Huawei to launch Honor 3C in Pakistan, Zong is giving it for Free

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Huawei Pakistan is all set to launch another mid range smartphone, Honor 3C in Pakistan. Honor 3C and Honor 3X are the 4th episode of Honor series and were unveiled last year in December.

You might remember that Ufone brought the first Honor phone, a couple of years ago. Later on when Huawei officially started their smartphone business in Pakistan Honor 2 was also launched but the main focus was on the Ascend series.

Notably Ascend P6, G610 andY300 did a great job securing customers for the Chinese manufacturer.

For Honor 3C, Huawei has partnered with Zong and not only they are offering free mobile internet, you can also get free smartphone if you recharge you account up to a certain amount. More on this after the break, first have a look at the key specifications of this device.

  • 5-inch LTPS IPS screen with protective layer
  • MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz
  • ARM Mali-400 MP GPU
  • 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD card option
  • 8-megapixel autofocus camera with single LED, 5-megapixel secondary camera
  • 3G support
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with EMUI 2.0

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Huawei Honor 3C will be available in market from next week at a price of Rs. 22,500 in three different colors, black, white and gold.

This device is available with one year warranty of Airlink Communication and M&P.

Zong Offer:

There are two deals available for Zong customers

  1. Buy the phone for Rs. 22,500 and get 12GB mobile internet free for 12 months.
  2. Recharge you Zong number with a balance of Rs. 33,000 and get the Honor 3C smartphone free of cost.

The second deal is only available at the Zong customer service centers across the country. Keep in mind that you cannot share or transfer this balance to any other number and have to use it with in an year.

This Rs. 33,000 load can be used for anything during the year, including calls, SMS, Mobile Internet, Voice or SMS bundles or for any other VAS.

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Do share your opinion about this device in the comments section below, we will bring the complete review of this device along with a quick hands-on next week, so keep checking back.


  • ahmed

    how the _______ is this for “free”?

    [Comment Edited by admin]

    • Zainab

      Even if the ADMIN didn’t edit, we would know what was it ;-)

    • Rockiee

      because 33,000 can be used by the subscriber

      • Tabish Siddiqui

        most number of subscribers uses less than 1000 per month. It is 2500 per month. :)

      • Tabish Siddiqui

        most number of subscribers uses less than 1000 per month. It is 2500 per month. :)

    • Nothing is actually “free” in this world ;)

      • Muhammed Ovais Alam

        There are a LOT of things still free. Some random things are: mother/father’s love, breathing, playing cricket, personal/portfolio websites, MS office classes etc etc

        • Basit Ali

          Playing cricket is free now :o… Yaar hum to bachpan mein bari mehnat se ball khareedte they :p

      • Sulaiman Lalani

        yeah wont be their any conditions apply written at side corner which might be unnoticeable

  • Tabish Siddiqui

    its approx. Rs. 2500 / month. how can you say it free?

    • aamir7

      This money will be available for usage as airtime. Phone will come for free.

      • Tabish Siddiqui

        I know, but how many users uses 2500 per month? apart from some executive members.

        • Anas Saleem

          2.5k is nothing, working class have bills way higher then that.

        • Anas Saleem

          2.5k is nothing, working class have bills way higher then that.

          • Tabish Siddiqui

            I am from working class, and married. :) and I also uses edge all the time other than home. never crosses 1k. Yes there are users having 2.5k usage but in very small number. :)

            • Anas Saleem

              I dont use mobile internet, yet my bill easily crosses the 3k threshold. My peers on the other hand have bills that are easily above 5 and yet most of them use mobile phone for voice calls
              Maybe its because most of my peers are business owners which need constant contact

              • Naveed

                You should really consider your network then :) Switch To #Warid lol :)

                • Anas Saleem

                  Lol none…… We all use one or other premium flagships, the most common is galaxy series while notes are still being tried. Thats the reason i said ill be availing this offer in the future because spending 30k per annum on phone is close to nothing

                • Anas Saleem

                  Warid is way more expensive…… Though i must admit the voice clarity is exceptionally good

                  • Naveed

                    I use my phone like hell and I pay mostly 1500 per month , no more than that. so I guess that is not bad at all.

