News & Reviews: Huawei Honor 3C
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2014
When the Huawei Honor 3C first came out, it made a big splash as one of the few smartphones in Malaysia to offer big features at a relatively tiny entry-level price of RM499. Nearing the end of the year and the Huawei Honor 3C Lite has entered the scene, cutting this price tag down even further to RM399 but at the cost of some of the features and tech specs that defined the earlier Honor 3C. Does the Huawei Honor 3C Lite measure up? Check out our review of the Honor 3C Lite below to find out.
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2014
Retailing at just RM399, the Huawei Honor 3C Lite offers nearly all the same tech specs and performance as the earlier released Honor 3C smartphone. We go hands-on to prove this with the Honor 3C Lite smartphone in our hands-on video below. Check it out for yourself as we take it for a spin with demanding apps like Asphalt 8:Airborne.
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2014
The Huawei Honor 3C Lite offers a number of big features at an even lower price of RM399 including an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. Offering the same looks and design, other tech specs like the 5-inch HD display are also retained. Thanks to Huawei Malaysia the Malaysian Honor team we managed to get some time with this value smartphone. Check out our unboxing video below for a look at what the Huawei Honor 3C Lite comes with.
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2014
Despite already being available for pre-order at VMALL.my, Huawei Malaysia have officially launched their Honor 3C Lite smartphone recently in tandem with the FISE (Festival International Sports Extreme) world championship in Langkawi, Malaysia. For those not in the know, the FISE meet covers extreme sports including BMX bike riding, skateboarding, inline skates and other extreme sports with the world championships held in Langkawi recently. Sponsored by Huawei and spearheaded by Zach Catfish (who is himself a well-known BMX and extreme sportsman himself) the event saw usage of Huawei products like the TalkBand B1, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and the aforementioned Honor 3C Lite. The Honor 3C Lite brings a number of tech specs and features to the Malaysian market including:
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB storage + up to 32GB microSD
- 5-inch IPS display (1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 294 ppi)
- 8MP rear camera (LED flash, autofocus, f/2.0 wide aperture, 5P optical lens) + 2MP front camera
- 72.3 x 142.2 x 9.4mm | 156g
- supports Dual SIM (3G + 2G), WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- features AirSharing,
- 2000 mAh battery
- Android 4.4.2 + Huawei Emotion UI 2.0
- Available in black and white
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014
If you are looking for a cheap smartphone, the new Huawei Honor 3C Lite is a great option. This affordable version of the Honor 3C will be available for pre-order starting 28 November 2014 from VMall.my. Starting from the above date, you can pre-order the device for just RM399 from the online store as opposed to its regular retail price of RM449. In addition, 10 lucky winners who buy the Honor 3C will get a free holiday trip to Langkawi. The pre-order starts at 10AM on the said date and ends at 6PM on 3 December 2014. The first batch of pre-orders will start shipping from 8 December 2014. Even though the Honor 3C Lite is much cheaper than the original Honor 3C, the tech specs remain more or less the same. You get a Quad Core 1.3GHz Mediatek processor, 5 inch 720p display and an 8MP rear camera like the Honor 3C model. However, the RAM is reduced to 1GB, as is the battery capacity from 2300 mAh to 2000 mAh. Surprisingly, Huawei has increased the onboard storage from 8GB to 16GB in this cheaper variant. The Honor 3C also comes with 6 months exchange warranty along with a 1 year Original Manufacturer warranty.
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2014
We first covered the Huawei Honor 3C Play Edition back in August 2014 when it was officially announced in China. At the time, it was priced at CNY599 (RM308) and came with a design fairly similar to the Huawei Honor 3C. It turns out that we could soon see the Honor 3C Play as the Huawei Honor 3C Lite. Tech specs are more or less the same as mentioned earlier such as a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 5-inch display at 720p pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, dual-SIM support and Android 4.2. Huawei Malaysia have teased it officially with teaser images on their Facebook page and at VMALL.my so we expect the Malaysia release date to be very soon. No news yet on pricing but we expect it to go for the entry-level market at around RM299 to RM349. Stay tuned for more developments.
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014
Breaking into the global smartphone market isn't enough for Huawei as they've recently been named one of LinkedIn's World's 100 Most InDemand Employers of 2014. Coming in a 95, the survey was done using LinkedIn data and user surveys. Huawei continues to grow globally and here in Malaysia specifically, coming out with great value for money devices like the Huawei Honor 3C and Huawei Honor 6 smartphones or designing beautiful products like the Huawei Ascend P7.
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014
Huawei is blazing new ground in the midrange market here in Malaysia with their Huawei Honor smartphones. While the Huawei Honor 3C is gaining ground in the below RM500 range, the curvy Huawei Honor 6 has been released for below RM1000. Offering flagship features that include 4G LTE Cat6, Huawei's own octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 920 processor and an IR (infra-red) blaster for a universal remote control feature, the Honor 6 could well be the next flagship smartphone killer in the Malaysian market. Does it have everything you might need? Read our full review on the Huawei Honor 6 below to find out.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014
Huawei have officially announced another Honor with the Huawei Honor Holly. Announced in India, we're not sure if it will make it's way to Malaysia but it still manages to offer a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. The design looks very phablet-like with what appears to be a textured backside. Tech specs and features include a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2000 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. Priced at 6999 INR (RM373) this places the Honor Holly below the Huawei Honor 3C which offers similar tech specs except for the RAM and front camera. The Huawei Honor Holly will be available in India from today.
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2014
The ASUS ZenFone range of smartphones are really making a big impact with their mix of well balanced design, great tech specs and features at very affordable pricing. The ASUS ZenFone 5 (A501CG) is the entry-level to midrange version of the smartphone and in our view is probably one of the most versatile smartphones in the Malaysian market. To find out why we think this is the ZenFone that can do everything check out our full review of the ASUS ZenFone 5 (A501CG) in this article.