Huawei’s honor 5X gets its January security update already

by: Edgar CervantesJanuary 23, 2016


Monthly security updates are a heaven-sent treat for those of you who want to keep your phones secure… so everyone. The concept is relatively new, though, and we are still not sure how well manufacturers will handle updating devices in such a frequent manner. HTC has even mentioned these monthly OTA updates are “unrealistic”!

Huawei joins our good list by releasing the January security update before the phone even hits the USA. This means your phone will be safe and secure as soon as it reaches your doorstep (shipping starts January 31st). And this is not a one-time thing. Huawei has already promised they will be releasing security updates regularly.


Nexus 6P January security update resizedSee also: January security update patches Factory Reset Protection bypass bug17

Interested in the phone? It is available for purchase from Amazon already, but as mentioned above, it won’t ship until the 31st. It is a very worthy phone for anyone looking to buy a mid-range handset. In fact, we have gone as far as thinking it could be the “best budget premium phone to date“.

At $199, it is one hell of a deal. Especially considering it has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 3000 mAh battery. Not to mention that amazing all-metal design. This phone looks great!

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All of that, plus constant security updates? Not to praise anyone here, but we think Huawei is doing a great job with this one. Just go ahead and check out our hands-on coverage to see for yourself.

  • shara

    does it support quick charge 2.0 ?

    • Ahmed Samir


    • DDD

      It doesn’t report to have the proprietary Quick Charge, but it has it’s own form of fast charging.

  • One hell of a deal?

    One hella deal.

  • Frank-o

    Wow! The January security update is out at the end of January. I’m impressed. Not!

    • Anon

      considering samsung, LG, and all other top brands except HTC have NOT released january’s security update, you SHOULD be impressed.
      samsung released december 2015 security patch in jan 2016

      • William Knudsen

        Yeah, my just updated to 6.0 LG G4 is still on the November security version. So Frank-o, why bad mouth an unreleased, lower end phone getting a security update before the heavy hitters? At least they’re making an effort.

      • ShinX

        lol asus gave me the January update a while ago on zenfone 2. Surprising considering their rep with updates.

        • Anon

          that’s nice to know. hope more companies step up their game

  • vmxr

    this phone weird the back side looks expensive the front side looks cheap lol

  • s2weden2000

    that’s right!

  • Cole Cawtuh

    Does this have quick charge 2.0? The XDA review by tk says it does not. But I’ve seen on amazon and other places Qualcomm certified quick charges for Honor 5x. Could you let us all know plz.

    • DDD

      It doesn’t advertise Qualcomm’s Quick Charge. It uses it’s own form of fast charging.

  • DDD

    Are the fingerprint features 100% a part of the OS? As in, would I be able to install a custom ROM and still keep the cool fingerprint features? I know they’re a part of the OS, but it’s worth a try.

  • bob

    should have gone with sd 650 …sd 615 processor is pretty much known for heating issues and also this processor has been out in market for almost 1 year