Huawei Honor 5X just got on the US market. The Chinese company is trying to protrude the American market and this is its most recent attempt. The device costs around $200, which is pretty good for a low-mid ranged device. It goes on sale tomorrow.
Huawei Honor 5X will be available on its site, and on Amazon and Newegg at first. The device itself looks pretty good with the full-metal body and under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 615, with 2GB of RAM and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The software deal is Android 5.1 with an EMUI skin on top. There is a Marshmallow OTA coming in the future, as Huawei stated recently. In addition to the usual deal, Newegg is offering a free 23GB microSD card.
Huawei Honor 5X specs:
5.5-inch IPS LCD display (1080p)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core
16GB storage plus microSD slot
13MP rear camera
5MP front camera
Android 5.1.1 with EMUI 3.1
3000 mAh battery.
Will you get one of Huawei’s newest devices? Let us know in the comment section below!
OPPO F1 was announced earlier this year at CES and now the device is available for pre-orders. The device costs $249 or the equivalent in your local currency. In order to reserve one of these babies, you will have to make a $5 or 5 euro deposit. The first units will be sent to buyers as soon as February.
OPPO F1 is a mid-range device that has a metal body merchandised under the hashtag #HelloMetal. Below you can read the rest of the specs for the device:
5-inch screen at 1280 x 720p
13MP rear-facing camera
8MP front-facing camera
Snapdragon 616 processor
2,500 mAh battery
16GB internal storage plus microSD card.
OPPO F1 is launched in 20 countries at the moment, including Europe, North Africa, Middle East, South and South-East Asia. Pre-orders should arrive in February.
Huawei Honor 5X was announced at CES this week and the device seems to be a budget-friendly smartphone for anyone in need of a new phone. The phone costs $199 and it is already available for pre-purchase on Amazon.
What are you getting for $199?
Huawei Honor 5X is not a too shabby phone but not flagship-worthy either. Here’s its full spec list:
Display: 5.5 inch IPS LCD, 1920×1080 401 PPI
Operating System: Android 5.1 + EMUI3.1
Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Memory: 16GB ROM / 2 GB RAM; Micro SD expandable up to 128GB
Camera: 13.0 MP AF ; Front: 5.0 MP
Dimensions: 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm; 158g
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 ; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4G ; USB 2.0 high speed GPSGPS/AGPS/Glonass
Design-wise, Honor 5X has a full-metal body with a ceramic coating, which makes it look better than a mid-range device. You can get it in silver, grey and gold and you will find it feeling pretty premium in hand. The back shows a fingerprint sensor that you can find on all of Huawei’s newest phones.
If you want one of these phones already, you can pre-oder on Amazon or you can wait until January 31st to get it from HiHonor.com. It will be available on Newegg after launch as well.
If we are to believe @evleaks again, HTC Aero looks just like a sort of different Apple phone copy. The newest iteration of smartphone that this OEM is struggling with is the Aero and it is supposed to release sometime in the near future. This mid-range smartphone is rumored to have a 5-inch screen with a 1080p display and a sort -of-low-end Snapdragon 617 processor as highlights.
Many many news sites are branding it as an iPhone clone and, to be honest, the back side of the device does blatantly resemble that of an iPhone with a centered camera. HTC seems to be going even further down on that failure slope. They’ve been in trouble for some time now with tech failures bundling up and losing face on their homeland’s stock market as well. Their final decisions regarding a possible future seem to cling to virtual reality, a niche market already crowded with faulty prototypes and very high expectations.
HTC did design this look first with their HTC One hit, but Apple managed to steal it from under their noses and make it their own popular recognizable design overhaul after some time. Now, everyone may actually think that HTC is copying their competition. These could be just renders that do not represent the final form of HTC Aero, but we doubt it. Let’s just hope this is not branded as some sort of flagship.
Huawei recently announced the Ascend P8 Lite, a mid-range device that should compete with the Moto G on the US market. This phone costs around $250 and it is available on Huawei’s official store in black or white and there are no signs that it will be backed by carriers because the manufacturer doesn’t want this.
Ascend P8 Lite is a decent mid-range device with attractive looks and the usual specs for this range. Here they are as follows:
5” display at 720p
Snapdragon 615 processor
2 GB of RAM
13MP rear camera with F/2.2 lens
5MP front camera
16 GB storage plus MicroSD slot
2200 mAh battery.
The device redeems any lack in specs with its slim unibody design and quasi-inexistent bezels. The smartphone presents LTE 2, 4, 5, 12 and 17 support, which means it is compatible with T Mobile and AT&T services. It comes running on Android 4.4 spruced with Huawei’s EMUI skin. Not a bad deal, even if it may not be the exact best for the price.
[box type=”shadow”]Huawei Brings Great Design within Reach with New Unlocked P8 lite Smartphone
New unlocked purchase benefits make P8 lite and other Huawei unlocked devices even more attractive
PLANO, Texas [June 3, 2015]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, today launched the Huawei P8 lite in the U.S., making it possible for U.S. consumers to have premium design and features at an accessible price. Available for just $249.99 USD, the P8 lite will be available as an unlocked device, giving consumers the option to take their phone to the network* of their choice.
