The Honor 5C is here with some great improvements and even with value for money. After Honor 5X, honor 5C is the next device. It is a full metal build, with slightly different design, and a lot more when we talked about it further.

Build Quality and Design

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The Honor 5C feels same like previous 5X, but it is slightly different as well. The Honor 5C comes up with some rounded edges on all its sides which makes device easy to hold in day to day use. Honor 5C is 8.3mm in thinness, and weighs you about 156 grams. The Fingerprint sensor present at the back side of the phone is fairly accurate and fast. We can compare it will Le1s, Le2, Redmi note 3, Coolpad Note 3 and it’s performance is similar to these device, no complaints regarding it.

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Moving towards the upper portion of Honor 5C, you get a 3.5mm Audio jack and beside a noice cancellation mic which let your caller hear proper noice free audio.

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Turning towards the right side of Honor 5C you can see the proper curvy body, which has some added pattern over it. It adds more humor and feel while you hold the phone. You will get volume rockers as well as below that a power lock key. All the buttons give proper tactile feel when you press them. No lag time is present.

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Turning further you have Hybrid SIM tray slot which can support Dual SIM at present or Single SIM + Micro SD card which means you can expand your storage further as well.

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Now, coming to the down portion of the device, you will get a Micro USB Port, which till now don’t support OTG, but as promised in new update they will add it. beside it, there is two speaker grill out of which left one is having a primary MIC where as the right one is the actual speaker.

Display 

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The Honor 5C comes up with 5.2-inch IPS LCD display which features you the screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, the best you can expect from a budget device. The display panel of Honor 5C is fairly sharp and vibrant. The colors are not at all over-saturated where as very vibrant.

Brightness levels are good and make you see easily in sunlight. The only down side over here is the lack of screen protection which may get some scratches if extra protection like screen guard or tempered glass is not added. The touch response is decent, no problem with that.

Software or UI

Huawei’s Honor 5C comes with Android 6.0 which is the latest version for android till now and it is loaded up with Honor custom skin EMUI v4.1 which provides custom icons, no app drawer making the layout clean and easy to use. There are some of the small tricks in the UI. Overall, the UI of Honor 5C is reasonably light, even after installing so many app ans making the device full with only 50 MB left in the memory it is working with no lag, i have never seen such kind of device with custom UI, which can manage the apps in such a way that you wont feel any issue in daily day to day use.

The last point for UI is that i love it, it is so stable and easy to use. There are so many small tricks which make the UI for normal user very easy and convenient.

 Performance

The Honor 5C is being powered with Huawei’s custom processor which is Kirin 650 SoC. It is clocked at 2GHz and 1.7GHz respectively. The GPU it is loaded up with is Mali-T830 GPU that give awesome performance you check the Gaming test video as well in which the device wont heat up at all in so high intense gaming .

The device also comes with 2GB of RAM which is a drawback in this price but it wont effect you because of there too good RAM Management. These all are just the numbers and the device performs fairly smoothly with no lag and issue in it.

Apps that you use on daily basis as well as app which you use occasionally all will work on this device with no lag and sluggishness. It is not at all slow, and offer flawlessly smooth performance in this price range like Le2 & and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. On an overall note, it is fast enough to serve all you requirement.

One point which i forgot to mention is that, Honor 5C is having some kind of Dual Antennas which ultimately enhance there network quality. This is actually a very practical point and solution in India. I give the phone to my DAD, just to test the call quality for few days and he commented that “i want this phone even in DELHI METRO i can talk to my clients easily no call drop is there” and ultimately i bought the device to my dad just for the call quality

Camera

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The 13-megapixel rear camera provides enough options to toggle with. The manual as well as automatic will help you to find out the perfect shot. There you also get a  Pro modes which makes shooting stills and videos awesome, you can control metering, white balance, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO and the best part focusing.

The Honor 5C shoots very well sharp photographs under daylight. Colors are very accurate to the subject. If you love to twinkle with images like in photoshops, lightroom then the images which you get from Honor 5C is perfect for you. Rest you can check the camera review for the same on our channel.

The 8-megapixel front-facing camera works fairly well. Producing sharp photographs is quite good. Rest everything is decent and if you are a decent phone camera user you will get better from what you have expected.

