The Honor line was made exist by Huawei so that the Chinese manufacturer can continue to dig into the low mid-range market while making its way to topple the Apple and Korean manufacturers domination at the premium level. The last iteration of Honor 7 and 5X has saw the capabilities and weaknesses of Huawei blatantly exposed to the world. And how about the latest Honor 5C? Does Huawei managed to warm the phone with worthy implementations? Find out below.
- 2GHz Kirin 650 processor
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Ergonomic design
- Tacky Emotion UI
Honor said that the build quality has been revamped with an “aerospace-grade aluminium” that gives a solid metal impression on its back case. The primary lens can be seen popping out sovereignly, as the entire edge is made curvy to ease palm grip.
The 5.2-inch display features 1080p resolution at 424 ppi. The screen is an IPS LCD, thus may not be the brightest but has the widest point of view. There’s no physical button at the front, as the 6.0 Marshmallow EMUI 4.1 packs the touch button inside the display.
Honor 5C is powered by 2.0GHz Kirin 650 which the company claimed to be 65% faster than any similar mid-range chipset available on the market – including the 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617. This definitely gives the Mali T-830MP2 GPU extra power to handle the graphical duties. As of the internal storage, a 16GB capacity is made present alongside a hybrid microSD slot (also acts as the second SIM tray) accomodating external storage for up to 256GB.
It sports 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, and LED flash. It can capture videos with a maximum resolution 1080p at 30fps. Round to the front, there’s 8MP camera that does more than a decent job in taking selfies or handling video call.
The battery comes in 3000 mAh, which supposedly has enough capability to stand for a day. It’s worth nothing that Huawei has also done an exceptional job in reducing bloatwares that hampered the previous version of EMUI interface. But the company reps said they are still unsure regarding when the handset will receive its Nougat update.
The Huawei Honor 5C currently sells for $199 and will battle side-by-side with the widely praised Motorola Moto G4. Some of the internal specs are even better on the paper, with the user interface being the only negative point against the Honor.