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Honor 5C

Specifications

Honor 5C
Honor 5C (5 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.46 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max 128 GB (in second SIM slot), NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, WiFi Direct
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B7/​B8/​B20); maximum speed 150 GBit/s (download), 50 GBit/s (upload); SAR rate: 1.12 W/kg (head), 0.42 W/kg (body), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 147.1 x 73.8 ( = 0.33 x 5.79 x 2.91 in)
Battery
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0
Additional features
Speakers: speaker on lower edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, HiCare, Health, phone manager, compass, file manager, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, fanless
Weight
156 g ( = 5.5 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
199 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.93% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 52 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 74%, features: 75%, display: 78% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Honor 5C

84% Honor 5C Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
It's an honor. A superb screen and decent camera wrapped in a metal casing – with a price of under 200 Euros (~$223), the Honor 5C makes a big impression. This review reveals whether the 5.2-inch smartphone is really that great.
80% Honor SmartPhone 5C
Source: Gadgetspeak English
As with all modern phones it has front and back cameras the front often called a Selfie camera is a respectable 8MP while the rear camera is mounted 1.5cm down from the top of the back and has an LED flash by its side. The camera resolution is 13MP and takes good images but not up to the superb standard of the Huawei P9 but then the unit costs only 1/3 of the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Honor 5C review
Source: Techradar English
If you're looking for a phone with a bit of high-end flavour on a super-tight budget, the Honor 5C is an excellent choice. As long as you don't mind the Honor software approach, there's nothing major to complain about here. The main consideration is whether you might prefer the Moto G4, which costs £20 more but has a bigger screen, and a very pure take on Android.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% Yet another perfectly functional mid-range smartphone
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
For RM799, the Honor 5C is a perfectly decent mid-range smartphone that does almost everything you need out of it. However, the problem the Honor 5C has is that its just not that interesting as a whole. There are no particularly standout features about the phone that makes the Honor 5C a must buy, and in a market that is highly saturated, the Honor 5C could potentially be lost in the shuffle.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Honor 5C’s performance is more than adequate especially when compared against similarly priced handsets. Loading apps and scrolling through images and websites was fine although I would have preferred more of a reluctance of the screen to gather finger smears.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 100%
87% Honor 5C – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
I was a bit worried taking a punt on this device. I normally recommend a Moto G for people in this segment and had the G4 been smaller, I would’ve bought that for my mother without any hesitation. But this phone really surprised me. Frankly this is the best budget phone on the market now. Sure, as a phone-nerd it doesnt have the features and power that I want for all the things I do with my phone. But for a lot of people, it really is all the phone they’d ever need. Everyday tasks are done easily with good performance, a good screen, good battery life, decent camera and a surprisingly enjoyable software experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% mobility: 93% workmanship: 87%
Honor 5C review: Balanced and affordable, not exciting
Source: Android Central English
Nevertheless, the Honor 5C is a decent entry-level phone with a few standout features — solid, multi-day battery life, a touch of class with that metal back panel, expandable storage and easy dual-SIM connectivity. And if you're looking for an affordable Android phone which covers all the major bases, it's definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2016
60% Honor 5C review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Honor 5C excels when it comes to speed, but fails to excel in any other regard. Even its camera, which is arguably the phone's only other strong suit, is rather hit and miss depending on lighting conditions. The biggest issue here, though, is the quality of the competition. When you consider that the Moto G4 costs just £20 more yet comes with a better screen, longer-lasting battery and vastly superior build quality, the Honor 5C simply can't compete.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
76% Huawei Honor 5C Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Honor 5C is a good smartphone that gets a lot right, but unfortunately, does not really have anything that sets it apart in competition. It offers good performance, camera, ergonomics, battery life, and is an overall pleasant device. The lack of frills make it a very simple, easy to use and convenient device, and is worthy of being considered at Rs. 10,999.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
70% Next Gen Processor
Source: Techtree.com English
