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Honor 5X FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries and Answers

Today, in an event held in New Delhi, Honor launched their two smartphones, namely the Honor 5X and the Honor Holly 2 Plus. If you are not aware, then Honor is a sub-brand of the much popular Huawei smartphones. I was present at the event, and based on the information I collected at the event, here are a few FAQs about the device.


Honor 5X Pros

  • Great Fingerprint sensor
  • Great Build and design
  • Full metal build
  • Storage expansion with a microSD card.

Honor 5X Cons

  • Not so great Camera
  • The phone is a bit slippery in the hand

Honor 5X Coverage

Honor 5X Unboxing, Quick Review, India Price, Camera [Video]

Honor 5X Quick Specifications

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Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Honor 5X boasts a full metal design which allows it to be called a premium smartphone in fell. The build quality of the device is also really nice, but the only drawback in the design is that the phone is a bit slippery in the hands. During the show itself, I managed to slip the phone at least thrice.

Honor 5X Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Honor 5X Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, the device does have dual SIM slots.

Honor 5X (13)

Question- Does the Honor 5X Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the device has microSD card expansion up to 128GB

Question- Does it Have a Display Glass Protection?

Answer- No, the device does not have any display glass protection like Gorilla Glass.

Question- How is the Display of the phone?

Answer- The display on the Honor 5X is vivid, and viewable at extreme angles as well. The 5.5-inch 1080p display gives it a ppi count of over 400 ppi, which is dense enough to appear great to the human eye.

Vivid Display

Question- Does Honor 5X Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, the phone supports Adaptive Automatic Brightness

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- The Navigation Buttons are on-screen itself. No touch capacitive buttons are present on the device.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- The device runs on EMUI 3.1, which is a skin made by Honor based on Android 5.1. The phone will be upgraded to EMUI 4.0, which is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0 in the near future.

Question- Is there any Fingerprint Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, there is a fingerprint scanner present in the phone that works really fast. It can unlock the device in just 0.5 seconds. The fingerprint scanner can be customized to launch certain apps or perform certain actions on tapping a specific finger, which is interesting.


Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Honor 5X ?

Answer- Yes there is fast charging support in the phone.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of the 16GB of on-board storage, about 9.83GB of storage is available for the user out of the box.

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on the phone?

Answer- No, the apps can not be moved to the SD card on the Honor 5X

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- There is a bit bloatware installed on the phone including some apps that most people in India will not use. However, this bloatware is not removable out of the box.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- On the first boot, there is 1GB of free RAM available out of the 2GB RAM.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it does support USB OTG but you will need a third party file manager like ES File Explorer.

Question- Does Honor 5X offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, the phone comes pre-installed with a few themes that you can choose from. These themes are available in the pre-installed themes app.


Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The loudspeaker on the phone is loud enough as it features an in-built amplifier to enhance the audio through the speakers.

Built-in Amplifier

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- I was not able to test the call quality of the Honor 5X on the show floor, but we will include it in our full review.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Honor 5X?

Answer- The camera quality on the Honor 5X is decent I’d say. It’s not the best that I’ve seen but it’s still good. I tried out the primary and the secondary camera both, and both produced decent results on the show floor.

Honor 5X Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Honor 5X?

Answer- Yes, you can play full HD 1080p videos on the Honor 5X.

Question- Can Honor 5X record slow motion videos?

Answer- Yes, the Honor 5X can record Slow Motion videos.

Question- How is the Battery Backup on Honor 5X?

Answer- With my little interaction with the device on the show floor, I was not able to test this but we will definitely share the details about this in our full review in sometime.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Honor 5X?

Answer- There are 3 colour variants available for the Honor 5X, the Dark Grey, Gold and Silver.


Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Honor 5X?

Answer- Yes, we can set the display colour temperature on the Honor 5X.

Color Temperature

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Honor 5X?

Answer- Yes, there is an in-built power saver mode in the Honor 5X which allows you to boost the battery life to a great extent.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Honor 5X?

Answer- In the sensors department, there are a few sensors including the fingerprint sensor, the accelerometer, the proximity sensor and the compass on the Honor 5X.

Question- What is the Weight of Honor 5X ?

Answer- The Honor 5X weighs 158 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Honor 5X ?

Answer- The SAR value of the Honor 5X is 1.18 W/Kg.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer-  Yes, it does support double-tap to wake up commands.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support Voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Honor 5X Have Heating Issues?

Answer- During the limited time at the show floor, I could not test the heating issues of the device, but Honor had mentioned in their presentation that the device does not heat under immense load. They have provided 5-layer heat sinks and copper to dissipate heat easily.


Question- Can Honor 5X be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a bluetooth headset to enjoy music.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- I was not able to test the Gaming performance of the device on the show floor, but we will definitely test it during our full review of this device.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, the phone supports mobile hotspot internet sharing out of the box.


The Honor 5X looks like a really promising device that will impress the audience. There is not so negative about this device at the moment, but be sure to stick around the blog to check out our full review of the device to know the details about the phone.


Aneesh Bhatnagar

Aneesh Bhatnagar is a freelance web developer, who specializes in front-end website development with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. He is also an Android enthusiast, and a budding Android Application developer.