Huawei’s Honor 5X is now available in Europe from €229/£189

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Today is February 4th, which means it’s the day that the European launch of Huawei’s Honor 5X at an event held in Munich, Germany. In the States, the handset launched with a budget-friendly $199 price tag, while in Europe it has been announced that the 5.5-inch Honor 5X is priced at €229 in Europe, or £189 in the UK. Join us after the break for a brief rundown on the handset’s hardware.

The Honor 5X features a 5.5-inch Full HD display using IPS technology, Snapdragon 616 processor, 2GB of RAM, rear fingerprint scanner, 16GB of internal storage that is expandable by up to 128GB thanks to the included MicroSD card slot.  There’s dual-SIM functionality as well. Some of you may have noticed the bump in spec, in that the Honor 5X was originally slated to use the Snapdragon 615, but is now using the updated version, the 616. The difference in processor means that the lower quad-core runs a smidge higher, thus providing a little extra grunt. Providing the power is a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. Moving on, and the Honor 5X carries a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, with an 8MP front camera for those selfie pictures.

The handset runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 skin on top. An update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow has already been confirmed, although the ETA has not been set presently.

The Honor 5X supports all European network bands, so theres no worries that it won’t support your network’s 4G bands. The Honor 5X also supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz only).

Besides being priced at €229/£189, the Honor 5X will launch in Gold, Silver and Grey variants from Honor’s own web store, vMall.eu, as well as Amazon.

What do you think of the Honor 5X? Is it the smart choice for the budget-conscious consumer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Mate 9, a Huawei Nova Plus, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).