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honor X Power Promotion Announced

If you are an X-Men movie fan like us (who isn’t?!), and love everything there is about Hollywood from the celebrity gossip to the famous movie locations, then this contest is right up your alley.

Starting from 29 April to 31 May 2016, 11.59pm, fans will be able to win fantastic prizes worth up to RM 3 million through the honor X Power lucky draw competition. This is part of their global partnership with the upcoming X-Men ‘Apocalypse’ movie and is also the first time honor is rewarding fans with a significant amount for a contest.

Items up for grabs include the Grand Prize of an all expenses paid trip for two to Hollywood California, along with X-Men branded luggage, X-Men branded accessories and RM30 Vmall cash vouchers, to name a few.

 

honor X Power Contest Details

[adrotate banner=”4″]All you need to do is to follow these simple steps:

  • Purchase any honor device (honor 7, honor 6 Plus, honor 7 Enhanced, honor 5X, honor 4X, honor 4C or honor band Z1)
  • Log onto the honor X Power Promotion site
  • Locate the ‘Sign up through Facebook’ button
  • Submit the IMEI or Serial Number of your honor device model
  • Answer a simple question to be eligible for the spin wheel lucky draw
  • Click the the ‘spin the wheel’ button to win supporting prizes by receiving a unique redemption code

After the contest period has ended, participants will then be in the running to be selected as the grand prize winner based on random selection. Be sure to stick next to your phone after 31 May as you will only get 3 rings to answer it before honor moves on to the next chosen winner!

 

Hollywood Awaits!

Terms and conditions:

  • This contest is open to all citizens of Malaysia, except employees of Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and the related parties / agencies for this promotion / contest , who are 18 years of age and above and purchased any of the following honor device model from 29th April – 31st May 2016 (honor 7, honor 7 Enhanced, honor 5X, honor 6 Plus, honor 4X,honor 4C or honor Band Z1)
  • Only one IMEI number submission or one Serial Number submission (honor Band Z1) is allowed and each participant is only entitled to one winning entry
  • Prizes will be randomly selected based on the wheel program’s algorithm for participants to win
  • The winner of the Grand Prize of an all expenses paid trip for two to Hollywood California will be chosen after the contest period has ended

 

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honor Day at Redbox Malaysia Every Tuesday

Let’s face it, majority of Malaysians love to karaoke – we sure do! Whether they have an at-home set or they head over to the nearest karaoke outlet, we simply adore singing along to our favourite songs with friends and family.

So, to continue helping fans reveal their inner rockstar, honor is partnering with Redbox Malaysia and declaring every Tuesday as ‘honor day’. This means that from April 19th – December 31st 2016, honor users will enjoy a 20% discount on their total bill each Tuesday.

All you need to do is present your honor smartphone, smartwatch or tablet at the reception to enjoy this great discount. So what are you waiting for? Head on over!

Please note below for terms and conditions:

  • Valid on Every Tuesday, from 2pm-9pm (check-in time) only
  • To enjoy 20% discount on your total bill, customers are required to show their honor product, and fill in details upon check-in at the reception counter. No discount will be applied if this step is not completed.
  • Valid at any Red Box & Green Box Karaoke except Red Box Plus, Pavilion Mall
  • Not valid with other promotions, discounts or vouchers
  • The management reserves the right to change the terms & conditions without prior notice.

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honor 5X Smartphone Review Rev. 2.0

The honor 5X (Amazon) is one of the most anticipated smartphones to come out of CES 2016. It offers a 5.5″ full HD display, and a second-generation rim-free fingerprint reader, powered by a Qualcomm octa-core processor underneath its metal alloy body at less than US$220.

The honor 5X (Amazon) comes in 3 colour options, with the Grey and Silver options priced at ~$209 (RM 899), while the Gold model retails at ~$219 (RM 939). However, all three models have the same features and performance.

