Following on nicely from our Four of the best phones under £150 feature, Chinese manufacturer Huawei has today introduced the spanking new Honor 3C, with a wallet-friendly price tag of £109.99.
The Huawei Honor 3C certainly offers plenty of bang for your buck, following the grand Chinese tradition of decent-but-affordable phones, but the picture's not entirely rosy.
Starting with the good, Huawei Honor 3C specs include a 5in 720p display, 8MP rear camera, 5MP selfie-friendly front shooter (with “auto beauty mode”), quad-core processor, 8GB expandable storage, 2,300mAh battery, screen-to-body ratio of 69% and anti-fingerprint coating.
Perhaps most impressive is a full 2GB of RAM under the Huawei Honor 3C hood, something that’s almost unheard of in this price range. All three models of the Motorola Moto G, for example, have just 1GB of RAM each.
On the poop side, there’s no 4G connectivity with the Huawei Honor 3C, a definite plus for the likes of the Motorola Moto G 4G and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. To be fair, however, those phones are a little more expensive.
Slightly less forgivable – and this is the big shocker – the Huawei Honor 3C ships not with Lollipop, nor KitKat, but Jelly Bean Android 4.2. Yes, Android 4.2, as in the version before Jelly Bean 4.3. Wow.
As such, an update to Lollipop looks unlikely, but otherwise the Huawei Honor 3C sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Thoughts?