Huawei shook up the smartphone market in Nigeria with the launch of its GR5 Mini a couple of weeks ago. What is particularly fascinating is the phone’s features.
Unlike the regular trend of a “mini” that’s more or less a lighter variant of a flagship (or near flagship) smartphone, the GR5 Mini establishes itself way above your expectations.
While the GR5 aka Honor 5X features a 5.5in IPS LCD 1080x1920p FullHD screen @401ppi, it’s mini variant comes ready with a 5.2in IPS LCD FullHD screen @424ppi. Thus puting it ahead of its bigger sister in terms of screen clarity.
Under the hood we see that the GR5 Mini runs on a 2GHz Octacore HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC compared to the 1.5GHz Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 CPU. This is complemented by 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM on the Mini which can be expanded via microSD up to 128GB, while the GR5 has 2/3GB RAM and 16GB ROM and can be expanded to 256GB.
In the camera department, both GR5 and the GR5 Mini feature a 13MP main camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. The Mini, however, takes the cake over its big sister in the selfie camera aspect by housing an 8MP front facing camera as against a 5MP camera upfront on the GR5.
Both phones feature a quick to respond fingerprint scanner outback, and support Dual SIM functionality. However, both phones run on Android OS 6.0.1 and have non-removable 3000mAh batteries keeping the lights on within.