This is the first part of a multi-part series brought to you by Benjamin Rossington. I have owned the Huawei Honor 5X as my daily-driver since it first became available in the U.S.
Huawei Honor 5x
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Before we look into the hardware, I should inform you this device comes from the manufacturer looking and operating very different from a standard Android device. Huawei has a fairly heavy ‘skin’ on their devices, called “EMUI”. This device originally shipped with EMUI 4.0 and Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). Since I no longer longer use the original ROM, and Nougat isn’t available from the manufacturer, I will be eventually focusing on Lineage OS 14 on this device.
The Honor 5x is the first offering from Huawei subsidiary Honor. It features a beautiful 1080p LCD screen, metal body, fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE ready (single sim), dual sim functionality, 16Gigabytes of storage, and 2Gigabytes of RAM at an original price of $199.
The standard features are present here, Bluetooth (v4.1), WiFi (2.4Ghz only), 13Mp camera, 5Mp selfie, GPS, FM music, etc.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon 615 MSM8939v2 CPU
(8 cores, 1.7Ghz throttled to 1.5Ghz max speed, 4x @ 1.2Ghz, 4x @ 1.5Ghz)
Qualcomm® Adreno 405 GPU
5.5in IPS LCD at 1920×1080 resolution
401 ppi density
About 72% screen-to-body ratio
Onscreen NavBar buttons
16Gigabytes total storage
(About 12Gigabytes of user-storage)
MicroSD card compatible
(upto 128Gigabytes confirmed)
(approx. 1.8Gigabytes user)
3Gigabytes model available (KIW-AL10)
Stay tuned for the next part of this series: “Corners Cut for Price” or “The Price of a Pretty Device“