Earlier today at an event in China, Huawei made official two new additions to the Honor lineup, the Huawei Honor 3X Pro and Honor 3C 4G Android smartphones. With its latest phones, Huawei seems to follow Xiaomi’s selling credo, which is to offer decent hardware at affordable prices. And that’s exactly what the new Honor 3X Pro and the Honor 3C 4G are all about – low prices and not bad specs.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs. Honor 3C 4G
The Huawei Honor 3X Pro costs 1,698 yuan, which according today’s exchange rate is about $272. Prices of the Huawei Honor 3C 4G start at 998 yuan, which is approximately $160, for the basic model and go up to 1,298 yuan / $208 for more advanced version. Both phones will be available for pre-order via Huawei’s store starting tomorrow (May 24th) and will start shipping two weeks after on June 5th.
As for the specs, the Huawei Honor 3X Pro is more premium offering of the two presented devices. It features a 5.5-inch LTPS screen with 1080p resolution, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. For comparison, the phone’s predecessor, the Honor 3X, features a 720p display and 8 GB of storage. The 3X Pro is powered by an octa-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 processor and packs a 13-megapixel main camera in the back along with a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
In terms of connectivity users will get 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Sorry, no LTE on board. Other features include dual-SIM support, DTS sound and a pretty large 3,000 mAh battery. The Honor 3X Pro runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top.
The Huawei Honor 3C 4G is an updated version of the Honor 3C launched last year. As the name suggests, the phone has now support for 4G network, though only the model carried by China Mobile will actually reach 4G LTE speeds. China Unicom’s version won’t go above 3G.
The Honor 3C 4G sports a 5-inch 720p HD screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel user-facing sensor. Under the hood the phone carries the HiSilicon Kirin 910 (1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9) chip and the power is supplied by 2,300 mAh battery. The Honor 3C 4G will be available in two versions – one with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage and the other with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in memory. Both will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.