Huawei Honor 5C now available in parts of Europe
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.
- 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.