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Honor 5X – 7 reasons to love this budget smartphone


Honor 5X won several prestigious awards at CES 2016 and wowed reviewers with its stunning looks and a pocket-friendly price tag. Here’s what we love about it

Honor 5X – 7 reasons to love this budget smartphone

Honor 5X stands out among budget smartphones, though there are many contenders in mid-range price segment of of Rs 12,000 to Rs. 15,000. With cool features and an enviable build, its jaw-dropping price only sweetens the deal. Take a look at these 7 awesome features of the Honor 5X sourced from trusted reviewers the world over.

Honor 5X

1. Design first

The Honor 5X looks spectacular wrapped in an all-metal body crafted from a diamond-polished aluminium alloy. The design is highlighted by sand-blasted matte-finished sides while the shiny CNC-milled chamfer adds to its premium looks. Finally, the laser-etched logo at the rear completes the look to provide a luxurious feel that belies its budget price tag.

2. Fingerprint scanner 2.0

Phandroid.com nails the advanced fingerprint scanning abilities of the Honor 5X when they say: “Something you won’t find on many affordable devices is a fingerprint sensor. The Honor 5X’s second-generation fingerprint sensor offers greater accuracy and a fast 0.5-second unlocking time. The sensor also gets smarter over time, learning and recognizing your finger even more accurately as time passes.”

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Added to this, the Honor 5X also recognizes fingerprints of multiple users and will allow access to predetermined functions on the phone such as speed-dial or an app. Now that’s multitasking at its best!

Honor 5X

3. Premium processing power

The Honor 5X comes with 1.5Ghz + 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core processor with 2GB RAM. Excellent for 3D gaming, the device features a PC-grade GPU, which ensures no lag as you immerse yourself in the game!

4. Dazzling display

The Honor 5X clearly wins with a fully laminated 5.5 inch display. As Lanh Nguyen of Android Authority says in his first impressions of the 5X: “It’s not often that we see smartphones at this price point sport Full HD displays, so we’re happy this Honor device comes with a slightly higher resolution display than the rest of the pack. And just like the Huawei P8, the 5X has small bezels surrounding all parts of the screen.”

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With a 72.5% screen-to-body ratio and 1920X1080 pixel resolution, the phone is a clear winner.

Honor 5X

5. Capture it all

The 13MP rear camera featuring a SmartImage 3.0 image processor as well as the 5MP shooter on the front seems to have impressed the technophiles.

Sascha Segan of PC Mag writes: “Unexpectedly, I was really impressed with the cameras. Pictures I took in indoor lighting with the front and back cameras were surprisingly sharp.”

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6. Priced right

With better than standard features at the INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 price point, the phone offers more than the industry standard, all in a package that makes it look and feel much more premium than the competition. Phil Nickinson of Android Central sums it up best: “Basically all things you’d expect to see in a $700 phone versus a $199 phone.”

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7. And the award goes to… Honor 5X!

Need more convincing? Here is the long list of awards that the Honor 5X has gathered since its launch.

Honor 5X

Here’s a video review of the phone by Nothing Wired:

Excited? See the full specs of the Honor 5x here.

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