Honor 5X is a midrange phablet offered by Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor. Priced at RM899, I actually wonder if it is fair to call it a midrange device, given that the price is not high as compared to other midrange devices from other major manufacturers. The longer I used it, the better I understood that this phone is not a typical budget device which comes with a lot of compromises to keep the price down.

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Summary

Honor 5X is definitely a capable smartphone. Huawei has every basic thing covered so there is really no major downsides about this phone to begin with. On top of that, Huawei added in the attractive metallic build and the fingerprint sensor, which is uncommon among affordable devices. The only two areas where Honor 5X shows that it actually falls in the midrange phone category are its ordinary performance and lackluster camera. In short, it is a modern-day budget device plus some premium features, and you can hardly go wrong by choosing it.

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Pros

  • Solid and good-looking metallic build
  • Responsive and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Sharp and eye-pleasing display

Cons

  • Performance is on par with cheaper devices
  • Lackluster camera
  • Unpolished software experience
  • Thick black border around the screen is hideous

Sections

  1. Intro & Summary
  2. Design & Hardware
  3. Performance, Battery Life & Software
  4. Camera
  5. Verdict

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