Benchmark results for the $130 quad-core Huawei Honor 3C show a capable entry-level device

Alleged benchmark results for the recently unveiled Huawei Honor 3C are making the rounds on the interwebs, showcasing some impressive performance scores.

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.

source: ePrice via GizChina 



7. smartphonecina

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

I found huawei honor 3 C with code L in china store, the specisification is litte differend with the 3c version, small little think is the L version : 4,7 inch, camera 5 mp, can 3G wcdma include. so dou you think this is original version too ?

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well for everything I've been able to throw at it the quad core Snapdragon 400 in my Moto G runs pretty smooth; only a small hiccup every once in a while. I usually install around 70-80 apps but went light on my Moto G and only install around 50. Runs almost as smooth as my Note 3 but definitely WAY smoother than my old HTC One did. Awesome job of optimizing software Motorola.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Pretty potent bang for the buck.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

For a $130 phone to score higher than Nexus 4, that's pretty good everyday phone. If you can flash a stock rom onto it, then it'll be a pretty good device.


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Since when did we start relying on benchmarks again? Nice specs for an entry device though....

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Still, availability is a major issue

1. taikucing unregistered

yay, phone for everybody.

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