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Nov 02, 2015


5.5 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels


13 MP (Single camera)
5 MP front


Qualcomm Snapdragon 616


16GB, microSDXC


3000 mAh


Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Huawei Emotion UI


The honor 5X comes with 5.5-inch 1080p screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 gigs of internal storage. There is 13 megapixel camera on the back, as well as 5 megapixel shooter at the front. The phone sports honor’s signature fingerprint sensor on the back, too, and runs Android 5. 1 Lollipop, skinned with Emotion UI. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

This device is also known as
Huawei GR5

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Size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 400 PPI
Technology: IPS LCD

Screen-to-body — Shows what approximate part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies. The value is calculated automatically based on the screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the notch/cutout.


72.56 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor



System chip — The System-on-a-Chip includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip is used in the phone.

«>System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 8939v2

Processor — This is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device.


Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU — The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.


Adreno 405

RAM — This is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.


Internal storage: 16GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 128 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Huawei Emotion UI



Capacity — The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer’s unique usage pattern.


3000 mAh
Type: Li — Ion, Not user replaceable



Rear: Single camera
Camera samples
Main camera: 13 MP (Autofocus)

Aperture size — The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

«>Aperture size: F2.0;

Focal length — The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

«>Focal length: 28 mm

Video recording: 1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 5 MP
Video capture: 1280×720 (HD)


Size comparison

Dimensions: 5.96 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm)
Weight: 5.57 oz (158.0 g)
Materials: Back: Metal

Biometrics — Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.


Fingerprint (touch)
Keys: Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Gold, Gray, Silver, White


4G (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 12(700 a), 17(700 b)
3G: Bands 5(850), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE, HSPA
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM type: Nano SIM, Micro SIM



Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Radio: FM
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4. 1
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging

Location — This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device.


GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

«>FCC approval:

Date approved — Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

«>Date approved:

Jan 07, 2016

FCC ID value — Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

«>FCC ID value:


Measured SAR — Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone.

«>Measured SAR:

Head: 0.41 W/kg
Body: 1.29 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.43 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.39 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 220


Officially announced: Oct 27, 2015

Alternative variants

Honor 5X

Differences from the main variant:

RAM — This is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.




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The Huawei Honor 5X Review: Mid-Range Meets Maturity

by Brandon Chesteron February 29, 2016 8:00 AM EST

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  • Smartphones
  • Huawei
  • Android
  • Snapdragon 616
  • Honor 5X



Intro and DesignSystem & CPU PerformanceSystem Performance Cont’d and NAND PerformanceDisplayBattery Life and Charge TimeCameraSoftware and UI PerformanceFinal Words

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 States, and we were first given access to the phone during Honor’s launch event in Las Vegas. With the Honor 5X the company is hoping to bring a great smartphone experience with capable specifications to a relatively low $199 price point, delivering a phone at the tail-end of the mid-range category that should be able to punch above its weight.

Unlike some of Honor’s more expensive devices like the Honor 6, the Honor 5X doesn’t come with one of HiSilicon’s Kirin SoCs, and opts for a Qualcomm part instead. You can view the entire spec sheet for the Honor 5X in the table below.

Huawei Honor 5X Specifications
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 616

4 x 1.5GHz Cortex A53 (Performance)

4 x 1.2GHz Cortex A53 (Efficiency)

Adreno 405

NAND 16GB + microSD
Display 5. 5″ 1920×1080 IPS LCD
Modem 2G / 3G / 4G LTE Category 4

(Integrated Qualcomm X5 Modem)
Dimensions 151.3mm x 76.3mm x 8.15mm; 158g
Camera Rear Facing


f/2.0 28mm equivalent IMX214
Front Facing


f/2.4 22mm equivalent OV5648
Battery 3000 mAh (11.4Wh)
Launch OS Android 5.1.1 with EmotionUI 3.1
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz Only, Bluetooth 4.1

GPS/GNSS, Micro USB 2.0
Launch Price (US) $199

At $199, the Honor 5X certainly gives you a lot for your money. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 SoC. This is essentially a revised 615 with the Cortex-A53 performance cluster clocked at 1.5GHz and the efficiency cluster at 1.2GHz. It’s worth noting that we’ve actually seen Snapdragon 615 designs clocked at 1.5GHz and 1.11GHz, so this is just a small frequency bump on the second cluster and it isn’t something I’d expect to see significantly affect performance in the real world.

