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This review is from: Huawei Gray Flip Case for Honor 5X
Pros: I bought one of these with my phone a couple of months ago. I had an almost identical flip, view case for an older Samsung phone and liked that very much.
Cons: Okay, but does not compare with my old Samsung flip,view case - by a longshot. overall it just feels cheap.
- Not very thick, offers very little protection.
- The material this case is made of some form of plastic leather which shows marks easily, mine already has what appears to be cut marks in the front. from being in my pocket.
- The stitching along the outer edge began to unravel and fall out within days.
- Clear window scratches very easily.
The texture of the case holds dirt and soils quickly
Other Thoughts: Okay for the price, but not very durable.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Excellent size.
Display nice and easy to read.
Weight is fine
All buttons work well.
Charges fast and has excellent battery life.
Came with Jellybean (android 5.11). Marshmallow (android 6.01) is available as a download from their website
Cons: EMUI launcher is horrible. Just horrible.
Messaging app is not the best.
No 5Ghz wifi.
No internet calls.
No gorilla glass so be very careful no to drop.
Other Thoughts: The Honor 5X I received came with Jellybean (android 5.11) and EMUI 3.5.
Marshmellow (android 6.01) with EMUI 4.0 is available as a download from Honor's website .
The instructions you need to perform the upgrade included in the upgrade zip file as a word .doc. It is in English intermixed with Chinese making it confusion to follow. Here is an example:
" Step 5. 进度条结束后，手机会重启。若手机未重启，需要手动拔下电池。When the progress bar stop, the phone will restart automatically. "
"5.1 检查版本号Check the version
如图检查版本号1. Build number By step: Settings->About phone->Build number, to check the version is correct or not."
People without any tech background may have difficulties or just be afraid of trying to upgrade.
Also available from the Honor website is a nice Windows application that connects your phone to your PC called HISuite. With it you can manages apps, videos. music, pictures, contacts, messages, etc.
What you CAN'T do with HiSuite is upgrade your phone to new versions of Android - a HUGE ommission. The companion apps for Samsung Phones can do this and it makes such an upgrade easy for a non-tech person.
I got the Honor 5x smart case with my phone. Worked GREAT under Jellybean, not so well under Marshmallow.
The launcher with this phone is EMUI a launcher that wants to emulate the iPhone. If I anted an iPhone, I'd have gotten an iPhone. Besides it doesn't go a good job of copying the iPhone anyway.
Simple solution is to switch launchers - this is essential since EMUI is so pathetic. There are blogs dedicated to how bad EMUI is. Huawei should abandon it, fire the clowns who developed it and start over.
Apex, Nova Launcher and Google Now are excellent choices from the Playstore. I choose Nova Launcher which turns this phone into a pleasure to use. Another good choice would have been my favorite, the ZenUI launcher from Asus, but currently it's incompatible with this phone and consequently doesn't even show up in the playstore.
The message app also sucks. Dump it and use another from the Playstore. I choose the Google Messenger which is also excellent.
Also not impressed with the Contacts App and installed keyboard , but both can be replaced with apps from the Playstore, so you can customize these essential items as well.
I bought the Honor 5X smart case with this phone. I am quite familiar with this type of case since I also have one for my Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung calls it a SView case. Compared to the Samsung, It's a bit cheap looking. It worked flawlessly with Jellybean, but doesn't work so well with Marshmallow.
The battery cannot be removed??? Why???
However, it works great, charges fast and lasts forever.
The display is on par with my Samsung Galaxy S4, perhaps a bit sharper than the Samsung.
I keep reading how slow this phone is, but this is all relative. Compared to my S4 and other Android phones I've used it is at least as fast. I do not expect it to keep up with a Galasxy S7 which costs 3 times the price.
GPS struggled with Jellybean, but works great after I upgraded to Marshmallow.
This is an excellent phone. Great hardware with a few cost cutting omissions like no 5Ghz wifi and internet calling.
BUT it comes with a horrible user interface, EMUI. It is so bad it would be a deal breaker if it were not so easy to bypass it and just use another launcher.
Huawei on a YouTube video says of EMUI: "The Emotion UI is an Android-based user interface that reinforces Huawei's user-centric design philosophy, "Design with Empathy. Emotion UI improves usability and provides a much simpler navigational experience for users."
A lot of horse manure -- obviously good intentions but the actual result just sucks. You end up feeling like your hands are tied and your flexibility is limited to more and more folders. to search through.
Once you've installed your choice of launcher, message and contact apps, this phone becomes a much better experience and a pleasure to use
They either need to ship this phone with Marshmallow, or make the upgrade process easier for non-technical people. Not supporting upgrades from HiSuite is a huge omission.
The Smart Case also needs work for use with Marshmallow. On Jellybean it was wonderful. On Marshmallow it works - sometimes.
I'd buy this phone again.
Pros: Works okay, but with an important caveat.
Cons: What I thought was a bargain on a older card, turned out to be not so much of a bargain.
When I installed this the on my Windows 10 system, I went to download the latest driver from AMD, only to discover this card has JUST been moved to "legacy support" . The latest driver for this card is a couple of generations old an the only Crimson driver appears to be a generic "beta" driver AND no new driver will be coming for this card. Thus, the life span for this card is quite limited if you intended to use it for any kind of gaming where updated drivers are frequently needed. Furthermore, I am having issues with this beta driver and will be hopefully returning some older catalyst version.
On the Powercolor website, they are offering no windows 10 drivers or this card at all, their latest available driver for this card are pre-crimson, catalyst driver for WIndows 8.1.
So it appears that upon hearing from AMD that this card was heading to a "legacy support" designation and thus the dustbin of history, they dumped their inventory it to newegg customers, or what Power color might otherwise call suckers.
Other Thoughts: I would not recommend consider the a "legacy support" designation by AMD for this chipset.READ FULL REVIEW