Perhaps fearing the pretty impressive sequels to the beloved third-gen Moto G unveiled yesterday in India would enter the US scene earlier than July, as the “mid-summer” ETA appears to suggest, Huawei and Newegg joined forces for the best Honor 5X deal to date.
That’s if you don’t count last month’s one-dollar promo, which was more a raffle type of publicity stunt, and the occasional bundle affair where you can score free accessories like earphones and cases.
Just how much more affordable can the $200 Honor 5X get? Well, if you hurry, the all-metal 5.5-incher is yours at a measly 160 bucks, USA warranty included, no shipping costs required, no catches, no strings attached.
But don’t go running to the Newegg e-store! The very trusted retailer instead holds the yard sale on eBay, as was the case with a $530 Samsung Galaxy S7 last week. Naturally, you’re looking at “brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged items in original packaging” here, and although quantities are limited and over 1,000 units have been sold in 24 hours, you still get the choice between gold, gray, and silver models. Unlocked, SIM-free, 4G LTE-enabled, and fully compatible with US GSM carriers including AT&T and T-Mobile.
Compared to the Moto G4 Plus that’s expected to start at around $200 stateside, the Honor 5X arguably looks prettier, features a more premium build, and likely better audio, courtesy of stereo speakers and DTS sound enhancements.
Then again, that 16MP rear camera of the competition should eclipse the 5X’s 13-megapixel main snapper, and the G4 Plus also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out the box. All in all therefore, this $40 discount is exactly what the doctor ordered to keep momentum going.