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5 reasons to buy the Honor 5C

|July 26, 2016 |Android Phones, Mobiles, Huawei, Honor

"Here are the reasons why the Honor 5C should be at the top of your shortlist"

With the launch of so many similar-looking smartphones recently, all sporting a similar set of specs, the market is becoming more and more crowded with each passing moment. The introduction of the Honor 5C in such a market spices up the competition by offering something that no other smartphone offers, at least in its price range. Priced at Rs 10,999, the 5C offers a premium-looking design which also packs quite a punch when it comes to raw power. While there are innumerable reasons why the Honor 5C should be the device in your pocket, here are five of them that make it stand out from the competition.

1. Compact yet beautiful

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Not all users have large hands to handle 5.5-inch smartphones. And even if they do, many still prefer the convenience offered by compact phones. The Honor 5C solves this problem by offering a compact 5.2-inch canvas that is large enough to enjoy media, while not being too large as to hinder the usage of the device. What’s more is that the smartphone is encased in a premium metal unibody with small touches that make it even more interesting. The Honor 5C is perfect for one hand usage with its slim profile. It’s a design that is not just easy on your hands, but also pleasing to the eye.

2. Power-packed performance

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The Honor 5C is capable of handling anything you throw at it. Switching between apps and games is a breeze, thanks to the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 650 processor, aided by 2GB of RAM. This also makes the Honor 5C the first smartphone in the budget segment to utilise the FinFET Plus 16nm chip technology giving it a 65 percent boost in performance. The handset sports a rear fingerprint scanner that can securely unlock your phone in a jiffy. Connectivity options include dual-SIM capabilities, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with A-GPS. A 5.2-inch full HD screen, a fingerprint scanner, a microSD card slot – you name it, and the Honor 5C has it.

3. A camera to boast about

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Thanks to the HiSilicon Kirin 650 SoC, the camera performance has also seen a huge bump in terms of image quality. The smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash to light up dimly-lit scenarios. The images shot with the rear camera are well detailed while users can also shoot high quality 1080p video with the same. When it comes to the camera software, Honor has included a professional mode to allow you to tweak every setting, in addition to modes like HDR, Panorama and Continuous shots. For the selfie fanatics, the device packs in a wide-angle 8MP selfie camera making shooting selfies and groupfies easier than ever before.

4. Useful Emotion UI

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We’ve talked about the looks and the hardware. But that’s not all. The Honor 5C runs EMUI 4.1 built on top of the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Huawei’s Emotion UI is a beautiful amalgamation of exciting features and stock Android, making the phone highly productive to say the very least.

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Features like fingerprint sensor gestures and the floating dock make navigating the interface fun, while customisation takes the top seat with options to change the screen’s colour temperature or the navigation button layout. You can choose the apps that can use your mobile data, or the apps which you want to keep running in the background. Emotion UI is like the cherry on top of vanilla Android.

5. A battery that lasts long

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All said and done, all these features would mean nothing if you don’t have enough juice to run it all day. Thankfully, the Honor 5C is fitted with a 3,000mAh battery that lasts much longer than expected. In our battery test, the Honor 5C lasted for over 10 hours in the video loop test, a feat most smartphones fail to achieve. All this is thanks to the Kirin 650 SoC which offers better performance while consuming 40 percent less power. The company has even thrown in some power saving options in EMUI, making your device last even longer when needed. The smartphone can inform you which apps are consuming power in the background, so that you can close them with a tap of a finger if you wish so. Overall, Honor has done a great job with the battery life of the 5C.

With the Honor 5C, the company has taken a different path altogether from its rivals. The device is compact, yet packs in all the features one would desire in a smartphone. If you’re looking for a premium smartphone that doesn’t burn your pocket, the Honor 5C looks like a serious contender for the tag.

So what are you waiting for? You can buy the Honor 5C here: Flipkart



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