The much-awaited smartphone from Huawei, the Honor 5X, is finally available for the buyers in both Indian and American markets. The device was first released in the U.S. on 31st of January. This was the first time that Huawei had entered the western market.

For those who want to know the specs, pricing and availability of this device, read on.


The device supports a 5.5-inch, 1920X1080 pixels resolution screen that has a 401ppi pixel density. It is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.


The Honor 5X supports a full-metal body. The aluminum that is used in making the body is aircraft grade, according to Huawei. Dimensionally, the measurements are 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm (5.96 x 3.00 x 0.32 in), 8.2 mm thick and weighs 158 grams.


An octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 that has a Quad-core Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5 GHz and a quad-core Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.2 GHz powers the handset. As for the RAM, the Honor 5X comes in two options of 2GB and 3GB. The available internal memory is 16GB, which is expandable via external microSD card to 128GB.


In the camera department, the Honor 5X supports a 13 MP rear camera that has f/2.0 aperture, 28mm focal length, autofocus and dual-LED, dual tone flash. As for the front-facing camera, the device supports a 5 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 22mm focal length.


A non-removable, Li-Ion, 3000 mAh battery backs up the Honor 5X. There is no fast charging compatibility on the device. However, Huawei claims that the battery is smart power 3.0 battery, which lasts for approximately 10 hours.

Operating System

The Honor 5X comes with Android version 5.1.1 out of the box. The user interface features a custom Honor skin called  HUAWEI EMUI 3.1.

Other features

The device features a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The phone also has a micro-sim, nano-sim and a memory card slot.

Pricing and availability


In India, the Honor 5X went on sale on February 1 at 12 AM IST on Flipkart and Amazon. As for the U.S., the device is available on Amazon and Newegg.

The price for the device is $200 in the U.S. and in India, it is priced at 12,999 INR, unlocked.