Huawei Announces the Metallic Mid-range Honor 5C

Its mid-range collection is arguably one of the reasons why Huawei is booming these days. After phones like the Honor 5X, it is back with the new Honor 5C which follows pretty much the same design-wise and also in terms of providing bang for the buck.

Here too you get a brushed metallic body, neat for a mid-range phone with an 8.3mm thickness and 156 gram weight, accommodating a fingerprint scanner on the back. The display is a 5.2” IPS LCD with 1080p FHD resolution. Optional dual-SIM connectivity is also found.

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Under the hood is Huawei’s own home-baked Kirin 650 processor, which sits a bar below the high-end 950 and 955, and consists of two low-power quad-core Cortex-A53 CPUs. That is accompanied by 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which is expandable.

There is a duo of 13/8 MP cameras to be found. Connectivity options include FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS and Wi-Fi b/g/n, but none of the high-end perks like NFC, USB Type-C, etc.

Battery capacity is set at 3,000 mAh, while the phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei EMUI 4.1. Pricing is set at $140 for the 3G model, and $155 for the 4G LTE model in China, but the same pattern wouldn’t likely be followed elsewhere.

Huawei Honor 5C Specifications:

  • CPU: 1..7 Ghz + 2 Ghz quad-core Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T830
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 650
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei EMUI 4.1
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (optional); Dual-SIM
  • Design: 147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3mm; 156 grams
  • Display: 5.2” IPS LCD with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory: RAM: 2 GB LPDDR3 / Internal: 16 GB
  • Card slot: yes, up to 128 GB
  • Camera: Primary: 13 MP, f/2.0, LED Flash
  • Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Connectivity: FM Radio, optional Cat.6 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS, Beizu, microUSB
  • Fingerprint scanner (back)
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Price: $140 (3G for Rs. 14600 approx); $155 (4G LTE for Rs. 16,000 approx)