Honor 5x 5.5'' 16GB Sim-Free Phone £139.99 @ Amazon  [All Colours]
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Honor 5x 5.5'' 16GB Sim-Free Phone £139.99 @ Amazon [All Colours]

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Found 13th Jul 2016
Metallic body - visionary design, flawless finish, superlative smartphone
The Honor 5X’s design is inspired by Spain’s famous Guggenheim museum – world-class. Add flawless finishing and ergonomics and you know you’re holding something really nice.

Screen Res: 1080 x 1920

Sleek metallic body.
Aircraft - grade, diamond - polished aluminium.
Sunset gold, dark grey or daybreak silver.
Sandblasted, matte sides. Understated, laser-etched logo.
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Great phone, had one since Febuary, does everything very well, no complaints here. Android 6.0 available soon

This is going to annoy anyone that went for the ebuyer deal today.

rugman

Great phone, had one since Febuary, does everything very well, no … Great phone, had one since Febuary, does everything very well, no complaints here. Android 6.0 available soon


Update from KIW-L21C432B140 to Marshmallow B330 is available now. Some instructions on XDA forum.xda-developers.com/hon…390
How does this compare to the Nexus 5x which is about £20 more?

I see this has an FM radio which I prefer and the Nexus doesn't but apart from that?
gt94sss2

How does this compare to the Nexus 5x which is about £20 more?I see this … How does this compare to the Nexus 5x which is about £20 more?I see this has an FM radio which I prefer and the Nexus doesn't but apart from that?



They are both pretty similar in terms of specs, both have 2GB RAM although the Nexus runs with the newer Snapdragon 808 (Honor has Snapdragon 616).
Honor is 5.5 inches compared to Nexus 5.1 inches, so thats your preference, although it means the Nexus has a slightly better screen ppi 423 (Honor is 400).
Looks wise the Honor wins with metal casing compared to the cheap plastic of the Nexus (not to mention the massive branding on the back).
Honor has slightly better battery.
And additional storage wise the Nexus has none whereas the Honor can be expanded up to 128GB.
Tempted.......also considering G4 plus though........decisions, decisions.
zx636r

Tempted.......also considering G4 plus though........decisions, … Tempted.......also considering G4 plus though........decisions, decisions.



​I'd wait it out or this, G4 plus a bit overpriced imo
shu123

​I'd wait it out or this, G4 plus a bit overpriced imo



Wait out for what?
zx636r

Wait out for what?



​G4 Plus to drop in price, it should soon because similar spec devices are way cheaper
shu123

​G4 Plus to drop in price, it should soon because similar spec devices a … ​G4 Plus to drop in price, it should soon because similar spec devices are way cheaper



I really need a phone fairly soon as my old S3 occasionally boot loops......I don't really want to wait months.
zx636r

I really need a phone fairly soon as my old S3 occasionally boot … I really need a phone fairly soon as my old S3 occasionally boot loops......I don't really want to wait months.



​oh I see then g4 plus will do
The only problem with G4 plus is that it has no notification light. For some reason motorola has disabled it.

msaquib

The only problem with G4 plus is that it has no notification light. For … The only problem with G4 plus is that it has no notification light. For some reason motorola has disabled it.



More importantly imo, no compass.
gt94sss2

How does this compare to the Nexus 5x which is about £20 more?I see this … How does this compare to the Nexus 5x which is about £20 more?I see this has an FM radio which I prefer and the Nexus doesn't but apart from that?



Comparison here >

gsmarena.com/com…556

One thing worth mentioning, whilst the Nexus 5X doesn't have a great battery life, it will get the next version of Android called Android Nougat before most other devices and very likely to get Android O after that.
Huawei is the poorman's Apple
fishmaster

Comparison here … Comparison here >http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7590&idPhone2=7556One thing worth mentioning, whilst the Nexus 5X doesn't have a great battery life, it will get the next version of Android called Android Nougat before most other devices and very likely to get Android O after that.



Also worth mentioning that the 5X will receive at LEAST Android O, while the Honor probably won't even get N given Honor's record of updating devices (particularly cheap ones).

The camera is much better on the 5X - one of the most solid cameras around IMO (along with the 6P).

The Honor has no NFC, so Android Pay is out of the window.

The Honor has very heavy customisation, so if you're a fan of the 'proper' Android interface (and I use the term loosely) then you might not like the Honor. Personally it's not my cup of tea, and even a new launcher doesn't really change how heavily Honor have tweaked Android. It's probably the reason they're so slow with updates even when they do release them.
Seems a good price, cheapest elsewhere I could find was a lie press for £145
Doofus

They are both pretty similar in terms of specs, both have 2GB RAM … They are both pretty similar in terms of specs, both have 2GB RAM although the Nexus runs with the newer Snapdragon 808 (Honor has Snapdragon 616).Honor is 5.5 inches compared to Nexus 5.1 inches, so thats your preference, although it means the Nexus has a slightly better screen ppi 423 (Honor is 400).Looks wise the Honor wins with metal casing compared to the cheap plastic of the Nexus (not to mention the massive branding on the back).Honor has slightly better battery.And additional storage wise the Nexus has none whereas the Honor can be expanded up to 128GB.


