Quick comparison: Honor 5C versus Honor 5X

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.

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CategoryHonor 5CHonor 5X
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0, EMUI 4.1Android 5.1, EMUI 3.1
CPUHisilicon Kirin 650, octa-core, 16nm processQualcomm Snapdragon 616, octa-core, 28nm process
GPUMali T830 MP2Adreno 405
Display5.2-inch 1080p LCD5.5-inch 1080p LCD
Internal storage16GB16GB
Main camera13MP, f/2.0, LED flash13MP, f/2.0, LED flash
Front camera8MP, f/2.05MP, f/2.4
Wifi2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Battery3,000mAh non-removable3,000mAh non-removable
GSM Bands800, 900, 1800, 1900 SIM 1 + 2800, 900, 1800, 1900 SIM 1 + 2
3G Bands (Europe)HSDPA 900/2100HSDPA 900/2100
LTE Bands (Europe)1, 3, 7, 8, 201, 3, 7, 8, 20
Dimensions147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3mm151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm
Weight156 grams158 grams
Dual SIMDual SIM, dual standbyDual SIM, dual standby
ColorsSilver, black, goldGrey, silver, gold

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