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Huawei Honor 5X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1943 reviews of Huawei Honor 5X. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Huawei Honor 5X


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Huawei Honor 5X from 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 Reviewers really like the battery and price. The size and screen also get good comments.

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100% of the reviews on 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

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Huawei Honor 5X


alaTest has collected and analyzed 453 user reviews of Huawei Honor 5X from 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 Reviews about the design and screen are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

93% of the reviews on 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)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (

Huawei Honor 5X


Gorgeous display ; Decent battery life ; Strong processing power

Ugly UI ; Not a premium feel ; Lacking some features

All the normal problems of Huawei are present in this Honor phone, but there's a lot to love and for the price it's quite astonishing what the company has managed to achieve.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Elyse Betters (

Honor 5X review: Cheap without the compromise?


You might not know this but Huawei - the company that paired with Google last year to make the excellent Nexus 6P - has a sub-brand called Honor, which has just released a new budget phone.

Metal back plate, 1080p 5.5-inch display, Nexus 6P-like fingerprint sensor, very affordable

Build quality, sluggish chipset, only 2GB RAM & 16GB storage, Honor’s EMUI 3.1 custom UI

So, to recap: for £190 ($199) unlocked, you'll get a metal build, 1080p 5.5-inch display, a Nexus 6P-like fingerprint sensor, decent battery life and an alright camera. That's the Honor 5X in a nutshell.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

Honor 5X review


A metal phone with a fingerprint scanner for under £200? We take a look at the new Honor 5X budget smartphone.

The Honor 5X is another great value phone from Huawei's sub-brand. It offers excellent design and build with some solid specs too. It is missing some elements such as NFC and 11ac Wi-Fi so you might be better off spending a little more on the Honor 7,...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (

Honor 5X Review: In Depth


Honor 5X review: This great-value 5.5-inch metal mobile costs just under £200 but packs some seriously impressive specs, to rival the likes of the Motorola Moto G and Wileyfox Swift. Here's our full Honor…

Great price/performance balance ; Premium design elements ; Lightweight ; Good battery life

Unreliable connectivity ; Thick bezels ; Laggy performance

It's important to remember that the Honor 5X costs just £189.99, which for a dual-SIM 4G phone with a Full HD screen and expandability up to 128GB is pretty enticing. Similarly-priced handsets include the Wileyfox Storm and the Samsung Galaxy A3, which...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: mfereday (

A Honor Handset : Huawei Honor 5X


Huawei has added to its range of e-brand smartphones with the release of the Honor 5X handset. Described at the launch as being the most affordable premium smartphone of 2016 (admittedly at the time we were just 35 days into the year), the Honor 5X is...

The Honor 5X comes with a range of sensors. Including the fingerprint sensor, there is an accelerometer, proximity and compass. Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP is provided. There is also support for MMS, email, Push Mail and IM. The Honor 5X is an attractively...

Mar, 2016

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Expert review by: Alan Lu (

Honor 5X review


The cheapest Android phone yet with a fingerprint reader

Classy metal casing; Fingerprint reader at a low price; Fingerprint shortcuts; Lengthy battery life

Occasionally sluggish touchscreen; Aggravating Emotion UI

By no means a clean sweep, but this budget Android phone is still a surprisingly good bargain

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Honor 5X review: Top value, but can it dethrone the Moto G?


Honor's latest low-cost handset scores high on looks and features, but it needs to polish its software offering

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (

Huawei Honor 5X review: A smartphone worth considering for the budget buyer - Tech2


Huawei launched the Honor brand in 2014 in India and it has tasted a fair bit of success if the sales numbers of its phones are any indication to go by. This year Honor released the 5X in India, a couple of months after the China launch of the same...

The Huawei Honor 5X is priced at Rs 12,999 which puts it in a very fierce price bracket, where competition is quite high. But the Honor 5X manages to hold its own with its overall performance. Sure, it is not a perfect phone and comes with its flaws...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

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 additional features

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...

Expert review by: Brandon Chester (

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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity: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


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
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


Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold / Grey / Silver / Silver, White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:2


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


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards: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

Packaging Content

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


Accelerometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
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
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing: Yes
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8939


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1


Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.1 / 151.3
Width:7.63 / 76.3