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Reviewed on 2016-08-17
You may have seen recently the little photo special our Dear Leader posted on the Honor 5c . Recently Huawei have caused significant disruption in the phone market both with their own devices and sub-brand Honor devices. Devices such as the Honor 6 Plus ...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-16
The Honor 5C is currently the Huawei sub-brand's most widely available phone. With balanced specs and a decent price tag, It looks like Honor's got another winner on their hands. We've received a review unit courtesy of Huawei, and today we'll be unboxing...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-08
Honor's new entry-level model is better value than the 5X — but this £150 phone still comes with a few compromises.When you're selling a phone around the £150 mark, it's less about of what you put in it and more about what's left out. In the past, Motorol...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-04
Excellent battery life, good performance, improved user interface, beautiful display, fast fingerprint sensor, decent camerasLacks fast charging feature, soso speakers
The beautiful 5.2in screen is of the IPS (in-plane switching) variety, which has better viewing angles and colours – something not ­commonly found on a budget phone.It has no physical buttons for navigation – instead you get virtual buttons that are confi...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-04
When the honor 5X ( Amazon ) was announced in CES 2016, it was one of the most anticipated smartphones to hit the market in 2016. After all, it offers a 5.5″ full HD display with a metal allow body, a second-generation rim-free fingerprint reader, and a Q...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-03
At just £150 SIM-free, it doesn’t take much detective work to find where Honor has tightened the purse-strings: the 5X’s rear-facing fingerprint sensor has now completely disappeared, and the screen has shrunk from 5.5in down to a slightly more pocket-fri...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-22
This is not the first Honor phone that has passed through our labs. We have seen the bigger brother Honor 5X getting great comments from our reviewers, and who can forget the flagship specced Honor 7 that was priced like a mid-ranger?The Honor 5C is the l...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-22
Beautiful design, screen size, and quality, fingerprint sensorCamera produces grainy images in low light conditions
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, HiSilicon Kirin 6250, quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T830 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, MicroSD up to 128, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nPros: Beautiful design, screen size, and quality, fingerprint sensorCons: Camera p...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-20
Premium design, Latest iteration of Android with useful features, Multipurpose fingerprint reader,  Average battery life, Camera performance doesn't match the competition
There are two type of smartphone brands – those that follow a carpet-bombing approach to offer more choice, and those that have a clearly differentiated portfolio to target different customers. Huawei's sub-brand Honor falls in the latter category, since...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-15
The Honor 5C is the latest in Honor's range of affordable smartphones, the Honor 5C is also known as Honor 7 Lite in other countries and as with the name suggests, it is similar to both the Honor 7 and Honor 5X.The unmistakable center positioned camera wi...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-13
Honor has not been one of the oldest smartphone brands in the industry, but its parent company Huawei has been known for its expertise in its area. Much like Huawei, Honor has also been quite efficient in putting an impression among the consumers around t...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-11
superb Full HD panel, priceperformance, decent photos in bright light, modern Android, NFC, high performance, good call quality, useful battery life, dualSIMsleek casing, nonremovable battery, either second SIM or microSD, no USB OTG, no App2SD, limited wireless frequencies, a lot of bloatware, poor camera quality in lowlight, relatively heavy
It's an honor. A superb screen and decent camera wrapped in a metal casing - the Honor 5C makes a big impression for below 200 Euros. Find out in the test report whether the 5.2-inch smartphone is really that great...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-10
Good ergonomics, Decent camera, Good battery lifeSlight sluggishness in overall performance, Nothing that really attracts a buyer
A few months back, when we reviewed the Honor 5X, there were a number of aspects that we did not entirely appreciate. The device had notable stutters, the camera was not class-leading, and even its overall build quality, despite being all-metal, was nothi...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-08
Honor smartphones have gained a lot of attention in past few years as they provide a real value for money. Honor 5C is the latest budget smartphone from Huawei offering a top tech at a bargain price of ₹10,999. The metallic finish handset has some really...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-07
Huawei's value driven smartphone range, Honor, has always provided respectable smartphones ever since it was introduced in India. Handsets like the Honor 6, Honor 7 and the Honor 5X have all been well received. Now we have the latest budget offering from...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-07
Great size, Good ergonomics, Good battery life, Good performanceAverage camera, Should have reduced its price in light of competition,Could have done with more RAM, to keep up
Don't sneeze at Huawei. It's the brand that overtook Apple in China's smartphone market. With India's growth potential in mobiles, the company is carving it's place out in the country - but it's tough going, so fierce is the competition.One of its recentl...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-05
Great camera experience, Premium design touches, Good performance, Solid battery lifeLacklustre video performance, Screen is a little washed out, Fingerprint prone screen, Middling design
Honor 5C review: Honor is gunning hard for best affordable smartphone of 2016 with the new Honor 5C , but does it make the grade?Overall the 5C doesn't look like a particularly impressive phone; it's unassuming, somewhat generic alongside the slew of othe...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-05
Honor recently launched its 5C smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 10,999, Honor's latest budget smartphone is one of hottest phones in the affordable smartphones segment.We have been testing it out for the last few days and we have already shared hands on...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-04
Unlike many other Chinese mobile companies, Huawei doesn't make much noise. They are quiet movers and suddenly you wake up to the news that they are one amongst the top three Smartphone makers in the world. Their Indian story might belittle their ascendan...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-02
Honor 5C is equipped with a stunning 13 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. The Honor 5C camera seems very impressive at this price (₹10,999) and like all other Honor smartphones, they do well in the camera segment, Honor 5C didn't disappoint us at t...
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Processor frequency

2 GHz

Processor family


Processor model

Kirin 650

Processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A53

Processor cores


Coprocessor frequency

1.7 GHz

Coprocessor architecture

ARM Cortex-A53

Coprocessor cores



Display diagonal

13.2 cm (5.2")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Orientation sensor
Screen shape


Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touch screen type


Pixel density

424 ppi

Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


156 g


7.38 cm


8.3 mm


14.7 cm


SIM card capability

Dual SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version

4.1 LE

2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

2G bands (secondary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

800,900,1800,2100,2600 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

128 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Main camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Zoom capability
Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Resolution at capture speed


Flash type


Second camera resolution

8 MP


Battery capacity

3000 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product

Black, Grey


Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

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