One of the smartphones that really caught my attention at CES 2016 was the Honor 5X. And why not, with its sleek and shapely all-metal design, advanced fingerprint scanner, amazing signal strength, and great battery life, not to mention its rock-bottom price of just $199.
The Honor 5X is rich with features, which one wouldn’t expect to find at this price point, making it an attractive option for those customers and carriers moving away from the traditional two-year contract cycle. Just look at what you get with the Honor 5X:
- Diamond-polished aluminum alloy casing (available in gold, silver or grey)
- Second-generation fingerprint sensor with fast 0.5-second unlocking time
- 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x1080 resolution
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 616, Octa-core processor
- 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Nano SIM, Micro SIM, and microSD trays
- Google Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Some people have complained about the Honor 5X’s iOS-style EMUI interface rather than sticking with the stock Android UI. Personally, as someone coming from the Apple world, I love the look and feel of this skin. Another sore subject is the fact that the Honor 5X runs on Lollipop, rather than the newer Marshmallow OS.
On paper, the Honor 5X looks like quite a contender, and it’ll be interesting to see what people think about it now that it’s available for purchase. For more information on the Honor 5X, visit www.hihonor.com.