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Huawei GR5 2017 Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Specs Comparison

The Galaxy J7 Prime is currently Samsung's best affordable midrange offering. It boast premium aesthetics, great specs, long battery life, and good cameras for a sub PHP 14K phone.
Huawei GR5 2017 Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Specs Comparison
Huawei GR5 2017 or Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Enter Huawei GR5 2017, a prime and loaded challenger to the Galaxy J7 Prime. It comes with a slightly better on paper specs highlighting a dual camera setup w/ tons of settings which includes a promising full manual mode. Currently, it is also one of the most affordable handset with dual main camera setup that's readily available in the country as of this writing.

Now, let's compare the specs of these two impressive premium midrange smartphone offerings.

Huawei GR5 2017 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Specs

Specs Huawei GR5 2017 Galaxy J7 Prime
Display: 5.5 Inch FHD IPS 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass at 401 ppi 5.5 Inch FHD TFT 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 4 protection at 401 ppi
CPU: 2.1 GHz 64 Bit Kirin 655 octa core processor1.6 GHz 64 Bit Exynos 7870 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T830 Mali T860
RAM: 3 GB 3 GB
ROM: 32 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128 GB 32 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB
Rear Camera: 12 MP f/2.0 w/ 6P lens, PDAF + 2 MP secondary sensor w/ LED flash 13 MP f/1.9 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP w/ wide angle lens and auto face detection 8 f/1.9
Battery: 3,340 mAh 3,300 mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.1 UI Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE w/ VoLTE, OTG, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM (hybrid) WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, OTG, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Sensors: Hall, light, proximity, accelerometer, compass, sound, gyroscope Accelerometer, proximity, sound
Others: Fingerprint sensor, Colors: gray, gold, silver Fingerprint sensor, Colors: white gold, black
Dimensions: 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm 151.5 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 162 g 167 g
Price: PHP 13,990 13,990 Pesos
Huawei GR5 2017 in person
Huawei GR5 2017 in person

On first look, both Huawei GR5 2017 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is made out of mostly metal material w/ curvy corners and 2.5D curved glass screen. The metal body of Huawei GR5 2017 slightly feels tougher and better to hold. However, it has no mention of Gorilla Glass protection like the J7 Prime.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Checking what they have to offer on paper, they're nearly identical again that should have few differences in performance. The Huawei GR5 has advantages on the use of a slightly better screen (IPS vs TFT) and 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera setup that w/ full manual controls and the ability to create bokeh and refocus your shots. Huawei GR5 2017 also has gyroscope for VR and AR lovers out there.

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Overall, the GR5 2017 is a slight upgrade over the impressive Galaxy J7 Prime. However, we need to test the GR5 2017 thoroughly first before coming up with a conclusion.

What do you think guys?
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