Many people have waited years, but the day is finally here. Honor, the sub-brand owned by Huawei, has released its very first phone in the United States. The Honor 5X can be bought from Honor, Amazon, and Newegg for just $199.
This first push from Honor in the United States is a lighter one as the Honor 5X is a modest device. The Honor 5X has a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot, 13MP / 5MP cameras, 3000mAh battery, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (with Marshmallow on the way) sitting behind the company’s EMUI software overlay. Honor also included a fingerprint scanner on the rear to enhance security. Everything the Honor 5X has is wrapped in a metallic body inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in Spain.
Honor is hoping the $199 off-contract price attracts consumers seeking to get a good value without carrier limitations. For now though, the issue seems to be availability. While Honor and Newegg still have units in stock and remain on schedule, Amazon is seeing high demand (or maybe there was just little inventory). Dark Grey and Daybreak Silver color options are delayed at Amazon, with the latter not shipping for 5 to 8 weeks. The Sunset Gold color option is the only Honor 5X model in stock and ready to ship right away from Amazon’s warehouses.
If you’re seeking to get a good bonus out of buying the Honor 5X, get the phone from Newegg because the online retailer is throwing in a free 32GB microSD card. But you may want to stick with getting the phone from Honor itself because of the official accessories offered there. Two sets of earphones are available in addition to the flipcover case. Honor is also selling its Honor Band Z1 right now for $79.
Congrats to Honor (and Huawei) on making it to the United States! We wish them luck.
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