honor 5X Review37
Hello! Can you hear me now? Not really.
Average-like battery performance, but the recharge time is just flat out ridiculous.
On the inside, it’s been stuffed with a modest 3000 mAh battery. In our custom battery test, it propels the honor 5X to reach a continuous on-screen time of 6 hours and 54 minutes, which isn’t bad quite honestly. Conversely, though, it delivers an average-like performance in our real-world testing by achieving one-day battery life – so yeah, nightly charges are necessary with this.
The initial recharge time test we did with the honor 5x returned an obnoxiously long result. Because of this, we retested a different model and received a significantly improved time. In fact, getting a full capacity requires 170 minutes to charging time, which isn't bad by any means, especially for a price conscious smartphone.
Not only is the honor 5X well spec’d and priced, but the metal design and included fingerprint sensor definitely add value to this already packed smartphone. Indeed, all is not 100% perfect with it, evident by its lackluster call performance, and weak video recording quality, but for the cost and all, some folks might be willing to justify the tradeoffs.
Although it’s still early on, the honor 5X is definitely a choice to mull over if you’re looking for a backup or replacement – without having to settle for something cheap-cheap.
Software version of the review unit: EMUI 3.1
Android Version: 5.1.1
Build Number: KIW-L24C567B130
Kernel Version: 3.10.49-g6d8163b