The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has made one of its releases, the GR5 Mini, as a smaller variation of its earlier GR5.
However, the difference lies not just in the size. Both the handsets have some exactly same features, while they also tend to differ in quite a few ways. Combining compactness with elegant looks, the Mini device is bound to be a favorite among most Huawei brand lovers. This mid-range gadget is available in silver, gold and gray color choices. Added to this, the smartphone supports dual SIM with dual standby functionality. One of the SIM card slots is a micro SIM slot whereas the other slot accommodates a nano SIM. In some parts of the world, this smartphone is also known as the Huawei Honor 5c.
Dimensions, Weight and Body Material
True to its name, the GR5 Mini is not a very big device. The handset has a size of 147.1 x 73.76 x 8.3mm that makes it easy to hold the device with one hand. The dimensions also ensure that you can comfortably slip the smartphone into your pocket. In proportion to the size, the gadget is not heavy with its weight of 156g. With a metal body that is supplemented by a brushed finish and a rippled surface, the Honor 5c does not let you down in the looks department either. On the whole, the Huawei offering is an all-rounder in terms of size, weight and looks.
Screen Display and Size, Pixel Resolution and Density
The screen size is one major area of difference between the Huawei GR5 Mini and its big brother predecessor. As can be guessed, the Mini flaunts a smaller screen of size 5.2 inches. Opting for an IPS LCD display, the FHD screen has a standard pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a pixel density of 424ppi. With the normal 16 million colors rendition and 68% screen-to-body ratio, the touchscreen supports multi-touch of up to five fingers. The IPS technology assures you of wide viewing angles that makes it a good choice for performing various online tasks. The dynamic contrast adjustment technology assists in turning contrasts on and off based on the surroundings. Sunlight and low light visibility are quite satisfactory.
Shooters – Primary and Secondary
As far as the snappers are concerned, both the rear and front snappersof the Honor Note 5c do not put quality at stake. The primary autofocus camera is integrated with a BSI sensor and has a 13MP value with LED flash support, and can be used to record 1080p videos at 30 fps. It makes use of 5P Aspheric lens and incorporates a 78 degree wide angle visual range and a blue glass filter for photo quality enhancement. A noteworthy feature is the professional mode that allows you to take shots that can compete with the standards of those delivered by an SLR camera.
The front snapper is also decent in its operation with an 8MP value and the ability record videos 720 p videos at30 fps. This camera uses a 4P lens with a 77 degree wide angle visual range. This not only helps you to take crisp and clear selfies, but also assists in including more selfie lovers in the frame. Optical image stabilization and face beauty are highlights of this shooter.
Hardware, Memory and Software Parameters
Interestingly, the Honor 5c has one of the latest processors under its hood. The smartphone uses a Kirin 650 64-bit octa core processor that ticks at 2GHz. This is supported by an additional i5 co-processor for easy carrying out of day-to-day activities and a Maii T830 graphics processor. Loaded with 2GB RAM for seamless operation, the handset offers 16GB storage. Using a memory card in place of a second SIM, the provided memory can be boosted by another 128GB. In other words, there is no dedicated memory card slot. The second SIM card slot is a hybrid slot that can be used to insert either a SIM card or a memory card.
The Huawei device has Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow up and running right away. This is additionally interlaced with the manufacturer’s very own EMUI 4.1 user interface to adjust the text automatically based on various parameters.
Battery and Fingerprint Sensor
The Huawei GR5 Mini has a fairly powerful and non-removable Li-polymer battery of 3,000 mAh battery with power saving technology. This offers on an average about 16 hours of talk time on 2G and 3G networks. Alternatively, with light to moderate use, the battery lasts for 48 hours before calling for a recharge. On extensive use, the device can be used without interruption for 32 hours.
The fingerprint sensor functions using new generation technology, and is capable of unlocking the smartphone in less than half a second. Located just below the rear snapper, the sensor also offers 360 degree readability.