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Honor 5X


Honor 5X Description

  • Fingerprint Instant access to apps
  • Fingerprint Dial
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Premium metal body in budget segment
  • Metal Unibody
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Non removable battery

The Chinese handset maker, Huawei seems to be upping its game as is apparent from the recent launches by the brand. After having launched the much anticipated Honor 7 in India, brand has now gone ahead and launched a new device called Honor 5X. From aesthetics to specifications, the new handset appear to be a mid-range smartphone, however, the device is actually a budget handset. This handset will definitely appeal to the budget consumers. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are interested in the handset.


The handset has been placed in the budget segment, however, nothing about the design speaks budget. Huawei claims that the chassis of the handset has been crafted from diamond-polished aluminum alloy , which is aircraft grade. The rear panel of the handset features a brushed metal finish that enhances the whole aesthetics of the handset.


Huawei has equipped the new handset with a large 5.5-inch display that makes for a a good display for multimedia and gaming. The handset is one of the very few in budget segment that has been equipped with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

User Experience

Huawei has pre-installed the last generation Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system in this handset, which comes with visually appealing material design. The user experience is further enhanced by Project Volta for better battery, ART for app enhancement and improved security features. Further enhancements are taken care of by the EMUI 3.0 from the brand that improves upon stock Android.

Performance and Battery Life

The processor of the handset is an Octa-core unit that comes with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, which ensures a decent performance. There is 2 GB of RAM in this handset that ensure that this handset performs at its best without any lag. There is a 3000 mAh battery in this smartphone that can see through a day's worth of usage.

Camera Technology

There is a 13 Megapixels primary camera in this smartphone that is ideal for daily photography and candid snapping. The front panel of the handset also houses a 5 Megapixels camera that is good for clicking selfies.


This handset is a dual-SIM smartphone that happens to be equipped with both 4G LTE and 3G connectivity. It also comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, Bluetooth and GPS for convenience.


If the handset is priced right by the brand, it has all the potential to put Huawei in the spotlight of Indian handset market. With an integrated fingerprint scanner, all metal build, powerful cameras and decent specifications, this handset is as best as it gets in this segment.

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Key Features See Full Specs
Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
  • 1.5 GHz Octa Core
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Storage
  • 5.5" (13.97 cm) Display
  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • Quick Charging

Honor 5X Specifications

General Specifications Launch Date February 1, 2016
Brand Honor
Model Honor Play 5X
Color Gold, Grey, Silver
Form Factor Touchbar
Category Phablet
Dual SIM
Hybrid SIM
SIM Card Micro + Nano
Facial Recognition
Fingerprint Scanner
Network LTE+LTE
Operating System Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Custom UI EMUI
Phone Body Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal
Dimensions 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.1 mm
Weight 158 grams
Processor & RAM Processor 1.5 GHz Octa core 64 bit (1.5 GHz Quad + 1.2 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939
GPU Adreno 405
Display Size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen IPS LCD
Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD
Pixel Density 401 ppi
Colours 16M
Keyboard Touch
Screen to Body Ratio 72.07 %
Other Input Features Multi-touch
Camera Rear Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
5 MP
Rear Flash
LED Flash
Rear Camera Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Rear Camera Aperture f/2.0
Front Camera Aperture f/2.4
Rear Camera Features Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Rear Auto Focus
Front Auto Focus
Video Recording
1080p@30fps, Full HD
Digital Zoom
Battery Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Battery Type Li-Polymer, Non Removable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging
Talk Time 3G 26 hr
Stand By Time (GSM) 720 hr
Connectivity GPRS
2G GSM 1900/1800/900/850
3G HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps
4G LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE Cat4 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
A-GPS, Glonass
NFC Support
USB Port microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C
Entertainment & Multimedia Ringtone Vibration
Audio Format AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video Format 3GPP, AVI, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, Xvid, DivX
Storage Internal Storage 16 GB
Expandable Storage
Up to 128 GB
Card Slot microSD
Calling & Messaging Phone Book
Practically Unlimited
Instant Messaging
Additional Information Items in the Box Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Disclaimer: The specifications shown may be different from actual. Please confirm with the retailer site before purchasing.

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