What can $130 buy? The brand new Huawei Honor 3C with a quad-core CPU and up to 2GB of RAM!
posted by Chris P. / Dec 17, 2013, 4:17 AM
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?
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Wow..!! That's pretty awesome price tag for a phone like that.. but their UI is awful..
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 4:32 AM 1
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Luckily it's Android, you can customize it.
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 6:02 AM 3
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The Moto G just got Moto G'd.
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 4:58 AM 12
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:-/ Don't say that. My Moto G is being delivered today! :-)
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 9:49 AM 2
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But WHERE can I get this phone PA...Amazon does not like Huawei phones....
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 6:57 AM 0
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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 Dec 17, 2013, 7:37 AM 0
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What version android does it have?
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 7:53 AM 0
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chinese phone ? no thanks
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 8:45 AM 0
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err mediatek quad equivalent to S4 from qualcomm, nothing impressive about it.
posted on Dec 17, 2013, 12:20 PM 1
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