Yesterday, Huawei unveiled their latest smartphone, the GR5 MINI in front of a select crowd of Android enthusiasts. The event was a memorable one as it did not lack any entertainment whatsoever, the program, music, and item 7, flowed smoothly. The after party dragged into the wee hours of the morning. The event center had bits and pieces of information that suggested we were about to witness the unveiling of another masterpiece from Huawei and the GR5 MINI did fail to impress.
GR5 MINI was launched with the caption “GET ON A NU LEVEL” with GR5 MINI. I can say that spec-wise getting the device is indeed a step up into a world of stylishness and security. GR5 MINI comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080p) screen. Video’s and images now look true to life, they are bigger, clearer and with more details than ever before . Within the device, Huawei’s proprietary Kirin 650, 64 bit Octa-core processor runs the show. The processor is clubbed with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
For pictures and videos, GR5 MINI is equipped with a 13MP AF BSI rear camera and an 8MP FF BSI front camera. Worthy of note is the fact that the camera has a Professional mode for — photometric sensitivity / Shutter Speed / Exposure compensation / focus mode / white balance and it can manually control all the parameters with the DLSR.
GR5 MINI runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow tweaked with Huawei’s EMUI 4.0. The Marshmallow IS is a tiny but in my opinion, however, it is forgivable considering the fact that the latest Android version is not so much in circulation yet. In addition, Huawei devices are stock Android devices, so we should be expecting an update from Huawei.
The device is a 4G FDD/3G UMTS/2G GSM network reception capability. It also comes with WI-FI 2.4Ghz 802.11b/g/n, wi-fi direct , wi-fi Hotspot and micro USB v2.0 connectivity options. GR5 MINI is powered by a 3,000mAh battery primed to serve you for a full day. You have the option of maximizing battery life with three power saving modes, Normal, smart and Ultra, that comes with the device.
The phone has built In Phone Manager ( PHONE ACCELERATOR , NOTIFICATION MANAGEMENT, NETWORK MANAGEMENT ) to help the phone run at optimum capacity. It also has APP Lock, harassment Filter and Permission Manager, all to make your phone secure. To tighten security even more and personalize you device, a fingerprint scanner is attached to the devices back.
GR5 MINI measures 147.1mm X 73.8mm X 8.3mm and weighs in at 156g. The device will be hitting in gold, silver and grey colour variants.
Other features of the GR5 MINI include; Light / Proximity / Acceleration and geo-location (compass) sensors. The device will not be going on sales immediately, but it can be pre-ordered exclusively available on Yudala for #85,000.
What do you think of the GR5 MINI? is the price good for the functionalities it offers?