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

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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.

via GizChina

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posted on 20 Oct 2014, 06:11 1

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1351; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

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

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 06:37

2. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

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

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 06:44

3. unwanted (Posts: 32; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)

Lol, huawei is far behind in software to MIUI

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 11:15

7. Bondurant (Posts: 573; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

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

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 07:43 1

4. greenelektron (Posts: 537; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 08:25

5. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 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.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 10:16

6. skyline88 (Posts: 604; Member since: 15 Jul 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).

posted on 21 Oct 2014, 09:54

8. lawsofeffect (Posts: 42; Member since: 04 Jun 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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