The Honor 5X is priced at Rs. 12,999, while the Honor Holly 2 Plus is priced at Rs. 8,499. Both devices will be available on Flipkart and Amazon
After months of rumors and speculations, Honor has launched the Honor 5X smartphone in India. The device is priced in the mid-range, at Rs. 12,999. The Chinese company also launched the Honor Holly 2 Plus smartphone alongside the 5X, at a price of Rs. 8,499. While the Honor 5X was launched in China in October last year, the Honor Holly 2 Plus seems to be a India-first device.
The Honor 5X is the new sub-15k budget phone, which carries an all metal design. The phone features a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with 1920 x 1080p resolution. This puts the pixel density at 441 ppi. The screen to body ratio of the phone is 72.2% and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC. While the SoC has been widely used in the mid-ranged segment, many users have also had issues with it. The Honor 5X combines the Snapdragon 616 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage and also supports external memory of upto 128GB.
On the camera front, the Honor 5X has a 13MP rear camera, with a f/2.0 aperture and supports autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. There is a 5MP front-facing camera, with a f/2.4 aperture. The Honor 5X is dual-SIM smartphone and supports 4G LTE connectivity. Below the rear camera, the phone also has a fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery, which Honor claims will last you a full day.
The Honor Holly 2 Plus on the other hand, is a budget device. It is the successor to the Honor Holly smartphone that was launched last year. The phone features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a Mediatek MT6735P SoC. This is a 1.3GHz system on chip, also used in the Meizu M2 and the Coolpad Note 3 Lite. The Holly 2 Plus also has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded using a micro-SD card. At the back, the phone features a 13MP camera and there is a 5MP camera on the front. The USP of the Honor Holly 2 Plus however, is its 4000 mAh battery.
Both the smartphones will be available on Flipkart and Amazon. The Honor 5X will be sold via a flash sale model, while the Honor Holly 2 Plus will be available on open sale. Pre-orders for the 5X starts from today and the sale will start from February 1, while sales for Holly 2 Plus will start from February 15. Both the devices come with a 15 month warranty.
Watch Honor 5X First Impressions Video
|Release Date:||19 Apr 2015|