“With a perfect balance of style, functionality and value, the P8 lite gives consumers a premium yet easily accessible device and experience,” said Mr. Zhiqiang Xu, President of Huawei Device USA. “We are expanding our smartphone, wearable and tablet portfolio to meet U.S. consumers’ needs and are committed to delivering the right devices at the right prices with a tremendous consumer experience.”
With design and craftsmanship inspired by the company’s premium global flagship devices, Huawei P8 lite’s ultra-slim 7.7mm profile and thin bezels make it perfectly compact and well-balanced in the hand. Demonstrating sophisticated design and quality craftsmanship, the metallic appearance of the phone’s back panel is achieved through a layered design of contrasting hues and a hand-crafted satin coating that feels smooth to touch, but glimmers in direct light.
The P8 lite isn’t just beautiful— it’s also elegantly functional. The 5-inch HD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 display is designed for visual clarity and utmost durability. The 13 megapixel rear camera has built-in low light and autofocus capabilities which, along with the multi-frame noise reduction algorithm, ensure photos are clearer and brighter.
In addition to the solid camera performance and streamlined design, the Huawei P8 offers:
Ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity with support for all US GSM LTE bands
Intuitive and easy-to-use Emotion UI 3.0 interface
2200mAh battery with ultra-power saving mode
Unique photo capture options including: All Focus: Change the focal point of saved images
Ultra Snapshot: access the camera instantly, even from sleep mode
5 megapixel front-facing camera
Dual-SIM/SIM+Expandable MicroSD up to 32GB
Transforming the Unlocked Experience
With the launch of the P8 lite, Huawei is transforming consumers’ unlocked purchase experience. While more than 42 percent1 of consumers use or intend to purchase an unlocked device, there are still significant barriers that give consumers pause or reason to lack confidence. Among the leading roadblocks to purchasing an unlocked device are concerns about after-sales service, phone price and sales channels2. Huawei is addressing all of these concerns by introducing new benefits throughout the unlocked device purchase process.
Huawei is introducing a new two-year warranty on unlocked smartphones launched this year, including the SnapTo, introduced in April, and the all new P8 lite. Consumers need only register at GetHuawei.com to receive the warranty’s benefits for an extended term. The two-year warranty joins Huawei’s already strong commitment to post-purchase support, with local customer service, localized repair and a variety of contact channels for consumers.
Though the unlocked purchase model provides more freedom and choice, there is still an up-front cost for the device. Huawei is removing device sticker shock and giving consumers more flexible payment options by partnering with financial services leader Affirm. Now, consumers who purchase devices on www.GetHuawei.com have the option to select fixed installment plans of three, six and 12-months at the point of sale for device purchases of $99 or more. And once a purchase is made, consumers can have the confidence that it will arrive as promised and with easily accessible customer support thanks to Huawei’s partnership with trusted fulfillment provider Amazon.
“With the introduction of new unlocked benefits and with close collaboration from our valued partners, Huawei is taking the next step forward to make buying a quality unlocked device worry-free for consumers,” said Xu. “At Huawei, we are committed to not only delivering great devices at the right price, but also the services and support that let consumers purchase our products with confidence.”
P8 lite is available beginning today, June 3, through Huawei’s ecommerce site, GetHuawei.com,Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, B&H in-store and online, Fry’s Electronics in-store and online and various dealer networks. P8 lite will also be coming soon to select Best Buy stores.
In celebration of GetHuawei.com’s one-year anniversary, consumers who are registered or register on the website between June 3 and June 6will receive promotional incentives good for discounts on select products, including the newly launched P8 lite, Mate2 and SnapTo.
All 5 major US carriers announced today that they will sell the LG G4, but that’s not all the T Mobile will be selling. The carrier will also have exclusive rights over Leon and G Stylo (not that Stylo), two mid-range smartphones from LG. Both devices were previously announced at Mobile World Congress, and they were previously announced as selling to the Asian market, but now the US can sigh in relief as well.
It appears that T Mobile is already changing its product pages in order to freshen everything up for its LG line.
LG G Stylo brings about a 5.7” 720p IPS display paired with a removable 3000 mAh battery and, under the hood, you will find a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The device will also have a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It runs Android 5.0 straight from the box.
The Leon presents itself as a cheaper and simpler device with a 4.5” FWVGA (220 ppi) display with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, plus 8 GB of storage and a 1900 mAh removable battery. The device has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front snapper. It also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop straight from the box.
Both devices share LG characteristic design accents with slightly curved bodies and back-positioned power and volume buttons just below the camera. They also share removable batteries, expandable memory with microSD slots and Android 5.0 with LG G series UI on top.
LG G Stylo will be a great choice for those who love Samsung Galaxy Note, but do not have the funds necessary for purchasing one. The Leon however presents mediocre specs and a bulky body that probably no one of importance will want. It may prove to be a good prepaid phone though, or, why not, a premium burner phone of sorts.
Pricing and availability are yet to be known at the moment but they will launch at about the same time as LG G4.