Honor 4X now available on pre-order, and pretty cheap too.

Honor 4X now available on pre order, and pretty cheap too.

An octa-core 64-bit 1.2GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM in a smartphone costing les than £150? Sound good? Well, we’ve already had Honor win over the chaps at Three, who are to offer the Honor 6+ exclusively, but if you’re after another 4G smartphone with the same screen and a (slightly) slower CPU, the Honor 4X is worth a look.

Amazon have it listed for £144.99 with free delivery if you pre-order it and it’ll start shipping on April 17th. Specs include that 5.5″ 1280×720 HD screen (267ppi), 8GB of storage and a microSD slot for up to another 32GB. Around back there’s a 13 megapixel shooter with autofocus and LED flash plus, up front, a 5 megapixel shooter.

It seems to be running Android 4.4 with the EmotionUI 3.0 on top and includes all the usual WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and a raft of sensors with a 3000mAh battery.

Honor 4X now available on pre order, and pretty cheap too.

Now yes, it’s running KitKat, but Honor “regular software updates allow you to be amongst the first to experience Android 5.0 Lollipop”. I had a quick play with this in Barcelona and it seemed to have a great camera plus that battery life, according to those on the stand, stretched to two days.

For £145 it could be worth a punt, so head over to Amazon to check it out.