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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sayrah1, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Sayrah1

    Sayrah1 Guest
    Thread Starter

    What do we know we'd be compromising on with this phone? Some maybe say screen? But I say hey better for battery! Does it have all the other android features? WHY is it priced so good!
     



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  2. Minagera

    Minagera Newbie

    Big sticking point is NFC and Gyroscope for me.
     
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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    No wireless charging, either. That and EMUI are killers for me. If I needed a replacement phone in a pinch, this would probably tops on my list, but as a daily driver? I don't know if I'd spend the $$$.
     
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  4. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    OH HAI THERE!

    But yeah, what my friend in the ridiculous hat said.

    Even so, it's some pretty solid hardware for $200 - and EMUI is slowly getting better. Throw a grown-up launcher on there and it's mostly usable.

    That lack of NFC and a proper gyro is really a killer though - particularly as Android Pay and Cardboard are becoming more prevalent.
     
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator

    I have three Star Wars cardboards and nothing to use them with. :(
     
  6. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    Ooooh my good point! I didn't even think about that.
     
  7. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    I don't know, I guess I wouldn't personally mind it not having NFC. I don't really do the whole android pay thing, and cardboard for me would be silly. Just because my dog LOVES to eat cardboard.
     
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  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Jane Jetson your wallet.:p
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. drewollie

    drewollie Lurker

    No multi window?
     
  10. NDES

    NDES Newbie

    I'm glad they put in a fingerprint sensor as that and NFC are usually the two main features excluded in budget phones. I don't really use NFC, so that wasn't really a deal breaker for me. I would've liked to have seen usb-c quick charge, but for the price of the phone you can't argue its value.
     
  11. skribbles505

    skribbles505 Lurker

    Interesting that there is no gyro, but as has been mentioned the price the saving grace here. The rest of it looks solid. This might be good for my kiddos since they tend to be rougher on their gadgets and need more frequent replacements.
     
  12. GamerCore

    GamerCore Android Enthusiast

    There's also no Fast Charging or and -- this is a big one -- no dual-band WiFi. That means, if you're in a congested apartment building where 2.4GHz isn't reliable, you can't connect to 5GHz WiFi networks.
     
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  13. Karen219

    Karen219 Member

    That is something I'd disable at the speed of light! I've know persons who have iPhones who have had all kinds of issues and I myself have two laptop computers with that feature and it's been quite a nightmare.

    I disabled it a LONG time ago. Not a deal killer for me if that wasn't there.
    Maybe things have improved with that technology???? I looked up what it does on this phone and see that there actually ARE some benefits to it. One is butt dialing with your finger (just kidding, I think).
     
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  14. Karen219

    Karen219 Member

    Please forgive me as I know I can look up what gyro is and what it's useful purpose is but rather than do that, can you just tell me short form why this term comes up a lot suddenly and yes, what it is and it's useful purpose?

    I appreciate it very much.
     
  15. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member

    One thing that really bothers me is that it's 2016 and every cellphone (iPhone and Android) has something I really don't like so log of times it feels like I'm having to pick my poison.

    Iphones are overpriced for the hardware and even the new ones feel slow to me compared to my 4 year old nexus 4

    My nexus 4 has inherent problems with Skype and snapchat, but it has global 3g support and scratch resistant glass but no sd card slot

    Galasxy s4 has an epic camera, but u basically gotta choose which model u get based on which carrier you want for lte which is a deal breaker for me cus I like vetsatily as life changes a lot and my phone needs to be able to adapt

    Nexus 5x is cool, but lot of people reporting that it runs unacceptablely slow for the specs it has and lot of the n4 problems carrying over (never liked lg)

    Honor 5x seems awesome, metal build, Lte with att and tmobile, expandable memory, only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have scratch resistant glass, but I guess it's the best for me atm...
     
  16. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    It does have a preinstalled screen protector.
     
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  17. Sento

    Sento Well-Known Member

    oh thats cool, yeah man looking at everything thats out there, i think im gonna go ahead and go with the honor 5x, seems to be the best bet for me, im not really worried about nfc and stuff cus i have yet to find a place to use it yet on my n4, and it does have tethering at least so yah man count me in the honor 5x club in a couple weeks :D
     
  18. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Not on that link you sent.....
     
  19. Karen219

    Karen219 Member

    Says $249.00 but that's still pretty cheap for a metal bodied 32GB phone. Not only that, it's got lollipop on it and they are all ready for Marshmallow upgrades (which will eliminate a LOT of the permissions that we have to grant and then take back at the speed of light).

    Must be coming from Motorola's refurbs. as they won't be there until later this month, which comes darn fast! Motorola direct is selling them REALLY low too now. $399.00 for a 64GB. Don't know why. IMO that phone is the best I've seen in OVERALL quality (provided one likes the larger footprint, which I absolutely DO. I dislike small/normal sized phones). Most have bugs of one or another. Bug with that one is the darn 2.0 USB port but it also has wireless charging so not that big of a deal.
     
  20. Karen219

    Karen219 Member

    Well, something's gone amok as the price is soaring already. From $232 - $435.00 U.S.D. on Amazon. YEP... it's a free market but why would Huawei be allowing this???? If they are going to allow that, I think I'm just going to buy a few skids of them and start drop shipping.

    http://www.amazon.com/Huawei-KIW-AL..._UL160_SR160,160_&refRID=0KR9M48ZPF0GP6AJRF2A
     
  21. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It's third-party scalpers, there's not much Huawei can do. Same thing often happens with new iPhones.
     
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  22. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest
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    Don't empower the scalpers,let 'em eat phone for dinner for a week or so & watch the price drop...............

    Or,just buy from AMAZON directly,save yourself the headache:
    http://www.amazon.com/Honor-5X-Meta...id=1453252554&sr=1-2&keywords=Huawei+Honor+5X

    The scalpers can't get the phone to you any faster than AMAZON can & if by chance they can,is it really worth the 200% price mark-up just to shave a few days waiting time from delivery?
     
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  23. Karen219

    Karen219 Member

    Unfortunately there ARE going to be people that purchase from those morons THINKING they'll be the first one on the block to have one in their paws.

    Another big rush to scamming is about to hit e-bay and Amazon too. There is now an injunction against selling Samsung Galaxy phones due to Apple stomping their feet saying patent infringement. So those phones will be being unloaded at the speed of light and not supported in any way at all.

    Those devices now banned from sale in the US include the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S3, and Stratosphere. Some are older but many peeps still have Galaxy 3's, Notes, and Nexus and all listed were GOOD, SOLID phones/phablets that don't get all finicky.
     
  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest
    Thread Starter

    All of those phones are well past the support from Samsung,its moot as that goes.
    Besides,you can get a newer/better phone for much less than what these cost new.
    The only reason to get such a device now is if you have a special affinity for the named devices....

    In the bigger picture,perhaps this is setting some sort of precedent,which may affect more models at a later date.
    Hard to say,I'm not up to date on all the particulars of the on-going p***ing contest known as Samsung vs Apple.
    The case vs the phones mentioned today may not have the same alleged patent infringements in later released models.
    Stay Tuned........................
     
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