Review of the new smartphone Honor 3C Lite (Holly-U19)

Review of the new smartphone Honor 3C Lite (Holly-U19)

Review of the new smartphone Honor 3C Lite (Holly-U19)

Not so long ago we visited smartphone review Honor 3C , which is generally made us a good impression. Now, however, we received a younger version of this model, called Honor 3C Lite. Let’s see what it can offer users.


Honor 3C Lite comes in a box of turquoise color, which is apart from the smartphone charger with a current of 1 A, USB cable, a wired headset and paper documentation.

Appearance and ease of use

Honor 3C Lite has a pretty standard size for the device with a 5-inch screen. Length is 142 mm, width – 72 mm, and thickness – 9 mm. Because of this, the smartphone is quite convenient to use with one hand.

We were on the review model came with a back cover is white, but there is a version with a black cap. In the first case, it is glossy and matte in the second texture under the skin

If we talk about appearance, the smartphone has a very familiar look. Disappointed with the front side of the device, as looks quite boring.

At its top is a light indicator, light sensor and proximity, the front camera lens and earpiece. Under the 5-inch screen is touch three hardware keys.

Review of the new smartphone Honor 3C Lite (Holly-U19)

Sidewall casing divided almost equally between the frame and the display back cover. Keys and volume control is on the right, they are made of plastic coated with a metal. Above is the 3.5mm audio jack, and bottom – the main microphone jack and microUSB.

On the back of the product facility is located in the main camera with flash and additional basic microphone and speaker. Removing the back cover, we have access to a removable battery capacity of 2000 mAh. And only after removing the battery, we can change the SIM-card format microSIM card and microSD.

In terms of ease of use of the smartphone has been very good. Yes, it is not the most compact, but in everyday use is not affected. Over time, you can get used to the size. Mechanical keys deserve only the forest yet, because clicking on them nice and crisp. But the high-gloss finish and the lack of a removable lid oleophobic coating explicitly added advantage of the device.

Operating system and interface

Honor 3C Lite is running the Android operating system version 4.4.2 KitKat c launcher stylized shell Emotion UI.

Through the use of the launcher, not the shell, the smartphone has an unusual interface. In fact, the interface is strongly reminiscent of Emotion UI, but the blind and the settings menu look like naked Android. Therefore, the merger will not please everyone.

Hardware Platform

Processor smartphone if not old-timer, the exact time-tested – MediaTek MT6582.

It consists of four cores that can operate at a frequency of 1.3 GHz and a graphics accelerator Mali-400 MP. The amount of RAM is 1 GB, from which after turning about 300 MB available. Built-in memory – 16 GB, but you can count on 13.3 GB expandable through memory cards microSD.

Since this is a common processor on performance tests will not elaborate. But it is worth noting that, despite the use of an old chip device afford to run and provide a reasonable number of frames in the zheRealRacing 3. In addition, it is worth noting that in general, the performance of the smartphone is very good. The shell works quite smoothly and quickly.

If we recall that on your smartphone, you can not only play games, but also to communicate, it is necessary to tell about the quality of the voice speaker and microphone. With this devaysa all is well. Of course, the sound of the earpiece is not the cleanest, but it is good enough. But multimedia and high-quality speakerphone, because to miss a call will be quite difficult.

Review of the new smartphone Honor 3C Lite (Holly-U19)

Work wireless interfaces no complaints. Satellites are in seconds, and the communication speed on the Wi-Fivysokaya.

To test the video playback we used benchmarkAnTuTuVideoTester, which eventually issued a predictable result, from which it follows that, for greater certainty, use a third-party player.

Honor 3C Lite is equipped with a battery capacity of 2000 mAh. The active use of the device worked for a little more than a day, with the active screen in 5 hours, 1 hour of calls and it’s a given that the transfer of data across the network was always active. If moderate appetites, then it really count for 2 days of battery life.


The smartphone features a 5-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Unfortunately, there is a layer of air between the screen and touch-sensitive surface, and oleophobic coating is absent. Automatic brightness control works well and smoothly. Display behavior on the street is quite good, but we must understand that during testing there were few sunny days.


Review of the new smartphone Honor 3C Lite (Holly-U19)

Honor 3C Lite is equipped with two cameras, the main 8 megapixel and 2 megapixel front. The main camera can write video resolution of Full HD. In general, the camera application and its capabilities are standard. Present regime HDR, but there is no built-in filters. Settings are very modest.


Review of the new smartphone Honor 3C Lite (Holly-U19)

Honor 3C Lite – a simplified version of the smartphone Honor 3C. The main simplification touched RAM (it decreased from 2 GB to 1 GB), branded envelope and air gap at the screen. It is also worth noting that, despite the use of both devices have the main camera of 8 megapixel older model can take pictures of better quality. But do not forget about the cost of the device. At the time of writing it was estimated at about $ 150 – this is exactly $ 50 cheaper than the older model. Among the competitors is to provide LG D335 L Bello and Microsoft Lumia 535. Both phones are losing the quality of the display, but have a similar price. As a result, the hero of the review is a pretty good choice if budget is limited to the purchase of 150 USD, as for the money you get a device with a good screen, good performance and reasonable running time.


+ High-quality screen

+ Sufficient performance

+ Price

Did not like:

– Simplified shell

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