Huawei fans in Europe will have to wait a few more days for the Honor 5x to go on sale in their region. On the other hand, Huawei fans in the U.S. are already reveling in the newly released Honor 5x, which quickly went off the shelves from Jan. 31.
Huawei is selling its first Honor phone for its U.S. customers. The company recently announced the launch date of the phone officially. You can now grab it online via Newegg.com, HiHonor and Amazon.com. Consumers can choose from three color options – silver, grey and gold. The good news is the handset comes at a reasonable price tag of $200, GSM Arena reports.
Engadget notes that the Honor 5x is a pretty solid phone, clad in aluminum. It flaunts a 5.5-inch display with 1,080p resolution. For an affordable price, the phone offers mid-range specs that include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and a Snapdragon 616 chip. For a decent price tag, the camera is quite handy with a 13MP sensor for its rear camera and a 5MP sensor for the front camera. The phone comes with nano-SIM and micro-SIM slots that support 4G data.
The Huawei Honor 5x is available with Android 5.1 running at its base and Huawei’s own customized Emotion UI. It may sound a bit disappointing for Huawei fans, but the phone will not receive upgrades to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
A report says that the Honor 5x will start selling in Europe on February 4. In the same report, a customer feedback, however, revealed that the phone will not sell in Canada.
The Indian Express reported that the Honor 5x was also recently launched in India along with another phone, Holly 2 Plus. The two handsets are available at Rs.12,999 (approx. US$192) and Rs. 8,499 (approx. US$125), respectively.
The Holly 2 Plus is a budget phone with a powerful battery to help it survive for prolonged hours. It features a 5.5-inch display with 1,280 x 720 pixels. It has 2GB RAM and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek processor. The phone has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.