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Huawei Honor 5c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 819 reviews of Huawei Honor 5c. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability, and reviews are divided on the GPS navigation.

price, performance, usability, size, battery

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Honor 5c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Honor 5C Smartphone Review

 

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.

superb Full HD panel ; price-performance ; decent photos in bright light ; modern Android ; NFC ; high performance ; good call quality ; useful battery life ; dual-SIM

sleek casing ; non-removable battery ; either second SIM or micro-SD ; no USB OTG ; no App2SD ; limited wireless frequencies ; a lot of bloatware ; poor camera quality in low-light ; relatively heavy

OnePlus' X was quite a sensation among affordable mid-range smartphones at the time. Honor's 5C is no less surprising: High-quality components are hidden behind the naked and at a first glance not really spectacular specifications, which make our...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Honor 5C review

 

The Honor 5C is a budget handset from Huawei that gives a lot more than it should for the money. With a fast octa-core processor, Full HD 5.2 inch screen, strong 3,000mAh battery and customisable fingerprint sensor, the Honor 5C puts up a good fight in...

The Huawei Honor 5C is a smaller and cheaper version of the company's Honor 5X handset . With a faster 8-core processor and an upgraded front camera, it seems like a very good choice, especially since it uses the latest version of Huawei's user...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Honor 5C review: Balanced and affordable, not exciting

 

Honor's new entry-level model is better value than the 5X — but this £150 phone still comes with a few compromises.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Honor 5C review: all in the family

 

Honor was placed under the spotlight with the release of the Honor 7 and, to a lesser extent, the Honor 5X. Now the company's rise continues with the Honor 5C, a new smartphone that maintains quality standards and good value the Honor family is known...

Good design ; Good battery life ; Improved EMUI software interface ; Good price-performance ratio ; Great price

Back cover scratches easily ; Disappointing display quality ; Average camera

What the Honor 5C does, it does well. For the price, it’s a bargain. Of course, we can’t expect miracles, especially not of the camera, but if you’re not hunting for the very best, you should seriously consider this phone.

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Honor 5C review

 

The Moto G4 has a new low-cost rival

Great value ; Solid performance ; Strong screen for price

Part-metal frame isn't impressive ; Scatty camera focusing ; Poor low-light photos

The Honor 5C is a great budget phone to make the choice for buyers at this end of the market that much trickier. With a good set of cameras, a strong screen and no annoying performance issues, this a bargain.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Kunal Khullar (tech.firstpost.com)

Honor 5C review: A well-balanced device that lacks any defining quality - Tech2

 

Honor 5C is the latest offering from Huawei's sub-brand in the budget segment, is it worth buying? Here is our take in the device

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...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Honor 5C preview: Affordable phone of the year?

 

While big budget phones get launched on an international stage, following a long campaign of leaks and teases, it's at the budget end of the spectrum where things are fiercely competitive. For the low asking price of £149, you really do get quite a lot...

Metal build, display, affordability

No fingerprint scanner, low internal storage capacity

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Honor 5C review

 

It's quick and cheap, but the Honor 5C's uninspiring build quality and mediocre battery life leave it floundering

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...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Honor 5C Review: In Depth

 

Honor 5C review: Honor is gunning hard for best affordable smartphone of 2016 with the new Honor 5C, but does it make the grade?

Great camera experience ; Premium design touches ; Good performance ; Solid battery life

Lacklustre video performance ; Screen is a little washed out ; Fingerprint prone screen ; Middling design

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Katie Collins (cnet.com.au)

Huawei's Honor 5C is a pretty and powerful package, with dual SIM to boot (hands-on)

 

Huawei offshoot Honor is bringing its latest smartphone to Europe. The Honor 5C is all about wowing potential buyers with the killer combination of high-octane power and an eye-catchingly low price. It's just £150 in the UK -- that converts to about...

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Gold / Silver / Silver, White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:5.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSPA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor:650 / Kirin 650
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:650 / Kirin 650

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.327
Height:5.79
Weight:5.5
Width:2.91