Benchmark results for the $130 quad-core Huawei Honor 3C show a capable entry-level device
Obviously, we're not talking Galaxy Note 3-dethroning scores, but considering that the 1GB RAM version of the phone costs about $130 (for Huawei's home market, at least), we are actually very happy to see the device score as highly. It's kind of amazing just how far along the industry has come in the span of just a year – just 12 months ago, you'd be hard-pressed to get a device that offered a fluid user experience for anywhere near that price point.
Anyway, back to the benchmarks at hand. It would appear that we're looking at the results that the 2GB RAM (~$160) version of the Honor 3C can muster, and they are actually pretty much on par with the Nexus 4. That being said, it's worth pointing out that the Mali-400 GPU on the new quad-core from MediaTek – the MT6582 – doesn't quite compare with the Adreno 320 on the Nexus 4, though it would appear that the CPU actually offers a slightly more hassle-free browsing experience overall. Not too shabby for a sub-$200 device.
The rest of the specs on the Huawei Honor 3C include a 5-inch 720p display, an 8-megapixel Sony f/2.0 rear camera, 8GB of microSD-expandable storage, dual-SIM and dual-mic setup, all of which powered by a 2300mAh juicer. The Honor 3C is currently in the pre-order stage, and it's already sold at over 1.5 million units. Official worldwide availability is currently under question, though Huawei devices have proven quite popular with resellers, in case you're looking to snatch one.