Hauwei has launched its New Honor 5X smartphone in India at a price of Rs. 12999 and will go on sale on 1 February 2016. The smartphone is up for registration and you can register on Flipkart or amazon to buy the device. The Huawei Honor 5X goes head to head with the recently launched Lenovo K4 Note and also compete with the LE 1S which going to launch on 2nd Feb 2016.
The Honor 5X comes with mid-range hardware with a finger-print sensor, and will be available in 2 GB variant. There was a 3 GB RAM variant launched in China when Honor 5X was announced back on 31st October 2015.
The device features all metal body and will be available in silver, grey and gold colors. Huawei has moved up from poly plastic design of Honor 4X and Honor 4C and has used high grade aluminum alloy with refined polishing process in the Honor 5X.
The smartphone looks premium and for the price range it belongs it is great to have a uni-body metallic design mobile.
The screen measures 5.5 inches and with Full-HD (1920*1080) pixels display with 400 PPI. The screen has been upgrade compared to the Honor 4X which has a 5.5 inch HD display.
Though the display doesn’t have any protective glass layer like its predecessor Honor 4X which makes it vulnerable to drops.
The speaker grills are located on either side of USB connector at the bottom, ensuring better audibility while holding the smartphone.
See Also : Huawei Honor 4X vs Micromax Yureka
Under the hood Honor 5X has Octa-core 64 Bit Snapdragon 616 processor running at a clock speed of 1.7 GHz. The snapdragon 616 is slightly more powerful compared to the Snapdragon 615 found on most smartphones like Yureka Plus.
The smartphone come with 2 GB Ram which is a bit less than most other smartphones getting launched in this range. Most smartphone manufacturers are bundling 3 GB RAM. Will tell you about the performance at the end of the article.
There is no multiple versions based on storage, the smartphone comes with 16 GB storage also has a micro SD slot which is capable of adding 128 GB of storage.
The Device runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and as a well known aspect the ROM is customized with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1.
The honor 5X comes with a 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP secondary front facing camera and the sensor carries a 5P lens with IR filter like the ones comes.
The stand out feature for the Honor 5x is the Finger print sensor.
It is located below the rear camera, Huawei claims to have a response time of 0.5 secs for the finger print sensor using a relatively new technology. The fingerprint sensor also allows to be used even with wet fingers which has been a pain in the earlier generation of sensors.
The battery comes as a removable type with 3000 mAh capacity; the smartphone does include Quick charge 3.0 which charges the battery upto 50% in 30 minutes.
The smartphone comes with Dual sim and also supports high speed 4G LTE data along with the native support for 3G and 2G data. You can use dual sims and the memory card with the Huawei Honor 5X there is no hybrid memory card slot on the device.
Key specs of Honor 5X
- Screen 5.5 Inches.
- Display Full HD (1920*1080).
- Processor Snapdragon 615 at 1.5 GHz (Qualcomm MSM8939).
- Number of Cores Octa-core (64 Bit).
- RAM 2 GB.
- Storage 16 GB, expandable to 128 GB.
- Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
- OS Android Lollipop 5.1 (with EM UI on Top).
- Special Finger Print Scanner.
- Battery 3000 mAh (powered by Quick charge 3.0).
- Weight 156 grams
- Thickness 8.75 mm
Verdict – Lenovo K4 Note Vs Huawei Honor 5X Strengths and Weakness Compared
The Huawei Honor 5X offers a lot for the money. The stand out features for the smartphone is its metallic design which is really refined compared to what competition is offering. At the moment the Huawei Honor 5X competes with the Lenovo K4 Note. (Read Full Review of the Lenovo K4 Note), which is one of the best smartphone under 12K.
Which one to choose depends on what you are looking in the smartphone, both have some common strengths like great design , build quality, fingerprint scanner, Full HD display and decent battery life.
The K4 Note has a little more battery capacity and also has great sound quality. The Huawei Honor 5X comes with Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.5 Ghz which offers slightly better performance compared to the Mediatek 6753 in the K4 Note. The additional 1 GB RAM don’t help in gaming. Performance wise Honor 5X is just a little better but not too much.
If you are looking for better sound quality , better battery go for the Lenovo K4 Note , plus it is Rs. 1000 cheaper, if you want a little more performance , pure metallic design choose the Huawei Honor 5X.