Huawei Honor 5x: Effective and Affordable


Slowly building a stronger image in the market, Huawei has been on the fast track to introduce pocket-friendly smartphones that are believed to target a major chunk of the audiences that are out to grab user-friendly, attractive and top of all ‘budget friendly’ smartphones. Most of these days, you tend to find similar features being provided in the leading phones launched on fortnight basis. However, major issue is that the most of these brands lack to provide handsome features along with finding a balance at setting the perfect price tag. Honor 5X with a full metal body and 3000 mAh battery (non-removable) along with a fingerprint sensor is no is a great deal.

Huawei Honor – All Set To Top Charts:

Comparing Honor 5X’s specs with the top brands of the league, it is simply impossible not to appreciate how the phone has been designed and packaged according to the contemporary tech-savvy demands. Produced under the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s EM UI 3.1, it is believed that the users might get a chance to upgrade their devices to the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For veteran smartphone users, switching to Honor 5X might be a little frustrating in the beginning but there are plenty of other system features including gestures, the single hand option, various themes that are all now a package deal under the Huawei banner.

Perhaps, Honor should have maintained its UI with the growing needs of the consumers, as there are a number of old school transitions and functionalities that tend to downgrade the phone in comparison to various other competitors. The app icons need a lot of effort to work on while the push notifications for a number of apps are known to bother the consumer till they are graciously setup without any purpose.


The Technical Aspect:

For high-end users including gamers and social buffs, the drawback could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor providing a speed of 1.5GHz only. Having a slightly lower edge on the speed, the users might also find the 16GB built-in memory with an edge of the software sucking up 6GB from the space already provided, to be another lag in the array of goodness the phone is known for. Honor 5X however is available with an option of extending the external memory up to 128GB. The 2GB RAM is an ample option to work with, although a number of temptations are lurking around offering a package of 3GB with a similar price tag.

Honor 5X comes with 13-megapixel back camera and a seemingly selfie-friendly 5-megapixel front camera. However, camera-friendly or photogenic people tend to get annoyed with the lack of sharpness and overall appeal in the images. You are subjected to find a strange grayish-blue hue while snapping pictures, staying indoors, and premature focusing capabilities make it tiring to click the perfect picture.

The biggest and the most anticipated feature from Honor 5X is finger print sensor. With a body contoured by metallic finish, the finger print sensor adds up to the magnificence of the phone. It has been pronounced and witnessed that Huawei with the Honor series is working on to present a highly durable and attractive series designed with a language of its own. The core idea is to hand you with a pleasantly working and attractive looking set that is more of a bang for your buck.


Key Features To Hawk:

  • Dual-SIM functionality.
  • Full metal body design.
  • Fingerprint reader.
  • 5-inch LCD IPS 1,080 x 1,920px resolution, 401ppi.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 – Octa-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 w/ Adreno 405.
  • Android 5.1.1 with Huawei’s EM UI 3.1 on top (plans for Android 6.0 Marshmallow).
  • 3000mAh battery (non-replaceable).
  • 13MP rear-camera sensor, f/2.0, dual-LED flash, 1080p -30fps video, 5MP front-facing camera sensor.
  • 16GB of storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD.
  • LTE Cat.4 150 Mbps, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio.


  • Classic metallic finish with high-tech fingerprint sensor.
  • Great battery life, appropriate with a medium to high-end use in a day.
  • Finger indexing to unlock and open up programmed apps.
  • Huge 5.5″ display.
  • Pocket-friendly.

The overall verdict remains that Honor 5X has been designed to target a major yet particular chunk of youth that is not yet stable to afford the luxurious brands of the lot. A quick comparison with the forerunner Honor 4X, Honor 5X has bumped a little-on the display quality, processing speed and the internal storage to 16GB, where the remaining features definitely drag it out from the previously boring and generic build. The phone not only appears as a style statement but the available features alleviate the entire deal of the purchase.


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