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.
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.
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.
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.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||February 1, 2016|
|Model||Honor Play 5X|
|Color||Gold, Grey, Silver|
|SIM Card||Micro + Nano|
|Operating System||Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||151.3 x 76.3 x 8.1 mm|
|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|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||72.07 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|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|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||26 hr|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||720 hr|
|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
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|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|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|