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What can $130 buy? The brand new Huawei Honor 3C with a quad-core CPU and up to 2GB of RAM!

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What can $130 buy? The brand new Huawei Honor 3C with a quad-core CPU and up to 2GB of RAM!

While the industry top dogs are battling it out throughout the globe, less dominant Chinese manufacturers have been pushing the envelope on what's possible in the super-affordable segment. A few months ago, we told you the story of the $130 Xiaomi Hongmi (codenamed Red Rice) and its quad-core chip inside, yet it wasn't until yesterday that local star Huawei managed to launch a counterattack worth your serious attention.

During the event that saw the launch of the company's first octa-core smartphone – the Huawei Honor 3X – attendees were also treated to an early glimpse of the equally impressive Honor 3C. The phone is one of the most budget-friendly offerings currently available on the market, with a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core MT6582 chipset and an 8-megapixel Sony-made camera with f/2.0 aperture. There's also a fairly-sized cell powering the device with a capacity of 2300mAh. Storage sits at 8GB with the option for microSD expansion. The Honor 3C also touts dual-SIM capabilities (GSM + WCDMA or GSM + TD-SCDMA) and even a dual-mic setup for noise cancellation. By far the best aspect of the Huawei's new phone is the price, however. The Honor 3C is currently available for pre-order for just CN¥799 ($130) for the 1GB RAM version, going up to CN¥998 ($160) for the 2GB RAM flavor. Pretty rad, no?

source: Vmall

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posted on 17 Dec 2013, 04:32 1

1. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


Wow..!! That's pretty awesome price tag for a phone like that.. but their UI is awful..

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:02 3

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1370; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Luckily it's Android, you can customize it.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:48

14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1260; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Yes :D root and flash that phone :D A phone for $130, I won't even have to put case and screen protector on it :D

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:51 1

15. Fernandezxc (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Haha! some cases might be more expensive than the phone itself

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 17:46

24. trustory (Posts: 104; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


just get the nova/apex launcher

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 02:21

28. boardaaa (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Dec 2013)


really a good phone .and i like the screen very much . just have bought one from 1949deal with only 213.99 with gift also .

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 04:58 12

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2123; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The Moto G just got Moto G'd.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 09:49 2

21. Doakie (Posts: 1219; Member since: 06 May 2009)


:-/ Don't say that. My Moto G is being delivered today! :-)

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 02:41

27. Doakie (Posts: 1219; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Just an update. Oh man I love this Moto G. Best phone $200 outright can buy! I don't regret my purchase at all.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:05

3. antmiu2 (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


dont drink that coolaid!

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:09 4

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2123; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You can drink whatever you want on Android.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:16 1

5. deewinc (Posts: 156; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


E-bay anyone from China????

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:32

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 708; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Sure, it's pretty rad. If I can actually purchase it in a physical store somewhere in my country (I don't trust online stores yet)

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:32

7. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


that's a real deal, and ui is not an issue with so many launchers lying around.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:02

9. apple4never (Posts: 943; Member since: 08 May 2013)


good phone, terrible UI, guess thats what a launcher is for

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:06

10. taikucing (unregistered)


not bad

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 06:57

11. GTR722 (Posts: 235; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


But WHERE can I get this phone PA...Amazon does not like Huawei phones....

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:37

12. Chris.P (Posts: 270; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Depending on where you live, availability can be quite chaotic. In some countries, Huawei phones can be had through a carrier. On the other hand, if you live in, say, the US, you're stuck with international re-sellers. Not a perfect scenario by far, but hopefully distribution channels will see an improvement in 2014.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:40

13. elidc (unregistered)


yeah 130$ for that is awesome, but you should remember that Huawei doesn't like updating software.. ;)

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:53

16. Fernandezxc (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


What version android does it have?

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:24

17. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Could just be the image, but the status bar is clear and the symbols are white, so based of that i would say 4.4....but idk if thats enough to go off of

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:46

19. Chris.P (Posts: 270; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Android 4.2 with Emotion UI on top.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 08:45

18. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


chinese phone ? no thanks

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 21:35

25. hurrycanger (Posts: 1055; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


At least you know it's Chinese...
There are worse Chinese phones that are advertised as "American".

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 09:17 3

20. Genersis (Posts: 183; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Seems it will be yet another cheap phone let down by it's mediatek GPU.
I think the Moto G is better balanced.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 09:59 1

22. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I would buy it. Would it work on Tmobile? I would put stock 4.4 no matter what.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 12:20 1

23. sniper1087 (Posts: 365; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


err mediatek quad equivalent to S4 from qualcomm, nothing impressive about it.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 01:10

26. Chris.P (Posts: 270; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


This is the new quad from MTK. Initial benches show performance pretty much on par with the S4 Pro (so Nexus 4 level). We'll have to wait and see, though.

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