honor 5X: What makes this the best smartphone under RM1,000


This post is brought to you by the honor 5x – Metal, Fingerprint & More

As smartphones are getting better with each release, it is always tempting to go for a flagship device. These high end devices don’t come cheap and for bargain hunters, you probably need to compromise on some features if you don’t have a huge budget.

What if there’s a way to get a smartphone with “flagship” class features without burning a hole in your pocket? That’s where the honor 5X comes in and it does look the part too. It has a metal body, a fairly large screen with great resolution and a fingerprint scanner works brilliantly well.

Here are 5 reasons why the honor 5X should be your top pick under RM1,000.

1. Premium Build Quality


An affordable phone doesn’t have to feel cheap. With the honor 5X, it gets a premium look and feel with its unibody metal body. It isn’t just any metal slab as it gets a diamond polished aluminium back with a brushed look. While this is a mid-range device, it does look like a more expensive smartphone.

2. Large 5.5” Screen


With the worldwide web and social timeline in your hands, the honor 5X has a large 5.5” display with Full HD resolution. The screen size is similar to the iPhone 6s Plus but it is more compact to hold with thinner bezels and reduced height. With an IPS panel, you get great colour reproduction and viewing angles under a fully laminated screen.

3. Fast and Accurate fingerprint scanner


Get security that’s convenient to set up and use. Like the honor 7, the honor 5X comes with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner that’s easy to set up with just 6 taps. Unlocking the phone from your pocket is done instantly in just 0.5 seconds. It just unlocks with a gentle tap on the sensor. The fingerprint sensor also lets you do more such as taking photos including selfies, swiping down to view notification and view all running apps by swiping up.

SEE ALSO:  Here’s why the Samsung Galaxy S20’s night mode is such an underrated feature

4. No compromise with 3 card slots


Micro-SIM, Nano-SIM or MicroSD card, the honor 5X fits them all. With a dedicated slot for MicroSD, there’s no compromise if you’re currently a dual-SIM user. Whether you’re using Micro or Nano SIM sizes, both slots support 4G LTE which can be managed from the phone settings.

5. Camera packed with features


The honor 5X gets a 13MP f/2.0 main camera while selfies are taken with a 5MP f/2.4 shooter camera that has a large 1.4 micron pixel size and a 22mm wide angle lens. Whether you’re taking sceneries, selfies or food, there’s a mode for any situation.

For perfect selfies all the time, you can preset your preferred set up in beautification mode. This even works in a group shot so you’ll look your best in both selfie and groufie shots. The Ultra-Snapshot feature also lets you capture moments from sleep mode instantly by double pressing the volume down key twice.


The honor 5X is priced from RM899 and you can buy it online every Tuesday on Vmall.my. With a phone that looks this good, why settle for less? For more information, head over to the honor 5x product page.