Huawei Honor 5C
Huawei seems to be targeting a certain class of consumers, a move that will surely yield some worthwhile returns. Of late, the Chinese company has been focusing on producing smartphone models that in the mid-price ranges, somewhere between 7000Rs and 15000Rs. Their most promising series, the Honor series has been received quite well in the market. Some of the best and affordable phones in the Honor series includes Honor 2, 3C, 4C and the final one in the midrange priced phones the Honor 5C.
However, I can comfortably say that the 5C is a one-off kind of a deal to all Huawei fanatics, in that it comes with exceptional features that are not in all its predecessors. The price difference between the 5C and the 4C is meagre and there’s absolutely no need to buy a 4C if you can raise the 2000Rs deficit to get the 5C.
Design and build
Much improvement can be seen in the 5C in terms of design, especially the new smooth back cover that gives the user an ergonomic feel. In addition, the 5C is slimmer and has a polished aluminum finish, giving it a sturdy look. The phone is fully scratch resistant and comes in three basic colors: Silver, white, and black. The logo is placed at the front bottom part of the phone, something that considerable gives this phone a unique look. (I mean, normally logos are usually placed at the top front part, right above the screen. This is creative for the 5C.)
Display and Camera
The 5C boasts a 5.2 LCD screen with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution, so it definitely a full HD screen. It supports multi-touch and the Emotion UI just blends in perfectly with the HD screen. Nonetheless, the camera though not badly off, lacks phase detection and laser focus capabilities. On the brighter side, its front camera is a startling 8MP camera, not many phones in this price range have this. The back camera is a 13MP camera with extra features such as Geo-tagging and HDR capabilities.
3000 mAh Battery
I also commend Huawei for improving the 5C’s battery which has been complemented by an efficient chipset that is low on power consumption. Just like in the 4C, the battery is non-removable but with an increased capacity of 3000mAh as opposed to the 2550mAh in the 4C. However, its brother, the 5C LTE has a removable battery, but I would prefer the 5C over the LTE version.
Processor and stability
The Honor 5C runs on two quad-core Cortex-A53 processors, one a 2.0 GHz kit and the other a 1.7GHz respectively. Its chipset is a HiSilicon Kirin 650 which adapts well to the Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) it runs on. Additionally, the 5C is complemented with GPU capabilities, a Mali-T830MP2 GPU set, for that matter.
The Honor 5C has Bluetooth v4.1 adapter configured in it, together with Wi-Fi 802.11 adapter. It also includes a 3.5 mm jack, GPS, and SMS threading abilities. It, however, lacks JAVA utilities.
Although Huawei has priced Honor 5C at 11000 rupees but with the entry of the 5C LTE, you can top up some few hundred if you want the lite version.
For 11000 Rupees, this smartphone is a win/win situation, go for it. In my view, almost all phones in its price range don’t offer much either. It’s definitely among the best choices for that price range.
|OS & UI||Android 6 Marshmallow, Huawei EMUI 4.1|
|Network||Dual SIM, GSM, Nano + Hybrid, 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Body||All Metal, 156 grams weight, 8.3mm Thickness|
|Display||5.2 Inch, Full HD Resolution, 424 PPI, IPS LCD, 68.51% Screen-to-body ratio|
|Performance||HiSilicon Kirin 650 Chipset, Octa Core Processor, 2.0+1.7 GHz, 64bit system, Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 128GB SD card port|
|Camera||13MP with BSI Sensor, 2.0F, LED Flash, ISO Control, HDR, FHD Recording, 8MP Selfie Camera with 2.0F|
|Battery||3000 mAh Battery|
|Connectivity||microUSB 2.0, GPS, Gloness, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, FM, Audio Jack 3.5mm, Loudspeaker|
|Sensor||Light, Proximity, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Compass|