Huawei Honor 5X Review – Mid Range Phone with Best FingerPrint Sensor

Last Updated On : Thursday, May 12, 2016
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In the competitive smartphone market, Huawei is one of the manufacturers, who is launching products with good specs and features. To add more, Google is officially partnered with them for their Nexus phones. In the series, Huawei Honor 5X is one of their latest launch.

Recently I reviewed Honor Holly 2 Plus budget phone from Huawei. Here is my next review on Huawei Honor product. Honor 5x has many features including the fingerprint sensor. I have been using the phone for the past 10 days and here is my review. Now Lets cut to the chase.

Huawei Honor 5X

Huawei Honor 5x Review:

Display, Size, Color, Design and Look:

The phone comes with curved edges and a metallic finish. The looks finish looks premium and classy. On the right side, we have Volume control, Power button. On the left side we have dual SIM slots and an micro sd card slot, you have eject them to insert SIM and sd cards using the SIM eject tool. Both SIM supports 4G which is one of the nice feature. On the front portion of the phone we have ambient light sensor, speaker and 5MP front camera. On the bottom, we have Mic and charger/USB port. Honor 5x has 5.5 inches screen with 1920×1080 resolution display. 3 navigation button comes on the screen. On the top we have 3.5 mm audio jack and noise-cancelling microphone. Back Side of the phone has 13 MP camera with Flash. Just below the camera we have Fingerprint sensor.

RAM, Processor, Storage:

Honor 5x is powered by Octa Core 64 Bit Snapdragon 616 processor and Adreno 405 for graphics. It has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. You can also extend the storage up to 128 GB. The phone comes with many preloaded apps. When talking about RAM, Honor should have gone for an 3 GB RAM when comparing to the competitors.

Camera:

The phone comes with a 13MP rear camera with flash, where the photo quality is good in natural as well as artificial lights. A variety of modes has been preloaded in the camera app, which makes photos more effective. One of the best modes is Good Food mode, which makes foods more delicious when taken with this mode.
Also, you can add an audio note to your photos. Watermark feature is available which allows you to add weather, places, date, etc., Apart from this, we have beauty mode, night mode, etc.,

Huawei Honor 5X (1)

The front camera is 5MP and its quiet good for selfies. Panorama mode is available on the front camera as well, which makes large group selfies easily.

Video:

This camera supports 1080p videos. The color and audio quality is so good. You can also take slow-motion and time-lapse videos on this phone.

Overall, the camera quality is very nice on this mid-range smartphone.

FingerPrint Sensor:

One of the best and notable feature of the phone FingerPrint Sensor. I have used few smartphones in the recent times, finally i give my thumbs up to this phone. The sensors are so good and real quick. You can setup FingerPrint lock with few seconds, you can enroll your fingerprint by placing it in different positions, at least 6 positions. You can do various functions with the FingerPrint sensor like unlocking the phone, swiping down the sensor will open the Notification Center, swiping up will open the multitasking menu and you can also define particular apps to be opened with the fingerprint sensor.

Overall, it is one of the fast FingerPrint Sensor from my experience.

Battery:

The phone comes with 3,000mAh battery, and it supports 2A charging. The battery lasts for one complete day on a heavy usage. SO no need of power banks any more. 🙂

Other Technical features:

The phone runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating System, an update to Marshmallow is coming near feature. Apart from the above features, this phone holds the common features of android like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc.,

Box Contents:

The box comes with a Phone, Charger with USB removable cable, SIM eject tool and there is no headphone.

Price:

Huawei Honor 5x is priced at Rs.13,000. You can buy it from Honor official store.

Pros :
Fast FingerPrint Sensor
Camera
Light Weight With metallic finish
128 GB Expandable Storage

Cons:
2 GB RAM is not enough.

Final Thoughts :

Honor 5x is really a good mid-range smartphone. Impressive camera and fingerprint sensors add value to the phone. The phone usage is smooth and reliable. The only disadvantage is the phone holds only 2 GB of RAM which lags sometimes while multitasking. Apart from that, the phone is a good buy for the price.

  • R Kidambi Badri

    Great review. Very clear too. I thought 2GB RAM is sufficient.