Huawei's 64-bit Honor 4X passes through Chinese telecoms, priced agressively to combat Xiaomi

Huawei's 64-bit Honor 4X passes through Chinese telecoms, priced agressively to combat Xiaomi
In a bid to battle Xiaomi's growing, should we say, monopoly on the Chinese market, Huawei introduced the Honor smartphone range. It's designed with the similar "cheap & impressive" tactic, because, let's face it - how else do you battle fully-featured $150 phones like the Hongmi and Redmi, or the $320 flagship that is the Xiaomi Mi4? This is how and why Huawei will be rolling out the $130 (800 CNY) Huawei Honor 4X. 

The smartphone was sighted at TENAA (China's communications authority), flaunting a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 5MP front camera. The LTE-enabled phone runs the 32-bit Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Unlike Huawei's flagship phones, this one isn't a design marvel. It's a plastic smartphone with what seems to be a decent, but forgettable build. Still, if this is what the easily-disposable entry level Android devices of the future are all about, we'd take two of them.

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8 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I'm very welcome everyone to combat XiaoMi as long as it's a value buy

2. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I wonder why huawei don't just wait and install Android Lollipop,to take advantage of the 64-bit chip?

3. unwanted

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Lol, huawei is far behind in software to MIUI

7. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

have you ever heard of Emui 3.0 ? look it up.

4. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

They should sell this to the rest of the world also.

5. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

$130 phone means jack sh*t to me if it's gonna come w/ 8GB internal storage with a micro SD slot regardless let me explain why. 16GB should be the minimum because for just about 50 dollars more at markets outside of China that's how much for a new Moto G 16GB that's already Lollipop guaranteed by Moto. And let's face it between this 3; Huawei, Xiaomi and Moto which co. would you trust on timelier fw/sw upds? Huawei and Xiaomi's AOSP/GPL compliance currently are at the same near useless level with probably just a bit brownie points to Xiaomi for having a few devs over in their forums bringing unofficial AOSP based custom ROMs but that's about it.

6. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

have experienced using Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi, and sad to say, Huawei is the worst in terms of UI and hardware (especially those with Huawei's in-house processor).

8. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

to buy phones directly from the manafacturer is the way to go - $130 for what sounds to be pretty good specs - thats called great value - EmotionUI is actually a nice compliment to Android - Huawei's attenna LTE has greatly improved and is now compatible with most North American providers - sorry, theres nothing to hate here

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