Your prayers for a smartphone that gives you excellent battery life without compromising on features or performance have finally been answered.
Ever found yourself out and about only to find your phone give up the ghost just as you manage to find an Uber? Stuck on a long flight with a dead phone loaded with music sitting in your hands?
Yeah, we know, even thinking about situations like that can give you nightmares. But guess what, dear gadget nut, there’s now a smartphone made just for you. It’s got excellent battery life, and yet, it doesn’t compromise on the performance front. In essence, it’s got everything you’ve been wanting in your next phone.
The powerful and efficient Kirin 650
Yup, the Honor 5C does it all with aplomb. It’s got a nice, bright screen, a great camera, runs EMUI 4.1 based on the latest version of Android - Marshmallow - and packs in a powerful 64-bit, octa-core processor. And despite that, it’ll last you well past the next day if you forget to charge.
And you can thank the Kirin 650 for this. Honor’s new processor is based on a 16nm process, which helps it run cooler (say goodbye to lag and say hello to long hours of gaming) while making it a lot more energy efficient. In fact, the Kirin 650 gives you a whopping 40% boost in energy efficiency. Pretty neat, isn’t it?
All thanks to the tech inside
If you’re wondering how a new processor can make so much of a difference, it’s quite simple. The Kirin 650 used in the 5C is based on a 16nm manufacturing process. In essence, this next-generation, 64-bit, octa-core processor runs cooler overall, which means (if you remember your high school physics) less energy is wasted.
So you get a processor which makes more efficient use of the power it draws. And since it draws less power in the first place - much less compared to older, current-gen processors based on ‘bigger’, older and less-efficient manufacturing processes - it adds up to a double whammy of longer battery life.
Even better, since it runs cool and wastes less energy, the Kirin 650 can run at top speed for longer without users being hit by the throttling seen in other processors. Which means Honor 5C users can play graphic-intensive games for longer, at higher frame rates and yet have more battery left when it’s time to turn off the game and return to work!
There’s more to the recipe
But the Honor 5C comes with even more cutting-edge tech to make it more efficient. First, it gets the basics right - with a meaty (yet compact) 3,000mAh battery. And then, the 5C runs EMUI 4.1 (based on Android Marshmallow) which has some rather nifty software optimisations built in. In fact, you won’t find a more efficient OS thanks to Honor’s Smart Power 3.0 tech.
But if you’re the sort who’s always on the go and needs a smartphone that can stick through some really heavy usage at work and play, you’ll also appreciate how quickly the 5C charges: Top it up for a few minutes while you grab a coffee and you’ll have enough juice to last you through hours of phone calls.