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  1. Phases

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    Honor has announced the 5X, a $199 very acceptable smartphone! Looks like those of us coming up on an upgrade won't have to sacrifice an arm and a leg this go around - because this device is well worthy, if you ask me!

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    http://phandroid.com/2016/01/06/honor-5x-us-official/
     

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    I've been using this for a few weeks and it is worth every penny of the $199. It is solid in your hand, a little weighty. Battery life is great. It will take a micro sim or a nano sim as well as a micro sd card up to 128GB I think, I have a 64GB in mine.

    Edit: correction that it has a micro sim and a nano sim. sorry for the confusion.
     
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    No Verizon. Le sigh. Other than that it looks like a really nice phone. I don't see where they say Marshmallow coming or how it'll be OTA'd though, that could be a concern. Too bad about only GSM (and no NFC?), I'd really consider it for the peeps on my plan otherwise.
     
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    I was all set to pull the trigger, but no Verizon is a big problem. Wish it had NFC too.
     
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    I've also been using the 5X for a couple of weeks now, and IMHO definitely worth the $199 asking price. Lack of NFC is a bit of a bummer for me, but not a deal breaker at this price point. You're getting a solid phone, readable screen in all but the most glaring of sunshine, extremely quick and accurate fingerprint reader with good all around performance and metal.
     
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    No verizon :(
     
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    No CDMA is what I think the drawback it. I'm not sure if it would work with VZW when VoLTE is widely available.
     
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    No verizon is a pitfall for me. Otherwise it would be something I'd consider.
     
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    I'm surprised they don't have CDMA for the phone, but if you're on a GSM carrier $199 for the Honor 5x is a good deal.

    I'd assume they will update it to Marshmallow, but I haven't seen it mentioned in any reviews yet.
     
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    They plan on issuing updates every one or two months, I see no reason to think that MM wouldn't be one of those. It probably needs to be tested first.;)
     
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    I'm wondering what the price will be in a few months! If it drops down to the $150 mark...amazing!
     

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