

Normal vs HDR
Lowlight : With flash vs No flash
Very beautiful and impressive results especially the wide aperture effect or bokeh effect that can be only in DSLR cameras. 

There is also a Pro mode each photo and video which will be posted later. Staytuned!


It has a 3340mAh battery capacity so it can last up to day with soft gaming and web browsing. Staytuned for more info about the battery.


The Huawei GR5 2017 is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor cloked at 2.11GHz with Mali-T830 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It can smoothly run heavy games like NBA 2k17, Asphalt 8, and Real Racing 3. Staytuned for more info about gaming.
Playing Real Racing 3


In case you're curious to know what's inside the box if you buy the Huawei GR5 2017, here's our quick unboxing video.

There is some freebies including ring holder, tripod, travel bag, and powerbank. Don't know if its available in all stores.

Thanks! What do you think? 
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