Actually the specs state it's upgradable to 256GB!
nandunanu

Huawei is the poorman's Apple



Interpretation. Huawei is for people who have better things to spend their money on.
Edited by: "Searcher2" 13th Jul 2016
Darn it, just had to cancel yesterday's warehouse purchase for a 2nd hand one with 20% off. This price makes it a no brainer to go for a new one. Heated OP!
Whats the screen resolution? I have the P8lite and its crap lol
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tom6195

Whats the screen resolution? I have the P8lite and its crap lol


1080 x 1920
Has this phone a gorilla glass protection?
Tempted but no gyroscope sensor
I know it's a budget phone, but surely NFC wouldn't have blown the books...

Will still probably end up buying regardless because it's still great value but such a shame.
This or the UMI Super that was posted a short while ago on here?
Got it yesterday from the amazon warehouse for £120
I have this phone but its a bit slow tbh and it's clear that it is probably never getting Marshmallow at this point. The build quality is decent enough though and the battery life is fine.
dobri39

Has this phone a gorilla glass protection?



You need to work on your English and the answer to your question is no.
Got the Wileyfox swift yesterday for-
Total: £124.98
Promotion Applied: -£29.99
Grand Total: £94.99
How would the Honor compare in terms of reliability for duel sim and expandability etc...thanks
Spark

You need to work on your English and the answer to your question is no.


English could be his third language or he could be six years old so give him a break.
Spark

I have this phone but its a bit slow tbh and it's clear that it is … I have this phone but its a bit slow tbh and it's clear that it is probably never getting Marshmallow at this point. The build quality is decent enough though and the battery life is fine.



Looks like Marshmallow is rolling out as we speak:
hihonor.com/us/…47/

I'm having a bad day I read this and thought who would want a phone that's 5inches by 5.5 inches!

It must be coffee time
Agharta

English could be his third language or he could be six years old so give … English could be his third language or he could be six years old so give him a break.



If he is 6 years old then he probably shouldn't be on here or shopping for a mobile in the first place.
Feel_My_Noobies

Looks like Marshmallow is rolling out as we … Looks like Marshmallow is rolling out as we speak:http://www.hihonor.com/us/blogs/honor-5x-gets-the-marshmallow-update/130547/



I'm not going to hold my breath tbh. Android 6 is about a year old at this point and is due to be replaced very soon. They probably should have just skipped it and gone straight to v7.

It's one of the reasons why I prefer Nexus devices but unfortunately the high costs and lack of SD support outweigh most of the benefits of Nexus these days.
It looks like you can manually push the update yourself from here as long as you don't mind using the US version. I'm not 100% sure how to install it though.

hihonor.com/us/…rt/

I'm not going to hold my breath tbh. Android 6 is about a year old at … I'm not going to hold my breath tbh. Android 6 is about a year old at this point and is due to be replaced very soon. They probably should have just skipped it and gone straight to v7.It's one of the reasons why I prefer Nexus devices but unfortunately the high costs and lack of SD support outweigh most of the benefits of Nexus these days.



Completely agree. Here's hoping the next Nexus devices address both the price point and SD issue.
Doofus

although the Nexus runs with the newer Snapdragon 808 (Honor has … although the Nexus runs with the newer Snapdragon 808 (Honor has Snapdragon 616).



The 616 is newer, the 808 is higher end processor though.

Nexus has faster 4g and covers more bands which could be handy if hoping to use it abroad. Better wifi too and fast charging. Screen nicer on the Honor on other hand.
Edited by: "Pondlife" 13th Jul 2016
Pondlife

The 616 is newer, the 808 is higher end processor though.Nexus has faster … The 616 is newer, the 808 is higher end processor though.Nexus has faster 4g and covers more bands which could be handy if hoping to use it abroad. Better wifi too and fast charging. Screen nicer on the Honor on other hand.



I would buy a Nexus 5x today if it had an SD slot. 16GB is nothing these days and the 32GB models are too expensive (and even that is a bit lacking space-wise).

I think this phone does have fast charge btw. It charges extremely quickly for me anyway but the battery life is pretty decent.
Edited by: "Spark" 13th Jul 2016
Spark

If he is 6 years old then he probably shouldn't be on here or shopping … If he is 6 years old then he probably shouldn't be on here or shopping for a mobile in the first place.


He may be pretending to be a shopper when he's really working on his PHD on human interaction on shopping related Web forums. You know what six year olds are like these days.
deany76

Got the Wileyfox swift yesterday for-Total: £124.98Promotion Applied: … Got the Wileyfox swift yesterday for-Total: £124.98Promotion Applied: -£29.99Grand Total: £94.99How would the Honor compare in terms of reliability for duel sim and expandability etc...thanks



"the Honor 5X is too wide for most people to operate with one hand, an issue someone won't face with the Swift."
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