honor 5X Smartphone Review Rev. 2.0

Page 6 : honor 5X Overall & Gaming Performance, Our Verdict

Overall Performance – AnTuTu Benchmark

AnTuTu is a nice benchmark for testing various performance aspects of Android devices.

honor 5X ASUS
ZenFone 2 Laser
Galaxy S6
TOTAL SCORE 36983 24815 75222
3D SCORE 2446 294 20579
– 3D (Garden) 1492 199 8104
– 3D (Marooned) 954 175 12475
UX SCORE 16269 10540 24065
– UX Data Secure 4673 3174 5507
– UX Data Process 2438 2040 4392
– UX Strategy Games 2698 1507 6948
– UX Image Process 2599 1888 3413
– UX I/O Performance 3861 1931 3805
CPU SCORE 14031 11292 25402
– CPU Mathematics 2968 2460 7823
– CPU Common Use 4696 4114 7585
– CPU Multi-Core 6367 4718 9994
RAM 4237 2689 5176

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the honor 5X’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Extreme test.

honor 5X ASUS
ZenFone 2 Laser
Galaxy S6
Gaming Score 5543 2686 Maxed out!
Graphics Score 5046 2240 Maxed out!
Physics Score 8460 8876 Maxed out!
Graphics Test 1 27.5 fps 12.6 fps 59.6 fps
Graphics Test 2 18.3 fps 7.9 fps 49.6 fps
Physics Test 26.9 fps 28.2 fps 39.6 fps

The honor 5X (Amazon) did very well in this test, doubling the Gaming and Graphics scores over the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser! It was only (slightly) slower in Physics.


Our Verdict On The honor 5X

After testing the honor 5X (Amazon), we can see why everyone’s raving about it. The honor 5X doesn’t waste effort on being the thinnest or the lightest. It just delivers a solid set of core features at a very affordable price point.

Large full HD display? Check.
Metal alloy body? Check.
Octa-core processor? Check.
Dual SIM with microSD card expansion? Check.
Decent cameras with 1080p video recording? Check.

It only has one fancy feature – a fingerprint sensor, and honor nailed its implementation. It’s very fast and accurate. In fact, it will become second nature to instantly turn on and log into the honor 5X by simply touching the fingerprint sensor with a registered finger.

We would like to applaud honor’s decision to support both micro and nano SIM cards. This may not seem important to everyone, but this may save a trip to the telco for those who are upgrading from another smartphone. We should also point out that you can use both SIM cards together with a microSD card for extra storage. [adrotate banner=”4″]We also like the large 3,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. It lasted a solid 8.5 hours of non-stop benchmarking on PCMark. In real world usage, it should have no issues lasting 12-14 hours of non-stop use.

For the next version of the honor 5X, we would like to see a better camera sensor and a dual-tone LED flash. That would allow it to really shine in its photographic capabilities. We would also like it if honor would add scratch-resistant glass protection (with an oleophobic coating).

Overall, the honor 5X (Amazon) is a no-nonsense Android smartphone with a focus on practical features. If you want something that is sleek, not flashy; with only the features that matter, you can’t go wrong with the honor 5X.


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