The Honor 5X was released in November 2015 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and its manufacturer is getting ready to roll out the Android 6.0 update. The Chinese company was one of Google’s partners, being in charge to build the Nexus 6P phablet, but reports say that their collaboration has ended. This means that Huawei will have more time to focus on its own products, now that its name is known worldwide.
The Chinese manufacturer made its debut on the US mobile market with the Honor 5X, a flagship smartphone with an affordable price. Unfortunately, those who bought this device had to wait six months for the arrival of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, although the company has promised that it will have faster updates. That moment has come and the update is now being pushed to US users, who are enjoying new features such as Google Now on Tap, Doze or app permissions.
In addition, EMUI, the user interface has been updated to version 4 and other features that users are getting are: screen recording, a new Compass application, the option to cancel message sending and some improvements to contact management. Users can check for the update manually, by heading to their device’s Settings > Updater > Check for Updates and before downloading the file, they should connect to a wireless network.
Honor 5X has a metal body that measures 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.2 mm and on its back you’ll find a rear camera of 13MP with autofocus and LED flash and a fingerprint scanner below it. The front camera is 5MP and it’s placed above the 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen. Under the hood is paced a Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset that’s powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU backed by 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The internal memory has a capacity of 16GB and it’s expandable up to 256GB. The 3000mAh non-removable battery keeps it alive for approximately one day.