Specificationshonor 5X Smartphone
Processor PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 616 (MSM8939 v2)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex A53 (1.2 GHz)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 405
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1.1 with EMUI 3.1
Display5.5" IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 resolution (403 ppi pixel density)
- 72.5% screen-to-body ratio
Memory2 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage16 GB flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Main Camera13 MP sensor
f/2.0 lens with LED flash
Selfie Camera5 MP sensor
22 mm wide-angle f/2.4 lens
Dual SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual Standby capability
- One MicroSIM slot + One nanoSIM slot
Connectivity802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz) WiFI
Bluetooth 4.1 (Class 1)
microUSB 2.0
GPSGPS / AGPS / GLONASS
Fingerprint SensorSecond-generation, rim-free touch sensor
Battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery (non-removable)
ChassisDiamond-polished aluminium alloy body
Dimensions76.3 mm wide
151.3 mm tall
8.15 mm thick
Weight158 g (including battery)
Available ColoursSunset Gold / Dark Grey / Daybreak Silver

We are very fortunate to get our hands on one, and we present to you – our review of the honor 5X smartphone. Let’s get on with it!

Updated @ 2016-04-15 : Added a new Available Memory & Storage section.

 

Unboxing The honor 5X

The honor 5X (Amazon) comes in a hard aqua-coloured cardboard box, with a security seal on each side. In this video, you will witness our unboxing process and check out each component inside the honor 5X box. Take a look!

Inside, you will find the following items :

  • One honor 5X smartphone
  • One honor 5X travel charger
  • One micro USB cable
  • One honor 5X Quick Start Guide
  • One Huawei Warranty Card
  • One SIM card slot extractor
  • One strip of 6 IMEI number stickers

Next Page > Close Look At The honor 5X, Buttons & Slots

 

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The honor 5X Smartphone

The honor 5X (Amazon) has a large 5.5″ IPS display that covers almost its entire front – with a 72.5% screen-to-body ratio. To achieve that, honor eschewed the use of physical buttons, in favour of virtual on-screen buttons. The honor 5X comes with a screen protector pre-installed. It is not oleophobic and therefore attracts fingerprint smears but you should not remove it because the honor 5X does not come with scratch-resistant glass (e.g. Gorilla Glass).

The back metal chassis comes protected with a plastic film that doubles as an information sheet, with labels and tips. This plastic film has cut-outs for the fingerprint sensor and camera, so you can use the honor 5X without removing it, especially if you intend to fit a case over it.

The honor 5X (Amazon) uses a second-generation rim-free fingerprint sensor. As you have seen in the Initial Setup video, it registers your fingerprint in fewer steps. It is also much faster and more accurate than the previous generation sensor at reading your fingerprint. Once you have used it, it will become second nature to turn on and instantly log into the honor 5X by simply touching the fingerprint sensor.

Although higher-end smartphones are trying to go ridiculously thin, the honor 5X (Amazon) is reasonably thick at 8.15 mm. The slight increase in thickness not only allowed the inclusion of a large 3,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, as well as an earphone port at the top.

Although not explicitly mentioned, the honor 5X has stereo speakers. The second speaker emits through the left row of ports in the picture above. The right row of ports is for the microphone. The honor 5X still uses a micro USB 2.0 port, instead of the newer reversible USB-C port.

 

Buttons & Slots

The honor 5X only has two physical buttons, because it uses virtual on-screen Android buttons instead of physical buttons. They are both on the right side – a volume switch and a Power button.

The left side has two slots. The upper slot is for a single micro SIM card. The lower slot fits two cards – a nano SIM card, and a micro SD card. The honor 5X (Amazon) is Dual SIM, Dual Standby capable, and you can use both SIM cards together with a micro SD card.

Next Page > The Initial Setup, Memory & Storage, The Cameras

 

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The Initial Setup

This video will show you the initial setup process when you power up the honor 5X (Amazon) for the first time. If you do not need to restore a backup, the whole setup process should take about 2.5 minutes. Note how fast it takes to register a fingerprint.


