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Huawei's Honor 5X has a 5.5-inch display and runs Android 5.1 software.

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Although it's marketed as part of the Honor line, it's got almost the same innards as the more expensive Huawei GX8.

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Like Huawei's most recent phones, including the Google Nexus 6P, the Honor 5X has a fingerprint reader on the back.

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Its 5-megapixel front-facing camera sounds good on paper, but image quality could have been better.

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Subtle texturing on the volume and lock buttons give fingers some traction.

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The metal backing is unusual for a low-cost phone, but that's the point. With the Honor 5X, Huawei is trying to lure new buyers -- and who doesn't love a deal?

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