Honor India has unveiled their new lineup called Honor 5c. China-based firm Huawei’s Honor division is driven by the motto “FOR THE BRAVE” targeting particularly the pumped up, the passion-driven youth of the country because the device is all about performance, in every aspect. No matter whether it’s the processing power or the battery performance or high-quality imagery Honor 5c has it all because it dares to perform #DareToPerform.
Honor 5c comes with a powerful Kirin 650 16 nm chipset paired with Mali-T830 GPU with over 100% increase in GPU performance compared with previous generation Kirin 620. The phone houses a 5.2 inch 1920×1080 pixels Full HD screen a 13 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front shooter and a 3000 mAh battery to pump it all. Apart from all the hardware it’s running Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Huawei’s custom U.I EMUI 4.1
The device is crafted out of aircraft grade aluminium so its very light and the same time very sturdy to handle almost everything you throw at it. Sides of the device are very nicely curved and the same time maintains the grip on the phone , the back has a wire texture finish along with camera module flash and fingerprint sensor which looks great.
on the right of the device is the volume rocker and power,lock and unlock button, a nice thing about these buttons though is that they are accessible by one hand operation I won’t say very easily accessible but yeah they get the job done. On left there nothing but a sim card and micro SD card insertion slot it supports up to 128 Gigs of storage via card and has 16 gigs of built-in storage.
Design verdict : The front of the device might not be that appealing but the back compensates it all and the sealed body design totally made of metal is a cherry on top. Speakers are also located just at the right place so we can say that the device is well built and in no way, this looks like a device of its price segment.
Now when we talk about the phones we want to be fabulous on the inside as they are on the outside and for that to happen Huawei insured top of the line hardware.
As we talk more of hardware lets talk of its specifications first:
Kirin 650 (4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz) Octacore, 64bit, 16nm
Android M + EMUI 4.1
5.2 Inch FHD GFF(Glass Film )
2 GB RAM / 16 GB ROM
MicroSD card slot that supports up to 128 GB.
147.1 mm X 73.76 mm X 8.3mm
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n , WiFi direct , WiFi hotspot, Micro-USB 2.0 and Bluetooth v 4.1 + dual antenna LTE RF
HUAWEI Fingerprint 2.0 (unlocks in 0.5 seconds) , Sensor Grid
Gold / Silver / Grey
More onto Specification :
warning: the following content can cause you some headache, tears , or make you question your own existence if you don’t belong to the group of people who cannot compleat a sentence without referring to science or technology in particular. Popularly known as GEEKs
Well if you thin you are a Geek then let’s start talking about-about its hardware in detail one by one.
The display on this device is full HD ie 1920 * 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 423 PPI IPS LCD display with improved colour reproduction I am not sure bu I think the colours fall in the range of NTSC colour gamut. The Screen occupies 74 % of the body and is fully laminated, low reflection, LTPS ( Low – Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) GFF( Glass Film) display. LTPS ensures the low-powered hi-resolution display and GFF make the colour pop out making the display richer in colour.
The display also supports 10 points multi-touch and manual temperature control.
The chipset that you get in this device is Kirin 650 in smart core i5 setup which means you get 4 highly clocked and 4 not that highly clocked cores in an octa-core setup. This architecture helps to deliver both power and performance more over the chipset is manufactured by using 16nm FinFET Plus (Fin Field Effect Transistor) process which dramatically helps to deliver more performance than a 14nm chipset. The smart core i5 coprocessor helps to process the always-on sensor data by offloading the CPU and is built off the CPU die which greatly helps in power management. The processor is backed up by 5.1 eMMC grade storage with about 300 MB/s in Sequential read and 140 MB/s in a sequential write. The security is also handled on-chip level .
The GPU or the graphics processing unit is responsible fo all the intense graphic rendering on the screen that you mainly comes into play when you watch videos play games. The GPU in this device is Mali T830 which claims to have 100 performance boost over previous generation 820 chipset . Mali T-830 has an additional arithmetic pipeline and not only that it also does arithmetic computing faster than MALI T-820.
The flash capable HDR and SmartImage 3.0 contained 13 MP Sensor having aperture 2.0 and meaning more light and that equals good image is paired up with 5P 78 degree wide-angle lens that has anti-reflective , oleophobic coating to prevent glare and fingerprints plus it also has an IR filter that filters the Infrared noise from the source. SmartImage 3.0 is the image processor which allows you to enhance your photo experience with a variety of different filters a tonne of the different mode of shooting giving you full control in manual mode the speciality of manual mode particularly in this phone is that it allows you to change between metering modes.
The front is an 8MP BSI sensor with camera aperture 2.0 and 77-degree wide angle 4P lens with automatic scene recognition.
the phone is equipped with a dual antenna which since the signal power on both the antennas and automatically switches between them.
Fingerprint Identification 2.0 :
A Swedish made fingerprint sensor housed in back panel of phone allows user to unlock device in just 0.5 seconds
RPMB (Replay Memory Protected Block) enabled stores and encrypt sensitive data such as fingerprint in a different memory block that ensures that security remains unbreached even if the device is rooted.
Final Verdict : At just the price of Rs 10,999. This phone is perfect bang for the budget and also the neighbouring price segment.
The device is exclusively available at Flipkart and registrations to have been started.