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The new mid-range: leaked hands-on with Huawei's Honor 3

0. phoneArena 27 Jun 2013, 07:12 posted on

A pretty thorough leak from China offers an extended glimpse of what Huawei has in store for their 3rd generation of the Honor line. What has been established as the cheaper line of the Chinese manufacturer when compared to its Ascend line, the Huawei Honor 3 is upping the ante of mid-range internals, offering a specs sheet more in tune with the times...

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:25

1. JMartin22 (Posts: 639; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Those internals suck for a screen estate of that tier. If they had put it on a 4-4.3 inch device, that would be a better story.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:58 2

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why does a big screen have to mean it's high end? And who said the internals sucked? The K3V2 is very comparable to the Exynos 4412 in the international GS3, and it has 2 GB of RAM with a 720p display. This is identical to high end 2012 specs, and last time I checked no high end 2012 Android device sucked.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 14:07

4. JMartin22 (Posts: 639; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Because we expect to see high end, top quality displays in this size tier. Why can't OEMs be a little more creative with their hardware portfolio and introduce a competent small phone? The HTC One Mini is the only claim to this.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 00:09 1

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Because processors are just now getting power efficient enough to where you can have a decent performer in such a small device. Battery life is the key, you can't put a quad core 40 nm A9 processor in a device smaller than 4.5 or 4.7 inches, because any smaller than that and you can't fit a battery big enough to support it without it being a brick (unless you're Motorola).

However, a dual core 28 nm Krait processor (like in the One Mini) is efficient to put in smaller devices, while still giving a good amount of performance.

Anyways, this Honor 3 is very much so a higher end mid range device, and has very respectable specs.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:25

2. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


If samsung produces handsets with same specifications with a new snapdragon 200 chips the mid rangers today will be more affordable.

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