Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has always been known for providing value for money smartphones and their latest model Honor 5x does a little bit more by offering a fingerprint sensor at a midrange price. The phone costs $157 for the 2GB version and $220 for the 3GB version.
The phone sports a same 5.5-inch display like its predecessor Honor 4x, albeit the Honor 5x comes with a 1080P resolution. It has a Qualcomm’s latest mid end chipset, the Snapdragon 616, that comes with a two 64 bit quad core processor (1.7Ghz quad core Cortex A53+ 1.2Ghz quad core Cortex A53). The processor is supplemented by a Adreno 405 for graphics. In terms of storage, the Honor 5x has 16GB of inbuilt storage with a provision of microSD card expansion slot that is upgraded upto 64GB.
The Honor 5x comes in a metal build construction and should feel premium for its price. It has a 13MP rear shooter with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, 5P lens, and Blue Glass IR filter. There is a 5MP snapper up front with f/2.2 aperture, 22mm wide-angle, 4P Lens, Blue Glass filter and a 88 degrees wide angle lens. The back is non-removable and inside there is a 3000mAh battery which supports quick charging 3.0.
In terms of connectivity, the phone supports 2 SIM slots with 4G LTE capabilities, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The Honor 5x runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with emotion UI 3.1 layered on top of it.