honor announced that the new honor 5X smartphone garnered 7 media accolades at CES 2016. That was totally expected, of course. We can’t wait to get our hands on the honor 5X when it hits our shores! In the meantime, check out the following quotes from those who were lucky enough to get an early sample.
Android Central’s Top Pick for CES 2016 – Honor 5X
‘Though the Huawei Mate 8 won’t be making an appearance in the U.S., the Honor 5X will be. After a brief introduction of sales in China, the 5X is headed stateside for a smooth $199 unlocked. That’s a great deal for a metal phone with a fingerprint sensor, a good screen and capable internals. But though the software is actually an improvement over what’s on the Mate 8 in some areas, it still comes up short of what most people would consider top-tier.
Still, the Honor 5X coming to the U.S. at $199 just shows how much the market of mid-range unlocked Android phones has grown, and how much the quality for the dollar has improved. We’re looking forward to spending more time with this phone going forward.”
GottaBeMobile CES 2016 Excellence Awards – Honor 5X
‘The Honor 5X is an outstanding smartphone that combines premium hardware with an affordable price point.
It’s the best smartphone that we saw at CES 2016 and it comes to AT&T and T-Mobile on January 31st for just $199.’
Tom’s Guide CES 2016 Awards: Best Smartphone: Honor 5X
‘It’s hard to find a better smartphone value. For $199, the Honor 5X from Huawei packs a vibrant 5.5-inch display, a useful fingerprint sensor and a generously sized battery into a solid metal body. You can assign specific shortcuts to each finger that you lay on the sensor, so calling your favorite contact is as easy as putting your finger on your phone. Security features, such as Privacy Protected, hide your sensitive pics, apps and messages from prying eyes. Plus, the 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-MP front camera are great additions for the price.’
PC Mag : The Best of CES 2016 – Best Phone: Huawei Honor 5X
At $199.99 unlocked, Huawei’s Honor 5X looks like an amazing value. With its all-metal body, sharp main camera, 5.5-inch screen and fingerprint sensor, it feels like a $350 phone. In fact, it’s very similar to Huawei’s own $349 GX8. Squint a little, and it looks just as nice as $500-$600 phones like LG’s G4 and Huawei’s Mate 8. –Sascha Segan
PhoneArena Best of CES 2016: honor 5X
‘The honor 5X may be priced low, but it surely has a lot to offer in exchange. Specs like the 5.5-inch 1080p screen, the Snapdragon 615 SoC, the 16GB of storage, and the 13MP camera make it a worthy rival to considerably more expensive phones. Plus, you get a fingerprint scanner and a rather large, 3000mAh battery.’
CRN CES 2016: 10 Smartphones That Stole The Show – Huawei Honor 5X
Android Authority Best of CES 2016
‘Offering a specs list that is synonymous with much more expensive phones, the Honor 5X offers a Full HD display, premium all-metal build, excellent fingerprint sensor, microSD card support and more. All in a device that costs just $199 unlocked and SIM free.’