Not so long ago we surveyed interesting device from Huawei called Honor 3X. It was the power of 8 cores, lots of RAM, a good camera.However, the price 3X still not the most appetizing. Therefore, in May in Russia was represented younger brother – Honor 3C. Its cost is much less, however, and in the technical specifications, he lost two pairs of nuclei, a few megapixels camera and a little uzhalsya reduce in size due to the diagonal of the screen.
- Wired Headset
- Power Adapter with USB-cable
- Warranty Card
It turned out that the network is not so little holders Honor 3C, so I too was curious twist in the hands of this device. And why not: it has a quality IPS screen 5 inches, 4 cores from MTK, as much as 2 GB of RAM, a decent camera, well, and quite adequate price in the region of 8000 rubles.
Design, size, controls
The text of the Huawei G630, I talked about the fact that he looks like several other devices from different manufacturers. With Honor 3C all a little differently, he did not like to 3X, though like it has a similar name. Smartphone 3C, in my subjective opinion, looks quite elegant.Perhaps it’s a combination of a dark screen, black front panel substrate, dark silver buttons and insert that protects the speaker and the white back of the socket. It is simple but tasteful.
Classical form of apparatus, rectangular. The housing is made entirely of durable plastic. Thin black glossy bezel around the screen has a dual role: on the one hand, the decorative, the other – partly protects the screen from external influences (formed small ledge) in the case when the phone put the “face” down. By the way, the screen is probably no oleophobic coating, as it is very easily soiled, traces remain, but hardly noticeable on a dark background. Erased easy. Slide your finger across the surface normal only in those moments when the screen is clean, otherwise the movement may be jerky. But all in all, not all as bad as described.
To continue the discussion about the screen. He is protected by glass. Specific information about the type of glass not, but personally I have a couple of weeks on the surface there was not a scratch. Of course, much depends on how you use the device.
For sale is only one option colors: black and white front panel rear cover. It is made of glossy plastic. Slippery enough. Put at least a matte – woulda perfect.
In his hand is more or less well due to smoother sides. However, housing, despite the rather sloping edge, still awkward.
Assembling ambiguous: if compress phone in hand, the shell quietly creaks. It is clear that he did not like, but the gadget must endure.Play back side no, she is forced to the battery.
On the front panel top center speaker is voice-protected thin grille and decorative plastic insert with transverse incisions. Speaker volume slightly above average on the street will be heard well, but have to listen to the subway. Pleasant tone: there are low frequency, and the average, slightly less high. Interlocutor can hear clearly and legibly. Did not like the feeling when you hold the handset to the ear, some discomfort. Perhaps because of the side and deepening near the speaker, first as if lightly scratching his ear. However, all this is purely subjective side.
To the left of the speaker – light sensors and proximity to the right – facing camera and missed event indicator (flashing green), and it signals the charge / discharge of the battery.
Traditionally, under the screen are touch buttons “Back”, “Home”, “Menu”. Engraved barely noticeable white paint, no lights.
On top of the end – 3.5 mm audio jack, and the bottom – the main microphone and micro-USB. There are no elements left, right – the power button and volume control. The relatively thin, convex but without the incisions in G630.
Camera window, framed by a metal ring, flash, a second microphone and speaker are on the back of the smartphone.
To remove the back cover, it is necessary to pull the recessed micro-USB. Right at the bottom – a slot for microSD memory card without the “hot” replacement. Above – connectors for microSIM-cards. Left – long battery.
The smartphone Huawei Honor 3C set screen diagonal is 5 inches, that is the same as in the Ascend G630, and 0.5 inches less than Honor 3X. Physical display size 3C – 62h109 mm. Resolution HD – 720×1280 pixels, density – 293 pixels per inch.
Matrix Screen Honor 3C is based on IPS technology. Maximum viewing angles. By determining the slope of the display picture goes slightly green tint, but only slightly. Natural color reproduction, rich, luscious paint. Matrix screen backlight is quite high: indoors missing 30-40%, on the street or the sun have to put 100%, however, the image fades slightly. Perhaps in Huawei 3C anti-reflective coating is worth, the surrounding area is poorly reflected.
Overall, I liked the screen of the device, it quality.
In this review I compared him G630 display screen 3C. Again bring photos. I recall that Ascend (it right) is more expensive.
Capacitive touch layer fulfills up to 10 simultaneous touches. Sensitivity is great. There is a mode “Work gloves.”
The model number is used removable lithium-polymer battery 2300 mAh. Model HB4742A0RBC, 8.8 Wh. Official information about the time of “life” batteries not, so we tested ourselves, in fact, as always.
- Playing 720p video (MP4) for maximum brightness and headphones volume – about 5 hours
- Browsing through Wi-Fi – about 20 hours
- Browsing through 3G – about 12 hours
- The total average time of the device (3G, calls, sms, emails, twitter) – about 18 hours.
In general, Huawei Honor 3C showed good results, given the small capacity of the battery. In the test Antutu tester battery gaining 569 points.
In the settings there are several power-saving modes:
- Normal. Maximum capacity
- Smart. Automatic, self adjusts CPU load and network
- Energy-efficient. CPU frequency limitation and optimization of networks
Just below you can see what programs are consuming the most energy. In the menu there is a level of energy consumption software and “hardware”, remaining time (calls, networking, video, reading books, listening to music).
Nothing interesting in this section will not tell because everything is as usual for platform MTK: two sim-cards (one 3G/2G, another only 2G), there is Wi-Fi (DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot), Blueooth version 4.0.
A few words about the GPS. “Cold” start about two minutes are 1-2 satellites, if the GPS is included in the room; near the window in the same time there are 4-5 satellites; more open space, but frankly, the sensitivity and speed of not impressive.
Memory and memory card
Although it is not the highest value, in Huawei Honor 3C worth 2 GB of RAM. Available more than enough for any task – 1.2 GB. Another surprise for the user would be a relatively large amount of internal memory, 8 GB of it here, and about 5 GB free. In any case, there is a slot for memory cards microSD. Its maximum capacity – 32 GB.
As always in such devices are two camera modules: the first – the main 8 megapixel with autofocus, and the second – on the wheel 5 MP for fans of “self” with a wide angle lens. Of course, there is a small LED flash, but it made little sense, though using it can do “feint ears”: turn on and focus on, and then shut down and make the frame – this is the case, if it is impossible navezti sharpness without additional lighting and frame is needed in vivo.
Camera lens has a diaphragm F2.0, so night shots come out very even nothing. Generally, the camera takes good: natural color, almost never lies white balance shots with the correct exposure, sharpness is great. No complaints.
The minimum value of ISO – 115, maximum – 1530. Maximum shutter speed – 1/14 seconds, the minimum shutter speed – 1/5000 seconds.
The front camera has aperture F2.4, wide angle, about 24 mm. Quality shooting himself good.
The camera can shoot video in FullHD-30 frames per second. Focus is a touch screen at the desired point. There is an electronic stabilizer, but he cuts a little picture and does not work very effectively. “Frontalka” writes HD-video. In contrast to the wide-angle photos, videos obtained by the conventional format of approximately 35 mm. The sound is clear, stereo.
Familiar settings relative to other phones Huawei. The only thing that is present here – metering: click configure sharpness and drag the metering point to the desired location.
- File Format: 3GP
- Video Codec: AVC, 17 Mbit / s
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080, 30 f / s
- Audio Codec: AAC, 128 kbit / s
- Channels: 2 channels, 48 kHz
Performance and software platform
In most of these devices worth Taiwan chip MediaTek. Smartphone Huawei Honor 3C was no exception. It uses the most common among the “public sector” in recent chipset MT6582: CPU Cortex-A7, 28 nm, 4 cores at 1.3 GHz, a graphics accelerator Mali-400MP2 with clock frequency of 400 MHz.
Comfortable for a device of this processor is more than enough. With games have minor problems (mostly small lags and freezes), but only with powerful type Asphalt 8. Device is not buggy, no brakes, operated relatively smoothly.
Standard music player from Huawei, a clause DTS (music, movies and conversation). The speaker volume is slightly above average, the quality is excellent. The headphone volume is quite high, but the subway is still a bit lacking. The quality is high, the effect of DTS sound gives a deeper sound.
The video player plays video (* .3 gp, *. Mp4, *. M4v, *. Mkv, *. Wmv, *. Asf, *. Avi, *. Ts) at resolutions up to 1920×1080 pixels. Sound AC-3 does not support.
As I tested and Huawei Honor 3X, and Ascend G630, I can certainly say that I liked Honor 3C. Really well balanced machine for a reasonable price. The first thing to note – the quality of the matrix screen. There are anti-reflective coating, high brightness (information is easy to read in the sun), excellent color rendering and wide viewing angles. Second – this is a large amount of RAM, and the third – the camera takes decent, well, you can do on frontalku original “self.”
Of course there are minor cons: weak battery and not the most productive chipset.