Huawei Honor 5X Review: Honor 5X is the latest mobile offered by Huawei brand. It is pretty much like its predecessor Honor 7. Huawei follows the same strategy used by OnePlus 2. The strategy is to bring top end specifications at the lowest price in the market.
Review – Huawei Honor 5X specifications
At a glance, Honor 5X delivers premium chassis, sharp screen, and powerful processor. Let’s check this super cool phone in detail!
Huawei Honor 5X Design:
Huawei’s designers claim that Honor 5X is inspired by museum situated in Paris. I am talking about Guggenheim Museum.
Quick look will make the resemblance with its predecessor Honor 5X. The attractive part is the use of metal chassis. Most smartphones with the same price tag do not offer such premium chassis. Aluminum has been used to make the chassis. Obviously, metallic chassis provides protection along with the class.
The edges are come do plastic. This can be a little drop down. But they are designed so amazingly that you won’t notice it at first.
The most appealing part in the design is the placement of finger scanner. WE can say that this is a major addition at such price tag. We are experiencing finger scanner in expensive smartphones only. Huawei designers have placed the scanner in the back below the camera in the center. The placement is in an ideal location. In terms of functionality, it does provide the same features like unlocking and approval of certain actions.
For me, the most appealing part is customization of applications with fingers. You can choose to unlock different applications with finger scanning.
Huawei Honor 5X Display:
Well, most impressive smartphones are coming with QHD display. But due to the affordable price tag, Honor 5X offers IPS display and it is great.
The display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 providing 401 ppi. No other affordable mobile offers such features.
The display is pretty much crisp and sharp. The icons and text look great. Whatever I am discussing here, it is related to the price tag.
The only issue with Honor 5X display is the low level of brightness. Users were expecting slightly higher levels of brightness.
Huawei Honor 5X Software:
Well, this is a little drawback of the Honor 5X. Although, the smartphone is the latest from the brand. But the software used is the previous version of Android that is Lollipop 5.1. Users were expecting Marshmallow. But unfortunately, we have this version only!
Huawei Honor 5X Performance:
No doubt, the hardware is pretty good as per price. We have Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 CPU. To support the CPU, there is 2GB RAM. These specifications are reasonably great for budgeted mobile.
Huawei Honor 5X Camera:
When it comes to smartphones, the camera is the crucial part. Obviously, smartphones have eliminated the need of expensive cameras. That’s why we tend to spend bucks on a smartphone. Honestly, affordable smartphones do not own high-quality cameras. So does the Honor 5X. It features the 13-megapixel primary camera. Along with such resolution, there is f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. We can say, pictures are reasonably good.
Again, everything is relevant to the price tag. In natural light, you are able to click some decent photos easily. You can share them on social media!
Users complain about the auto focus. It does not get focus easily. As a result, the picture can be blurry! But it can be managed by having a strong grip to not let it wave while clicking the picture. The problem occurs in dim light, Honor 5X has to struggle to click photos in low light.
Huawei Honor 5X Battery:
Every smartphone has major concerns about the battery. As the battery is the sole source of power. Surprisingly, the performance of the battery is great as per price. Here we have a 3,000mAH battery.
Obviously, streaming and gaming consume high levels of power. But for general use, Honor 5X can stand for one or one and half day. When I am saying regular use, it includes listening music, browsing and watching some videos on Youtube, etc. So, it is going preferably great!
Why should you buy Huawei Honor 5X?
Well, on paper, Honor 5X is the best affordable smartphones. It is giving hard competition to rivals like Moto G and OnePlus 2. It has an edge of better hardware over rivals.
The real drop down of Honor 5X is software. Users wanted the latest Android from this new mobile. But we have to compromise with previous Lollipop version.
Apart from software, the features are super awesome. The final verdict is that Honor 5X is a great option at such a price tag!