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Huawei Honor 5c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 818 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. People are impressed by the battery and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation. Some have doubts about the portability.

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: 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: (which.co.uk)

Huawei Honor 5C review

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Our full review of the Huawei Honor 5C reveals whether this cheap smartphone is worth considering. Discover just how this mobile phone's battery life stacks up against its rivals, and whether it takes good photos.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Honor SmartPhone 5C

 

Not a name I had heard of until shortly after the launch of the Huawei P9 when I found out this was a sister company, so when I received an invite to a breakfast briefing I accepted, I am not keen on rush hour travel at my age and when the venue is...

The operating system is Android 6 the latest version and overlaid by EMUI 4.1. The with free delivery as per the link below. For some reason the silver and grey colours are £32 more expensive.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Huawei Honor 5C Handset : Huawei Honor 5C

 

It was a rainy day in London as I made my way to find out more about the latest Honor handset.

The Honor 5C’s performance is more than adequate especially when compared against similarly priced handsets. Loading apps and scrolling through images and websites was fine although I would have preferred more of a reluctance of the screen to gather...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: James Rogerson (3g.co.uk)

Honor 5C Review

 

The Honor 5C is a cheap phone which makes very few compromises, making for a great all-rounder if you're on a budget. However, there's no real standout feature".

+ Stylish design ; + Smooth performance ; + Strong screen

- Emotion UI ; - No standout features ; - Fingerprint scanner is MIA

The Honor 5C is a remarkable handset. Usually there are at least some compromises made when keeping a phone’s cost down but here there aren’t really. Sure it doesn’t have flagship specs and nor is it quite as premium as a high-end phone, but that was...

Jun, 2016

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: 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold / Silver / Silver, White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

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

Navigation

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

Networking

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

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
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
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3
Height :14.7 / 147.1
Weight:156
Width:7.38 / 73.8