 

Available Memory & Storage

The honor 5X (Amazon) comes with 2 GB of memory of the LPDDR3 type. The Android OS takes up 467 MB, and the honor pre-loaded apps take up another 344 MB. After accounting for the cached processes, there is only 632 MB of free RAM to use. It would be helpful if honor can cut down on the background apps.

The honor 5X also comes with 16 GB of internal flash storage. This is expandable via a microSD card (up to 128 GB. Fresh out of the box, the honor 5X has just under 10.4 GB of available space (excluding the system files), of which 9.73 GB is free to use.

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Cameras

The main camera has a 13 MP sensor with a f/2.0 lens, supported by a single LED flash. The photos have a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 in the 4:3 format. If you prefer a wider format, the honor 5X will do that by cropping the image to 4160 x 2336 (16:9). It is capable of recording video in full HD quality (1080p).

The front camera boasts a 5 MP sensor with a f/2.4 wide-angle lens. It will deliver a maximum photo resolution of 2592 x 1944 in the 4:3 format. Again, a wider 16:9 format will crop that to 2592 x 1456. It will record videos in 720p quality.

For a smartphone in this price category, the honor 5X (Amazon) comes with a pretty decent set of cameras. We will examine its photographic and video recording performance later in the next page.

Next Page > honor 5X Camera & Video Recording Performance

 

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Camera Performance – Photos

The honor 5X’s main camera has a 13 MP sensor with a fast f/2.0 lens, which allows it to take pretty decent photos in relatively low-light conditions. The photos have a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 in the 4:3 format.

honor did not reveal what sensor was used in the honor 5X (Amazon) smartphone, but the pictures we took look like they came from the same Samsung ISOCELL S5K3M2 sensor used in Alcatel Flash 2 smartphone.

The Samsung ISOCELL S5K3M2 is a relatively noisy sensor. If you blow up the picture on a desktop, you can see consistent noise (speckling and artifacts). However, they are only of real concern if you are going to make large prints of these photos.

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Camera Performance – Video Recording

The honor 5X (Amazon) can record full HD (1080p) videos. You won’t get any image stabilisation, both optical and electronic, though. Here is a sample video we recorded of a piano performance by Mr. Yang I-Deun.


And this is a sample video taken at an ice skating rink.

The honor 5X (Amazon) did a reasonably good job of controlling the exposure of the subjects in focus, although the bright areas were overexposed. Overall, it was a decent performance for a smartphone at this price point.

Next Page > honor 5X Work, Battery & Recharging Performance

 

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the honor 5X’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

honor 5X ASUS
ZenFone 2 Laser
Samsung
Galaxy S6
Work Performance Score
(Average)
3898 3539 5078
Web Browsing 3756 3829 6788
Video Playback 4325 3835 3091
Writing 4370 4085 5918
Photo Editing 3250 2614 5357

The honor 5X (Amazon) is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, but all that extra processing power does not matter much when it comes to basic work usage. It is only slightly faster than the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser which uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.

 

Battery Performance – PCMark

We then tested the honor 5X’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

The honor 5X (Amazon) lasted just over 8.5 hours on the PCMark stress test. This is a stress test that simulates the worst possible workload using work apps. In our real world experience, we had no problem using it for 12-14 hours with light loads, although its battery life dropped to about 6.5 hours while playing games.

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Battery Recharging Performance

The honor 5X has a large 3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery, but it does not have Fast Charging capability. In fact, it only comes with a 5 W travel charger. Even so, it was able to recharge its battery pretty quickly.

Our tests showed that the honor 5X (Amazon) will recharge from 19% to 100% in just over 170 minutes (2 hours 50 minutes).

Next Page > honor 5X Overall & Gaming Performance, Our Verdict

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Overall Performance – AnTuTu Benchmark

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

honor 5X ASUS
ZenFone 2 Laser
Samsung
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
Samsung
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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honor 5X Torture Videos

Khaleej Times recently took the challenge of testing out the durability and robustness of the honor 5X to its maximum limit. From burning the screen, to the ultimate scratch test – the honor 5X was subjected to intense and distressing trials to see how it can survive the rigors of harsh daily use.