Despite quite a lot being written about the 13MP and 8MP cameras on the 5C, I found them a bit wanting. They do both shoot video at 1080p, and there's anF2.0 aperture and 78° wide-angle 5-element (5P) macro lens, but I found photos ready to pixelate under many conditions. Image reproduction was good, but the fuzziness and noise set the camera at standard average budget for me. The camera app, on the other hand, is rather nice and easy to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% A well-balanced device that lacks any defining quality
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Honor 5C offers a blend of good design, appealing UI and a capable hardware. It is definitely a good update over its predecessor, the Honor 4C, and feels as good as the Honor 5X. There are minor software issues but nothing that a quick update can’t fix. Having said that, the smartphone doesn’t offer anything unique or a differentiating factor that would set it apart from the competition. It’s a plain Jane phone which will struggle to survive in the market. The only reason one might just go for the Honor 5C is for its smaller display, as there are some consumers who don’t want to go beyond the 5.0-5.2 inch screen size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 65% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
100% Honor 5C Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Honor 5C presents itself as an unassuming, middling Android handset, but you’ll quickly realise that it’s full of surprises. Great performance, battery life and cameras elevated the 5C above our expectations and at £149 it undercuts other top affordable offerings like the new Moto G4 giving it a serious edge.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Honor 5c Review
Source: Androidbeat English
The Honor 5c is Huawei’s second entrant into the rapidly growing sub-15k smartphone segment in India. The handset does a lot of things right that the Honor 5x got wrong – especially with respect to software and performance. However, I cannot help but feel that Honor/Huawei should have also launched a 32GB/3GB RAM variant of the 5c at a slightly higher price as it would have then better sufficed the needs of customers who want a phone with dual-SIM capabilities. The sub-par GPU and multitasking performance also immediately rule out the phone for any power user.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2016
Unboxing & Review: honor 5C
Source: Tech Critter English
Apart from the SoC efficiency, the battery life is also affected by the smart app & battery management under EMUI and they're not so smart if you left it in default. The OS would automatically choose which app is more critical and set it as "protected" app which allows it to run after the screen is turned off.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2016
iPhone 5C vs Honor 5C head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Honor 5C is a mid-tier phone through and through. If we cast our minds back to 2013 we could almost say the same of the iPhone 5C. It was placed just below the more powerful 5S, and both served as updates to the ageing iPhone 5. Ultimately, either would make a great second, standby handset. The choice might be easier to make if you're tied to one ecosystem, but if we have one concern it would be the age of the iPhone 5C.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2016
70% Honor 5C Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Honor 5C improves ever so slightly on its predecessor, thanks to a more capable SoC and small improvements to the camera. The design and build have also been bettered, and Android Marshmallow adds a few features and tweaks to the software. There isn't much to complain about here, especially at this price. Unfortunately, the 5C still lacks any wow factor. Nothing in the phone stands out, and this is in all ways an average phone that does what it does capably, but not exceptionally well. The pricing is competitive, but a lower price would have suited this phone much more. Buyers are likely to prefer other products in the same price range, such as the Redmi Note 3 or Lenovo Zuk Z1.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Honor 5C
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Honor 5C is undeniably excellent value for money as a piece of hardware. It has internal specs that match, if not beat, the Moto G4's. But its use of Huawei’s Emotion skin will be a sticking point for many buyers. I can’t help but feel Honor should follow Motorola’s example and load its handsets with an unskinned version of Android.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2016
Honor 5C hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Honor 5C looks set to be a cracking deal for £150, falling in between the £116 Vodafone Ultra 6 and £170 Moto G4. With a metal build, G4-matching specs, and a price that won’t destroy your wallet, Honor could have a real winner on its hands here. Stay tuned for our full review, to see if we’ll be crowning it our new budget smartphone champion.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2016
Affordable phone of the year?
Source: Pocket Lint English
For the low asking price of £149, you really do get quite a lot of phone for your money in the Honor 5C. That's the aim of Honor - giving good value for money without making too many compromises. The only real omission on the spec sheet is the lack of a fingerprint scanner. With most devices offering this technology, both in the top and mid ranges, it would have been more appealing if that had been offered.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2016

