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anyone hear of this phone before?? its is pretty nice looking........

honor5x


pretty decent price too!! $199.99 for a decent spec'd phone
Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 1/24/16 at 5:22pm
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It IS nice, but buyer beware:

-The UI is awful. It takes the worst of iOS and Samsung's TouchWiz
-It does not support T-Mobile's Band 12
-It has Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Huawei says they'll update it quickly to Marshmallow, but we'll see if that actually happens
-Has numerous software bugs where the keyboard won't appear when summoned, etc
-The Wi-Fi chip inside is the absolute worst piece of silicon shipping in a phone in the last five years. Seriously, even IPHONES have better Wi-FI hardware than this. It is THAT BAD. No 5GHz support. IN 2016!
-The snapdragon 615 is surprisingly laggy at powering a 1080p screen on Lollipop
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YIKES!!!!! looks like ill be looking elsewhere lol im still debating on a OnePlus 2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

It IS nice, but buyer beware:

-The UI is awful. It takes the worst of iOS and Samsung's TouchWiz
-It does not support T-Mobile's Band 12
-It has Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Huawei says they'll update it quickly to Marshmallow, but we'll see if that actually happens
-Has numerous software bugs where the keyboard won't appear when summoned, etc
-The Wi-Fi chip inside is the absolute worst piece of silicon shipping in a phone in the last five years. Seriously, even IPHONES have better Wi-FI hardware than this. It is THAT BAD. No 5GHz support. IN 2016!
-The snapdragon 615 is surprisingly laggy at powering a 1080p screen on Lollipop
keep in mind that the UI is easily fixed with your favorite launcher. However I did not know about the wifi chip. I appreciate the heads up. Tek syndicate did a video on the phone a few days ago. honestly it looks like an awesome phone for the price. if you want the specs of a 700 dollar phone. expect to pay 700 dollars. if you want a 200 dollar phone this is one of the better options
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Originally Posted by Elyminator View Post

keep in mind that the UI is easily fixed with your favorite launcher. However I did not know about the wifi chip. I appreciate the heads up. Tek syndicate did a video on the phone a few days ago. honestly it looks like an awesome phone for the price. if you want the specs of a 700 dollar phone. expect to pay 700 dollars. if you want a 200 dollar phone this is one of the better options

Wholeheartedly agreed. It's a really REALLY good phone for $200. Is it the BEST phone for $200? Probably. But I don't think that the exclusion of Band12 and the needless crippling of the Wi-Fi stack was the right way to cut costs.
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