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Honor 5X




Honor 5X (SIM Free / UK)

Honor 5X SIM Free UKNot content to see premium builds only available for the most expensive smartphones, Honor has committed to producing an exquisite metal smartphone in the middle price tier.

With a large 5.5 inch screen, 1.5 GHz octa-core processor and other modern features, including a new fingerprint sensor, the Honor 5X is the perfect choice for those wanting a sleek handset at an affordable price.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

The Honor 5X is provided as a SIM free, unlocked, UK device and will be compatible with all UK and European networks.

For 3G / mobile data connection outside of Europe, please consult the technical specifications and your local network provider.

Reasons to buy the Honor 5X

  • DUAL SIM - ideal for running a SIM each for work and personal use
  • 5.5-inch screen - a large panel perfect for media & entertainment
  • Powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop - Update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in 2016
  • 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor - powerful to multitask games, downloads, music and more
  • 13 MP Camera & 5MP selfie camera - capture those special moments in perfect detail
  • Expandable memory up to 128 GB - store music, video and documents on high capacity SD cards
  • 3,000 mAh battery - SmartPower 3.0 keeps you going for longer
  • Fingerprint sensor - Improved security and usable for quickly accessing apps

Colour and memory variants

The Honor 5X is available in Dark Grey, Daybreak Silver and Sunset Gold colour options, each with 16 GB of base storage. This can be expanded up to 128 GB via micro SD card for external media.

Box Contents

  • Honor 5X SIM Free smartphone
  • High transparency screen protector
  • Mains Adapter


Honor may not be the most well-known of modern smartphone brands, however, after a successful opening year, they are working hard to change that in 2016.

The 5X is a smartphone that has been designed to look like a high-end premium product from every angle. With a brushed metal frame (made from aircraft grade aluminium) and chassis, a CNC-milled subtly-chamfered edge and laser-etched logos, this is a phone that screams quality.

That makes the price tag all the more exciting.

At more than half the cost of the industry's big names, the Honor 5X looks to be a bargain by anyone's standards. The low asking price doesn't mean any concessions elsewhere though, as the specifications and software match up to make for a capable smartphone that holds its place in a fast-moving industry.


The large 5.5" touchscreen display offers HD resolution and a 72.5% screen to body ratio.

Whether it is photos, video or browsing the web, the images you see are crisp and clear with lots of detail and, thanks to the pixel by pixel dynamic technology, glare is reduced, ensuring the 5X remains usable in various conditions.


Honor have chosen the capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 to power the 5X. This octa-core processor delivers decent quality speed for everyday tasks and can even handle 3D gaming well.

With 2GB RAM, the performance is more than enough for most, with a slick interface and multitasking transitions.

A 3,000 mAh battery powers everything, which can last well into the second day of use for average users.

Fingerprint sensor

Keeping up to date with new tech trends can be difficult. The Honor 5X is on point with its inclusion of a second generation FPC touch sensor for fingerprint recognition.

The technology has now reached a point where it is reliable and affordable enough to be included in many devices. Once you have registered a print, you can use it to simply unlock your phone, or for more advanced tasks such as protecting individual files and apps and authorising online purchases.

Deeper integration with the operating system means you can also use the sensor to assist using the phone. Swipe down on the sensor to slide down the notification shade, double tap to remove notifications, press and hold to answer calls and even link the ability to launch an app to individual prints!

Proven to unlock the phone in less than half a second, your phone can be ready at the home screen before you've even got it out of your pocket!


A 13MP camera sensor with f2.4 aperture and 22mm wide-angle lens has been included to capture pictures. Huawei's SmartImage 3.0 image processor is used to keep everything looking smooth.

The fingerprint-resistant lens cover has been specially coated to increase the amount of light that can enter the lens. This also offers more scratch resistant than standard glass.

The software included with the Honor 5X now has several new shooting modes to help you take the best possible pictures.

Time-lapse captures photos in intervals that can be turned into short movies, whilst slow motion allows for 120 fps video recording. Specialist filters allow for better selfie-taking and low-light images.

Extra modes can help with specific situations, including good food mode, watermark addition, object tracking and ultra-snapshot.

Dual SIM

Dual SIM capability is popular around the world, allowing you to run two separate SIM cards in the device. This is great for those with a separate work number, or maybe travellers and tourists wanting to run a local SIM alongside their standard tariff.

The Honor 5X features a dual purpose SIM tray, with one micro SIM slot and one nano-SIM slot. Either SIM can be marked as primary from the operating system, so you can switch which one receives mobile data without physically swapping them.

Unlike other dual SIM phones, this doesn't come at the cost of your memory card. A third slot is available for a micro SD, so you can still use external storage with both SIM cards installed.

Simple Interface

The 5X, at its heart, runs Google Android but it has been customised by Honor with a clean and simple user interface which aims to do away with the clutter and focuses on ease and accessibility.

Clear icons, large fonts and gesture controls are just some of the ways in which this is achieved.

Downloading all your favourite apps is all possible through the Play store and you have access to all the major Google services.

The Honor 5 X really does offer so much for a phone that is so inexpensive.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Custom SkinHuawei EMUI 3.1
  • Speed1.5GHz Octa Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
  • OtherAdreno 405 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)128 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.5
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 (~401 ppi)
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE bands 1,3,7,8,20 / 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz
  • SpeedLTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • Version4.1
  • FunctionsA2DP
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB (2.0)
  • PowerMicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutYes, wireless via Miracast screen mirroring
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13
  • FlashAuto focus and dual tone LED flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Otherf/2.0, 28mm, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5 MP, f/2.4, 22mm
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 / WAV / eAAC / Flac player
  • Recording
  • FormatsMP4 / H.265 player
  • Recording1080p@30fps
Near Field Communication
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity3,000 mAh
  • TypeNon-removable Li-ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions151.3 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight 158 g
SoftwareGoogle Services, Google Play
OtherFingerprint sensor, Dual SIM (1x micro SIM / 1x nano SIM: dual-standby)
Warranty12 months



Will my phone work

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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone has been tested with micro SD cards up to 128 GB.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone is optionally dual SIM with 1x micro SIM and 1x nano SIM slots available. The micro SD slot is separate, so there are a total of 3 slots available.

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE bands 1,3,7,8,20 / 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 MHz. Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area.

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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