Check out the videos here and see if the honor 5X comes out unscathed:

The honor 5X is honor’s latest smartphone, with a list of features comparable to flagship smartphones of today. This includes a quad-core processor, a second generation frameless fingerprint sensor, 5.5-inch full HD IPS panel display, 3 different card slots (microSIM, nanoSIM, and microSD) built in, 16GB storage/2GB RAM, and a large 3000 mAh battery. Read more about it in our honor 5X review!

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honor Malaysia Crazy RM1 Sale

honor is celebrating its third honor World Carnival this year, and in conjunction with this joyous milestone, it will be giving back to its Malaysian consumers through a rush buy sale event taking place only at VMALL.MY and Lazada. Great deals and promotions await fans with offers for select honor models such as the honor 5X and honor 7.

honor accessories such as casings for all models will also be on sale, and to enjoy these great deals, customers just need to look out for rush buys that will be commencing from 4th to 8th April, beginning at 10.08 am.

 

The honor Malaysia Crazy RM1 Sale

Each of the rush buy will involve a different model for as low as RM 1.00, and there will be only 10 units of each models. The rush buy timetable are as below:

Time             Model
4th April        honor Band Z1
5th April        honor Hybrid Earphones
6th April        Bluetooth Headset (Pink)
7th April        honor 4C

To further sweeten the deal, Vmall together with honor’s partners from Lazada, KFit, Red Box and VuClip will be giving out vouchers in limited quantities. Fans can grab up to RM 120 worth of vouchers during the rush buy period.

The icing on the cake comes on 8th April, where fans can use a RM 50 discount voucher from Vmall.my to enjoy a free selfie stick on a first-come-first-serve basis with every purchase of the honor 5X.

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Alternatively, they can also use the voucher to purchase the honor 7 together with the honor Band Z1 and a selfie stick for a bundle price of only RM 1,529. To top it all of, honor accessories will be up to 88% off on that special day.

The honor 5X is honor’s latest smartphone, with a list of features comparable to flagship smartphones in the market. This includes a quad-core processor, a second generation frameless fingerprint sensor, 5.5-inch full HD IPS panel display, 3 different card slots (microSIM, nanoSIM, and microSD) built in, 16GB storage/2GB RAM, and a large 3000 mAh battery. Find out more in our comprehensive review!

 

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honor 5X Trade-In Program

honor Malaysia is happy to announce an exciting trade-in program hosted on its e-commerce website, VMALL.MY, for the honor 5X.

 

 

As a plus point, the honor 5X makes transferring your old data from your previous smartphone simple and seamless, thanks to the built-in microSD card slot – a feature that is not available from certain smartphone brands in the market. This is on top of the two built-in 4G SIM trays that gives it a unique advantage over its rivals.

For current Huawei or honor smartphone owners, migrating all of your information to the new honor 5X is even easier. Just launch the built-in backup app on your current phone, press ‘backup’, and all data will be saved into your microSD. The saved data can then be re-loaded into the honor 5X with a simple tap of a button.

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Trade-In For A New honor 5X

For current honor models, the trade-in value is stated in the table below, indicating that these models retain good value of up to two years after its launch:

The coupon received is valid only for 3 months. For other smartphone models, head to VMALL.MY for trade-in value details. Additionally, with every successful transaction, customers will receive a complimentary honor 5X protective screen and cover on a first come first serve basis.

 

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honor Malaysia Celebrates Lazada’s Birthday

honor Malaysia Is Joining Lazada For Their 4th Anniversary Birthday Bash Celebration!

Lazada is celebrating their birthday with exciting deals this 15-18 March 2016 and honor Malaysia is excited to be one of the premium partners onboard. A range of great deals and offers from honor Malaysia awaits eager shoppers starting from 7 March 2016.

[adrotate banner=”4″]For those who are looking for promotions on honor Malaysia products, just head on to www.lazada.com.my/honor and check out awesome discounts on smartphones, including the honor 5X and the honor 7 Enhanced Edition. Free gifts are also on offer with every purchase from participating resellers.

