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SoyaCincau’s best smartphones under RM1,000

honor 5X


If security and convenience are a priority for you, then the honor 5X is definitely a good pick. The 5X sports a fantastic Huawei-made fingerprint sensor on the back of its all metal shell that will unlock the 5.5-inch full-HD display in a single tap. If you’ve ever used a high-end Huawei device before you would know that their fingerprint sensors are top notch and we’re happy to say that this trend carries over to the honor 5X as well.


What’s more, it does more than just unlock your phone too. It has additional functionality like letting you take a selfie, pull down your notifications and view recent applications among others. It’s also worth noting that this device has a dedicated dual SIM (one nano, one micro) and microSD tray, so you won’t have to pick between two SIMs or one SIM and one microSD card.

On paper, the Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage should perform reasonably well, but we found it choking and stuttering more often than we’d like. It’s in no way a bad experience, it just isn’t the smoothest device on this list. Camera performance from the 13MP/5MP imaging combo is also acceptable but nothing extraordinary.

honor 5X (Grey and Silver) – 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage –  RM899
honor 5X (Gold) – 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage – RM939

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