honor 5X now available in the US for just $199

by: Jimmy WestenbergJanuary 31, 2016


It’s been talked about for a few weeks now, and the day is finally here. Huawei’s first U.S.-bound honor smartphone, the honor 5X, is now available for purchase from various online retailers. For just $199.99, you’ll not only snag one of the best cheap Android smartphones out there, but also one of the best dual-SIM handsets on the market. As of now it looks like all three color variants – Dark Grey, Daybreak Silver and Sunset Gold – are available from Amazon, Newegg and from honor’s website. And if you choose to buy from Newegg, the retailer with throw in a free 32GB microSD card for a limited time.

If you need a refresher, the honor 5X comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 processor, a 13MP rear camera and a 3000mAh battery. What makes this device so special is that for the price, you’ll be hard pressed to find a smartphone that feels this premium. It’s made of a metallic chassis and also sports a fingerprint sensor. The software may not be for everyone out there, but honor says it’s working to push out more timely updates to its phones. For more detailed coverage, be sure to check out our full review.

So, will you be ordering one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

  • Cellular Barn

    This is awesome news, hopefully Huawei will fix its software issues in the future, stock android is great.

    • Claire Pieterek

      Sounds tempting for the price, but I’m enjoying my Nexus 6P… Might be neat to have a dual SIM phone if I could have 2 lines on the same phone from the same carrier.

  • Box

    I’ll be ordering one soon as I’m done my supper! Dark grey :-) hopefully they can send it to canada.

  • cyrus almighty

    Ordered a Sunset Gold 5X as a replacement to my glitchy Samsjng Galaxy S4. I sense strong development for this awesome phone. Just hope its updated past MM 6.0 like some other android devices that get “around” 2 years of Major updates. Either way its a great deal.

  • Diego Deras

    How does this stack up against the blu one life x?

    • Karly Johnston

      It lags much harder.