Huawei Honor 5X Review

Huawei Honor 5X reminds me of my very first smartphone which had a metal back battery cover 6 years ago. Time flied and technology improved a lot since then. So here you have – Honor 5X with full metallic aluminum alloy body, fingerprint scanner, 5.5″ Full HD IPS screen and priced below RM 1000. It is loaded with 13 MP F2.0 rear camera and 5 MP F2.4 camera for front. Dual 4G SIM cards and microSD card support at the same time. Powered by Android 5.1.1 with EMUI 3.1 that has lot of interesting and useful features. You should know all about them in details if you have been following my Honor 5X articles for the past 3 weeks. Else do read through this one which is the recap and highlights. And be sure to click on every single links to get more detailed information about Honor 5X. Enjoy reading…

Honor 5X Package Contents
Package Contents

Package Contents
Honor 5X has 1 to 1 exchange warranty for 180 days on top of 1 year manufacturer warranty. And it comes in a very secure parcel through City-Link Express from Vmall. And the shipping is fast. Honor 5X comes with pre-applied screen protector. Together with AC charger, USB cable, SIM slot pin, quick start guide and warranty card in the package. Didn’t buy anything online before? No worry, this article Vmall Shopping Experience will tell you how safe it is.

Honor 5X Hardware
Sleek full metallic aluminum alloy body

Design & Construction
I wish that I can repost all Honor 5X hi-res photos in The beauty of Honor 5X here. Its sleek full metallic aluminum alloy body is so lovely and strong too. Nice to hold thanks to ergonomic curved design. Buttons like volume up, down and power are easy to reach even with single-hand operation. Fingerprint scanner is also well placed. The rest of the part like noise-cancelling microphone and headset jack are located on top while speaker, micro USB port and microphone at the bottom too.

Honor 5X Fingerprint Scanner
Fingerprint management

Fingerprint Scanner
Honor 5X fingerprint scanner uses second generation FPC rim-free touch metallic fingerprint sensor that offers better performance, greater accuracy and a faster unlocking time with just 0.5 second. And it is there just to unlock the phone, right? Wrong! You need to learn all of them from this article – The Innovative Fingerprint Scanner of Honor 5X then. Here are some of them that I like. Use it as quick launch button to bring up your favourite application or call your assigned contact too. Even more tasks with touch and slide gesture like take photo / video, display notification panel, answer call, stop alarm and lot more…

Honor 5X Photo Video Samples
Honor 5X Photo Sample

Honor 5X Camera Functions, Photo & Video Samples article is the one that you cannot miss. Above is just one of the samples taken with Honor 5X stacked 13 MP image sensor with SmartImage 3.0 image processor. Don’t forget about rear camera that has F2.0 aperture, 28 mm wide angle lens with five elements too. There is lot of cutting-edge and innovative camera functions like skin-beautifying algorithm for accurate color reproduction, Good food mode for more delicious food, Beauty mode for perfect selfie, All-focus mode to change the focal point of a photo after it’s been taken, HDR, Panorama and others. Be sure to check all Honor 5X photo and video samples. And you can download the actual size photos there too.

Software & Gaming Video
Words can’t describe Honor 5X smoothness and actual performance from 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 CPU with Adreno 405 GPU. And loaded with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Above video about Honor 5X real world performance on applications like Google Chrome for web browsing, Facebook, Android OS navigation, fingerprint unlock, motion control and lot of games in both 2D and 3D should tell you some. Impressive, right? Love the vivid and crisp 5.5″ Full HD IPS screen. And can’t stop playing games with gamepad like GameSir G4s (know more – GameSir G4s Review).

Honor 5X Battery Life
Honor 5X Battery Life

Battery Life, Connectivity & Benchmark
Honor 5X 3000 mAh battery manages to last up to whole day with 4 hours+ screen on time and played Asphalt 8: Airborne 3D racing for one and a half hour. More than a day on casual usage. And it takes less than 2 hours to fully charge with 2A charger. As I mentioned before, you can use dual 4G SIM cards and microSD card at the same time. No need to share slot. Besides, it is loaded with Bluetooth 4.1, GPS (Glonass + AGPS) and Wi-Fi connection up to 802.11n. Interested to know their performance? This article will tell you then – Honor 5X Battery Life, Connectivity & Benchmark. Lot of benchmark scores there by the way.

Honor 5X EMUI
EMUI 3.1

EMUI 3.1 & Software
Powerful hardware without effective software support is useless. Thanksfully, this is not the case on Honor 5X which loaded with lot of user friendly EMUI 3.1 features and useful software. EMUI looks alike iOS. There is no app drawer so everything you installed will be placed directly on home screens. Besides, you can change user interface totally with theme. Customize screen lock style, unlock animation, lock screen, home screen and icons to suit your personality. There are smart assistances like motion control which let you draw a letter to open an assigned app (as seen as in the video), One-hand UI to ease operate Honor 5X with one hand and more. Simple home screen style gives you bigger and simpler UI which helpful for elderly. Pop-up call reminder is another useful one. Woo… I can go on and on with all these nice EMUI and loaded software features and functions. Be sure to read all of them in detail yourself with above 2 links. They make Honor 5X even better and productive.

Honor 5X with metal body and fingerprint sensor is one of the best smartphones that you can get below RM1000 no doubt. Loaded with high-performance and low-power 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. Dual 4G SIM cards and microSD card support simultaneously. Don’t forget its gorgeous 5.5″ Full HD IPS screen, 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras for beautiful photos too. Interested? More information can be found at Vmall Website. And get yours there.


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