              • Tabish Siddiqui

                and how many of them are willing to get a huawei set? :)

              • iffi

                bro 24hr peer to peer connect rehty ho kia… :P

                • Anas Saleem

                  lol no my friend, its simple work out the math. A minute costs about 1.20 inclusive of taxes on all networks. Generally we work for 12 hours a day, 24 days a month so if you do the math you get about 17280 hours. Now if a person works that much they are bound to talk on the phone for at least 100 minutes a day, multiply that with 24 and you get 2400 multiply that by average cost (which generally is higher considering fed and call connect charges) you get a bill of at least 2880…..

            • UsmanCh

              Ever thought about International Calls or International Roaming? You can never get your bill under 2.5k if you have clients abroad or if you use your number outside Pakistan.

          • Tabish Siddiqui

            On the other hand “this class” don’t go for huwawei or Q mobile. :)

            • Salman

              wait for LENOVO Smart phones then…..

          • Shahid Saleem

            i rarely get bill over 800-900. if i use gprs a lot 1,500 max.

      • Tabish Siddiqui

        I know, but how many users uses 2500 per month? apart from some executive members.

    • Guest

      You buy zong prepaid credit Rs.33000 validity 1 year, And u get honor 3c for free, Its free
      Just use your mind

    • iffi

      there is another idea pay full 22,500 get free 12GB data and load 10500… then it would b 875 pr month… :P :P :P

      • TheKishMish

        Agreed….

  • DiRecT diL sE..

    If it was 4″, I would love to go for the 1st deal…

  • Adeel

    where can i get this phone in lahore and please tell when it will be available.

    • Hafeez Centre, official launch date is May 27 but someone told me its already available.

      • Adeel

        can you ask the person who told you that where it is available in lahore ?

  • Uzair Farooqi

    would it be network unlocked?

  • Mohsin Waheed

    Are you sure of specifications? On http://www.gsmarena.com, the internal space is 4GB and RAM is 1 GB.

    • There may be a different model for European market but in Pakistan 2GB/8GB version will be launched.

      • Mohsin Waheed

        If this is the case, it is better than Ascend G700 as its front cam is 5 MP, Android Version 4.2.2, rest of the specs similar and also cheap as compared to Ascend G700. It is a better deal to go for.

        • Mohsin Waheed

          Also both sim slots are 3G active, while in case of Ascend G700, only sim1 slot is 3G active.

        • MTK 6589 VS 6582 is also to be considered

        • Mubashir

          Check LENOVO S850….glass finish with KITKAT version

          • Mohsin Waheed

            Are Lenovo smartphones available in Pakistan???

            • TheKishMish

              Still Not Officially…

      • wajid

        bro ap ki shope hai kiya hafeez center main ??? or 2gb waly ki kiya price hai ?

      • wajid

        bro ap ki shope hai kiya hafeez center main ??? or 2gb waly ki kiya price hai ?

        • TheKishMish

          I bough it for 20900… only 2GB version available, and thats good officially in Pakistan… dont know about others…

    • Ahmad

      There are 2 model at launch in last year, 1gb ram with 4gb rom and 2 gb with 8gb Rom,
      But the first one is discontinude,
      Now only 2gb with 8g rom

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    33K, thats too much, it would be years passed to use that balance. And if accidentally mobile Internet is left on, or phone gets connected to a call when its in Pocket, Balance would be history. So I don’t call it free in anyway.

    • Anas Saleem

      33k isnt much if you run a business or in marketting. Normally guys like me have bills of over 5k per month so it sounds like a fair deal, about the pocket and internet. the days of butt dailing are over considering we dont have physical keypads anymore and internet can be managed thru data center in android settings.
      Even with the advantages i wouldnt be investing in something like honour but i think ill be availing such offers in the future when Zong launches something worth having maybe the likes of one plus one or note’s

    • Anas Saleem

      33k isnt much if you run a business or in marketting. Normally guys like me have bills of over 5k per month so it sounds like a fair deal, about the pocket and internet. the days of butt dailing are over considering we dont have physical keypads anymore and internet can be managed thru data center in android settings.
      Even with the advantages i wouldnt be investing in something like honour but i think ill be availing such offers in the future when Zong launches something worth having maybe the likes of one plus one or note’s

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    33K, thats too much, it would be years passed to use that balance. And if accidentally mobile Internet is left on, or phone gets connected to a call when its in Pocket, Balance would be history. So I don’t call it free in anyway.

