Huawei Honor 5X: Worthy Smartphone But Competitors Are Better

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei introduced its new Honor smartphone brand in the year 2014. The brand has produced several successful smartphones in the Honor series like the Honor 4X, Honor 6, Honor Holly, and Honor 6 Plus. The Honor 4X was launched in the Indian market at a competitive price tag last year. The vendor recently launched the Honor 5X as the successor to the highly successful Honor 4X in the country, which brings several upgraded features for a slightly higher price tag than its predecessor.

The Honor 5X is certainly a worthy smartphone at Rs 12,999 (check latest price on 91mobiles.com) with an excellent premium design, a large display, enhanced security features, a powerful processor, and decent camera specs. However, the competitors to the Honor 5X are better in terms of specifications at competitive price tags. If you are wondering about the top competitors to the Honor 5X, then we are going to compare its features with the best competitive offerings to it including the Lenovo K4 Note, LeEco Le 1s, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB, Coolpad Note 3, and the Coolpad Note 3 Lite.

Before we compare the Honor 5X with aforementioned competitors, let’s first learn about the full specs of the handset.

Honor 5X features –

The Honor 5X sports a premium metallic body, which measures 8.1mm around the waist and tips the scale at 158 grams. It offers a large 5.5-inch full HD display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 Lite on top, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, aided by an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The phone’s other specs include a fingerprint sensor, 16GB of expandable memory, a 13Mp rear snapper with a dual-LED flash, a 5MP front shooter, 4G LTE, and a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech. Now let’s compare the phone to its competitors.

Honor 5X compared with the Lenovo K4 Note, LeEco Le 1s, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB, Coolpad Note 3, and the Coolpad Note 3 Lite

Honor 5X vs Lenovo K4 Note

The Lenovo K4 Note is a decent competitor to the Honor 5X, as it offers similar features for a lesser price tag of Rs 11,999. It comes with an excellent metallic design with replaceable back covers, an octa-core processor, higher 3GB of RAM, a fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos-powered speakers for improved audio experience, and a larger 3,300mAh battery. The K4 Note offers the same 13MP and 5MP cameras as the Honor 5X, but gets several additional imaging enhancements including phase detection autofocus, a higher f/2.2 aperture, a dual-colour LED flash, which in result offer better pictures and video recording than the latter.

Honor 5X vs LeEco Le 1s

The LeEco Le 1s was recently launched in India at a competitive price tag of Rs 10,999, Rs 2,000 less than the Honor 5X. The Le 1s also sports a premium metallic design, but is slimmer at 7.5mm than the Honor 5X. It is powered by a more powerful 2.2GHz octa-core 64-bit MediaTek processor, further supported by a higher 3GB of RAM. The device also comes with a fingerprint sensor, 13MP/5MP cameras with phase detection autofocus, and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support. So, the LeEco Le 1s is certainly a better offering than the Honor 5X with a lesser price tag.

Honor 5X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB is available for Rs 11,999 from the online stores, and comes with higher internal memory, better camera specs and a much bigger battery compared to the Honor 5X. The phone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory that can be further increased up to 32GB by inserting a microSD card. It offers a better rear camera with 16-megapixel sensor with a CMOS image sensor, phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, a dual-colour LED flash, and higher resolution images than the Honor 5X. It is fuelled by a whopping 4,050mAh battery, compared to the 3,000mAh unit available on the Honor 5X. However, since the Redmi Note 3 offer a much bigger battery, it is slightly thicker and weighs higher than the Honor 5X, but that’s okay given its price tag and other specs.

Honor 5X vs Coolpad Note 3

The Coolpad Note 3 is a much better device than the Honor 5X at just Rs 8,999, Rs 4,000 less than the latter. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch display, but sports lesser screen resolution with an HD screen panel. The phone comes with a premium, appealing metallic design, which is slightly thicker than the Honor 5X. It is fuelled by an octa-core processor, and comes with 3GB of RAM compared to 2GB of RAM available on the Honor 5X. The device also comes with a fingerprint sensor for enhanced security even at a lower price tag.

Honor 5X vs Coolpad Note 3 Lite

The Coolpad Note 3 Lite may be a bit surprising for you on this list as a competitor to the Honor 5X. The Coolpad Note 3 Lite offers a smaller 5-inch display compared to the 5.5-inch display of the Honor 5X, but the rest of its features are quite similar to the Honor 5X. The phone is priced at just Rs 6,999, but comes with a powerful quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP/5MP cameras, latest software, a 2,500mAh battery, a slim 8mm design, and 4G LTE support along with dual-SIM slots.

Conclusion

So as you see, the competitors to the Honor 5X are quite better with similar or better features at lesser price tags. The Coolpad Note 3, Redmi Note 3 32GB, LeEco Le 1s and Lenovo K4 Note are better offerings in the 5.5-inch screen segment with similar or better features at slightly lower price tags. The Coolpad Note 3 Lite is for those who want the same configuration as the Honor 5X, but in a 5-inch design. So, these were the best competitors to the Honor 5X. Which one are you going for? or are you still opting for the Honor 5X? Share in the comments with all.

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