Honor 5x 1st Impression

Written by TheCat. Posted in Gadgets


This is 5th or 6th time I order mobile phones and accessories from vmall.my but this time really give me a surprise! The packaged arrived on the next day evening! Its really fast! As I experience before, normally it take more than 1 day to arrive since the package need to crossover the ocean. Well done to vmall and CityLink!

I was so excited and cant wait to open the package even my hands are busy with two little monsters. The blue honor box was pack nicely in the delivery box and wrap with bubble wrap and styrofoam.

The Honor blue box is very simple, nothing fancy and nothing much info beside the Honor logo and the phone serial no., IMEI no. and model name. Think this is how they cut some of the cost and the design can be applied to all honor models.

So what do we get for RM899 in the blue honor box? Of course a honor 5x, charging cable, 1A charging adapter (expecting 2A or fast charger), manual guide, warranty card and screen protector which had already applied on the LCD screen.

This 1A charger take around 3 hour to fully charge honor 5x’s 3000mAh battery. The charger design was slim and the earth pin is stretchable, this make the the charger easily pack for travelling.

On the back of the phone, there was a plastic protector with tips and notes and compartment labels. This is really thoughtful especially the tips and notes so the user will not accidentally spoil the handset and most user never go through the user manual before start using it.

Removing the back plastic protector, it was the shiny and elegant aluminum alloy metal casing which give tougher and premium feels. But sadly the top and the bottom of the housing was not metal but honor has paint it almost similar to metal alike.

At the bottom of the phone was the stereo speaker and micro USB port for charging and OTG. The speaker was great and loud. But I’m not sure its my handset’s left speaker was broken or its only a dummy. The left speaker hole totally had no sound, so if you covered the right speaker you basically hear nothing. Will further clarified with vmall.my.

On the right side is the power button and volume button. The power button was place almost at the center of the phone so it can be easily reach by your thumb even though you basically will not using it beside switch on or restart. Most the time you will just using the thumbprint scanner to unlock your phone.

On the left side is SIM card and SD card slots. You need a pin to eject the slot holder.

The SIM card and SD card holder. The main SIM card is using micro SIM while the secondary SIM is nano SIM. The SD card is share with the secondary SIM card holder. Apart from the SIM and SD card slots, the back of the phone is the 13MP camera and second-generation FPC rim-free touch fingerprint sensor. The honor fingerprint sensor is the reason why I bought it. The main 13MP camera had F2.0 wide aperture which allowed you to take photos in low light condition and 28mm wide angle lens allowed you to take group photos easily.

The 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with FullHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) is a great display for playing game as well as watching movies. The LCD also bright enough to view under the sun. Beside the LCD is a 10 point multi-touch screen and colour temperature can be adjust in the setting to suite your needs. The front camera is a 22mm wide angle 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture which is good enough for selfie or wefie.

That’s all my 1st impression on my Honor 5X, thanks for the reading and the further details like phone performance, battery life, camera quality and etc. will be in my next review. Stay tune 😀

Oh ya, lastly before I forgot, honor is the only brand that 1 know in Malaysia that provide 1 to 1 swap warranty within 180 days. This has made the honor a trust-able brand.

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