Huawei Honor 5X

Huawei has just hiked the budget segment of smartphones with the launch of their latest device Honor 5X in the US today. The Huawei Honor 5X, dubbed as “No Nonsense” phone is the first metallic phone by the Chinese manufacturer.

“Sleek and shapely, the device was inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. It also earned seven International CES 2016 awards, and has been the subject of widespread praise in the media.” The company said in a press release.

In terms of specs, the Honor 5X features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi. With a combination of a 3000mAh battery and the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, the Honor 5X is built to deliver exceptional performance making multi-tasking a breeze. With aircraft-aluminum body, the 5X offers superior ergonomics with a curved back that is 8.2mm at its thinnest and weighs 158g only.

Honor 5X Metal Body and Camera

In terms of camera, its 13MP main camera with SmartImage 3.0 image processor and dual-LED (dual tone) flash lets your record Full HD videos with all the sharp details intact. It also packs in 5MP wide-angle front-facing shooter for selfies. Storage capacity of 16GB and expandable MicroSD slot (up to 128GB) is also available to ensure users never run out of space for music, movies and games.

Other highlights of the Huawei Honor 5X include a rear-mounted touch fingerprint sensor for extra security and convenience, which takes a 0.5-second to unlock the phone. The 5X is a dual SIM phone but unlike any other dual-SIM smartphones, it features both Nano and Micro SIM slots and works with AT&T, T-Mobile and other GSM networks only.

The Honor 5X runs Android 5.1 Lollipop (EMUI 3.1) out-of-the-box, and the company has promised to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and regular security updates soon.

The Huawei Honor 5X is available on sale on Amazon and Newegg starting January 31st. Available in Gold, Grey, and Silver, the Honor 5X is priced at $199.99.


  1. This is really an amazing phone, and look at that price! This really drives home how massively overpriced some other phones are, like the crap from Samsung and Apple

    • Apple: who invented the smartphone for companies like Huawei to benefit from. Samsung: who made Android smartphones big, profitable sellers for companies like Huawei to benefit from. Huawei would still be making discount warehouse appliances if it weren’t for the tech and marketing innovations of Apple and Samsung. I wish people who prefer other brands – as I do myself – would realize that.


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