Honor 5C Hands On


Honor launched the 5C in India which is the successor to last year’s Honor 4C. It brings in a big list of updates and upgrades over the previous generation. But what is it like when you use it in person? Let’s find out.


The Honor 5C has a really beautiful design with a unibody metal finish. While the Honor 4C too had a nice design, the 5C really stands out and is a huge upgrade over the previous generation. In fact, it feels way more premium than the price suggests.


The curved back and slimmer 8.3mm profile also makes the device much better to handle and since there is a lot of metal in the construction, the ruggedness too is more.


The screen too has received an upgrade in the form of a large 5.2″ IPS display with a higher resolution of 1080p. The display is really bright, vivid and offers good viewing angles as well as great sunlight legibility.


There is 16GB of internal storage that can further be expanded by upto 256 GB using the Hybrid DualSIM card slot that takes either 2 nano SIMs or a nano SIM and microSD card.


It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 650 that is based on a 16nm manufacturing process that is both more powerful and power efficient. There is 2GB of RAM too for all those who love multi-tasking.


The device supports 4G LTE and has a 3000mAh battery under the hood. At the back, you find the primary 13 Megapixel camera with a large f/2.0 aperture. On the front, you find a similarly large f/2.0 aperture lens with an 8 Megapixel sensor.


The back also houses one of the most accurate and fastest fingerprint sensors we’ve seen in a smartphone of this price range. The Honor 5C retails at a price of Rs 10,990.


We really love the kind of changes and improvements that Honor has brought to the table and the smartphone is certainly one of the best in the segment and is a proper upgrade over the previous generation 4C. We will be testing out the 5C in detail in our review so do stay tuned for that.

Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma