Huawei is already selling Honor 4X in India which I recently reviewed as well and mind you it’s an impressive device. But there could be some of you who don’t a device as big as Honor 4X and want to spend less as well. Huawei is targetting such buyers with its new Honor 4C, exclusive to India.
Honor 4C is compact and cheap compared to its bigger sibling, but it lacks the wow factor.
Apparently, Huawei has misjudged the market and the demand. At ~$140 (INR 8,999) doesn’t look like an ideal candidate on a buyer’s list. It fades away when put against the competition. Here’s why. Honor 4C doesn’t have the 4G LTE support which is common in this segment and available on cheaper phones too such as Lenovo A6000 Plus. As for the specifications, it is powered by Huawei’s inhouse Kirin 620 1.2GHz octa-core processor and 2GB RAM. It’s the same processor found in the Euro version of Honor 4X. As I mentioned earlier, 4C has a compact 5 inch display with 720p HD resolution. It retains the cameras from Honor 4X – 13MP rear and 5MP front. The battery has been reduced to 2550 mAh.
Since Honor 4C lacks the key feature, 4G LTE, it will have a tough time attracting buyers. In its price segment, it will have to compete with Lenovo A7000 and Yu Yureka, both have 4G support. For about ~$23 (INR 1,500) less, you can buy Lenovo A6000 Plus as well if you want 4G LTE, but you’ll get an 8MP/2MP camera combination in return. Well, I hope Huawei can ‘4C’ the failure for Honor 4C.