The Honor 4X is a budget phablet, with a 5.5-inch 720p screen. While this may not sound like much given the screen size, bear in mind that this is a €199 device, off contract. It is powered by Huawei’s in-house silicon, the HiSilicon Kirin 620 to be more precise. It’s a Cortex-A53 octa-core clocked at 1.2GHz, with Mali-450MP4 graphics.
The phone packs 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, so you’ll probably have to get a microSD card as well. The main camera features a 13-megapixel sensor, while the front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel affair. The phone is relatively big, at 152.9x77.2x8.65mm and 170 grams. Luckily Huawei put the space to good use, so you get a 3000mAh battery, which pretty good given the rest of the spec (namely the frugal 1.2GHz processor and 720p screen).
The design is not spectacular, but there is not much to complain about, especially not at this price point. The textured back looks “grippy” and probably won’t be a fingerprint magnet. The phone will be available in three colour options: black, white and gold.
The only problem is that it ships with Android 4.4, but Huawei probably won’t take too long to update it to Android 5.0 Lollipop. European customers can expect to see it in retail by mid-April.