We recently wrote a lengthy hands-on article about the Huawei Honor 5X smartphone, a handset whose performance, features and apparent quality surprised me, given the $200 price tag. The phone has been available for preorder for a while, but it's officially on sale now.

Huawei Honor 5X

You can get yourself an Honor 5X directly from the brand website, or from Amazon or Newegg. Available colors are gold, silver, and gray.

It appears that you can't get an Honor 5X from your carrier (at least not in the U.S.), but at $200, who cares? Subsidies have pretty much evaporated anyway, and if you aren't interested in financing your phone, you'll want something that has a reasonable price tag -- like the Honor 5X.

Huawei's push into North America (which includes the higher-end Huawei Mate 8 and Huawei P9) begins in earnest now.