The Honor 5X, which arrived in the U.S. at the end of January for $199 USD, is now available in Canada.
Because Huawei is intent on building its own brand in Canada — and because outside of the Nexus 6P, there is very little Huawei handset presence in the U.S. — the phone is known as the Huawei GR5 north of the border. Available at Rogers for $0 on a 2-year term, or $375 outright, the phone features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.
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Honor 5X Huawei GR5 is one of the few devices at its price point with an all-metal build and a fingerprint scanner, similar in performance to the more expensive Nexus 6P. Highlighted as one of Rogers' "Staff Picks", the Huawei GR5 should be one of the better low-cost Android phones to come to Canada this spring.