Snapdragon 616 uses Qualcomm’s Adreno 405 GPU. This is something that sets the Honor 5X apart from other Snapdragon 400-series based mid-range devices like the Moto G, as we’ve observed Adreno 405 perform three times faster than Adreno 305 and 306 in some situations. While Adreno 405 isn’t a GPU that will run the newest 3D games in 1080p, it’s enough to run simpler 3D titles at a lower resolution, and it should have no problems with the majority of simple 2D smartphone games.

The Honor 5X’s display is a 5.5″ 1920×1080 IPS panel. I’m surprised that 1080p displays have come to the mid range market as quickly as they have, and it’s looking like we won’t be seeing many 720p displays outside of the sub $200 range going forward.

Huawei has chosen Sony’s IMX214 for the rear-facing camera, and OmniVision’s OV5648 for the front-facing camera. IMX214 has become one of the choice cameras for mid range devices, with the 2015 Moto G also using it. Since it wasn’t long ago that flagship smartphones like the Nexus 6 were shipping with it one can hopefully expect good photos, although the quality of an OEM’s image processing and the capabilities of the SoC’s image signal processor will also have a significant impact on image quality.

The rest of the Honor 5X’s specs are fairly standard for this price point. You have 2GB of LPDDR3 memory, 16GB of NAND and a MicroSD slot, and 2.4GHz 802.11n WiFi plus Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. The Honor 5X is powered by a 3000mAh battery, which is about what you’d expect from a 5.5″ device with a roughly 8mm profile.

One of Huawei’s big marketing points with the Honor 5X is the fact that it sports an aluminum chassis, which definitely helps to set it apart from most other mid range devices that are primarily made of plastic. While the materials used in a phone play a large role in whether it feels like a high quality device, there are many other factors that also contribute to whether it feels nice to hold in the hand.

In the case of the Honor 5X, the front of the phone actually looks a lot like the Huawei P8 and P8 Lite, although I would say it’s closer to the latter of the two. Comparing it to a photo from my P8 Lite review you can see how both phones have their sensors and earpieces placed in similar positions, and unfortunately both have the relatively large black border around the display that also exists on other Huawei smartphones. I really don’t understand this design choice, especially on the phones with white face plates.

The sides and back of the Honor 5X are made of aluminum. The sides have a sand blasted finish, while the back has a brushed finish. As far as $200 phones go, it’s definitely one of the best that I’ve seen. Of course, there’s still a huge difference between something like the Honor 5X and an aluminum unibody device. The low mass of the Honor 5X makes it pretty clear that the phone isn’t a complete aluminum shell with a front plate put in, and that you’re really dealing with a much thinner aluminum cover on the back. Even so, it’s a welcomed improvement over what you’ll get with most other smartphones at this price.

Although the Honor 5X is mostly made of aluminum, there are two plastic RF windows on the top and bottom. You don’t ever end up feeling these, but I wish that Huawei hadn’t gone and put a dimpled pattern on the inserts, because it just looks out of place and takes away from the otherwise high quality chassis.

The right side of the Honor 5X has the volume rocker and sleep/wake button, while the right side has two different removable trays. The first tray holds a Nano SIM card and a MicroSD card, while the second tray holds a Micro SIM. Dual standby support is a big feature in markets like India and China so it’s not surprising to see it show up on the Honor 5X.

Overall, I think Huawei has done a good job with the design of the Honor 5X, especially when you consider its $199 price point. Often when you see something that looks like metal on a $199 phone, it ends up really being plastic designed to look like aluminum or chrome. In the case of the Honor 5X, it really is an aluminum chassis, and that’s a big point of differentiation compared to something like the Moto G or the ASUS Zenfone 2.

System & CPU Performance
Intro and DesignSystem & CPU PerformanceSystem Performance Cont’d and NAND PerformanceDisplayBattery Life and Charge TimeCameraSoftware and UI PerformanceFinal Words


Huawei Honor 5X — review, specifications, prices, reviews

Overview | Characteristics | Prices | Reviews

Review Huawei Honor 5X

Huawei Honor 5X is a real hit. In the budget smartphone, which was announced on October 27, 2015, you can find an aluminum case, an LTE module, a fingerprint scanner and a Full HD screen. Yesterday it seemed unbelievable, but this gadget breaks all the stereotypes. This is a new bourgeois with claims to premium.

