Honor 3C - £140
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Huawei Honor 3C
Laying aside our issues with the American spelling, with the Honor 3C, Chinese manufacturer Huawei has produced an entry level smartphone that boasts a feature list comparable to many more expensive devices. The Honor 3C runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with Huawei's Emotion UI.
This phone has a 5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 294PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Honor 3C has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 5MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.3GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 79 out of 100.
The Honor 3C has an estimated battery life of around 11 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2300mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Honor 3C comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Honor 3C has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It is also able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Honor 3C Dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Huawei Honor 3C has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
Huawei's Honor 3C is aimed at those looking for a low budget smartphone with specs comparable to some of the more expensive devices. This phone stands up well against most other devices in this price range.