April 20, 2015

[Review] Honor 3C Lite

When I got my hands on the new Honor 3C Lite, I was both excited and unsure of making a review.  We can say I am one of the first few who got to test the Honor 3C Lite which was released in February this year.

It is a beautiful gadget in white back casing, slightly curved at the back which fits perfectly in my palm.  When I turned it on, the display gives a vivid color -  five-inch 1280 x 720 pixels display with OTP single-screen calibration technique for better HD colors, fast 3D game processing, and smooth HD movies. I have read somewhere that it was even designed in the London Design Center. 

There are only three things that I need from a smartphone: Camera, Performance and Battery Life. 

I care less about the design and the adds on features most high-end smartphones offer. If they cannot stay alive for the whole day (or if they need to be carried around with a powerbank), they are no use to me. 

I started using and testing the Honor 3C Lite a few months ago and I brought it to some of my adventures. Let's first check how the camera performs:

Again, I chose to take pictures based on my lifestyle and the things people document.
Honor 3C Lite has 8MP rear camera (LED flash, autofocus, f/2.0 wide aperture, 5P optical lens) + 2MP front camera

People Picture :)

Food Porn!

Then of course, #selfie!

The pictures came out pretty decent. The best ones are taken with natural lighting. The camera even includes features like panoramic mode, beauty mode, HDR mode, continuous shot, scene mode, and video stabilizer which are not easily offered by smartphones from the same price range. 

Honor 3C Lite also comes with editing app which can easily make your pictures lively with different effects: 

Honor 3C Lite performs well on my commands. For a  smartphone running on 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor and 1GB RAM, it can get the work done. The speaker is also good for listening to music. It supports bluetooth connectivity, perfect for connecting your wireless speakers or plugging in your earphones for your solo concerts :)

The Battery Life of Honor 3C Lite is quite a challenge though. It usually just last half day for a full battery with tasks include: surfing, taking pictures and listening to music. Oftentimes, it died on me in the middle of events coverage. At night on standby mode, it would completely drain - which makes charging the phone in the morning part of my routine. 

Honor 3C Lite Specifications:
• 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
• 16GB storage + up to 32GB microSD
• 5-inch IPS display (1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 294 ppi)
• 8MP rear camera + 2MP front camera
• 72.3 x 142.2 x 9.4mm | 156g
• supports Dual SIM (3G + 2G), WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
• 2000 mAh battery
• Android 4.4.2 + Huawei Emotion UI 2.0
• Available in black and white
Retails at Php 5, 290

To summarize, Honor 3C Lite is a sleek smartphone that is thick, light and stylish. It  gives value-for-money which performance is good for everyday call-and-text and snap-and-share use.. It can take good pictures for keepsake purposes. I would recommend this phone to students or people who work at home. True to its name, Honor 3C Lite is light on your pocket - figuratively and literally. Yes, this is also #FortheBrave

Photos taken by Michael Macalos

Have you heard of the brand Honor? 
Read my other gadgets review here.

**Honor/Huawei and the brand's PR team requested for the review of this product on my blog. All opinions are mine. I am not associated with the brand as advocate or ambassador. Thank you. 

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