The honor 5X will be launched in Europe later this week

The honor 5X will be launched in Europe later this week
The Huawei honor 5X, which makes its début today in the United States, will be launched in Europe later on this week. February 4th is the official date, with a live event running from 2:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT) to mark the occasion. 

Thanks to a bevy of powerful, cheap handsets in recent years, there's been arguably less interest in the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S and Apple iPhone. Two of the biggest names in consumer tech, they're both now facing a wave of competition at the hands of firms like Huawei, and as we look ahead to the impending launch of the Galaxy S7, the honor 5X offers a varied feature set at a fraction of the cost. 

If you're looking for a cutting edge, top-end handset, then the honor 5X is not it. In our review, we found the 5X to be rather sluggish at times, while the very basic utility of making a call was hindered by sub-par quality. But for change out of two hundred bucks, it'd be naive to expect miracles. For its faults, you still get dual-SIM functionality, microSD, a nifty fingerprint sensor and metallic design complete with a slick, beveled edge.

Out of the box you get a decidedly average display, average camera, and similarly mediocre battery life to boot. But for the price, the honor 5X still looks a decent deal, and if you've had your eye on this device from somewhere in Europe, your wait is almost over. 

Interested parties can register with their email through vMall for a few added bonuses, including £20 (around €26, $29) off the honor 5X and a further voucher saving for a future purchase. 

Click here if you'd like to check out our in-depth review of the honor 5X, and hit the source for more info on those early bird savings. 

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5X
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h 3G talk time)

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