Huawei Honor 4C - review of a pleasant inexpensive smartphone

Today we will consider a new smartphone of the middle price segment - Honor 4C - with decent features at a tasty price. Great build, camera, decent features and you can buy in Russia!
OS Features: Android 4.4.2 with EUI 3.0 Shell
Processor: 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 620, 8 ARM Cortex-A53 cores, 1.2 GHz
GPU: ARM Mali-450 MP4 (500 MHz)
Data memory: 8 GB, microSDHC card support (up to 32 GB)
Communications: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n (2.4 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge / sync, 3.5 mm for headphones, USB-OTG
Screen: capacitive, IPS, diagonal of 5 inches, resolution 1280x720 (HD), pixel density per inch 294 ppi
Cameras: main - 13 MP, aperture f / 2.0, autofocus, flash, video recording [email protected] fps, front - 5 MP, viewing angle 88 degrees, video 720p
Network: 2G, 3G (HSPA +, up to 42 Mbps)
SIM card: two microSIM (microSIM format)
Navigation: GPS / GLONASS
Battery: Non-removable, Li-ion, 2,550 mAh
Colors: white, black, golden
Dimensions: 143.3x71.9x8.8 mm
Weight: 162 grams
Appearance and Assembly
Appearance Honor 4C is far from remarkable. That is, design, "no." The smartphone is both austere and pretty. The design is pleasant, does not cause any negative emotions.
This is primarily about black, in a different color the smartphone will be more fun, yet "youth".

The smartphone is made of plastic, this is commonplace forinexpensive smartphones. At the same time, the plastic is high-quality, the assembly is excellent - Huawei does not fail. Separately, I note the back cover, it is corrugated, it feels unusual, pleasant in the hand. In the light, the lid shimmers a little.
The left side of the smartphone is clean, the control keys are on the right - volume and lock / off keys. No matter how we hold the smartphone, the buttons are under the fingers.

At the top of the smartphone is a 3.5 mm jack, at the bottom is a microUSB connector and a microphone.

On the front panel, everything is expected - a 5-inch screen, on top - the LED, speaker, light and proximity sensors, camera, below - the touch keys without backlight, "back", "home" and "menu".

On the back cover is the inscription Honor, here is the peephole of the main camera and a flash. Next - a second microphone for noise reduction. Below is one speaker.

Under the removable cover we see a rigidly built-in battery, two microSIM and one slot for microSD memory cards.

Size comparison

The smartphone fits well in your hand, although the weight is too big - 162 grams. He is comfortable in his hand; he does not seek to slip out.
For design we put 7 points, for assembly - 8.
Used 5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of HD 1280 * 720. The picture is juicy and high-quality, pixels are not visible, the screen fades in the sun, although the picture can be viewed.

At the corners, the screen fades a little.

Angled display

The screen is approximately at the level of the ZTE Red Bull V5, but in Honor 4c the screen noticeably “turns yellow”, this is especially evident on white pages.
Screen Comparison

The display is protected by glass, but the manufacturer is unknown. For a month of use, scratches did not appear.
For display 4C gets 7 points.
Performance and benchmarks Honor 4C usesproprietary 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 620 platform and 2 GB of RAM, which is definitely pleasing and gives even extra points in tests and user experience.
The Kirin 620 is manufactured using a 28-nanometer process technology and consists of eight Cortex-A53 processor cores with a frequency of up to 1.2 GHz and a Mali-T450MP4 GPU.
Kirin 620 is a competitor to QualcommSnapdragon 615 and MediaTek MT6752. With MT6752 it’s generally fun - in Antutu the processor scores 1.5 times more points than the same Qualcomm 615, but in terms of the video system it’s better than Snapdragon. That is, for fans of games and complex graphics tasks, Qualcomm will still be the best choice.
Kirin 620 scores a good 32 thousand points in Antutu.

The smartphone gives the impression of a nimbledevices, lags and strong brakes during use have not been noticed, all applications open quite quickly. 2 GB of RAM also have a positive effect, there are no cases of shortage. The issue of compatibility of programs and games is also not worth it - the popular Mali GPU is used.
For performance, the smartphone gets 7 points.
The 4C uses a 2550 mAh battery, whichis a worthy indicator. The battery is built-in, this should be taken into account during prolonged use. The indicators for a 5-inch smartphone are ordinary, the charge is enough for 1-1.5 days with average activity.

Huawei at EMUI uses a tool to better control the energy consumption of the smartphone, it is convenient and allows you to extend the life of the smartphone on a single charge.

For a battery, a smartphone gets 6 points out of 10.
Communications and Communications
The smartphone works with 2 SIM cards, the standard set of BlueTooth-WiFi-OTG is also here. But there is no 4G LTE, although the Kirin 620 processor supports these networks.
The quality of communication issues does not arise -the interlocutor is heard perfectly, the volume is average. Complaints from the interlocutor also do not arise. In Moscow, with 3G coverage quality for a long time, there are no cases of loss of communication (unlike the unstable 4G LTE). The “telephone” part of the smartphone works out perfectly.
For the list of communications 4C receives 5 points. Still, I would like more 4G
Navigation and GPS In the Kirin 620 GLONASS is declared and this really adds points in speed and positioning accuracy.

When driving a car, everything is fine, the GPS signal is very confident and accurate.

However, the smartphone does not reach the Qualcomm level - positioning in Qualcomm is faster.
For work GPS 4C gets 8 points.
Cameras with 13 and 5 megapixels are used. There is a flash, autofocus and a whole bunch of additional functions. For example, there is a cool feature to improve complexion - a smartphone automatically makes your face cleaner, hides wrinkles and skin imperfections. The auto mode is also very pleasing - all the settings are set perfectly, the pictures are very nice. Even for macro shots, you don’t have to climb anywhere, at most you just need to point the focus object with your finger.
Photo examples

Photos without compression can download from this link
For the camera, the smartphone receives 9 points.
Software Features Smartphone powered byOS Android 4.4.4, and you definitely should not doubt the update on Android 5.0 - the update will be official. The smartphone runs on its own shell from Huawei - EMUI. Shell overview can see here.
Video review

Honor 4C turned out well-cut and pleasanta smartphone. Of course, the disadvantage is the lack of 4G LTE, but there is good performance, 2 GB of RAM and an excellent camera for this price.
The smartphone can be safely recommended as an alternative to most devices of this price, because it certainly will not disappoint the owner.
- High performance
- 2 GB of RAM
- Great camera
- User-friendly interface and sophisticated shell OS Emotion UI
- High-quality assembly
- 2 SIM
- no LTE support
- no backlight function keys
Design - 6 points
Assembly - 8 points
Screen - 7 points
Productivity - 7 points
Communication - 5 points
Navigation - 8 points
Battery - 6 points
Camera - 9 points
I also note that in Russia you can buy a smartphone for only 8990, I bought on Aliexpress breaking the purchase and thus bought it for 115 dollars
That's all, soon there will be more interesting reviews, you can write in the comments what you will be interested to see. You can read all my reviews here -
Overview of, there Qualcomm and 4G LTE for MTS followers