Huawei introduced its online specific brand, Honor about two and a half year back, to cater to the internet savvy consumers. Honor has, ever since its inception, created ripples in the market and garnered significant market share.
The company has been praised for its feature rick smartphone, and it continues to follow the path with the launch of the Honor 5C smartphone. The new feature-packed smartphone got released in India for a price of Rs 10,999.
Honor 5C brings impressive set of specifications and features, which are usually seen on pricey smartphones. Here we compare the specs of the phone with the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) that brings similar specs, however was launched at a price over 2.5 times higher than the price of the Honor 5C.
Let's take a look at 10 ways Honor 5C seems better as a phone than the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone that was unveiled earlier this year:
A premium looking metal body design:
Honor 5C adorns an aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body that looks way premium for its price. The phone does not only look pretty, but is also tough due to the metal built. The Samsung Galaxy A5 also offers a metal and glass design, however at a much higher price than the Honor 5C.
A 1080p Display at lower price:
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 resolution and size is the same as that of the Galaxy A5. Hence the A5 makes for costly affair than the Honor 5C, and who would want to spend more for similar features!
Powerful octa-core hardware with 16nm Architecture:
The key highlight of the Honor 5C is Kirin 650 SoC which boasts octa-core CPU and 16nm processing power, which is paired with Mali T830 GPU to take care of graphics. The Galaxy A5 on the other hand is powered by its home-baked Exynos octa-core processor.
Going by the tech specs, the Kirin 650 chipset has flagship FinFET Plus 16 nm chip technology that promises 65% increase in performance and 40% decrease in power consumption, which should result in better experience.
2GB RAM and ample storage space:
Honor 5C offers 2GB of RAM paired with 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to a massive 128GB using microSD card. This combination of RAM and internal storage ensures smooth performance of the chipset and provide ample space for users to save their photos, videos, movies, and other data on the phone itself. You get similar storage space on the Samsung's phone that is priced much more!
8MP front facing snapper for selfie lovers:
Camera is one very important feature for most smartphone users and Honor 5C ensures to offer good camera specs its users. It has 13MP primary rear facing camera that is accompanied with LED flash light, and has PDAF. For the selfie enthusiasts, the phone brings an 8MP front-facing wide-angle snapper with f/2.0. Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy A5 features a 5MP front-facing snapper!
Enhanced Security on your finger tip!
The Honor 5C features a fingerprint scanner, and so does the Galaxy A5. 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.
Android Marshmallow on-board
The Honor 5C ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, which brings latest features and improvements on board. Moreover, Honor's native UI offers extra features and customization with native EMUI 4.1, which is light, intuitive and fun to use. Samsung Galaxy A5, in comparison, runs an older version of Android.
More efficient battery:
Honor 5C packs in a 3000mAh battery that promises over 10 hours of music play time, and can run for a day of mixed use. The battery performance is enhanced due to the Kirin 650, which consumes less power, resulting in longer battery life. The Galaxy A5, on the other hand, features a 2,900mAh non-removable battery.
USB Type C Connectivity option:
The Honor 5C is a dual-SIM smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity on both the SIM card, and offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, microSD card slot. A good part is that the phone is future ready as it features the USB Type C reversible port, which is missing from the Samsung's smartphone.
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. Honor 5C weighs in merely 156 grams.