Huawei Gr5 2017
Huawei’s GR5 2017 is among the phones in this shootout that flaunt a rosy golden metallic unibody chassis, along with the entries from Moto, OPPO, and Vivo. Like the Zenfone 3 Max, the GR5 2017 also carries a 5.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with Full HD (1920 x 1080p) resolution. Some of the technologies that Huawei introduced to its screen include dynamic contrast adjustment, pixel-by-pixel correction, adaptive backlight control, and eye comfort mode that helps in reducing eye fatigue.
powered by a Hisilicon Kirin 655 octa-core chip with MALI-T830MP2 GPU, the GR5 2017 is one of the fastest smartphones in the lot: four cores of the processor are clocked at 2.1GHZ, while the other four cores run at 1.7GHZ. With that, the GR5 2017 got the highest scores in our benchmarks. On the software side of things, the phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s very own EMUI 4.1 enhancement.
The highlight feature of the GR5 2017 is its camera and, as a matter of fact, Huawei gave attention to it by equipping the phone with a dual rear camera system. The system consists of a 12-megapixel camera with a monochrome lens and a 2-megapixel camera backed by a Sony IMX386 image sensor. Huawei’s purpose of putting a dual rear camera system is to make the GR5 2017 produce photos with a dynamic depth of field and wide angle shots with a more apparent bokeh effect. Similar to the many phones in this shootout, the GR5 2017 also carries an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a 4P lens array and a 78-degree wide angle visual range. Notable features of the front camera include modes like 10-level beautification, auto makeup, and panoramic selfie. Huawei launched the GR5 2017 with a variant that comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, but the version with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage is the one that is available here in the Philippines. In terms of battery, the GR5 2017 is packed with a 3340mah battery, offering the second longest stamina after the Zenfone 3 Max.
the only phone that has a dual rear camera system in this shootout. Front-facing camera needs improvement.