Tech Review: Huawei Honor 4c

If you’re looking for something special to give this Christmas but would like it to fit your budget, I think I might have the answer–introducing Huawei’s Honor 4C.

Belonging under budget smartphone category, this Honor 4C comes with a 5″ touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch. It measures 143.30 x 71.90 x 8.80 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 162.00 grams.–to give you perspective, it’s just slightly bigger than an iPhone6s. The body is sturdyย  and I love its matte metallic back, as it somehow gives it a more expensive feel.

Huawei Honor 4C’s UX is also such a breeze. It runs on android KitKat 4.4 but is upgradable to Lollipop or Marshmallow and is powered by 1.2GHz octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 620 processor with 2GB RAM. This phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. So far, I haven’t experienced any hangs on this phone but it can come a bit laggy when there are a lot of apps running at the same time.

I’ve never had a Huawei phone so I don’t know where to benchmark. But as regards to its UI, it’s pretty easy to navigate even if you’re new into handling Huawei phones. It comes with more personalizations versus your Samsung phone–like the way your apps would appear and swivel around as you flip through the app page.

It has a 13mp rear shooter and a 5mp front camera. It shoots great both under natural and artificial light. But faces quite a challenge with low light environment. Its 13mp rear camera takes great close-up shots but it gets grainy if you zoom it in before taking the shot–same problem with your usual Apple iPhone.

The Huawei Honor 4C is a dual SIM smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. One downside, though, is that it doesn’t support 4G/LTE speed. So if you’re planning to have this as your primary phone, I guess you’d have to keep that in mind.

But don’t fret as you can still connect to the internet via Wifi. So if you’re the type who brings around a pocket Wifi modem, then there’s shouldn’t be a problem.ย  Other connectivity options include GPS, Bluetooth, and FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.

Huawei Honor 4C’s 2550mAh battery life is average but it’s okay as it lasts throughout the day without needing to be recharged. But keep in mind that this is just a secondary phone for me with moderate usage for texting, Viber, Instagram and Twitter. My gmail is connected but I don’t really use it with this phone. So if you’re planning to use this as your primary phone, I would assume that battery usage will differ greatly.

Although it lacks 4G connectivity and the battery life might be challenged if you’re planning to have this as your primary phone, I think Huawei’s Honor 4C is a standout among the phones in its price range. It offers superior build, beautiful display and camera, plus a great UX–which makes it an awesome deal for its price of Php6,990.00 (with free screen guard and Globe Sim Card).


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