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)


  • Muhammad Faheem

    great specs in this price

  • Ali

    Looks good I like it.

  • AbdulB1

    Huawei Pakistan will inflate prices here as well. Just like honor 5x is being sold for 200 usd in USA and here for approx 290 usd. Huawei and Lenovo both are milking Pakistani consumer.

    • Geekpk

      it has to do with govt taxes.

      • AbdulB1

        govt taxes are 25% to 30%. And China is next to Pakistan so transport charges must be low. These Chinese companies are just doing nanipur thing here.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      just hate this , man !
      we don’t deserve this kinda thuggery !

    • Abid Ali

      Yep, they’ll price around Rs. 25,000.

      Y6 pro is prices at Rs.19,500 so they’ll never price 5c below or near this price.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    going to cost in upwards of 25k :’D

    damn shame to be living in this pothole of inflation and robbery !

    • Ali

      Infinix sell there product at same price in Pakistan so why not Huawei? Anyway I am using zero 3 so far it is good.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        Zero 3 has HELIO X10 , which is wayyy stronger than the kirin 650 Cpu on this phone …

        go to gizmochina and look for the news about how helio x10 beat the 650 !

        • Ali

          Yeah zero 3 is good phone I was mainly attracted by 20mp Sony camera cpu and 3gb ram multitasking is done without any lag.

          • Muhammad Yasir

            exactly

          • AbdulB1

            I am thinking of buying it. I heard it also has gyro now because of software update.

            • Ali

              Nope still no gyro.

              • AbdulB1

                Try the latest software update. Their website says they have enabled gyro in it.

                • Ali

                  I prefer OTA update i am not good in manual update i fear i might brick my smart-phone.Also OTA updates are more stable compared to updates that you manually do they mostly are in beta form.

                  • AbdulB1

                    Yes , auto update one.

                    • Ali

                      Where did you read infinix have enabled gyro? i am latest OTA update the one in which update is downloaded via mobile wifi.

                    • AbdulB1

                      Check their website

                    • Ali

                      There is no mention of gyro on their website i open zero 3 page and searched gyro but there is no mention of it.

  • Ahmad

    It’s price will be around 26500..
    Let’s see

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