  • To avail Zong internet it will be available from Zong Service Centre or it will be available by just buying from market?

    • I am not sure but according to previous offers you can also buy the handset from market and then visit the CSC to get free internet, you can all Zong helpline for more details.

      • disqus_qCRHzoxBkJ

        When the Xiaomi handsets will be available in Pakistan???

  • To avail Zong internet it will be available from Zong Service Centre or it will be available by just buying from market?

  • Salman Abbas

    Keep in mind that you cannot share or transfer this balance to any other number and have to use it with in an [sic] year.

    Deal-breaker for me :(

    • Anas Saleem

      if you look at zongs strategy closely you would realise that its working hard to penetrate the business class, most of its packages are for people who use phone as a tool for business……. So if you are a student, I think it would be stupid of you to try availing this offer

  • Sara

    if validity will be lifetime then it can be great deal :p

    • Ahsan

      Are you sure? you would last forever? :p aap hukam karain life time kerwa dain gay validity…

      • Guest

        Tharkiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • Naveed

    Wrong Specs .. :) GSMArena is giving some different specs for this phone ? :-s

    • I hate to tell you, but specs on GSMArena aren’t always right and Huawei usually sell slightly different versions in APAC and Europe. So the phone I’ve in my hands say 2GB RAM / 8GB memory. You wanna bet???

      • Naveed

        Where did you get that from ?? Can you please post some screenshots of the phone and the UI ?

        • The Huawei Fairy dropped it at my office :)

          • Ahmad

            Mr. Chohan ,Can you confirmed it has gorilla glass and ips display??

            • Yes it has an IPS panel with a protective layer, not sure if its from Corning but yes rubbing keys gently against the screen leave no scratches.

              • Ahmad

                It is nice if it has IPS display,
                Media Tek6582 with Mali400 GPU is ever best,
                Overall best device in my opinio in this range,
                I planed last month to shop from china to pakistan but didnt bcoz i dont hve correct info about duty tax in Pakistan,
                Its price in china is 180USD,
                Thnk u 4 every thing Just make a full revivew as soon.
                Definately I buy this one,

          • Mubashar Saleem

            How can they just “drop” it at your office? I mean whats the way to get hands on on premium phones for free? :)

          • Mubashar Saleem

            How can one become reviewer like you? I like this work :)

          • wajid

            yar ic ki price kiya hai or kahan available hai tell me plz ?

          • wajid

            yar ic ki price kiya hai or kahan available hai tell me plz ?

          • wajid

            yar ic ki price kiya hai or kahan available hai tell me plz ?

          • wajid

            yar ic ki price kiya hai or kahan available hai tell me plz ?

          • wajid

            yar ic ki price kiya hai or kahan available hai tell me plz ?

  • Mohammad Mudassir

    Can the credit be used off-net or only on-net? :P

    • Ahmad

      Its 4 everything just u can’t transfer

  • Geekpk

    Only thing missing in this phone is 4.4 update otherwise its a v gud deal.

  • Ahmad

    Mr. Admin Its not IPS display It is TFT Display & Also not have Gorilla Glass.

  • Ahmad

    Over all this is the ever best deal in Pakistan Telecom History,
    1st 4g licence credit goes to to zong and this is the offer like other countries “Cridet goes to zong
    Chaaaa gyaaa zong :P

  • hashaam9876

    good

  • hashaam9876

    every thing is prefect and very valuable

  • Atif Ahmed

    There is no comparison of Huawei with Qmobile, Qmobile is a local brand which is just making fool Paksitani Nation through marketing campaigns, while Huawei is an International brand, currently serving 3rd position in smartphone market share all around the world. 1-Samsung, 2-iPhone 3-Huawei via @ProPakistani.pk
    htc, Lenovo n others come after Huawei.
    I’ve Huawei smartphone & right now i’m too much satisfied with this brand.

  • Muhammad Ali

    Zong comes up with a great deal

  • This phone uses EMUI ? It is not shown any widget of weather or others as shown in G610 or G700. Also the there is not any icon to open the menu. Please explain accordingly.

    • Furqan

      In EMUI you don’t have any menu to open.

    • You may use any Launcher (App) to solve the issue.

