Huawei Honor 3X Philippines Price, Full Specs, Antutu Bechmark Score, Features

Huawei Honor 3X, the first ever smartphone from the Chinese electronics giant to be powered by a True Octa Core processor and the first midrange phablet from the company, is now officially available in the Philippines.

Huawei Honor 3X

Priced at only Php 15,990 and out now at all partner retailers and Huawei Stores nationwide (my favorite being the one at SM North EDSA Annel), Huawei Honor 3X is made for young consumers who want to experience the benefits of powerhouse features and specs without having to shell out too much cash.

Huawei Honor 3X

Features-wise, Huawei Honor 3X sports a massive 5.5 inch HD IPS display, an 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with BSI sensor and LED flash, Full HD 1080p video recorder, a large 3,000 mAh battery pack, 3G HSPA+ connectivity support, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability (Regular Mini SIM + microSIM), and a stellar 5 MegaPixel front-facing cam for selfies, which - as I've mentioned in my TechPinas Badge of Excellence Awardee Huawei Ascend P6 review - is one of the features I love most about Huawei's upper midrange and flagship releases.

Huawei Honor 3X
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Under the hood, Huawei Honor 3X runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS skinned by the company's very own sleek, app-drawer-free Emotion user interface with its powerful and energy-efficient Octa Core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A7 Mali-450MP4 GPU based MediaTek MT6592 SoC. This chipset combined with the handset's 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM guarantee a smooth and lag-free gaming and overall mobile performance that's well-reflected in the phone's rather high Antutu Benchmark Score in the area of 27,678.

Huawei Honor 3X
I'd say Huawei Honor 3X is ideal for consumers who are looking for an affordable smartphone-tablet hybrid with a large yet crisp display, a powerful processor, and a great front-facing camera with an amazing auto face enhancement feature.

Known mostly for its Ascend smartphones around the world, Chinese brand Huawei is transforming its Honor handset series into an independent smartphone brand that targets young mobile internet users.

"The Honor brand will focus on providing high-quality devices for mobile Internet, and its target consumer is the young generation," said Mr. Charles Wu, Country Manager of Huawei's Consumer Business Group.

Huawei Honor 3X

Expected to reach mobile Internet users aged between 18 and 30, the Honor brand will not only produce smartphones, but also product tablets, set-top boxes and smart televisions in the future.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Huawei Ascend 3X
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Phablet
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions149.5 x 77.4 x 8.9 mm
Weight 162 grams
Available Colors White, Black
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean skinned by Emotion UI
Display 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density), HD, 720 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Octa Core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Mali-450MP4 GPU, MediaTek MT6592 chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, BSI, Blue Wave Filter Glass
Front: 5 MegaPixel fixed focus, Auto Face Enhancement
Video Capture Main: Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, 1080p for front camera (to be confirmed)
Audio and Video Playback XviD, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, Flac player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps;
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (SIM 1 and SIM 2), 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 (SIM 1 and SIM 2)
SIM Card Type Dual SIM: Regular Mini SIM + microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Po 3,000 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Emotion UI, Great Selfie Cam, Large Display
Announcement Philippines: August 18, 2014
Availability Philippines: August 18, 2014
Price Official: Php 15,990