Who says you need to buy a bulky phablet to get cutting-edge specs? With the Honor 5C, you get everything - a compact size that makes it a joy to use in one hand, great specs that’ll please the gamer in you, and a fantastic price that makes it excellent value.
We do like phablets and phones with massive displays but we have to admit we crave for a return to the days when you could get a flagship device that wasn’t so big you’d need special jeans to carry it. Yeah, we do love our morning coffee and it’s annoying when you can put up funny Facebook posts without keeping your mug down. And that’s where the 5C comes in.
The perfect size
That’s right. With a 5.2in full HD display, the Honor 5C is a handy, easy-to-use size. It’s got narrow bezels which make it even more compact, a Full HD display that’s really sharp and vibrant, and it’s made of tough-but-light aviation-grade alloy… Yeah, in a nutshell, it’s a phone that doesn’t get in the way of doing things. Morning coffee and Facebook? Beer-mug-in-hand selfies? Flicking through your playlist while hanging on for dear life in the Metro? All easy. You won’t have to worry about dropping it. You won’t have to use both your hands to send a text. And you won’t even notice its weight in your pockets. The 5C is one of those rare devices - designed with one thing in mind - making life easier for the user. And it excels at it!
All the features
The Honor 5C might be more compact than those heavy fat-bezel phablets you see a lot of, but guess what, it beats them in specs. For the first time in years, you don’t have to compromise in design and usability to get a powerful device. A 64bit octa-core processor that runs cool (it’s based on a next-gen 16nm process that makes it very power efficient and capable of running at high speeds for a long time), speedy eMMC 5.1 storage, a 13MP camera that excels in low light and has a pro / manual mode, an 8MP selfie cam with a Prime image signal processor with automatic scene recognition, a fast and versatile fingerprint scanner, future-proof 4G tech… Okay, we won’t rattle off all the specs, but it’s got everything you’re looking for in your next phone.
Another compromise you usually have to make when you buy a slim and light phone is over the battery. A lot of phones that stick to around the 5in mark come with tiny batteries that just don’t provide enough juice to last the day. But the Honor 5C has a 3000mAh battery - as big as a phablet. Now, add in the Kirin 650 processor (which is around 40% more efficient than previous generations) and Honor’s EMUI 4.1 interface (based on Android Marshmallow), with built in SmartPower 3.0 optimisations, and you get a device that’ll last you through a day of work, through an evening out, and into the next day!