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Huawei G Series

Huawei GR5 2017 ProProcessor: Kirin 650, Kirin 655, Mediatek MT6753, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP4, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, ARM Mali-T880 MP12, Qualcomm Adreno 405, Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.135kg, 0.156kg, 0.16kg, 0.162kg, 0.167kg, 0.169kg
Price: 200, 300, 400 euro
Average Score: 76.73% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 41 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 73%, features: 74%, display: 83%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 94%

 

Huawei G8

The G8 stays true to Huawei's principle of offering affordable smartphones without compromising on its quality. It boasts a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution and a pixel density of 401 PPI. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and its performance is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. Its build is largely made of metal. The smartphone comes in three color variants: gray, gold and silver. It is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 167 g (including battery). The G8 comes with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter, which claims to be capable of ultra-low light shooting. One nifty feature of the G8 is its fingerprint sensor, which can be easily customized with gestures for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. The internal storage of the G8 is 32 GB and the storage capacity can be expanded by up to 64 GB thanks to a MicroSD slot. While it is NFC compliant, it is not capable of supporting USB OTG. Notwithstanding its affordability, its strong specs sheet allows the G8 to stand as a strong contender to pricier devices such as the Moto X Play and One Plus 2.

Specifications

Huawei G8Notebook: Huawei G8
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.169kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Huawei homepage
 G8 (Model)

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Average Score: 74.33% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

83.8% Huawei G8 (GX8) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
High-end feeling. With the G8, Huawei has launched a mid-range model on the market that already meets premium-range standards with its very high-quality build. Our report clarifies what compromises have to be made compared with other top models.
60% Huawei GX8 Review: A Flawed Proposition
Source: Tom's Guide English
On its own, the Huawei GX8 is a decent phone. It has a solid display, good cameras and an alluring body. I wish it lasted longer on a charge and were faster and more responsive. But at $350, the GX8 would be an acceptable choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Huawei GX8 Review: A Flawed Proposition
Source: Tom's Guide English
On its own, the Huawei GX8 is a decent phone. It has a solid display, good cameras and an alluring body. I wish it lasted longer on a charge and were faster and more responsive. But at $350, the GX8 would be an acceptable choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei G8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Premium offers like the Mate S and Mate 7 bring the idea to life, but do so with a considerable budget at their disposal. When trying to do the same, only within a tighter budget, Huawei can't quite boast the same level of success. The Huawei G8 is a perfect example - on the surface it would appear to be the perfect combination of Huawei's high style and elegance and a reasonable price point, but in reality, it is plagued by quite a lot of imperfections that tend to leave it at a disadvantage in today's sprawling mid-range market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2015
Huawei G8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Premium offers like the Mate S and Mate 7 bring the idea to life, but do so with a considerable budget at their disposal. When trying to do the same, only within a tighter budget, Huawei can't quite boast the same level of success. The Huawei G8 is a perfect example - on the surface it would appear to be the perfect combination of Huawei's high style and elegance and a reasonable price point, but in reality, it is plagued by quite a lot of imperfections that tend to leave it at a disadvantage in today's sprawling mid-range market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2015
Huawei hits its budget straps again
Source: PC Pro English
I thought the Honor 7 was pretty good for a £250 smartphone when I had a look at it last week, and the G8 looks to offer a similar package for those who prefer a larger-screened smartphone. As ever, the Emotion UI might prove too much for some people, but if that doesn’t rub you up the wrong way, the hardware looks pretty tasty for the money. It will be available to buy in the UK later in September.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2015
Huawei hits its budget straps again
Source: PC Pro English
I thought the Honor 7 was pretty good for a £250 smartphone when I had a look at it last week, and the G8 looks to offer a similar package for those who prefer a larger-screened smartphone. As ever, the Emotion UI might prove too much for some people, but if that doesn’t rub you up the wrong way, the hardware looks pretty tasty for the money. It will be available to buy in the UK later in September.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2015
Huawei G8 Review
Source: Recombu English
It’s not quite as elegant to look at as its launch partner the Mate S, but the Huawei G8 still packs of lot of the same premium features for considerably less money. €399 buys you a dual SIM 4G smartphone will an all-metal body (in dark silver, white or gold), a solid pair of cameras, large battery, a respected processor and the latest available build of Android. It’s in a tough space with some notable competition, but after this initial encounter, there’s certainly potential for a great smartphone here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2015
Huawei G8 Review
Source: Recombu English
It’s not quite as elegant to look at as its launch partner the Mate S, but the Huawei G8 still packs of lot of the same premium features for considerably less money. €399 buys you a dual SIM 4G smartphone will an all-metal body (in dark silver, white or gold), a solid pair of cameras, large battery, a respected processor and the latest available build of Android. It’s in a tough space with some notable competition, but after this initial encounter, there’s certainly potential for a great smartphone here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2015
Hands on: Huawei G8 review
Source: Techradar English
Huawei always produces solid low and mid-range devices and the G8 is another that can be added to the roster. The fingerprint scanner is impressive, although with stiff competition from OnePlus and Motorola it may find it difficult to really stand out. There's the promise of decent battery life from the 3000mAh power pack, but you'll have to wait for our full review to see if it manages that. If it can, then you may want to check out the Huawei G8.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2015
Hands on: Huawei G8 review
Source: Techradar English
Huawei always produces solid low and mid-range devices and the G8 is another that can be added to the roster. The fingerprint scanner is impressive, although with stiff competition from OnePlus and Motorola it may find it difficult to really stand out. There's the promise of decent battery life from the 3000mAh power pack, but you'll have to wait for our full review to see if it manages that. If it can, then you may want to check out the Huawei G8.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2015

