Huawei's online specific brand, Honor won hearts with the launch of its new feature-packed smartphone dubbed as Honor 5C in India. The phone boasts an impressive set of specifications and features, against its price of Rs 10,999.
At this price point the Honor 5C is pitted against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which his priced similarly. However, is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 really powerful enough to match the performance and prowess of the Honor 5C!
Here we take a look at 10 reasons why Honor 5C makes for a better smartphone than Redmi Note 3 in their price range.
Honor 5C dons an aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body that looks pretty and premium for its price. The phone looks way premium than its rivals in this price segment. The Xiaomi phone also features a metallic build.
The Honor 5C sports a beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, giving way to a pixel density of 424PPI. The display is a visual treat, as it offers good resolution, reproduces colours well and has great viewing angles. The Redmi Note 3, on the other hand, also has a FHD 1080p display.
Powerful hardware for smooth processing:
The key highlight of the Honor 5C is Kirin 650 SoC which boasts octa-core CPU and 16nm processing power, clubbed with Mali T830 GPU. The company claims that this set up is more efficient that Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC.
The Kirin 650 chipset has flagship FinFET Plus 16 nm chip technology that promises 65% increase in performance and 40% decrease in power consumption. Whereas, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by an hexa-core Snapdragon 801 SoC that is also capable of offering stellar performance, however is not equally potent.
Higher RAM and storage space:
Honor offers good storage space on the phone to let users save all their data at one place. It offers 2GB of RAM paired with 16GB of internal storage and an expandable option of up to a massive 128GB on microSD card. The RAM ensures smooth performance of the chipset, whereas the massive storage space lets users save their photos, videos, movies, and other data on the phone itself. Redmi Note 3 also comes with 2GB RAM, 16 GB storage and supports expandable storage.
8MP front facing snapper for selfie lovers:
Camera is one very important feature for most smartphone users. Speaking of which, the Honor 5C ensures to store memories in good form with its 13MP primary rear facing camera that is accompanied with LED flash light, and has PDAF. Up front, there is an 8MP front-facing wide-angle snapper with f/2.0 for selfies and videos. Speaking of the Redmi Note 3, it has a 5MP front-facing camera.
Enhanced security of data:
To ensure safety of data, the Honor 5C features a fingerprint scanner, but so does the Redmi Note 3. However, Honor 5C's fingerprint scanner registers finger impressions quickly and performs very smoothly. It is precise. The good part is that it is placed well to be reached easily while operating the phone single handedly.
Experience best of the Android world with Marshmallow:
Considering that there are very products in this price segment that are shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS on-board, Honor 5C gets an edge over its competitors. It runs Android Marshmallow, which brings the latest features and improvements on board, and offers extra features and customization with native EMUI 4.1, which is light, intuitive and fun to use. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs an older version of Android, topped with MIUI 7.
Honor 5C packs in a 3000mAh battery that offers over 10 hours of music play time, and can run for a day of mixed use. The good part is that the Kirin 650 consumer less power, resulting in longer battery life. The Redmi Note 3, on the other hand, features a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, however it doesn't have the same battery management capabilities.
The 4G enabled Honor 5C is a dual-SIM smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity on both the SIM card. Moreover, it offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, microSD card slot, and USB Type C port. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has dual-SIM with 4G LTE support, and standard connectivity options.
Easy and light on hand:
The Honor 5C is quite a handy smartphone, for it is light as well as pretty comfortable on hand. It is due to its form factor, and size, that the phone can easily fit in to your pocket, unlike bigger screen Redmi Note 3. Honor 5C weighs in merely 156 grams.