Honor 5X (Review)

Honor 5X is the beautifully designed smartphone that not just stands apart for its looks, but it also delivers the right performance with complete features. Honor 5X is a mid-range smartphone that brings Fingerprint sensor and a smoothly designed metallic body that makes it look extremely stunning and classic. Because of its non-removable battery, the phone looks exceptionally sleek and its display delivers the picturesque graphics that hardly any other phone from the same budget offers. So today I am reviewing the Honor 5X Fingerprint sensor featured phone, but before that, let’s see what specifications it covers.

Specifications of Honor 5X

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Display 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080p) full HD IPS display with Multi-Touch Sensitive screen
Storage 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM

16GB internal memory with expandable storage up to 128GB

Processor 1.5GHz + 1.2GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa Core processor
Camera 13MP rear camera with Smartimage 3.0 image processor, auto-focus LED flash, panoramic shooting and quick shooting

5MP front camera

OS Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Battery 3000 mAh non-removable battery with SmartPower 3.0
Additional features Fingerprint sensor 2.0, 3 card slots supporting nano SIM/ micro SIM/ SD card, 2G/3G/4G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Color Sunset Gold,  Dark Grey, Daybreak Silver

Features

Looks and Display

Honor 5X is designed with a metallic body that provides a smooth feel to your hands. It is crafted with a world- class design and blends on the curve so that you can experience its classic finishing. The body is constructed with diamond polished aluminium alloy and finished with an exception brushing technique that delivers a polished finishing. The sides are completed with sand-blasted matte to give a shinier look to the phone.

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The phone contains a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a fully laminated screen of 1980 x 1080p that delivers an improved display under any lighting conditions. The screen delivers dynamic contrast and visibility and conveys vivid and sharp images. Honor 5X also contains 10 point multi-touch and manual colour temperature adjustment controls and high transparency screen protector with the device.

 

Fingerprint Identification 2.0

Its Fingerprint Identification 2.0 delivers better and faster performance and greater accuracy in a 5 seconds unlocking time. It contains an adaptive sensor that prevents failed fingerprint recognition caused by partial fingerprints or wet hands. Setting up the fingerprint support is really easy that completes in 6 touches. It also offers privacy protection like App lock, File Safe and Visitor mode. With the fingerprint technology, you can call your friends, launch an app, click photos, control and manage the notification bar, operate the alarm and answer calls. It eases your tasks from entering the pin code or pattern every time and unlocks the phone with a single touch.

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Performance and Battery

Honor 5X has an extensive combination of 2GB RAM and a Qualcomm 64-bit Octa Core processor that delivers high level performance. The response is super smooth and it gets your work done in minutes. The Octa core processor is manufactured using 28nm technology that enables you to run and play high definition games with PC-grade GPU. You can seamlessly enjoy games and watch movies on it with uninterrupted performance. The phone comes with 16GB internal storage that gives you the ability to download loads of apps and games and allows expanding it up to 128GB with external SD card storage. With a 3000 mAh battery capacity, the phone can last for 1.46 days (depending on moderate/heavy usage). It comes with Smartpower 3.0 that enables eight-point power saving plan to reduce power consumption by 30%.

 

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Honor 5X comes with a cutting-edge 13MP rear camera with Smartimage 3.0 image processor that enables clicking high-quality images under different light conditions. It also includes a macro mode that supports shooting closer objects with high clarity pictures. The lens is protected with anti-reflective coating that increases the amount of light entering the lens and enables the camera to take great shots even in low light conditions. The front camera is 5MP, which has 22 mm wide-angle lens with four elements. It also includes an 88 degree viewing angle for clicking panoramic selfies. The camera results with accurate colour and sharpness that enhances the beauty of the original picture. Honor 5x camera comes with the different modes like food mode, time-lapse mode, slow motion mode, perfect selfie mode and demist filter.

Interface

Honor 5X interface is packed with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and EMUI 3.1 that offers stunning features. You will a set of privacy features that lets you envelope the home screen apps and store your confidential files in a safe place. It also protects your sensitive information with its high level security features. There are pop-up reminders for incoming calls to avoid interruption while playing games or watching videos. The interface is very simple and user friendly because of the large fonts and icons. It also provides off-screen gestures that allows opening the pre-configured apps. The integrated speaker chamber, bottom speaker and smart power unique amplifier deliver crystal clear sound quality. The speaker volume is 18.84% louder and delivers an excellent audio range. You can experience a profound sound which can be hardly experienced in any other smartphone device.

 

Pros

Cons

2GB RAM delivers a smooth gaming experience No Gorilla Glass protection
Front camera takes great selfie images In case the phone gets hanged, the battery cannot be removed
Dual SIM 4G LTE support Only 9.6GB user memory is available, pre-occupied with integrated apps
Good battery backup No Android Marshmallow
Fingerprint scanner
Lightweight and sleek. Metallic finishing makes it look stunning

Pricing and Availability

Honor 5X is available in three colour variants- Gold, Grey and Silver, all costing Rs. 12,999. Honor 5X can be purchased from their official website.

Conclusion

Honor 5X is a good for money phone which performs great for moderate and heavy users. Although the phone lacks some important features like Gorilla Glass and a removable battery, still you can consider it as a good performer. The metallic body steals the user’s attention but the performance is equally great as how it looks.

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