The honor 5X is honor’s latest smartphone, with a list of features comparable to flagship smartphones of today. This includes a quad-core processor, a second generation frameless fingerprint sensor, 5.5-inch full HD IPS panel display, 3 different card slots (microSIM, nanoSIM, and microSD) built in, 16GB storage/2GB RAM, and a large 3000 mAh battery.

Get the best deals during the Lazada Birthday promotion by heading on to their website and join the Super Jackpot Party Game, or check out the official Lazada app on Android and iOS to unlock secret deals and shopping vouchers.

 

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Can The Honor 5X Survive Death By Fireworks?

Have you seen a smartphone survive a box of burning fireworks? The honor team had a spare box of fireworks and wondered – can the honor 5X survive death by firework? 😀

You can now witness the durability of the honor 5X when 1000 fireworks, wrapped around the body of the smartphone, was burned to great fanfare.

After the storm of explosions, the team retrieved the honor 5X, and checked to see the status of the phone. Is it still working? Was there any problems using the phone after the explosion? Did the honor 5X survive the fireworks? Check out the video here to see for yourself!

The full-metal construction of the honor 5X features a 5.5 inch 1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor that delivers great performance, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, 13-Megapixel rear camera, as well as a second generation, frameless fingerprint sensor.

You can read more about the honor 5X in our article on its launch!

 

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Over 3,000 honor 5X Smartphones Sold On Pre-Order Day

The honor 5X was one of the most eagerly-awaited smartphones to hit the Malaysian market. After all, how many Android smartphones do you know has a metal chassis with a full HD display, a fast second-generation fingerprint sensor and a Qualcomm octa-core processor, and costs less than RM 950 (~US$ 220)?

If that’s not enough, it comes with a large 3,000 mAh battery and three different card slots — nano-SIM, micro-SIM, and microSD. This means you no longer need to make the difficult choice of either having extra storage, or an additional SIM for your second line. Both SIM slots are 4G enabled, and the microSD slot supports up to 128 GB of extra storage.

After honor Malaysia announced the prices and pre-order date, honor fans counted down to the day they could place their order for the new honor 5X smartphones. When the day came, they flooded the etailers with over 3,000 pre-orders of the honor 5X smartphones. And that was just on the special pre-order day.

These lucky fans have already received their honor 5X smartphones on the 19th of February. Those who were not fortunate enough to order on the special pre-order date can start purchasing the honor 5X from tomorrow, February 23, onwards.

 

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honor 5X & honor 7 Enhanced Edition Prices & Pre-Order

12 February 2016 – The wait is finally over, as honor announces the retail prices for the newly launched honor 5X and honor 7 Enhanced Edition for the Malaysian market. It will be RM 899 (~US$ 209) for the honor 5X Grey and Silver colour and RM 939 (~US$ 219) for the honor 5X Gold colour. The honor 7 Enhanced Edition will be priced at RM 1,499 (~US$ 349).

As a quick refresher, the honor 5X features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels Full-HD display, and a second-generation frame-free metallic fingerprint reader, powered by a powerful octa-core processor underneath its sleek metal body.

The honor 7 Enhanced Edition meanwhile, is an update to a crowd favourite as it adds on a few new features to the base model, which includes 32GB of on-board storage, a 9V2A Fast Charger for speedy charging, and EMUI 4.0 (based on Android Marshmallow) out of the box.

For those who wants to try the phone first before committing their hard-earned cash on the device, honor has created the honor 5X Trial Program, where customers can register to try the honor 5X for a month. They can head on to VMALL.MY to sign up to be part of this trial program and test out the honor 5X before anyone else. The registration is limited to 50 participants, and it ends on 15 March 2016.

 

honor 5X & honor 7 Enhanced Edition Price List & Pre-Order

The full price list for the honor 5X and honor 7 Enhanced Edition are as follows:

honor 5X (Grey & Silver) RM 899 / ~US$ 209
honor 5X (Gold) RM 939 / ~US$ 219
honor 7 Enhanced Edition RM 1499 / ~US$ 349
honor 7 RM 1399 / ~US$ 329
[adrotate banner=”4″]The pre-order event for the honor 5X Grey, Silver and Gold will be on 16 February 2016 from 12pm until 11.59pm (or until stocks lasts), with orders to be shipped out on 19 February 2016.

