The perfect smartphone’s never about just the hardware or the software - it’s gotta be a holistic combination, something that combines gamer-pleasing hardware power and a UI that’ll please even the busiest executive or finickiest design buff. And the Honor 5C does that with aplomb.
The phone you use is more than the sum of its parts. Sure, the hardware matters a lot and we all want to buy something that’ll handle games with ease, but we also need enough battery life to last all day.
But it’s also the day-to-day usage that matters - it’s the design and features that eventually make a difference. And as we all know, even the best hardware can’t live up to its potential unless it’s got a well-designed, lightweight and feature-packed operating system to play with.
That’s where the Honor 5C comes in. It’s got great hardware - a 64-bit Kirin 650 processor, a vibrant display, oodles of storage and a fast-as-lightning fingerprint scanner. The phone then takes the experience to the next level by adding EMUI 4.1, Honor’s fast and gorgeous OS that's based on Android’s latest version - Marshmallow.
So how does EMUI 4.1 really make a difference? There’s plenty to write about, but we’ll probably be out of space way before we can fit it all in. First up, it’s developed by Honor themselves, who also make the Kirin 650 processor the 5C uses. So you get an OS that understands the hardware pretty well - giving you a responsive experience along with great battery life - something other brands can’t quite manage.
Smart Power 3.0, Honor’s special battery optimisation system, makes sure your phone’s ready to take on anything you can throw at it, and yet makes sure no wayward app can ever gobble up more power than it needs.
EMUI is smarter than the rest
You then get easy-to-configure app permissions that let you fine tune what data each app can access. There’s also a one-handed UI mode that makes the 5C easier to use, in adddition to voice control, a configurable on-screen button, and our favourite - a floating dock which makes navigation so easy, you’ll never be able to go back to a phone that lacks this feature.
EMUI also gives you loads of free apps and system tools - a health tracker, one-touch system optimisation, notification manager - that you won’t find elsewhere without much difficulty. And with theme support, you can easily customise your Honor 5C just the way you like it.
Even the 5C’s camera gets a nice software boost - with a nifty pro mode and smart filters that make the photography experience a lot more satisfying than the bare-bones feature set the competition provides.
In essence, the 5C’s got everything you really need. Set up the phone the way you want to, fire up Google Play and download the latest games, take photos by just tapping on the fingerprint scanner, flick easily between apps and make sure your data’s completely safe from prying eyes - it’s easy as pie with Honor’s EMUI 4.1.