Is Huawei Honor 5C Really A Competitor?

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In a consecutive launch of smartphones from Huawei, here comes the another new tough competitor with the label of Honor classified as 5C. With lot’s of improvements, 5C is designed and built in the way to compete the leading smartphones available in the market under the same price range. I used this phone for past 2 weeks and felt better with its design and performance. Let’s dig deeper into the specs, pros and cons of Huawei Honor 5c.


Specs: 5.2-inch full HD display | Kirin 650 octa-core processor | 2GB RAM+16GB storage space| 13mp rear camera + 8mp front camera | 3000 mAh battery | EMUI 4.1 on Android 6.0

Price: Rs 10,999


Honor 5c is powered by the ultra-powerful Kirin 650 chipset with flagship FinFET Plus 16 nm chip technology. The Kirin 650 performance is better than the mid range snapdragon process and also even its performance also can be compared to the snapdragons high-end processor too.  Kirin’s octa-core processor make Honor 5c to boost the performance up to 65% and it also use low power consumption as it had FinFET Plus 16 nm technology ( FinFET transistors with a third generation High-k/Metal Gate process, the  fifth generation of transistor strain process and advanced 193nm lithography)

ARM Mali-T830MP2 GPU gives you to have good experience over the graphics. Honor 5c makes you to play a game with high graphics without any lag. Even though felt a little bit heat while using the maps and playing games continuously.

Honor 5c is baked with 2Gb of ram with inbuilt memory of  16GB in with 10.35 is available for you (with default apps installed)

Camera Quality & Features

The Camera is one of the best things in honor 5C. Itst equipped with the 13MP with 5P macro lens in the rear that ensures more clarity of the captured image and 8Mp  Sony/Hynix camera in front ensures the selfie with good quality. The rear camera accompanies by a single flash LED. 


Apart from this, honor 5c holds simple camera interface and it had lots of option including 10 beauty levels with a predefined settings that makes your photo more stunning in the Beauty Mode and with Pro Photo mode (Manual Mode) you can manage the ISO, Shutter speed, Focus and white balance. If you are eager to make a pics with manual setting this pro mode will be the better choice. Pro Mode is also available for the Video too.

Honor 5C also packed with some default modes and unique modes like panorama, Good Food, Light Painting, Time Lapse Slow- motion, Water Mark, Document Scan, Audio Notes. From the above-listed mode, the name itself reveals the purpose of the mode.

Audio note is one of the mode I loved to use. Yes, if you take a picture along with the image, a 10 seconds audio note will be recorded and it can playback whenever you view the image. This playback option supports only in honor mobiles.

Sample Images took in  Huawei Honor 5c

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5c is stuffed with non-removable 3000mAh battery. For me lasting for one day regular & use.  Poor efficient process and chipset makes the battery life lasting than usual.



Honor 5c had 5.2 inches full HD  IPS display with the screen ratio of ~68-7%. This is a full HD display with the resolution 0f 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 PPI density)


When comes to design Honor 5c is handy, sleek and the built quality also too good. I didn’t feel any slippery sensation while holding the phone, it was too compact and fits perfectly in my fist. The aluminum body with a rough metallic finish and the ridge over the edges add more grip while holding the phone. The bezels are little bit large. If you are a compact phone lover then surely you will love it.

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IMG_0361You can use dual SIM (standby mode) in Honor 5C and it supports 2G, 3G, 4G networks. The flagship dual antenna connectivity system automatically switches the best one with more range of coverage. This will reduce your call drop probability.



Operating System (OS)


Huawei Honor 5c is powered by the EMUI a custom skinned ROM built over the Android 6.0. The transition is pretty good, sometimes it gives a lag feeling while switching the apps but that’s not actually a lag, the default transition effect of the EMUI. Apart from that its pretty smooth. If you get a one then there is tons of options to play with the EMUI.


Finger Print


The fingerprint sensor is placed below the camera, you can access it easily to authenticate or unlock the screen. The performance and the unlock speed of the fingerprint scanner only meet the average. The fingerprint scanner is only available with Asia models, the Later Europe model of honor 5C doesn’t have the one.



Huawei Honor 5c is available in three stunning colors Silver, Black & Gold.

My Opinion

Huawei honor 5C is improved much better in design and camera. The Marshmallow added some value to the tweaks. This is a considerable good phone within this price range. Sure you can add this to your list while in search of smartphones within this price range. Even though it have some small cons the price compromise those things. Huawei Honor 5c may give competition to the phones of same price range available in the market but still the way to success sure fill with thorn.

Huawei Honor 5C













  • Camera
  • Processor
  • Ram


  • Non Removable Battery
  • No Standalone slot for Micro SD Card
  • Corning Gorilla Glass or a DragonTrail Glass

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