General sales for the honor 7 Enhanced Edition and the honor 5X begins on 16 February and 23 February 2016 respectively on VMALL.MY, Lazada and DirectD.

The honor 7 Enhanced Edition comes with a six-month cracked screen warranty, and both the honor 7 Enhanced Edition and honor 5X enjoys a six-month one-to-one exchange warranty for any manufacturing defects.

 

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honor 5X, honor 7 Enhanced & honor Band Z1 Revealed

Yesterday, honor officially launched the honor 5X smartphone, the honor 7 Enhanced Edition smartphone and the honor Band Z1 smartband. Join Allen An, honor Malaysia’s Director of E-Commerce, as he talks about honor’s achievements and how these new devices are part of their aggressive push for more market share this year.


Malaysian pop duo, Thomas & Jack, also attended the event as the honor brand ambassadors. Take a look at the photos we took at the event!

Now, let’s take a look at the details of the honor Band Z1, and both the honor 5X and honor 7 Enhanced Edition smartphones.

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honor Band Z1

26 January 2016 – honor today launched its first smartband, the honor Band Z1 featuring a deceptively simple design paired with advanced and intelligent technology. The Band Z1 is the perfect accessory for active and trendy users on-the-go, thanks to its subdued and understated look.

 

Elegant and refined look

Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism that takes inspiration from nature, practicality, and appearance – the surface of the Band Z1 is devoid of any buttons, which in turn accentuates the simplicity of its circular surface.

To create the tough yet refined look that is the Band Z1, steel is used as its main material. A combination of CNC machining, hand polishing and sand polishing techniques were used to achieve the stylish finish. It is also scratch resistant and durable enough to withstand your active lifestyle Additionally, the beautiful strap makes it elegant enough to be worn for a night out with friends.

 

Convenient Notifications

The 1.06 inch 128 x 128 pixels resolution touchscreen on the Band Z1 features a touch-sensitive button-free operation. Access your notifications, alarms and the clock with just a simple swipe. Plus, the soft-lit PMOLED screen is unique as it is vivid enough when in a darkened area – such as a cinema or a club – yet is legible enough in sunlit locations as well.

With its large display and ample memory, the honor Band Z1 supports caller display and allows you to read messages and emails. It currently supports English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese.

 

Accurate health tracking

Thanks to the high accuracy G-sensor, as well as honor’s advanced algorithm software, the honor Band Z1 can automatically detect and log your walking, running or sports activities accurately. The data recorded includes number of steps taken, calorie consumption, exercise time and distance – all this without the need to install any app on the smartphone.

In addition, the capacitive sensor and Polysomnography (PSG) can intelligently distinguish between wake and sleep, as well as taking users’ light and deep sleep states. Thanks to the design of the Band Z1, it will not leave any compression marks on the wrists as you sleep since it fits the curvature of the wrist perfectly.

 

Premium and smart functions in one

[adrotate banner=”4″]The bracelet strap material is stain-resistant and comes in three different colours – Classic White, Classic Black, and Cream. Thanks to precision design and manufacturing, the honor Band is IP68 certified, making it dust-proof and waterproof to a depth of 1.5 m

As for platform support, the honor Band Z1 supports Android 4.4.4 and above for non-Huawei smartphones, Android 5.0 and above for Huawei smartphones, as well as iOS 7.0 and above. It has a standby battery life of up to 14 days, or 3 days of continuous use on a single charge.

The honor Band Z1 retails for RM 259 (~US$ 59), and is available now from VMALL.MY, Lazada and DirectD.

