Honor 5C FAQ, Doubts, Pros and Cons

Honor, the sub brand of Huawei has launched their latest budget level smartphone the Honor 5C which is introduced into the highly competitive segment with the company’s new Kirin 650 processor which is manufactured using the 16nm architecture. It is a great device which comes with a full metal smartphone giving it a premium appearance for the price tag.

The Honor 5C goes up against the likes of LeEco Le 2, Redmi Note 3 etc which are priced similarly. If you are looking for a smartphone in the Rs. 10,000 price range and are looking at the Honor 5C as an option, check out this post as we have tried to put down all the common doubts and queries which you might be having regarding the smartphone.

Honor 5C Pros and Cons

Specifications of Honor 5C:

  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 650 SoC with 16nm Architecture
  • RAM and Storage: 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB using microSD card
  • Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front facing camera
  • OS: Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS

Honor 5C FAQ, Doubts, Pros and Cons:

How good is the build quality of Honor 5C?

The device has great design and build quality, because of the small size it is compact and quite easy to hold in hand for even someone with small hands.The finish on the back is impressive, one small thing which bothered me was the projecting edges on the front which made it a bit uncomfortable while taking a call. Overall it has great build quality and sturdy with premium looks as well.

How good is the display in Honor 5C?

It has a 5.2-inch Full HD display with 424ppi pixel density and 16M color depth. The color reproduction is quite impressive, found it pretty good for watching videos and playing games.

Is there any kind of Display Protection in Honor 5C?

The company has not mentioned about any kind of display protection but it comes with one month free replacement warranty with an overall 15 month warranty.

Does it comes with Automatic Brightness option?

Yes it has Automatic / Adaptive Brightness feature

Honor 5C FAQ and Doubts

How is the Fingerprint sensor in Honor 5C?

The Fingerprint sensor is located on the back of the device and is quite fast in comparison to many phones out there, there was an occasional recognition problem.

What is the processor in Honor 5C?

The Honor 5C comes with a 1.7GHz octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 650 SoC with 16nm Architecture and coupled with 2GB of RAM. After using for a couple of weeks I found it to be lag free in most of the stuff I have thrown at it and App switching is also fast without much of a problem.

What is the Free RAM and Storage available on first Boot?

It comes with 2GB of RAM out of which 500MB is free on first boot. Out of the 16GB internal storage only 10.4 GB was available on first boot.

What are the camera specifications of Honor 5C?

It comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash having f/2.0 aperture capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps along with an 8MP front facing camera having f/2.0 aperture. The camera is one of the strong points of the Honor 5C.

Does Honor 5C comes with a microSD card for storage expansion?

It comes with Hybrid SIM slot, the SIM card 2 slot also supports microSD card

What version Android OS is present in Honor 5C?

It comes with Android vOS 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1 over it

Is the device good for high end gaming?

It performs well with all sorts of games without much of a problem, games like Mortal Combat 5, Asphalt 8 etc were smooth without much lag although there was slight heating which was acceptable.

Does have FM Radio, IR blaster and NFC?

Yes, it comes with FM Radio but does not have NFC  or IR blaster

What are the Sensors available in Honor 5C?

It comes with Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Gravity, Proximity, Compass, step counter etc.

Does the Honor 5C come with steps counter?

Yes, the Honor 5C comes with a built in steps counter.

What is the battery capacity and is there battery saving option?

It comes with 3000mAh battery and it comes with multiple battery saving plans like Performance, Smart and Ultra.

Honor 5C Pros:

  • Great build quality and design
  • Decent Full HD display
  • Amazing Camera with many options
  • Good performance

Honor 5C Cons:

  • A bit heavy for the size
  • No quick charging
  • A bit uncomfortable while taking calls because of the projecting edges


The Honor 5C is an impressive device in the price segment which it has been launched. It is an all round device with good build quality, great camera, good UI and more than decent performance. The 5.2-inch display makes the device quite compact and with the full metal body and finish gives it an premium appearance giving it an advantage over the competition.

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