Huawei’s response to the budget uprising from fellow Chinese and a few other international manufacturers, the Honor 3C just went on pre-sale in India earlier today.
The device features the successful and inexpensive MediaTek MT6582 quad-core chipset. The variant that went on pre-sale in India is the 2GB RAM one (there’s one with 1GB RAM as well), and carries a price tag of 14,999 INR or $255 on Flipkart. The e-commerce major is also offering 1,500 INR cashback along with RCB (IPL franchise) goodies as an earlybird offer, but you’ll have to place your order today itself to qualify for that.
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The Honor 3C comes with a 5-inch display with a 720pHD resolution, an 8 mega-pixel primary shooter, 5 mega-pixel front facer and a 2300mAh battery to power it all besides the previously mentioned 2GB RAM and 1.3GHz quad-core processor. However, being a MediaTek phone it still ships with Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. Some MediaTek powered phones have started receiving the all-important update to KitKat and we hope the Honor 3C does too, in the near future.
It can put up quite a competition against devices like the Motorola Moto G among other Micromax and domestic-branded phones that are currently trending in the Indian market. What plays in the Honor 3C’s favour is the fact that it comes with expandable storage, besides double the RAM. On the other hand, the Moto G boasts an impressive build (considering what it goes for) and regular software updates.
So, who’s buying the Honor 3C?