Most low-cost phones don't have a fingerprint scanner or shiny metal backing. This one does.
Huawei's Honor 5X has a 5.5-inch display and runs Android 5.1 software.
Although it's marketed as part of the Honor line, it's got almost the same innards as the more expensive Huawei GX8.
Like Huawei's most recent phones, including the Google Nexus 6P, the Honor 5X has a fingerprint reader on the back.
Its 5-megapixel front-facing camera sounds good on paper, but image quality could have been better.
Subtle texturing on the volume and lock buttons give fingers some traction.
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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