    • Ahmad

      Just go for nova launcher, Its very nice & smooth

  • Zuhair i have some technical question to you about this phone.

    Please confirm me that this phone has capacitive touch screen and G700 has IPS so which one is better ? Also tell me about the processors of both, Mali-400MP2 in 3C and PowerVR SGX544. So which processor gives better performance? These two things will define the more value of a phone in both.

    • Power VRSGX554 is better than Mali400 MP2 as it supports better screen resolution

    • All of your queries will be answered in the review of this device.

      • Naveed

        waiting for the review of the device :)

    • Ahmad

      This is lil bit faster than Ascend G700 Mali400 GPU is better than other, & It make antutu score near about 13000 but If u want more clock speed just wait for Honor 3X Octa Core Similer as note 3 Neo,
      Honor 3X price” i think near about 40,000

  • Junaid

    33K at once :( i’ll go for it if amount on monthly bases… 2500 to 3000 per month.

  • Ali

    :D Free….
    Zong Go back to China You are drunk… :P

  • muhammad saleem

    hi. aap ny huawei honor 3X G750 ka zikar nai kiya. plz us k bary mai bataien.

  • not important

    Guys!
    If you look at it logically, it is free. The Rs 33,000 can be used by the customer so technically the phone is free.

  • Ahsan

    Following is the LIVE chat transcript with ZONG, There is no such offer by ZONG till yet.

    Ahsan: I need information on Honor 3c promotion launched by Zong
    Zong Customer Services: Dear Customer, welcome to Zong Live Support Service. How may I help you?
    Zong Customer Services: Dear Customer, this handset is not launched y Zong till now
    Zong Customer Services: Please check nearest mobile shop for details.
    Ahsan: ok Thanks

  • Ahsan

    Zong is not giving any such offer.

  • wajid

    yar ye kub luanch ho ga pakistan main???

    • Ahmad

      310 pe call kr k pucho aur phir mujhe be btana ;)

      • wajid

        310 kis ka number hai ????

      • wajid

        310 kis ka number hai ????

      • wajid

        310 kis ka number hai ????

        • Ahmad

          zong helpline

          • wajid

            yar tm pata kar le na or mujhe b bata dai

          • wajid

            yar tm pata kar le na or mujhe b bata dai

  • wajid

    tell me friends huawei 3c launch exact date in Paksitan??

  • Asif

    Zohair please confirm me that Its both SIM slots supports 3G network ?

  • Ahmad

    @kofmzc:disqus
    You are going to review this device so what happend now its almost 15 says passed away?

    • Sorry lots of work load, just wait a couple of days.

      • Ahmad

        Ye couples of days kya hote hen??

  • kamber

    Waiting for your review

  • Ahmad

    4g chule ga iss set pay

  • Imran Aheer

    I have bought 3c for 22k. With a zong card in its box stating” 12GB for 12 months. ” but the zong customer centre gave me 1GB for three months. WTH. I’ll go to consumer court….

  • love_hurts

    does anyone know if the honor 3x is available to pakistan? if so, where could i buy it?
    thanks

  • irfan

    excellent mobile iam using it very fast

  • waqas

    doston ye zong walay pagal bana rahe hain 3g 1 month chale ga us k bad ye log ap par topi dalen gay k ap ne mobile say sim nikali hay is lya apko 3g bundle nhi mile ga sab chotia banane ki factory hay ye sab

  • a pakistani

    3g is not working after 1 month ………the first option

  • Řaza Šiam

    I got this set but bloody Zong walas are cheating as this so called free net does not work and instead has eaten up my whole credit.Made a number of calls but still 1GB free data is only in their *****.

  • Řaza Šiam

    I got this set but bloody Zong walas are cheating as this so called free net does not work and instead has eaten up my whole credit.Made a number of calls but still 1GB free data is only in their *****.

  • Řaza Šiam

    I got this set but bloody Zong walas are cheating as this so called free net does not work and instead has eaten up my whole credit.Made a number of calls but still 1GB free data is only in their *****.

  • Řaza Šiam

    I got this set but bloody Zong walas are cheating as this so called free net does not work and instead has eaten up my whole credit.Made a number of calls but still 1GB free data is only in their *****.

  • umar

    these r just announcements. nothing is reality. i bought honor 3c with 1 year data packet and from the second month no data is given by zong