Honor 5C outed for Europe and UK: 5.2" metal midranger at very affordable price

With taglines like “be who you are, not who the world wants you to be," and a “new definition of fast, robust and affordable, all in one” for the invite, Huawei's honor brand certainly piqued our interest when it promised a brief virtual announcement today. 

Well, the announcement is here, and this time around, the company unveiled the... Honor 5C, which was announced last month for the first time, but will now have wider availability in Europe. The price will be EUR 199, or £149 in the UK, respectively which is a fine value for the money with an attractive metal build, and hardware that's up to speed. 

The Honor 5C has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution and is powered by Huawei HiSilicon's Kirin 650 chipset, built on the 16nm. A mid-range unit, it's got eight low-power Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7 GHz and 2 GHz per cluster of four, supplemented by the ARM Mali-T830 GPU (a cost-efficient design capable of reasonably complex 3D graphics) and 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, along with 16 GB of expandable storage. 

A 13MP camera on the back and 8MP one on the front complete its photography chops. Moreover, the Honor 5C offers an FM radio receiver, another rarity in modern devices of all price tiers. 

It also ships wth Android 6.0 Marshmallow, topped off with Huawei's EMUI 4.1 interface. Well, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode plus Huawei’s SmartPower 3.0 power-saving technology and a decent 3000 mAh battery that has to power a 16nm chipset mean that the Honor 5C will have a pretty good battery life, but we'll chime in more on that when we get it for review. Any takers?

source: honor

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. scarface21173

Posts: 689; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I was gona go for the moto g 4. but this looks a better deal i will wait to read the reviews before diving in.

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

No 3GB version!!!?

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The GPU is probably abysmal but everything else looks great

4. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

No US launch?

5. goggle

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 20, 2016

Guess what score this phone will get huhu?? Min: 6 Max:7

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