Honor 5X Review: Metal And Performance

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
9
Display
7.5
Performance
8
Camera
7
Battery Life
8
Value For Money
8

Design And Display
The Honor 5X boasts of a complete metallic body with a brushed metal back. The phone is thin and really light. Due to the light weight, it can be easily operated using a single hand only. With a really elegant and neat design, Honor has done a commendable job with the 5X.

honor 5x speakerThe right one is the speaker grill while the left one is the microphone. The speakers are really loud with a good base. This is something which is present only in handful of devices.

honor 5x sim slotsUsers can insert a micro SIM card as well as a nano SIM card in the phone. Additionally, you can also put in a micro SD card in order to expand the storage space. The phone does not support USB OTG.

The phone has a full HD 5.5 inch display which provides an awesome viewing experience. The bottom navigation buttons are present on the display itself.

Performance
Here we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset and I am quite happy with that. I have earlier reviewed Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 6 which has the same processor and there has been a remarkable improvement in terms of the heating factor. The good news is that you can play games and watch videos for long hours on the Honor 5X and the phone will not heat up. This means that the processor will not slow down. A 3 GB of RAM has become a norm these days in this segment but Honor decided to go with 2 GB of RAM in this phone.

honor 5x antutu scorehonor 5x geekbench3For regular users: Honor 5X is the go to phone for all your regular tasks like sending emails, Whatsapp, listening to music.

For gamers: I played several heavy games like Asphalt 8 airborne, Dead Trigger 2 and Walking War Robots on Honor 5X. Each game ran smoothly.

Camera
A 13 Mp camera on the rear and a 5 Mp front facing camera is present on this phone. Take a look at the images below. Clearly, camera is the weak point of Honor 5X. The rear camera is average and the front facing camera is slightly better than average. However, I am impressed by the low light photography from this phone. You can see that in the airport image. Then again, details do lack in close up shots.

Battery Life
honor 5x fingerprint scannerWe have a 3000 mAh battery under the hood of the Honor 5X smartphone. I was a bit apprehensive about the battery backup since we are dealing with a full HD 5.5 inch display over here. But Honor 5X came out with flying colours. The battery lasts till evening with a full early morning charge.

Verdict
Honor 5X is a good all rounder. It is an elegant looking device which does not compromise on the performance front. The speaker is really impressive and the option to insert a nano sim card and a micro sim card simultaneously definitely helps. On the down side, the rear camera could have been a bit better.

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Ajay Gupta
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