To get a stronger foothold in the youngsters demographic of the smartphone market, Huawei has introduced a new brand called Honor. The Honor brand and series of smartphones is meant to delivery good quality, stylish smartphones for a competitive price. This time we are doing a duo review: Two Honor smartphones have made it from China to our review offices. They are the Honor 6 and the Honor 3C. The Honor 6 sells for about 300 euro, and the 3C for 140 euro. The 6 was introduced in June 2014 and the 3C in December 2013, so they have been on the market for a while now. Quick Specifications The Honor 6 specifications: – 5 inch screen, full HD – 1,7GHz octacore Kirin 920 CPU – Android 4.4.2 – 3 GB RAM – 16GB internal storage, + microSD – Camera: 13MP Primary camera, 5MP secondary – Battery: non–removable, Li–Po 3100mAh – Dual SIM – Weight: 130 grams Honor 3c specifications: – 5 inch screen, HD – 1,3GHz quad–core Cortex A7 – Android 4.2.2 – 2 GB RAM – 8GB internal storage, + microSD – Camera: 8MP Primary camera, 5MP secondary – Battery: Li–Po 2300mAh – Dual SIM
Introduction The Microsoft Lumia 535 is one of the latest offerings from the brand since it took over the Nokia Lumia line of smartphones completely. The name has changed to Microsoft, but Nokia bits and pieces remain. The Lumia 535 was announced in November 2014, and recently I’ve had the chance to review it. The Lumia 535 is at the bottom of the range of Microsoft Lumia smartphones, with only the 432 and 532 models sitting below it. Pricing is at just over 100 euros, so buying one will not break the bank. Microsoft Lumia 535 specifications 5 inch IPS LCD screen, 540 x 960 pixels 8GB internal storage 5MP camera, front and back Quad–core 1.2 GHz Cortex–A7 Battery: Li–Ion, 1905mAh Weight: 146 grams For full specifications, see the product page at Microsoft.microsoft–lumia–535–box–001 What’s in the box Contents of the box: The Microsoft Lumia 535 smartphone Charger with cable Earbuds headset Quick start guide A dual sim version is available: we tested the regular version microsoft–lumia–535–in–hand–002First impressions Now one thing to note upfront: as this is one of the cheaper, lower models of the Lumia range, don’t expect stellar performance in processing power or battery life. Even so, the 535 is a serious smartphone: it has a nice soft rear (not too much grip, but better than glass) and a straight Gorilla glass front. The device has a sturdy, serious feel to it: not cheap at all. The Lumia 535 therefor feels good in your hand, albeit a bit big: 5 inch is still on the large side to hold comfortably in one hand (I have medium to large hands). In smaller hands, it would look like one of the Samsung Galaxy Note models, probably. First setup is fairly straightforward: it asks if you have a Microsoft account, and if you do will configure a few services and set up email. Interface With the Microsoft Lumia comes the Windows Mobile interface, of course. It’s the famous tile interface (dubbed Metro earlier on, but that name had to be dropped), which is also used in Windows 7 and Windows 8 on desktop and laptop computers, as well as Surface models. The tile–interface itself has been revised over the years since the introduction of Windows Mobile.