Appearance and ergonomics

It is worth noting that Honor 5X is available in three colors at once: metallic silver, graphite gray and gold. There is a branded design of the line, which is immediately recognizable. The corners of the case are elegantly rounded, and the side frames near the display are reduced to a minimum. Moreover, all edges are carefully processed using a special machine. The case itself is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, distinguished by its lightness and beauty. Diamond polishing was used here, creating a special charm and magnificence. For an inexpensive smartphone, this model looks really stylish and impressive.

Due to the numerous treatments on the case, the smartphone fits perfectly in the hand. Ergonomics here is presented at the highest level. On the back there is a fingerprint scanner, which has a rounded shape for the best convenience. Moreover, the scanner can act as a touch button for the camera, answer calls and launch applications. The case is 8.2 mm thick, which is completely unnoticeable in the hand.


Enjoy picture quality with full HD resolution. The Honor 5X uses a 5.5-inch IPS panel with increased brightness. Here, the viewing angles are normal, and the colors can be adjusted manually, since the standard values ​​will seem too cold to someone. The oleophobic coating also works well because glare has little to no effect on picture quality.

Hardware and performance

The Huawei Honor 5X smartphone has a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor with a frequency of 1500 MHz and eight cores. The role of the graphics system is performed by the Adreno 405 chip with a nominal frequency of 550 MHz. This processor is a popular solution for the middle segment, and even for the budget class MSM8939 from Qualcomm is a great option. The device has 16 GB of storage memory, as well as 2 GB of RAM, which is now commonplace.

Huawei Honor 5X scores 34,000 on AnTuTu. 3DMark — 120 points. Unfortunately, due to high resolution and insufficient performance, 3D games very often slow down. You can play them only on medium or low graphics settings. Otherwise, the processor shows decent results, coping with many tasks confidently. Android 5.1 acts as the main platform, and EMUI 3.1 is installed on top with a convenient user interface.

Communication and sound

Honor 5X is able to function in almost all available LTE and 3G networks. There is Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GLONASS and A-GPS. But NFC is not here. The sound from the speakers breaks out quite powerful, which is a pleasant surprise. Perhaps he lacks purity. But with headphones, the situation is even better. The earpiece performs well even in noisy environments.


The solid 13-megapixel camera in Honor 5X is especially bright in the daytime, and not even the sunniest. Photos can be a problem at night, but for its class, this is a truly decent camera. The front-facing 5-megapixel module with an 88-degree viewing angle has got a built-in self-portrait enhancer. Shooting video in classic Full HD resolution is no problem, as the output videos are clear and smooth. There are also some very successful shooting modes.


Surprisingly, Huawei Honor 5X is almost devoid of really weak points. This budget device, which has all the most important and necessary for today. A huge advantage of the smartphone is also a beautiful design in a metal «wrapper». In terms of its capabilities, Honor 5X is significantly ahead of many competitors in the domestic market.


  • Metal case.
  • Excellent Full HD display.
  • Advanced fingerprint reader.
  • Decent performance.
  • Great price.


  • Not suitable for graphics-heavy games.
  • Gets very hot.

Specifications Huawei Honor 5X

9 0066 Data transfer 9007 0 Supported memory cards

9 0068

Huawei Honor 5X

General specifications
Model Huawei Honor 5X 10, KIW-TL00, KIW-CL00, KIW-UL00
Announcement/sales date October 2015 / October 2016
Dimensions 151. 3 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm.
Weight 158 g. 71

2 SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM), alternating mode operation
Operating system Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Communication standard in 2G networks GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 — SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800
3G communication standard HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 9 0006 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO / TD-SCDMA
Communication standard in 4G networks LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Screen type IPS LCD, 16M colors
Screen size 5.5 inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 @401 ppi
Multitouch yes, up to 10 simultaneous touches 9007 1
Screen protector Gorilla Glass 3
3. 5mm jack yes
FM radio yes
optional DTS sound enhancement
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Satellite navigation GPS (A-GPS), GLONASS/ BDS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11a /b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
Internet connection LTE, Cat4; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, EDGE, GPRS
CPU Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616
GPU Adreno 405
RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM — KIW-CL00, KIW-TL00 , KIW-TL00H, KII-L21, KII-L22, KII-L23
16 GB, 3 GB — KIW-AL10
Internal memory 16 GB
microSD up to 256GB
Camera 13 MP, f/2. 0, autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Camera functions Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama , HDR, LED Flash, autofocus
Video recording 1080p@30fps
Front camera 5 MP, f/2.4, 22mm
Battery type and capacity Li-Ion 3000 mAh, fixed
Sensors Light, proximity, fingerprint
Browser HTML5
Other — Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk
— MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
— MP4/H.263/H.264 player
— Organizer
— Document viewer
— Voice dialing, voice commands
Standard equipment Honor 5X: 1
USB cable: 1
User manual: 1
Warranty card : 1
Charger 5V / 2A: 1


