• Display: 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Octa Core, Hisilicon Kirin 620
  • Connectivity: GSM/HSPA
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 8GB expandable to 32GB
  • Operating System: Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Camera: 13 MP (primary), 5MP (rear)
  • Dimensions: 143.3 x 71.9 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 162g
  • Pros:
  • Good performance
  • Lasting battery life
  • Cons:
  • Low internal memory
  • Benchmark Results
  • 3DMark
  • Ice Storm: Maxed Out! Ice Storm Unlimited: 5,039 points
  • PCMark for Android: 1,869 points
  • Antutu: 26,933 points

Stylish Display

Huawei is now a worthy contender in the smartphone category when compared to Samsung and Apple, in terms of flagship designs and quality, but now, they intend to challenge the low and midrange domain of Xiaomi with their latest addition the Honor 4C.

The device comes in a creamy white colour, and has a nice 5-inch body which is comfortable to grip. Its design is complemented with gold edges which brings out the stylish design of the phone. Located at the bottom is a microUSB port for power while the camera is located at the top left side on the back of the device.

This smartphone is jam packed full of features, such as a Dual SIM slot which allows users to enjoy full connectivity without the need of a second device. It also comes with a decently sized on screen keyboard which makes typing a lot easier and more precise. The phone also offers a high battery capacity which allows for long continuous usage through the day.

Performance-wise, the phone delivers a satisfactory result when tested with out benchmarks such as 3DMark, and PCMark. It is able to run most of the games out on the market today without much delay or lag. Watching movies and videos on this phone is also a delight, as the wide screen estate makes for a better mobile viewing experience. Camera-wise, it delivers crisp and vibrant pictures. The device however comes with a flaw, which is the low internal memory. With applications nowadays, the files are usually going to be within the 500MB to 1GB range and with an internal memory of 8GB, the phone will run out of storage after just a few applications, which prohibits maximum usage.

CHIP CONCLUDE: All in all, the Honor 4C is an affordable smartphone with a good pack of features and performance. While the memory storage can be restrictive, an additional microSD card would solve the problem easily.

(previously published in issue August 2015)

Honor 4C