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Honor 4X is the newest edition to the Honor X lineup. It is a budget phone with the latest budget hardware on board. The Honor 4X is priced at a lower price to its competition and thus makes a compelling case for itself. We take a quick look on how the phone stacks up against its competition.
The Huawei Honor 4X is a fairly large phone with subtle hints of good design. It features curved body panel making the device ergonomic and easy to hold. Power button is on a slightly raised edge making it an another noteworthy design input.
The device is mostly plastic and comes with a removable back but it doesn't feel flimsy or tacky. Plastic quality acceptable for the price and and the device feels quite sturdy. Another notable addition is the textured back panel which gives it a good grip.
The phone features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD panel which has good viewing angles and decent colour saturation. The display however is a bit reflective making it slightly difficult to view under direct sunlight. The 720p resolution is acceptable for the price and puts it at par with other smartphones in the price bracket. More detailed Display review will follow soon.
Core hardware and performance
Performance is again decent and is easily comparable to any other device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC. The 64-bit chip is accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Check out how the Honor 4X performs in synthetic benchmarks compared to other devices across the next few slides. We will be doing a detailed performance review soon.
In the Antutu benchmarks the Honor 4X was able to achieve a mere 20384 points which is almost at par with Lenovo A6000 and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 which offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC. However, Yu Yureka does perform far better with its octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC.
In Quadrant benchmarks the scores are again comparable to other Snapdragon 410 powered devices.
3D Mark Extreme
Graphic benchmarks have a similar story to tell
Battery life is where the story changes. The Honor 4X comes with a large 3000mAh battery and the software is well optimised to make the best out of it. In our video loop test we observed a mere 4% drop in battery. In PC mark’s battery test the phone scored an astonishing 8 hours and 10 mins which is better than anything we have seen so far, by a long long way. If you want a 10K smartphone with excellent battery life, the Honor 4x is your goto device.
Like every other Honor phone, the Honor 4X is running on a custom UI, namely EMUI. Even though we do prefer stock Android over anything, the EMUI does look good and functions well. Likeable features like protected apps and notification filter are well executed.
The 13MP camera on the Honor 4X dished out average pics, while pics in adequate lighting are acceptable, the quality drops rapidly with low-light. Check out the camera samples in different lighting conditions. The overall output from the Honor 4X tends to be on the softer side. More detailed camera review of the Honor 4X will follow soon
Images taken in Ample Light
A Macro image shot by the Honor 4X
Sample of a image taken in Low light
Image take in Low light with flash