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3. 6

  • 158 g, 8.15 mm

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  • 5.5″


  • 12.98mp

  • 3/2GB RAM

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

  • 3000mAh

    Li polymer

HUAWEI Honor 5X is a smartphone that attracts, first of all, with the concept of advanced equipment at a minimal cost. The stylish all-metal body will emphasize the high status of its user. The screen of this device with an IPS matrix has a diagonal of 5.5 inches, which allows you to comfortably view your favorite movies, web pages and play various modern games. The single-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 system as part of an 8-core processor with a frequency of 1.2-1.5 GHz will take care of the speed of the entire device, so that the user will not have to endure annoying freezes and slowdowns. Also, a capacious 3000 mAh battery was placed inside the case, which will ensure long-term operation of the device. HUAWEI Honor 5X is equipped with two high-quality cameras: a 13 MP main camera (for pictures and videos) and a 5 MP front camera (for selfies and video calls).

  • Design

    • Height

      151. 3mm

    • Width


    • Thickness


    • Weight

      90 002 158g

    • Colors

      Grey, Gold, Silver

    • Case material


  • Screen

    • Sensor type


    • Diagonal


    • Resolution

      9000 2 1080 x 1920

    • Pixel Density


    • Color Depth


    • 90 002 Aspect Ratio


    • Screen footprint


    • Other features

      Capacitive, Multitouch

    User rating
    (1 review

    • Drop and scratch resistant?

    • Does this phone look beautiful to you?

    • Do you find it convenient?

    • Are the images on the screen clearly visible in bright sunlight?

  • Operating system

    • OS


    • Operating system (OS)

      Android 6. 0 Marshmallow, Android 5.1

    • User interface (UI)

      Emotion 4.0, Emotion 3.1

    How often do updates come?
    (1 review

  • Processor Specifications

    • Processor (CPU)

      Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2

    • Process


    • Processor core type

      4x 1. 5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53

    • Processor bit size 9 0003


    • Instruction set architecture


    • Level 1 cache (L1)

      16 kB + 16 kB

    • Level 2 cache (L2)

      2048 kb

    • Number of processor cores


    • Processor clock speed

      1500 MHz

    • Graphics processing unit (GPU)

      Qualcomm Adreno 405

    • 90 002 Random access memory (RAM)

      3 GB, 2 GB

    • Type of RAM ( RAM)


    • Number of RAM channels

      Single channel

    • RAM frequency


    User rating
    (1 review

    • Does it work well with daily use?

    • How does he handle demanding games?

    • Does it sound good?

  • Built-in memory

  • Main camera
    Number of optical elements (lenses)



  • Video recording speed (frame rate)

    30 fps (frames per second)

  • Sensor model

    Sony Exmor RS

  • Sensor type

    CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) 9000 3

  • Sensor size

    4. 69 x 3.52

  • Pixel size


  • Crop factor


  • Focal length


  • Flash type

    Dual LED

  • Image resolution


  • Camera options

    Self-timer, Macro mode, Digital stabilizer Image sizing, Digital zoom, Scene selection mode, Exposure compensation, ISO setting, White balance setting , Face detection, Touch focus, HDR, Panorama, Geotagging, Burst, Autofocus

  • Additional camera

    • Brightness


    • Video resolution


    • Video recording speed (frame rate)

      30 fps (frames per second)

    • Number of optical elements (lenses)


    • Sensor size

      3. 6 x 2.7

    • Pixel size


    • Crop factor


    • Focal length


    • Image resolution 900 03


    User rating
    (1 review

    • Daytime photo quality

    • Night photo quality

    • Selfie photo quality

    • Does it have a powerful flash?

  • WiFi

    • Wi-Fi

      802. 11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

  • Bluetooth

  • Technologies and Data Rates

    • Mobile technologies

      HSPA+ (HSUPA 11.5 Mbps , HSDPA 42.2 Mbps ), EV-DO Rev. A (1.8 Mbit/s , 3.1 Mbit/s ), LTE Cat 4 (51.