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After the launch of Honor 5c for INR 10,999 , its been in news for quite a while, but is it the Real game changer in budget lineup? let’s check it out:
Huawei has never stopped working on the quality of the phones they produce in the honor lineup, and Honor 5c is not an exception, no doubt honor 5c is a tough competitor for all other phones under budget lineup, no only it has promised to deliver performance, it comes with the same stunning camera you get on their premium phone lineup, while camera is one of the great things of honor 5c, the brushed metal makes it look really premium, let’s take a deeper look and checkout what honor 5c has to offer:
Design: bliss for metal lovers
Honor 5c comes with a brushed metal finish, which makes the phone look stunning and premium, it comes with Aircraft-grade aluminium body, mixed up with high grade plastic upfront, although it has the premium metal finish on the back, the phone is really light as well, coming at 156 gms lineup.while the 5.2inch screen is easy to hold and also one hand operation is pretty ergonomic.
The camera hump looks pretty good too,but it will not be a problem if you keep your phone on back.The fingerprint Sensor is placed right under the camera which makes it ergonomic and easier to unlock the phone, while the fingerprint sensor is covered with textured metal which also feels good,
with speaker grills at the bottom, you can hear the sounds at ease without cupping the hands around the phone, you can find 3.5mm audio jack on the upper part, and on the left you will find sim card and microSD tray which can be removed using sim card ejector, on the right you will find clicky volume rocker and a power button.
Hardware: Home grown core ?
Honor 5c comes with their own manifactured Kirin 650 octa-core processo, and 2GB RAM, backing on 16GB of internal memory to store all your files, which is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card, The FinFET 16nm chip on honor 5c combined with Mali- T830 for graphics leverages great gaming experience on the phone, huge games like, FIFA 16, Asphalt 8:airborne,Nova 3, works great without any lag in the experience, it does get a bit hot when you game for a longer period of time which is completely normal.
Camera and display: bang for buck
Camera is one of the selling point of the Honor lineup, especially Honor 5c, for the given price has stunning camera, Honor 5c comes with a 13MP rear camera with single tone LED flash, and 8 MP front shooter. with the camera app with various professional features, camera on honor 5c is pure bliss, in default settings the rear camera performs pretty well in moderate conditions as well as in low light conditions, the auto-focus on the camera is pretty fast.
The camera app gives you the power to leverage the image you want by allowing you to capture images in different shooting modes including,HDR,panorama,time-lapse,slow-motion capture, also it has the special feature called light painting which enables you to capture light painting or tail lights or star track, which is only possible in few of the premium phones available in the market. The colors on images are bright and vivid and are really great for social networks and professional work too.
Battery and Performance
Honor 5c comes with 3000Mah battery which lasts around a day or more, the Kirin 650 does a great job optimizing the battery to last longer,Honor 5c runs on Android Marshmallow out of the box, which comes with inbuilt battery saver instead of Doze, which does work well, also the EMui on the phone has the special feature to switch to a power save mode which makes your battery last longer when needed.
Software: EMUI +Marshmallow= performance?
EMUI 4.1 looks minimal on top of android marshmallow, i felt its kinda designed inspired by iOS but still has its own unique and minimal look and feel, well you can’t have the stock experience, but you will surely love the minimal experience on it, although you have to deal with few bloatware apps, you are getting few useful apps such as hiVoice and SOS which enables more security to your phone, perhaps the fingerprint sensor is one of the finest takes less than a second to snap it on, it supports upto 6 fingers. the added multi window support is also great.
- Camera :the selling point
- Bang for buck
- heats up a bit on gaming for longer periods
- over exposed images few times
Words from the desk
the overall build quality and feel of the phone is pretty premium than any phone in this range, for 10,999 INR honor 5c is the bang for buck, considering the other competitors including xiaomi and motorola, honor tops the list in terms of quality of features rather the overkill. well if you are a camera freak and short on budgets this is the one you might wanna lookout for!
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