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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28 Comments

1. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

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

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Luckily it's Android, you can customize it.

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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

15. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

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

24. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

just get the nova/apex launcher

28. boardaaa

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 09, 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 .

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The Moto G just got Moto G'd.

21. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

27. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

3. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

dont drink that coolaid!

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

You can drink whatever you want on Android.

5. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

E-bay anyone from China????

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 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)

7. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

10. taikucing unregistered

not bad

11. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

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

12. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 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.

13. elidc unregistered

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

16. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

What version android does it have?

17. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 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

19. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Android 4.2 with Emotion UI on top.

18. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

chinese phone ? no thanks

25. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

20. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

22. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

23. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

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

26. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 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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