Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 5C is a slightly better phone, but the Huawei Honor Holly 3 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

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Price ₹ 10,999 onwards ₹ 6,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Oct, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features LTPS IPS LCD, Full Lamination, 10 Point Multi-touch Support IPS
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 650 Kirin 620
GPU Mali-T830 Mali-450MP4
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features BSI Sensor, Flash-capable HDR mode, SmartImage 3.0 Sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, 78 Degree Wide-angle Lens, 5P Lens, Anti-reflective Oleophobic and Infrared-absorbing Lens, Light Painting mode, Professional mode, Document Adjustment F/2.0 Aperture, Wide-angle Lens, Face Detection, Macro Mode, Screen-lock snapshot, Night shot, Beauty mode, Food mode, Panorama, HDR, Watermark, Light painting, Time-lapse, Slow-motion, Audio note, Document scan, Capture smiles, Touch to capture, Sound Snap, Delayed Shot
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, BSI Sensor, 4P Lens, Beauty Mode F/2.0 Aperture, 4P Lens, 1.12um Pixel Size, Full HD Video Recording, Beauty Feature, Makeup Mode
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.3 mm 8.45 mm
Weight 156 gm 168 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 560 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 600 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A 28.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 19.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Battery Standby Time (4G): up to 540 hrs, Battery Charging Time: 3.4 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Scratch-resistant Anodized Coated Body; Smart Power Amplifier; Integrated Speaker Box; SWS Surround Sound; 15 months extended warranty; Noise Filtration Data Traffic Management; 15 months extended warranty; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Solid build
  • Good looks
  • All metal uni-body design
  • With a 5.2-inch display, the phone is relatively ergonomic, compact and easy to handle (compared to it's top competitors in the price bracket which are all 5.5-inchers)
  • Decent, sharp display, with good sunlight legibility
  • Huawei's EMUI on top of Android works well
  • Smooth overall performance
  • Decent cameras on the front and back
  • Accurate fingerprint sensor on the back
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality via headphones
  • Good battery life - easily lasts a day with moderate use
  • Good, solid phone in this price bracket even though it lacks the wow factors of some of it's competitors, like a giant battery, or a larger display
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Tends to heat up a bit, when put under stress
  • No fast charging support (which is present in some of its competitors)
  • The camera's video recording quality is not as good
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