Huawei today launched The Honor 5C smartphone at a price of Rs.10,999 (USD~ 163 ). The phone sports an all metal body, a 5.2 inch Full-HD IPS display, 2GB of ram, 16GB of internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 8MP Front facing camera, finger print scanner and the main USP of the Honor 5C The 16nm HiSilicon Kirin 650 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. Powering the Honor 5C is a 3000mAh battery. The phone supports LTE and uses a hybrid sim slot that gives u space for either 2 sims or a sim and a Micro-SD card slot. The phone comes in three colors gold, silver and grey
Which brings us to how it looks and feels. In our short time with The Honor 5C, we found the phone to have a more polished design that is reminiscent of its younger sibling the Honor 5X but with the Honor 5C Huawei has worked on making the device feel better in the hand, more solid and reduce the camera bump that was found on the 5X and make it more flush to the back as possible. The brushed aluminium back returns too and it feels really premium. The least favorite part of the Honor 5X for me design wise was the huge ugly black border around the screen which returns to The Honor 5C but Overall a great design.
In our time with the Honor 5C and its camera we found it to take great shots and I played around a lot with the manual mode, which was great. The phones secondary camera is also good and takes great self portraits. Overall the camera seems very promising but we’ll give the final verdict in our full review of the Honor 5C
The performance on The Honor 5C was silky smooth too and even the minor lags we found on the Honor 5X were not present. The battery life should be really good seeing how this time around it is a 16nm processor and coupled with the Honor 5C’s battery profiles this should last a full day of heavy use.
So overall i fell this is a very solid phone. Huawei does not want to be part of the spec race and instead seems to be more focused on getting the basics of a smartphone right with the Honor 5C by providing things that are necessary without adding any gimmicks and polishing out the flaws. We’ll have our full review soon.