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Huawei Honor 5X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2094 reviews of Huawei Honor 5X. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Honor 5X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Honor 5X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Huawei Honor 5X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the battery and price are on the whole positive. The size and screen also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Honor 5x 5.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - GoldHonor 5x 5.5-Inch SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Honor 5X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 453 user reviews of Huawei Honor 5X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Honor 5X Metal Body Unlocked Smartphone - Gold 16GB (U.S. Warranty)Huawei Honor 5X Metal Body Unlocked Smartphone - Gold 16GB (U.S. Warranty)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Huawei Honor 5X review:

 

The world of low-cost phones is a world of compromise, but Huawei does a pretty darn good job making its Honor 5X a usable phone with a mix of high- and low-end features (see specs chart below). You'll still run into flaws here and there in the...

The Honor 5X has a nice metal build, accurate fingerprint reader and lots of expandable storage. It's much cheaper than almost-identical Huawei GX8.

There's minimal internal storage space, and some minor camera flaws with color and focus.

Huawei's Honor 5X is a great deal for budget-phone seekers.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Huawei Honor 5X (gold)

 

One of the Honor 5X's best assets is the fingerprint reader on its back, which is accurate and easy to use. The phone is also more attractive than you'd expect for its $200 price tag, which converts to about £135 and AU$275. Handling its formidable...

The Honor 5X has a nice metal build, accurate fingerprint reader and lots of expandable storage. It's much cheaper than almost-identical Huawei GX8.

There's minimal internal storage space, and some minor camera flaws with color and focus.

Huawei's Honor 5X is a great deal for budget-phone seekers.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Huawei Honor 5X (Unlocked)

 

The Huawei Honor 5X is the best looking affordable unlocked phone you can buy, but it's held back by an obtrusive UI and some performance issues.

Affordable. Attractive metal design. Good camera. Expandable memory and dual SIM slots.

Performance issues in testing. Heavy, buggy UI layer.

Software, Pricing, and Conclusions The 5X is running Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Huawei's EMUI 3.1 software layer is designed to make it look more like iOS. There's no app drawer, so all of your apps are arranged on the home screen, like iOS. And most of...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The Huawei Honor 5X Review: Mid-Range Meets Maturity

 

Late last year Huawei introduced the Honor 5X, a phone branded and sold under their Honor sub brand for their home Chinese market. A few months later, the company announced that it would be the first Honor branded smartphone to launch in the United...

In the end the Honor 5X offers you a lot for your money, and so it fulfills its expected role quite well. You get a nice display, good internal hardware relative to the price, a metal chassis, a good fingerprint scanner, and a good camera. For $199 it...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Honor 5X Smartphone Review

 

Direct metal. Huawei's direct marketing brand Honor is always good for a bargain. We have the Honor 5X with a metal body and high-quality cameras in our lab this time. Let us see whether the smartphone's details are also convincing.

high-quality metal casing ; good price-performance ratio ; compelling battery life in WiFi test ; moderate temperature development ; bright screen ; good and stylish software ; decent camera configuration ; dual-SIM ; fingerprint scanner with...

middling GPS reception ; poor call quality ; speaker's low quality ; high load consumption ; short battery life under load

Huawei has in fact compiled a decent package. A high-performance device wrapped up in a classy casing, and all that at a great price. The software is stylish and practical, the cameras shoot decent pictures and a full-sized 24-month warranty is also...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Huawei Honor 5X review: A decent performing, premium looking budget smartphone

 

Our Huawei Honor 5X review takes a look at another budget smartphone from the Chinese device maker. Read on to find out what we thought.

Nice premium look, great battery life, decent performance and camera.

Could use better speakers.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Million (gstylemag.com)

Huawei Honor 5X: Hitting the Mid Range Sweet Spot for $199 [Review]

 

Over the past couple of years the mid-range market has been heating up. Particularly with international companies getting their fix in the United States. Some have taken the usual approach of releasing a mid ranger while others have gone through code...

Even with the absent of 5GHZ WiFi, painful battery charging and iPhone familiar software, the Honor 5X by Huawei is a well-built piece of machinery at $199.99. It has a nice metallic feel to it, and holds decent specs with nice processing power to...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Timi Cantisano (neowin.net)

Honor 5X Review: Huawei's attempt to elevate average

 

Huawei's Honor 5X is a middle of the road handset that offers the luxury of a metal frame and other high-end amenities. But can it succeed in offering a premium experience for $200?

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Honor 5X review

 

If your budget is mid-range but your aspirations are premium, then the Honor 5X from Huawei could be a good choice. Avoid the frustrations and compromises normally involved in selecting a mid-range smartphone, with this premium-designed handset. Packed...

This is the second Honor phone for us to review, and we've been impressed once again. Huawei really does seem to deliver on its promise of a premium product on a budget. Asked by brent from uk on 11th Aug 2016 Honor 5x v 5c Apart from the size, what...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Juan Carlos Bagnell (pocketnow.com)

Huawei Honor 5X review: affordable and fashionable

 

Can Huawei bring some style to a budget friendly mid range phone? Here's our full Honor 5X review.

Attractive build quality ; Fantastic fingerprint scanner ; Wallet friendly ; Respectable battery life

Unappealing UI ; Weak audio playback from speakers ; Weak camera performance when shooting video

The competition at this price point is heating up. We’ve compared the Honor 5X to the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 , we recently we reviewed the Oppo F1 , and a Moto G is always a safe bet at this tier. Still there’s a charm here. To answer the question...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Gold / Grey / Silver / Silver, White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM + NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Contacts,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor:MSM 8939
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:MSM 8939

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1

Storage

Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
RAM capacity:2

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Contacts, Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.321
Height:5.94 / 5.96
Weight:5.57
Width:3