How does the Honor 5X stack up against its big brother?

With the announcement of the Honor 5C, the Huawei-owned brand brings its best affordable phone yet to market. But it's been a mere six months since the arrival of the Honor 5X, a similarly specced handset at a comparable price point. The main differences on the surface: A larger 5.5-inch screen from the 5X, a faster, more efficient CPU in the 5X, and the bonus of NFC capability in the 5C.

Check below for a quick breakdown of how the two compare, and some side-by-side pics for good measure.

Category Honor 5C Honor 5X
Operating System Android 6.0, EMUI 4.1 Android 5.1, EMUI 3.1
CPU Hisilicon Kirin 650, octa-core, 16nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, octa-core, 28nm process
GPU Mali T830 MP2 Adreno 405
Display 5.2-inch 1080p LCD 5.5-inch 1080p LCD
Internal storage 16GB 16GB
microSD Yes Yes
Main camera 13MP, f/2.0, LED flash 13MP, f/2.0, LED flash
Front camera 8MP, f/2.0 5MP, f/2.4
Wifi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Battery 3,000mAh non-removable 3,000mAh non-removable
GSM Bands 800, 900, 1800, 1900 SIM 1 + 2 800, 900, 1800, 1900 SIM 1 + 2
3G Bands (Europe) HSDPA 900/2100 HSDPA 900/2100
LTE Bands (Europe) 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
Dimensions 147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3mm 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm
Weight 156 grams 158 grams
Dual SIM Dual SIM, dual standby Dual SIM, dual standby
Colors Silver, black, gold Grey, silver, gold
NFC Yes No

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