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Huawei Honor 5X – A Cool, Powerful Offering in the Mid-Price Segment

Introduction

This year’s CES (Consumer Electronic Show 2016) may not have been able to create a big stir among the viewers, largely because of lack of introduction of new technologies in this arena. Nevertheless, this does not imply that the consumer does not have anything to look forward to, especially with the launch of Huawei Honor 5X this month. In fact, this latest offering from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer places it strongly between the major brands who have handsets in this category and are labeled to as premium but affordable ones. With a price tag under ₹15000, the specifications are quite amazing. Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the device.

Huawei Honor 5x

Huawei Honor 5X Specifications

Dimension 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15
Weight 158 grams
SIM Slots Dual SIM
Display Full HD IPS
Screen Size 5.5 inches
Internal Memory 16 GB
External Memory 128 GB, microSD
Operating System Android L (Emotion UI)
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5MP
Connectivity 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable)

Let’s explore this phone now!

Now that you have had a glance through the specs let’s go through the specifications in detail to get a clearer view of what the device is offering.

Design

This is where the phone scores well. Built of metal on the front as well as back panel, the device provides a rich feel, not always possible in a phone priced as low as this. The grip is not slippery, though, but the metal does look very reliable either, and it seems like it will be a tough task for the user to take constant care of the surface. However, it is the top and bottom of the device which features plastics.

Huawei Honor 5x Design

Display

The display is an excellent one too, and it contains a pixel-rich screen. With a pixel density of 401PPI and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the screen is perfect for watching HD videos and viewing multimedia. Texts are clear and sharp, and outdoor visibility is no pain either.

Performance

Huawei seems to have paid attention to little details in this device, and the hardware seems appropriate for us to classify the Honor 5X as a great gaming device. The Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor is combined with 3GBs of RAM to give it all power to run your applications and games simultaneously like a beast.

Fingerprint Scanner

Not a first in this segment, but a founder player, the Huawei offers a fingerprint sensor in a smartphone priced under Rs.15000. This is featured on the rear side of the phone and is capable of unlocking the device directly, without the user activating the screen first. Additionally, the sensor seems to be quick and reliable too, quite a feat for the manufacturer.

Huawei Honor 5x Scanner

 

The Competition

There are some other Chinese players in the market, and the major brands have joined the race too. The same price segment (under Rs.15000) also features phones like Sony Xperia U and the very reliable Zenfone 2. Interestingly, the Google Nexus 5 Black (admittedly quite old) is also available for a little more than the current segment. The Zenfone 2, however, seems a major competitor for the Honor 5X, but the processor from the Huawei device works in this advantage. While Asus Zenfone 2 sports an Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor, the same price will let you have a device running Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. In contrast, though, while the Honor 5X employs 3GB of RAM, the Zenfone 2 offers 4GB for the phone to run on.

Better competition is provided by Lenovo’s K4. With similar 5.5 Full HD displays, the two also have the same amount of RAM. The processor differs, though, and while the Lenovo device MediaTek MT6753 processor, the Honor 5X uses the Qualcomm 615 (here again, they have the same 64-bit architecture).

Market Response

While India certainly is an emerging market for smartphone manufacturers, there are not too many options to choose in this price range. There are also very few devices which comes with competitive hardware and technological specifications, and Huawei seems to have made another addition to the shelf. The handset faces competition from major brands, largely because not many Chinese players share the same trust as the larger names do. Honor 5X may potentially accumulate a sizeable audience, but will have to be vary of other new additions.

Verdict

Huawei has not been shy to add beauty to the device, and it makes it an almost elegant view. The hardware specifications are excellent, and the processor combined with the sufficient RAM will probably ensure that the transitions are lag free. The phone also features Android 5.1 with its Emotion UI on top of it. Additionally, the cameras work well, and the display quality seems fit to give it a good ranking in its targeted price segment.

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