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Battery

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The Honor 5C offers enough or we can say a well optimized battery, which is having great stamina to last your entire day of work or even more, which is more than light usage. For the user like me with full gaming, 1.5 hours or call, so many emails and messages with whole time wifi or Internet, it last me easily for whole day. For my dad, no gaming is there but more than 2.5 hours or call more than 500 messages (business purpose), It easily last him 1.5 Days. Now you can imagine the real beast in small phone.

Honor 5C Specs

General

  • Device Type
    Touchscreen
  • Model
    Honor 5C
  • WaterproofWater-proof or water-resistant describes objects relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions. Such items may be used in wet environments or under water to specified depths. Waterproofing describes making an object waterproof or water-resistant (such as a camera, watch or mobile phone)
    Nano - coating
  • Announced
    16 April 2016
  • Released
    22 July 2016
  • Status
    Available
  • Price
    Rs 10,999

Design

  • TypeDesign Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm (5.79 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight
    156 g
  • Body material
    Metal Body
  • Protection
    Curved glass
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    scratch-resistant coating
  • Colors
    Gold, silver , Grey

Network

  • 2G Network
    850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G Network
    900 / 2100 -
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • SIMSIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Nano SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display TypeDisplay Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Full HD IPS
  • Size
    5.2” inches
  • Resolution
    (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Display ColorsDisplay Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M
  • Pixel DensityPixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    424 ppi
  • Contrasts
    68.7% screen-to-body ratio
  • Touch Screen
    YES , Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
  • Display ProtectionDisplay Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Features
    Curved Glass display
    Aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy with brushed metal-effect finish
    Ridged edges for a firm grip, plus scratch-resistant coating for long-lasting protection
  • Secondary Display
    No

Media

  • Audio Playback
    MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA (v9 and v10), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, WAV, OGG Recording: WAV AAC AMR EVRC QCELP
  • Video Playback
    Playback: HEVC (H.265), H.264, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, ASF Recording: AVC
  • FM Radio
    YES
  • Alert Types
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    YES
  • Handsfree
    YES

Camera

  • PrimaryCamera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus,
  • Video
    1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
  • Camera Features
    5P macro lens for crystal-clear
    Rapid capture and preview speeds along with automatic scene recognition and ten beauty modes
  • FlashFlash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Dual LED flash
  • Secondary
    8 MP, f/2.0 Sony/Hynix

Software

  • Operating SystemOS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow
  • User InterfaceUI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    Emoticon UI 4.1
  • Java SupportJava for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    Yes
  • FacebookFacebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • YoutubeYoutube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

  • ChipsetChipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Kirin 650 chipset with flagship FinFET Plus 16 nm chip technology
  • CPUCPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 OS:
  • GPUGPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Mali-T880MP2
  • RAM (Memory)RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    2 GB
  • Internal StorageInternal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16 GB
  • Card SlotMemory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint recognition or fingerprint authentication refers to the automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of many forms of bio metrics used to identify individuals and verify their identity.
  • SoundSound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water.
    Dual Stereo Speakers
  • SensorsSensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient light

Connectivity

  • BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Bluetooth® 4.1
  • InfraredInfrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fiWi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • Wifi DirectWi-Fi Direct, initially called Wi-Fi P2P, is a Wi-Fi standard enabling devices to easily connect with each other without requiring a wireless access point.
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • GPSGPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFCNFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMIHDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Wireless ChargingWireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    No

Data

  • GPRSGPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGEEDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • Web BrowserWeb Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    Default HTML v5 Browser

Messaging

  • SMSSMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMSMMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • EmailEmail (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
  • IMIM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
    Yes

Battery

  • Battery TypeBattery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • CapacityBattery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3,000 mAh
  • Fast ChargingFast Charging is the speed at which a device can charge
    Yes
  • StandbyStandby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    upto 500 hrs
  • Talk TimeTalk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    uptp 8 hrs (3G)
  • Music Play
    upto 100 + hours

Sensors

  • Compass
  • Magnetometer
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint recognition or fingerprint authentication refers to the automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of many forms of bio metrics used to identify individuals and verify their identity.
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor

Benchmark

  • AntutuAnTuTu Benchmark is a comprehensive Android Benchmarking application. It includes "Memory Performance", "CPU Integer Performance", "CPU Floating Point Performance", "2D 3D Graphics Performance", "SD card read-write speed", "Database IO" performance testing.
    53,319

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Conclusion

Pros

  1. Dual Antennas’s
  2.  Battery
  3. Design and Feel
  4. Very Fast Fingerprint

Cons

  1. No OTG till now (no Update)
  2. Need 3 GB Ram compared to other competitors

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