Foreign Reviews

77% Huawei GX8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
77% Huawei GX8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Allrounder zu fairem Preis?
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2016
Allrounder zu fairem Preis?
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2016
Premium-Qualität für unter 400 Euro?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2016
Premium-Qualität für unter 400 Euro?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2016
86% Starke Mittelklasse aus Fernost
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 88% features: 88% display: 96% mobility: 72%
86% Starke Mittelklasse aus Fernost
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 88% features: 88% display: 96% mobility: 72%
Der wahre Flaggschiff-Killer?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2015
Der wahre Flaggschiff-Killer?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2015

 

Huawei GR5 Mini

Specifications

Huawei GR5 MiniNotebook: Huawei GR5 Mini
Processor: Kirin 650
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T830 MP2
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.156kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

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Average Score: 72% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

71% Huawei GR5 mini – bản thu gọn đáng giá
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
73% Đánh giá Huawei GR5 Mini: Nhỏ và có vỏ kim loại, camera tốt, hiệu năng ổn
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 73% display: 75% mobility: 78% workmanship: 70%
Đánh giá Huawei GR5 mini: Thiết kế khá, vân tay nhạy
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good configuration; flexible fingerprint sensor; decent cameras; good price. Negative: Relatively thick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2016
Đánh giá Huawei GR5 Mini: 4 triệu có đủ thứ
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Good price; solid workmanship; impressive display; decent cameras; good performance; long battery life. Negative: Incomplete design; narrow screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2016

 

Huawei G9 Plus

Specifications

Huawei G9 PlusNotebook: Huawei G9 Plus
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Links: Huawei homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Smartphone Huawei G9 Plus - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Huawei GT3

Specifications

Huawei GT3Notebook: Huawei GT3
Processor: Kirin 650
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T880 MP12
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.156kg
Links: Huawei homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Test du Huawei GT3 : le frère de l’autre
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Metal case; excellent display. Negative: High SAR (Specific Absorption Rate).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2016

 

Huawei GR5 2017

Specifications

Huawei GR5 2017Notebook: Huawei GR5 2017
Processor: Kirin 655
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T830 MP2
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.162kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

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Average Score: 82.33% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

90% Huawei GR5 phone: Full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you want the ability for high-end photography on a phone but can’t run to the more-expensive models, then this is a great choice. Even if you don’t use the camera it’s a great phone at just $400. Different variants are available in different markets (more and less expensive models with 4GB and 2GB RAM) but this 3GB model makes for a good sweet spot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
77% Huawei GR5 2017 — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The Huawei GR5 2017 is a cheap low level phone and as such there are a few corners that were cut to make the price point. If you are looking in this price range you no doubt want a phone that is reliable, takes a decent photo and can allow you access to your Facebook. This phone can do that consistently albeit without flair. It just gets the job done.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 90% mobility: 76% workmanship: 90%
80% Review: Huawei GR5 2017 smart phone
Source: Gadgetguy English
For $399 you can’t expect a phone that’ll challenge the top models out there. But what you can expect is a practical, effective one. And that’s what the Huawei GR5 2017 model phone is. And its good functionality is nicely enhanced by its ability to take better than average photos.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Huawei GR5 2017 Full Review + Camera
Source: Manila Shaker English
Huawei GR5 2017 is officially retailing for Php13,990 or about $282 USD. Huawei was able to do it last year. Do you think they have done it again for the GR5 2017? This might just be your next budget-friendly dual-camera capable smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2017
Huawei GR5 2017 Review: Dual-cam Mid-range Winner
Source: Unbox English
Huawei is starting off 2017 with a very solid mid-range device. The GR5 2017 (or Honor 6X, or Mate 9 Lite) has a lot to offer. A relatively powerful processor, large battery, excellent endurance and solid camera make this a solid winner for the Chinese company. If you’ve managed to hold off buying a phone during the holidays or are due for an upgrade, you definitely have to check out the GR5 2017. It’s definitely great value for the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2017

Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá chi tiết Huawei GR5 2017: Giảm dưới 5 triệu không thể ngon hơn
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; metal case; nice display; decent cameras; nice performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2017
Trên tay Huawei GR5 2017 màu xám: Nam tính và góc cạnh
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good cameras; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2017
مميزات و عيوب موبايل هواوي جي ار5 2017
Source: Reviewzat →EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good dual cameras; quick charge. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2017

 

Huawei GR3 2017

Specifications

Huawei GR3 2017Notebook: Huawei GR3 2017
Processor: Mediatek MT6753
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP4
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.135kg
Links: Huawei homepage

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Huawei GR3 2017 Review: A Budget Phone That Covers All The Basics
Source: Unbox English
Like we said earlier, the Huawei GR3 2017 is a shockingly good value proposition, considering its price point. The Kirin 655 octa-core processor is good enough for daily use, the display is excellent for the price point and the battery is able to last an entire day even with heavy use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2017
First Shots: Huawei GR3 2017
Source: Unbox English
With enough light, the GR3 2017 is able to capture plenty of detail. The texture on the fish head as well as the mini-bokeh effect at the rear of the cute kitty is pretty impressive for a phone like the GR3 2017, especially at the price point it sits in.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2017
Huawei GR3 2017 Unboxing, Quick Review: Awesome Value For Money
Source: Unbox English
From our brief time with the GR3 2017, it looks like Huawei has another winner in its hands. At just Php 8,990, it’s 3K less expensive than their already excellent GR5 2017 despite having roughly the same hardware sans the dual camera. We’ll be reviewing this phone in the coming days, so expect our full review to come out later this week or early next week.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2017

Foreign Reviews

مميزات و عيوب موبايل هواوي جي ار3 2017
Source: Reviewzat →EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent display; decent hardware; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot; unsupport quick charge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2017

 

Huawei GR5 2017 Pro

Specifications

Huawei GR5 2017 ProNotebook: Huawei GR5 2017 Pro
Processor: Kirin 655
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T830 MP2
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.167kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Huawei homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Huawei GR5 2017 Pro - smartphone tầm trung chạy Android 7
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Positive: Good dual cameras; high autonomy; quick charge. Negative: Mediocre design; average hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
Huawei GR5 Pro nâng cấp cấu hình, giữ nguyên thiết kế
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good hardware; metal case; excellent display; decent cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2017
Lên thớt Huawei GR5 2017 Pro: Bình tuy cũ nhưng rượu có còn ngon?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2017

 

Comment

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2.Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-T880 MP12: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the Samsung Exynos 8890 with 650 MHz.These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-T720 MP4: Integrated graphics card with four clusters clocked at up to 600 MHz. The chip supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and is typically produced in 28nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

616 MSM8939v2: Mid-range ARM-SoC with 8 CPU cores, X5 LTE modem (LTE Cat.4) and a Adreno 405 GPU manufactured in 28nm. The processor cores are based on the 64-bit Cortex-A53 architecture.625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. :

Kirin 650: ARM based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53). Four cores can be clocked with up to 1.7 GHz (power saving cores) and four with up to 2 GHz (performance cores). The SoC also integrates a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU and an LTE radio. Kirin 655: ARM-based octa-core-SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A83 cores with 4x max 1.7 power saving cores and 4x max 2.1 GHz performance cores). Mediatek:


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.135 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.169 kg:


76.73%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Huawei Mate SE
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei Y9
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Samsung Galaxy A6 2018
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 G611F
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei Nova 3e
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei P20 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Honor 9 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei P10 Selfie
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Honor 7X
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei Mate 10 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Honor 9i
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei Nova 2i
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei Nova 2 Plus
Mali-T830 MP2, unknown
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei Nova Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Huawei P9 Lite 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Honor 8 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Huawei P10 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 658
Huawei GR5 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Huawei P8 lite 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Samsung Galaxy On NXT
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung Galaxy M10
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 6.22", 0.163 kg
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 4.7", 0.138 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.53", 0.198 kg
Huawei Nova 5i Pro
unknown, unknown, 6.26", 0.178 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-10-16)