Online electronics retailer Best Buy is now offering Huawei’s Honor 5X mid-range smartphone and has put up an unlocked version of the phone for sale at the cost of $199.99. The unlocked version is available in Gray, Silver and Gold color options and features 16GB of internal storage, and since the phone comes unlocked it can be used for any GSM carrier including T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, Cricket Wireless, and more. You will not only be able to purchase the phone online but also at the retailer’s physical stores across the country. By offering the Honor 5X, Best Buy is now the third such online retailer after Amazon and Newegg to offer the phone which can also be purchased from hihonor.com, Honor’s official web store.
Honor 5X was first launched in China back in November of last year and found itself in American shores in February of this year. While the phone arrived with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Emoticon UI 3.1 overlay, Honor has announced that the phone will be updated with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system soon which is set to make it a more attractive proposition in the sub-$200 smartphone market. However, the phones that Best Buy is currently stocking still run the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system. The Honor 5X comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor, an Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery and 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear and front cameras. Weighing at just 158 grams, the phone also features a MicroSD slot accommodating up to 128GB of additional storage, and two SIM card slots as well as a fingerprint sensor.
As mentioned in Best Buy’s dedicated page for the Honor 5X, if you order the phone today, it will be shipped out by tomorrow as per usual standards. Given that it costs more than $35, Best Buy will offer free shipping and will offer 5 percent back in Rewards in case you choose to make the purchase using Standard Credit with your Best Buy Credit Card. You can also check a list of stores where the phone will be available on Best Buy’s website if you would like to test the phone yourself before buying it.