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Huawei Honor 5 Budget 4G Smartphone Announced

The Chinese company, Huawei has just announced two brand new smartphones entitled Honor 5 and Honor Play 5. The Honor models are famous for being budget 4G smartphones. These new models boast a 5 inch HD display and are powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. Both devices run on Android 5.1 Lollipop and also feature EMUI 3.1 Lite on top.

Huawei Honor 5

The Honor 5 and the Honor Play 5 sport two cameras each: a 2 MP front one for selfies and an 8 MP dual LED flash one on the back. They also have dedicated dual SIM slots and a microSD slot. The smartphones also offer 4G connectivity with the help of VoLTE which stands for Voice Over LTE.

Huawei Honor 5

What is interesting about them is that they have a key placed on the left side that enables users to launch various functions depending on how they press it. For example, if it’s long pressed, it will launch apps; if it’s double pressed, it will launch the flashlight; a simple press can launch the camera and so on.


First of all, it has a 5 inch HD IPS display with a 1280 x 720 px in resolution and 2 GB of RAM. It sports 16 GB of internal storage, but that storage space can be expanded to 128 GB with the help of the microSD card. The Honor 5 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor which has a Mali T720 GPU.

The device’s measures are as follows: 143.8 x 72 x 8.9 mm and it weighs 138 grams. In terms of battery, it sports a 2200mAh which is pretty common. It also features the aforementioned 4G connectivity with VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.

As you can see, most of its specs are not that impressive (especially when it comes to image resolution), but it is a budget smartphone and therefore less pretentious. It is however impressive when it comes to connectivity features and storage space, so you may want to consider buying it if you want a phone specifically for those reasons.

The Honor 5 is priced at $90 and comes in White, Black and Gold color variants.

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