Earlier this year Huawei launched a new line of smartphones under the Honor brand, starting with the $200 Honor 5X phone featuring a 5.5 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Now the company is turning to Europe, where it’s released a newer model called the Honor 5C. It has a smaller screen, the same big battery, and a different processor. But it’s still cheap for a phone with decent specs.
The Honor 5C is available for pre-order in Europe for £150, which is about $220.
The phone features 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot for up to 128GB of removable storage. There’s an 13MP on the back of the phone, and an 8MP camera on the front.
It has a 5.2 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display and a Kirin 650 octa-core processor (which is a 16nm chip with four 2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU cores and four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 cores).
The Honor 5C ships with Android 6.o software, and the phone features a 3,000 mAh battery. It supports 4G LTE and has two SIM card slots. There’s also support for 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
The phone has an aluminum-alloy case with ridged edges and a scratch-resistant coating.
There are a few features the phone doesn’t have. There’s no fingerprint sensor or NFC. On the bright side, it’s already possible to unlock the bootloader, install a custom ROM, restore the stock ROM, and perform other software tweaks.