Honor have today announced their latest entry level device, the £149 Honor 5C. The 5C, which shares the majority of its specifications with the Huawei P9 Lite, features a 16nm Kirin 650 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, full HD 5.2" IPS screen and f/2.0 cameras on both the front and back (13 Megapixels on the rear, 8 Megapixel front facing). A 3000mAh battery sits inside the metallic, 8.3mm thick body. What's missing for the knock down price? Just a fingerprint reader really, which strangely features on the Chinese 5C but not the European version. In a Honor first for the UK, the 5C includes NFC and therefore Android Pay support.
We've been having a play with the device and it's surprisingly swift. The camera, which impressively features full Camera2 API support for compatibility with apps such as Manual Camera, gains the full range of modes featured in the flagship devices and thus far performs rather well. As an Honor device, there are certain features that you would expect to see, and they are included, for better and for worse. You do get dual SIM support and pretty unbeatable value, but you also get EMUI (version 4.1 on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow), which is somewhat polarising.
The phone is available to pre-order today from vmall.eu, priced at £149.99 SIM free and available in gold, silver or grey.
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Edited by PaulOBrien