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Huawei Honor 5C now available in parts of Europe

Huawei Honor 5C now available in parts of Europe
Huawei Honor 5C now available in parts of Europe
The 5.2-inch smartphone will have an aluminum chassis, scratch resistant back, and respectable core specifications for just 200 Euros.

For about 200 Euros, your choices of decently powerful smartphones aren't exactly wide. The new Honor 5C, however, is a standout model in this price range for its aluminum case, scratch-resistant back, dual SIM and LTE capabilities, FHD panel, and 13 MP rear camera with a wide-angle lens. The in-house HiSilicon Kirin 650 SoC should also grant it fast performance with low power consumption.

Additionally, Huawei is promising that the Honor 5C can survive a fall of up to half a meter without major damage and a safe operating temperature from as low as -40 C up to 70 C.

Huawei CEO of Western Europe Akin Li likens the new Honor 5C to a smartphone "reduced to its essentials". It remains to be seen how well the device can perform in the a market segment where auxiliary features like extra-large batteries or pen inputs are becoming more common to differentiate them from more standard smartphones like the Honor 5C.

Technical specifications:

  • 2G Band: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G Band: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G Band: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150.8/51 Mbps
  • Dimensions: 147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 156 g
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive Touchscreen, 16M colors, 5.2-inch (~68.7% Display-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 Pixels (~424 PPI)
  • Android OS 6.0 (Marshmallow), Emotion UI 4.1
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 650 Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T880MP2
  • Expansion: microSD up to 128 GB (shared with SIM slot 2)
  • Memory: 16 GB eMMC, 2 GB RAM
  • Rear camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, Autofocus, LED Flash
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, LE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, ambient light
  • Battery: Fixed 3000 mAh
  • Colors: Silver, Black, Gold

The Honor 5C retails for 199 Euros through the Honor VMall and other major retailers in three different color choices.


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Florian Wimmer/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06-23 (Update: 2016-06-23)