After a successful campaign of Honor 5X smartphone, Huawei is back with another phone under its e-brand Honor. The new device called Honor 5C has just been launched and should propel the company's growing market to higher numbers or so the company expects. Honor 5C is powered by a new Kirin 650 16nm chipset and has been priced at Rs. 10999. As per the company, Kirin 650 16nm chipset is the fastest processor in its segment which we would get to know after this review. The smartphone would be exclusively available on Flipkart and Honor's own online store HiHonor.com. The flash sales take place on 30th June and 7th July at 2 PM. Pre-orders already commenced on 22nd June.
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Today, we would have a look at various aspects of Honor 5C smartphone to see how it fares. Lets begin by having a look at the specifications of the device.
Taking a look at the edges, the top edge has the 3.5 mm audio connector port and a microphone hole, the left edge has a single slot for inserting one micro SIM and another Nano SIM or microSD card, the bottom has a speaker, a microUSB connector port and a microphone, while the right edge has Volume Rocker and Power/Sleep button. The volume rocker and power buttons are made of metal but do not have enough travel nor a great feedback.
The back of the device is what makes this smartphone look premium. It has a smooth metallic back. There are fine lines running across the top and bottom of the back adding to the attractive appearance of the phone. But more than anything else, as we mentioned earlier, the back provides a beautiful grip on the palm of your hands. There is an LED flash, camera lens and a squarish fingerprint scanner at the back along with some usual branding.
For a phone not costing a bomb, this is a great looking phone with top notch design and good build quality.
The display on Honor 5C is bright and vivid. The colors used are very easy on the eyes which won't tire after long term usage either. There is no pixellation. However, we are a bit bothered about the screen reflection as we can clearly see our faces on the display even with a light colored wallpaper. We thoroughly enjoyed watching Youtube videos on this phone for the realistic portrayal of colors. Another positive point is that the display is completely usable under direct sunlight which is a great reason to pick up this phone if you mostly work outdoors. Sunlight visibility is an aspect where many smartphones fail but Honor 5C handles this factor very nicely.
The rear camera on Huawei Honor 5C reproduces colors naturally in brightly lit conditions however colors do start getting a bit washed away in low light scenarios. We also miss out a bit on the details that the rear camera of the older sibling Honor 5X used to come up with. However, the images still maintain their identity due to reproduction of realistic colors without over processing. Touch to refocus also works fast and smooth. We won't call the camera out of this world but its absolutely usable for personal purposes. But you won't be able to use this camera for managing your professional photography work. Moreover, the front camera tries to beautify the images just a bit too much thereby adding an unnatural shine or glow to the reproduced pictures.