Foreign Reviews

93% Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Computer Magazin - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 93%
5,2″-Allrounder zum Sparpreis?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2016
Honor 5C
Source: eTest German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2016
82% Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Connect - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
70% Honors Nächstes Preis-Leistungs-Wunder?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Was bietet das 200-Euro-Smartphone?
Source: Billiger-telefonieren.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2016
Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Computerbild - Heft 15/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2016
Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2016
70% Komplettes Smartphone für rund 200 Euro
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60%
Honor 5C
Source: Honor News Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2016
90% Wie Gut Ist Das 200-Euro-Smartphone Wirklich?
Source: Ubergismo Deutsch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
92% Honor 5C
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 93% features: 94% display: 91% mobility: 98%
Honor 5C
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2016
Huawei Honor 5C
Source: SFT - Heft 8/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
85% Günstiger P9 Lite-Klon
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
Aller Ehren wert
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2016
Der Preisbrecher ohne Fingerabdrucksensor
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2016
80% Kann so günstig noch gut sein?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 79% display: 83% mobility: 79%
Honor 5C ein Top-Handy für 200 Euro?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2016
Honor 5C
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2016
Smartphone mit ordentlicher Hardware für kleines Geld
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2016
In Deutschland ohne Fingerabdrucksensor
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2016
70% Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Android Pit - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Huawei Honor 5c, Indagamos sus Ventajas y Desventajas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; metal case; high performance; decent cameras; good dual sim; USB type C. Negative: Mediocre hardware; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2017
Recensione Honor 5c by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: price: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
86% Honor 5C, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 85% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Honor 5C Recensione: Il Nuovo Arrivato Porta Avanti La Tradizione Di Famiglia
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione: Huawei Honor 5C
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent display; decent cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2016
Honor 5C La Recensione Completa Dello Smartphone
Source: Tecno Cino Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; compact size; long battery life; high performance; good speakers. Negative: Average headphone; poor Wifi connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2016
80% Test Du Honor 5C : Un Excellent Entrée De Gamme
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70%
90% Honor 5C en test : le meilleur smartphone du moment pour 200 euros
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Honor 5C : Le Test Des Lecteurs De Phonandroid !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; decent performance; long battery life. Negative: Average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2016
79% Смартфон Huawei Honor 5C
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 79%

Comment

Model: The Honor 5C is also known as  Honor 7 Lite. Its measures 147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm and weighs 156 g. Its 5.2-inch touchscreen features a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, which gives a pixel density of 424 ppi. The Android 6.0 system is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 650 octa-core chipset and 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage of the Honor 5C has a capacity of 16 GB. Thanks to a microSD slot, the storage capacity can be expanded by up to 128 GB. With a 13 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front camera, the phone is able to deliver crystal-clear photos with multiple functions and modes.

On top of its dual sim capacity, connectivity is supported by WiFi, A-GPS and Bluetooth. In addition, there is an FM radio receiver. Not lacking of Huawei’s distinctive fingerprint sensor, gestures can be easily customized for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. The three color variants available for the Honor 5C are silver, gray and gold. It comes with a non-removable 3000 mAh battery.

ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 650: ARM based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53). Four cores can be clocked with up to 1.7 GHz (power saving cores) and four with up to 2 GHz (performance cores). The SoC also integrates a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU and an LTE radio. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.156 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Honor:

In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).


79.93%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Honor 9 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659
Huawei P10 Selfie
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 2017
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 2017
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Huawei Nova Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Huawei GR5 2017 Pro
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Huawei P9 Lite 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Honor 8 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Huawei P10 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 658
Huawei GR5 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Huawei P8 lite 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Samsung Galaxy On NXT
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Honor 6X
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 655
Samsung Galaxy J7 Metal (2016)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei GR5 Mini
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 650
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Honor 7 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 650
Samsung Galaxy J7 2016
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa
Huawei P9 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 650

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Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5.84", 0.145 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-07- 1)