The new Honor 5X is like a cheaper, larger Honor 7 (but as good looking)

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 11.48.09 am_resultIf the 5.2-inch Honor 7 isn’t for you, you might like what you read here. Huawei have, via their sub-brand Honor, announced the Honor 5X which is largely reminiscent of the Honor 7.

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There are of course, more differences than one which warranted Huawei to make another phone. One, the screen size on the Honor 5X is 5.5-inches (with a full HD resolution). Other differences include the CPU, RAM, etc., as you shall read further.

The Honor 5X comes with the new Snapdragon 616 processor, an octa-core CPU @1.7GHz along with either 2GB or 3GB RAM. There’s 16GB of on-board space on the Honor 5X, but you can easily increase that with a microSD card.

Moving on, there’s a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear (which sites above a fingerprint sensor that is claimed to unlock your phone in just 0.4s), and a 5 mega-pixel one on the front. A 3000mAh battery powers the phone, which looks like a decent package overall with a 999 Yuan ($157) price tag for the base 2GB RAM version, while the 3GB RAM Honor 5X is 1399 Yuan ($220).

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  1. Young
    October 28, 2015

    Is Huawei competing with Elephone?

    Too many phones.

    • crappkid
      October 28, 2015

      Huawei is a significantly larger company. They have enough people to make every phone they launch decent. Elephone, on the other hand..

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 28, 2015


  2. Tajwar
    October 28, 2015

    Wait not the 615?

  3. realjjj
    October 28, 2015

    The SoC is at 1.5GHz and the SoC is the weak point vs Xiaomi, Meizu, LeTV offers.

  4. dave bryson
    October 30, 2015

    Is this phone released yet and if so who is selling it?