Huawei's Honor series has been a success for the China smartphone vendor–a lower cost product line separate from its flagship Huawei portfolio. Debuting with the Honor 3C in December 2013, the device sizzled in China, garnering 10 million pre-orders before its official launch. Malaysia was the first country in South East Asia to get the Honor 3C, showing how important the Malaysian market is for Huawei.
Several products followed --- the Honor 6, which I consider the best smartphone money can buy for under RM1,000 in 2014; and the Honor 3C Lite, a low-cost 3C for the masses.
On 1 April, Huawei opened pre-orders for the latest Honor 4X on Vmall.my its official online store, and it quickly sold out within 8 minutes! All 3,000 units of them. Huawei has announced that it will bring a second batch to meet demand, on 8 April.
I've had the chance to play with the device for several weeks before the official launch. In a nutshell, this new well-packaged smartphone impresses, especially at its shockingly low price of RM619 (USD170).