HONOR Posts on XDA

Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, headquartered in China. They were founded in 2013. The company primarily manufacturers Android phones with EMUI software.

Huawei’s honor 5X & honor Holly 2 Plus Launched in India

Huawei's honor brand has launched two devices in India: the honor 5X and the honor Holly 2 Plus. The devices will be available for sale via two of India's popular e-commerce portals, Flipkart and Amazon.in. The honor 5X will cost Rs. 12,999 ($191) for the 2GB RAM variant, and is available for pre-order now. Sales are...

Honor 5X XDA Review: The Current Vanguard of the Mid-Range Segment

The honor 5X is a device that attempts to push the boundaries of design for the mid-range smartphone segment. For a relatively small sum, it promises plenty of features untraditional of its budgeted competitors. Can the honor 5X deliver the premium value at the small price it promises? In this review, we’ll take an in-depth dive...

honor 5X Review: What Do You Get for $199?

Just last week at CES 2016 honor announced that they are coming to the United States. XDA TV Host TK received one and unboxed it. Additionally, XDA Editor Mario got one as well and gave his initial impressions and followed them up with a discussion about Emotion UI. While, you’re at it make sure you enter...

Honor 5X Impressions Follow-up: Emotion UI Features and Fallouts

A couple of days ago, we gave you our first impressions of the Honor 5X. Today I want to do a follow up on the touchiest subject I found, the software, as well as expand on a few common questions I've been asked about it. ICYMI, we have three of these phones we're giving away:...

Honor 5X First Impressions: $199 Feels Pretty Good Here

Huawei’s incursion into the U.S. comes at the hand of the Honor 5X, an affordable device that attempts to look mightier than it costs. And it only takes a quick look at the device to realise it succeeds. Technology Spec Display 5.5" IPS LCD @ 1080p, 401 ppi Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, octa-core, 64-bit Battery 3,000 mAh Software Android 5.1.1 Lollipop + EMUI 3.1 RAM 2GB RAM Storage 16GB ROM,...

Brace Yourselves, More Affordable Flagships are Coming

An increasingly competitive cellular market has brought an interesting shift in strategy for OEMs. With the entrance of companies such as Huawei into North America, we’re seeing an increase in the mid-grade and budget device spaces. In North America, the first really decent budget phone was the Moto G. The Moto G created waves with consumers...

Win One of Three honor 5X! Also: First Impressions + Forums Launched

We're pretty jazzed about the new honor 5X announced yesterday at CES. While technically it's made by Huawei, it's not branded as such. We're excited about it because it's an unlocked GSM phone with solid midrange specs (shown below) at a pretty unbeatable price point of $199, available for pre-order now from Amazon with an official...

Huawei Announces the Mate 8 for New Markets at CES Las Vegas

Huawei has just announced the addition of the 'Mate 8' flagship smartphone line to their Mate line-up. While it was announced and released in 2015, this flagship is ready to take the world by storm by going global. Here are the specs at a glance: Technology Spec Display 6" IPS-NEO LCD @ 1080p, 368ppi Processor HiSilicon Kirin 950 Battery 4000 mAh Software Android 6.0 +...

Walking The Great Firewall Of China: Part II

Last time I visited China, I was able to gain some invaluable insights into the lives of those who live on the far side of the great firewall; this time I thought I was prepared for anything. I was wrong. 翻牆 - Over the Wall China is infamous for censorship -- most popular forms of social media...

Through the Viewfinder: Huawei HQ Shenzhen, China

As part of Honor's 2nd birthday the journalists, bloggers, youtubers and fans were also invited to see Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, who are Honor's parent company. Huawei is one of the largest technological companies in the world and we were shown what they are currently working on as well as future developments. Some examples of this...

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

Honor 7 XDA Review: Polished Hardware, Unfinished Software

Honor, for those who are unfamiliar with the brand, is essentially the European face of the Chinese giant Huawei, although it has begun selling its handsets outside this area too. Designed as a subsidiary company that operates separately from its larger brother, its task is to try to conquer western markets with well-built phones at attractive prices. We've managed to get...