Moto G’s worst nightmare? Huawei’s Honor 5C is a £150 powerhouse

Huawei has announced a brand new budget smartphone under its quirky western sub-brand ‘Honor’.

The Honor 5C is the latest handset out of Huawei HQ, and is a clear rival to Motorola’s Moto G, pricing at just £149.99. It’s already on sale at Honor’s online store, but you can also pick it up at Amazon, Ebuyer, Clove, and Expansys.

Huawei has kitted out its new low-end smartphone with its own custom-built, octa-core Kirin 650 chip. Impressively, this is a 16nm chipset, which is a respectable feat for a budget handset. It’s also got a 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, and a 5.2-inch Full HD display.

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Speaking at the launch, Akin Li, MD of Honor in Europe, said:

“We are incredibly proud to introduce a smartphone to the European audience that equips consumers with the absolute essentials they need for their always-on lifestyles.”

Honor 5C Specs

Here’s the full Honor 5C specs list:

  • HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset with flagship FinFET Plus 16nm
  • Four 2.0GHz high-performance cores
  • Four 1.7GHz high-efficiency cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage (expandable with microSD up to 128GB)
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display
  • 13-megapixel primary camera with BSI sensor, Prime ISP, flash-capable HDR mode, and SmartImage 3.0
  • 8-megapixel secondary camera with F2.0 aperture and 77-degree wide-angle and four-element (4P) lens
  • Weight: 156g
  • Dimensions: 147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3mm
  • Dual-SIM
  • 4G/LTE support
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Colours: Silver/Black/Gold

Huawei will also be selling the Honor 5C via UK mobile network Three in August, available on both Pay-As-You-Go and contract.

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