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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Display 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
(1920 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel 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
Display 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
Chipset 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
CPU (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:
GPU (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 (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 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
Memory 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 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.
Sound 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
Sensors 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
Camera 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,
5P macro lens for crystal-clear
Rapid capture and preview speeds along with automatic scene recognition and ten beauty modes
Flash 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
8 MP, f/2.0 Sony/Hynix
SIM (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
900 / 2100 -
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Wi-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.
GPS 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.
Bluetooth 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.
Infrared 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.
NFC (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.
Wireless 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.
Pros & Cons
- Dual Antennas’s
- Design and Feel
- Very Fast Fingerprint
- No OTG till now (no Update)
- Need 3 GB Ram compared to other competitors