Huawei is determined to surprise the market with each new mobile of its Honor brand that it launches. And we are going to get used to it badly. The new Honor 4C is a terminal that enters directly into the mid-range but that at times approaches the most powerful terminals on the scene. And the 4C looks good processor eight - core MediaTek , surprises with a rear 13 - megapixel camera and is compatible with 4G networks ... In his two SIM card slots. All this with a design with a marked premium appearance(strongly reminiscent of the iPhone 6) and in which the side frames have been reduced to a minimum. To reduce costs, the company will market this model through online sales with a really competitive price of 150 euros. We tell you the details of this model in a thorough analysis.
Design and display
The Huawei Honor 4C is committed to a metallic design that is very reminiscent of the iPhone 6. This model will be available in white, black and gold, with a body that has been worked to reduce the side frames to the maximum and make the grip of the phone to one hand more comfortable. Also noteworthy is the use of three touch buttons at the bottom of the screen to navigate Android menus, with a design that is somewhat strange at first glance because it is very close to the screen. The full dimensions of the Honor 4C are placed in 143.3 x 71.9 x 8.8 mm and its weight rises to 161 grams. Despite its good finesse, it is not a particularly thin mobile and we can see the difference compared to other competing terminals.
As for its screen, it has opted for an IPS- type panel with a 5-inch format . A size that has become a standard for a large part of the mid-range and upper-mid-range terminals on the market. This panel has resolution HD of 1280 x 720 pixels , which gives a density of 294 dots per inch. Thanks to this, we will enjoy a good level of detail in the contents of the phone, although the most demanding users may miss a higher resolution for high-quality videos and movies. The use of an IPS panel favors viewing angles of up to 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.
We enter one of the sections that have taken care of the Huawei Honor 4C the most. This terminal bet on a powerful 13 - megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash. This lens has an aperture angle of f / 2.0 , which will make it easier to take photos in low-light environments. Also, you can record content in high resolution of 1080p. It has not forgotten the Asian firm of the front area with a camera 5MP that should give us very good performance when taking selfies.
Memory and power
In the guts of this model is an eight-core Hisilicon Kirin 620 processor with a speed of 1.2GHz per core. This chip is joined by a 2GB RAM to create a very remarkable set, albeit a step below the most powerful releases on the market. Somewhere it had to be removed, and storage is one of the few weak points that the Honor 4C leaves us . It is easy that its internal memory of 8 GB falls short of us as soon as we use its cameras and we have to use a MicroSD card of up to 32 GB to complete the space.
Operating system and applications
The Honor 4C comes to our hands with Android 4.4 KitKat. Here we can miss that the company bet first on the latest version Android 5.0 Lollipop (which has been on the market for about half a year now), but we will still enjoy the main features of the popular Google platform. In addition, the KitKat revision was worked to improve the fluidity of the processes and the system menus. To complete the experience of this terminal, the Emotion UI interface is includedof the company. For example, we can choose from dozens of different themes to personalize the team with our favorite colors. Or establish different profiles to choose the one that best suits the use that we are going to make of the smartphone at a certain time.
Within the field of connections we find another of the great surprises of this Honor terminal . The 4C supports 4G high-speed networks through its two SIM card slots. A very interesting advantage to enjoy our high-speed data connection on two lines at the same time. As is normal, we can also access the Internet through 3G in places where there is less coverage or through WiFi at home. This section is completed with Bluetooth 4.0 to synchronize compatible equipment and to transmit information (such as with a smart watch) and aGPSto navigate and place ourselves anywhere.
Autonomy, price and opinions
The Honor 4C uses a 2,550 milliamp battery . At the moment we do not have specific details about the time of use that it will allow, but this capacity suggests that we can pass the barrier of the day of use without having to look for an available plug. The Honor 4C will be sold exclusively (at least initially) through the web and its price will be close to 150 euros. In short, we are facing an excellent example of the progress that the Honor firm has experiencedin the last times. This model brings us a set of more than remarkable specifications with an attractive design that attracts attention from the first moment. And all this without abandoning that price point that can bring it close to many pockets.
HONOR 4C datasheet
|Resolution||HD 1,280 x 720 pixels|
|Dimensions||143.3 x 71.9 x 8.8 mm|
|Colors||Black, White, Gold|
|Video||FullHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
Lens with f / 2.0 aperture
Face and smile detector
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
|Formats||MP3, MID, AMR, AWB, 3GP, MP4, M4A, AAC, WAV, OGG, FLAC, MKV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP,|
|Sound||Headphone & Speaker|
Viewing album art
|Operating system||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Extra applications||Emotion UI interface|
|CPU processor||Hisilicon Kirin 620 eight-core 1.2GHz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||Mali 450|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Extension||Yes with MicroSD card up to 32 GB|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Others||Dual SIM (with support for 4G)|
Create WiFi zone
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||Available for sale online|