UK Huawei Honor 5c redefines the budget standard

UK Huawei Honor 5c redefines the budget standard

The UK Huawei Honor 5c has redefined the budget standard by incorporating flagship qualities and characteristics. Available now, priced from £10 per month on a two year contract, the Huawei Honor 5C is possibly the most affordable aluminium smartphone on the market.

Huawei Honor 5c design 

The Huawei Honor 5c is made from an aircraft-grade aluminium alloy, which is finished with a brushed metal effect, that confirms even from a glance, that the build is a quality metal one. 

Huawei Honor 5c design

The ergonomic design includes ridged edges that give a firm grip. These ridges are knitted close together on the sides but fan out at the top and bottom, to give this phone a defining look. Furthermore, a scratch resistant coating protects the look against the rigours of daily life.

The phone weighs just 156g, is 8.3mm thick and is available in three colours:

The 5.2” IPS LCD display has a superb 1080 x 1920 resolution, which equates to 424 pixels per inch. The 68.7% screen-to-body ratio isn’t far off that achieved on cutting edge flagship phones, like the Google Pixel (75% screen-to-body ratio).

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Huawei Honor 5c performance

The Huawei Honor 5c offers a big surprise in performance levels. The high performance processor (next gen HiSilicon 2GHz Kirin 650 processor with FinFET Plus 16nm tech) has eight cores that give a 65% performance boost while using 40% lower power consumption.

Huawei Honor 5c performance

Combining this power efficient octa-core processor with a very high capacity 3,000mAh battery, delivers a device that is designed for heavy use.

There is also a 100% increase in GPU performance (compared to the Kirin 620) and this gives a seamless gaming experience. Games, apps and media can be saved to the 16GB internal memory, which can be expanded upon with the insertion of a microSD card, of any value up to 128GB.

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Connectivity is further strengthened with a dual antenna system.

Huawei Honor 5c camera

The Huawei Honor 5c has a 13MP camera with a 5P macro lens for capturing crystal clear photos. The camera settings are adjusted automatically with scene recognition and rapid capture. Features includes a LED flash, smile and face detection, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second.

Huawei Honor 5c camera

The 8MP Sony/Hynix selfie camera performs well with ten beauty modes.

Huawei Honor 5c user interface

The Honor 5c has the Android Marshmallow operating system pre-loaded and the overall look and feel has been enhanced with Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 (Emotions User Interface). This adds features like threaded view text messaging, scrolling screenshots, screen recording, a one-handed operating mode and much more.

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Overall, the Huawei Honor 5c is a really good budget smartphone that offers three of the most desirable smartphone features; a metal build, lightning fast performance and a battery designed for heavy use.

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Written by: Michael Brown