The honor team in India has been busy coming up with stunts to test the durability of honor phones. This time round, the victim is none other than the latest honor 5X. The premium mid-range smartphone was wrapped with 1,000 fireworks and lit on fire. That’s what you call going out with a bang.
This isn’t the first time the honor team has pulled off a stunt like this. The honor India team has a history of putting honor phones through extreme durability testing. The honor 5X was previously put through an epic pressure test. Catch more from the honor India YouTube channel. Separately, the honor 6 Plus was once shot with a rifle. And survived.
After being lit up, the honor 5X was checked to see if it survived, and it did. The touchscreen still worked and the body intact. The camera surprisingly still worked well, and while the exterior was ashen, it could be cleaned and there was no major damage.
Catch the video here:
To recap, the honor 5X features a full-metal body and a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Under the hood, it’s served by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor mated with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage.
It gets a more than decent 13MP f/2.0 rear camera and also comes with a frameless fingerprint sensor.
For more of the honor 5X, read this.
The honor 5X retails for MYR899 and MYR939 for the Grey & Silver and Gold versions respectively. It can be purchased from VMALL.MY, Lazada and DirectD.
For under MYR1000, the honor 5X is fantastic bang-for-buck offering a great package and now, as you’ve seen it, durability to boot.
If you’ve got a slightly bigger budget though, consider the excellent honor 7 or honor 7 Enhanced Edition.