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honor 5X and honor 7 Enhanced Edition

26 January 2016 – Together with the Band Z1, honor also unveiled the new honor 5X to Malaysians today, bringing digital natives a meticulously designed metallic device that features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels Full-HD display, and a second-generation frame-free metallic fingerprint reader. Packed with an array of innovative functions and multimedia capabilities, the honor 5X is equipped to provide advanced yet intuitive experiences 24/7.

Also introduced was the new honor 7 Enhanced Edition, an updated model of the popular honor 7 smartphone. It now features 32GB of built-in storage, EMUI operating system version 4.0, and includes a Fast Charging Adaptor. It also now comes in Gold as an exclusive colour for the model.

 

Premium Metal

Inspired by the famous Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, honor 5X’s sleek body blends the museum’s distinctive curved design with ergonomics principles to sit comfortably in the users’ hands. Made with a diamond-polished aluminium alloy and accentuated with a ceramic coating applied with a special brushing technique, honor 5X features a unique finish that stands out in the crowd.

 

Smarter fingerprint technology

honor 5X’s rear panel houses a second-generation, frame-free fingerprint sensor that offers stellar performance, accuracy and a 0.5-second unlocking time. The adaptive sensor boasts a self-learning capability that enhances scanning precision over time through the re-recording of registered fingerprints. The reader also supports intuitive gesture controls such as making a call or launching an app during locked mode, taking photos, pulling down and hiding the notification bar as well as cancelling alarms.

 

Spectacular Full HD display

Featuring a 5.5-inch 10-point multi-touch Full-HD IPS panel with a 1920×1080 pixel display and 16.7 million colours, the honor 5X also boasts a high 72.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The pixel-by-pixel dynamic contrast adjustment control enables improved contrast under different lighting conditions and visibility through glare.

 

Professional camera at your fingertips

[adrotate banner=”4″]Capture every special moment with the honor 5X. Its cutting-edge cameras capture high-quality images with excellent clarity and dynamic colour reproduction.

The 13MP back-facing camera features an F2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, a blue glass infrared filter, and a macro mode for close-up shots. With a SmartImage 3.0 image processor and anti-reflective coating on the camera lens, the honor 5X can easily capture vivid images even in low light.

The 5 MP front-facing camera includes a wide-angle F2.4 aperture lens, 22mm wide-angle lens, and an 88-degree viewing angle – making the honor 5X the perfect selfie tool. It is also complemented by a host of exciting new photo shooting modes such as ultra-snapshot, watermarks and object tracking, as well as video recording modes, which includes time-lapse and slow motion mode.

 

Smooth and responsive experience

Powered by a Qualcomm 64-bit octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory, the honor 5X has the muscle to offer a high-performance experience, and to run modern 3D games. It also comes with a large 3,000 mAh battery, integrated SmartPower 3.0 technology and an eight-point power saving plan that reduces power consumption by up to 30 percent.

As the first metallic honor phone to feature three different card slots — nano-SIM, micro-SIM, and microSD —you no longer need to make the difficult choice of either having extra storage, or an additional SIM for your second line. Both SIM slots are 4G enabled, and the microSD slot supports up to 128GB.

 

Enhancing the Honor 7

Based on the current top-seller model, the honor 7 Enhanced Edition adds a few new features to the already solid and superb model. It now comes with 32GB of on-board storage, up from 16GB. It also comes with a 9V2A Fast Charger, giving the honor 7 enhanced edition the ability to charge at twice the rate of the standard charger. It will come pre-installed with EMUI 4.0 out of the box, with updates planned in the near future.

The honor 5X will be available in three colours — Gold, Grey, and Silver, while the honor 7 Enhanced Edition will be available in Gold colour. Registration for interest for both devices begins today, and the official retail prices will be announced at a later date.

 

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honor 5X Smartphone Accolades At CES 2016

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

[adrotate banner=”4″]For $199.99, the Honor 5X looks pretty high end — at least on the exterior. The 5.5-inch smartphone has a metal frame and fingerprint sensor. On the inside, this smartphone packs a Snapdragon 615 processor, a 3,000mAh battery that gives the device enough juice to last the day, and 2 GB of RAM.’

 

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.’

 

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