Top 7 things to know about the Honor 5X

The year is just getting started and we are already witnessing smartphone brands Lenovo, Xiaomi, Coolpad, etc pushing their devices in the budget segment, and joining the line is the Huawei’s new Honor 5X. The device have been already launched in China, and today it will be launched in India, and it will be available via Flipkart, the new Honor 5X will be coming in two variants; one with 2 GB of RAM and the other with 3 GB of RAM, leaving that, the Honor 5X also packs a fingerprint sensor, metallic body, which gives the device a premium look, a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 13 MP rear facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera, etc. So in this regard, we are going to write about the top 7 things about the new Huawei Honor 5X.

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So, here are the top 7 things which you must know about the brand new Hauwei Honor 5X-

1.Fingerprint Sensor

The Huawei Honor 5X comes with a fingerprint sensor placed right below the rear camera, despite of being a budget device, the fingerprint sensor works really well and unlocks the device within less than 1 second, apart from being quick, it is also reliable and accurate. Another good thing is that, the fingerprint sensor also comes with gesture support, which are seen on the high-end Honor series.


Like its predecessors, the Honor 5X fails to impress in the gaming department, however, you can play casual to moderate games without facing any kind of laginess, if and only if they are played on medium graphics.


Looking at the hardware, the device packs a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor bundled with 2/3 GB of RAM, when it comes to performance, the device doesn’t deliver a smooth multi-tasking experience due to some UI issues, however, it may get fixed after receiving some updates.


Regarding the camera, the Honor 5X houses a 13 MP rear facing camera, which is being assisted by a dual-tone LED flash, and at the front it houses a 5 MP camera, coming to the quality, both the cameras does a really good job in good lighting conditions, and looking at the price point, the camera quality seems to be impressive.

5.Battery life

Another department in which the Honor 5X really impresses is the battery life, the device offers a SOT of more than 5+ hours, which is really excellent, apart from that, the battery comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support, so you can charge the device from 0-100 % within 60 mins.

6.Sound Quality

The speaker placed at the bottom is not that loud and clear, and while playing games or watching videos you can easily block the speaker, another bad thing is that in noisy areas you will not be able to hear any kind of sound coming out of the speaker.

7.Frequent updates

Out of the box, the Honor 5X runs on Emotion UI 3.1 on top of Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop), but the good thing is that, Huawei will also be releasing frequent updates for the Honor 5X, which includes the Android v 6.0(Marshamllow) and Emotion UI 4.0 update.


Device name Honor 5X
Company Huawei
Release Date January 2016
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro/Nano
Weight 158 g
Dimension (5.969×3.00×0.32)inches
Colors available in Silver,Sunset gold
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixel density ~ 401 ppi
O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v5.1.1(Lollipop)
Custom UI Emotion UI 3.1
Processor Octa-core 1.5 GHz
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 405
RAM 2/3 GB
Internal memory 16
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 128 GB
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Compass Yes
Primary Camera 13 MP
Resolution 4208×3120 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features Dual tone LED flash,front LED flash,panorama,touch focus,
face detection,Geo-tagging
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.1,A2Dp,LE
3G Yes
4G Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono(DTS)
Capacity 3000 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No
Talk Time upto 8+ hrs (3G)
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 12,999 Click here to buy
amazon Rs 12,999 Click here to buy