Huawei Honor 5C didn’t take much time to grab attention in the market after its release in the Chinese market last month. This Chinese multinational firm is into smartphones manufacturing, and it is also the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world. Huawei is headquartered in Shenzhen, China and was founded in the year 1987 by Ren Zhengfei. Honor 5C is priced at Rs. 10,999 in India and will be going for sale from June 30 via Flipkart and HiHonor.com. The device comes with a full metallic body that will give an elegant feel and look to it.
Honor 5C will be coming with a new HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset with eight cores (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz + 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2GHz) coupled with 2 GB of RAM and Mali-T880MP2 GPU.
Followed are few tips and tricks of the same that can be useful to its users.
What is the Screen Size and resolution of Honor 5C?
This smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch FHD (1080 x 1920) IPS LCD display giving a pixel density of 424 ppi and has a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 68.7 percent. The company is also providing a 15-month warranty that includes a screen replacement warranty for the first month.
Does the device have Fingerprint sensor?
Yes, the device comes with an advanced fingerprint sensor. In the Honor 5C, the fingerprint sensor is located at the back and apart from giving security to your device. To set these functions, go to the settings of the device and select the option Fingerprint ID. From here the user can assign a function to every gesture accordingly. This is an interesting feature that Huawei has pushed on to its device and also gives the users the required security. The fingerprint sensor on the back can also be used to capture a selfie when tapped on it, after opening the camera application. This keeps away blurred snaps and makes it easier to take selfies. There are also other features like touch and hold the sensor to answer an incoming call, stop an ongoing alarm.
What are the Functions of fingerprint sensor
The fingerprint sensor on the back of the device can also be used to capture a photo or a video when tapped on it, after opening the camera application. To enable these features, go to the settings of the device and tap on the Fingerprint ID where you can find the multiple options that can be turned ON and OFF. Call Answering: The user can answer the call by touching and holding the sensor. Stop alarm: You can directly stop an on-going alarm by touching the fingerprint sensor. Notification Panel: One can access the notification panel by sliding down on the fingerprint sensor and double touch the sensor to clear the panel. To close the panel, just slide on the sensor. Browse Photos: From the full-screen mode, just swipe left or right on the sensor to see or scroll through the photos.
What is Do not disturb mode?
To turn on the Do not disturb mode, go to the settings and tap on it. This enables only priority notifications or calls to ring / vibrate. You can also browse through different options that are available and set accordingly.
What is Smart assist feature?
In this mode, the user has plenty of options like Navigation bar, Floating dock, Motion control, One hand UI, Voice control, Schedule power on and off, Glove mode etc. This can be found easily in the settings options on the phone.
What is Model number
The model number of the device is NEM-L22. This number will be varying according to the region of availability.
How to insert the SIM card on your device?
Sometimes simple things like the insertion of an SIM can be tricky, but it’s the case with Honor 5c. This is a dual SIM smartphone that supports dual standby. The back of the device is sealed hence the SIM card port is on the left edge of the device. To insert an SIM card, Open the tray by inserting the using the SIM ejector pin and place the SIM card(s) on the tray. Now put the tray back in the respective port and boot your device. Now the device is ready to be used with the SIM.
What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
The device supports two Nano SIM giving its user to use two different numbers on a single device.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
To share your data, go to the settings of the device and tap on the option more. Now select the Tethering and portable hotspot, wherein you can set-up the Wi-Fi hotspot and the security levels on the device to start sharing your data. Make sure you have and activated internet package before proceeding with the above instructions.
How to take a Screenshot / Screen record on my 5C?
To take a screenshot on 5C, hold on the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel the vibration or hear a sound. This screenshot will be saved in the gallery, and the user can view it and send it as a message via any application. To capture a screen record press the power button and the volume up button and you will be getting few options that have to be followed accordingly to proceed with it.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
To check if any Android update is available for 5C, go to the settings and scroll down to find About phone. Now select this option and tap on System update, wherein you have the option to check for the update. If you have an update, then download it, and it can be installed whenever needed.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
The device comes with sensors like Fingerprint, Proximity, accelerometer, gyro, and compass. These will be useful daily for various reasons like counting your steps, location for maps and fingerprint sensor for security.
Are there LED notification lights on the device?
Yes, LED notification light is present on 5C that will be blinking whenever there is a missed notification like a call or message. Once the notifications are read or seen this light stops blinking. You need to activate the LED notification lights from the settings of the device to use this feature.
How much the internal storage on the 5C?
The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage out of which 9.33 GB is available for the user, and the rest of it is utilized by the system OS and other pre-installed applications on the device. You can also increase the memory up to a maximum of 256 GB via microSD card.
Does the device support OTG?
Honor 5C does support OTG (On The Go) drive. This helps the user to transfer data from phone to the drive or vice versa without having to connect it to a system every time. This makes sure that the user need not worry about space and can also carry the OTG drive along as it is easier to carry compared to a system.
Will the 5C get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
The 5C runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with Emotion V4.1 UI on top, and will also get the further updates also.
What is speech recognition? How to activate it?
Speech recognition is a feature that we have seen in the company’s earlier devices also. With this feature, the user can send text messages and make voice calls over voice commands without having to touch the phone. Although it cannot launch any application, this is a useful feature that will make the usage of the device easier.
Will the handset support NFC connectivity?
Yes, the device does not support NFC connectivity, but it does feature all other options, including 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Can the device capture 4K videos?
No, the device does not support 4K recording on it. The handset can only capture 1080p videos at 30fps, with its 13 MP camera on the rear.
Will the device support 4G LTE?
Yes. The device will be supporting 4G LTE connectivity on both the SIM’s and it has become an important feature on the phone as everyone is looking to be updated and have the 4G connectivity in their device. Although all the network operators still do not provide 4G connectivity yet, everyone is eager to get a device that supports LTE so then they can use it when their network operator provides it.
What is the resolution of the rear camera?
5C comes with a 13 MP camera on the rear with a f/2.0 aperture. It also comes with a dual-LED (dual tone) flash on the rear, and this autofocus camera is capable of taking 1080p videos at 30fps. There is a 8 MP camera on the front and comes with features like HDR, panorama, face detection, Geo-tagging, and touch focus. There are plenty of modes that are available once the camera application is turned on.
• Pro photo
• Video pro video
• Beauty video
• Good food
• Light painting
a) Tail lights: To capture lights made by moving cars
b) Light graffiti: Lets you capture trails of light in dark environment
c) Silky water: Captures the flow of water
d) Star tracker: lt allows the user capture the trails of stars and other heavenly bodies in the sky.
• Time lapse
• Slow mo
• Audio note
• Document scan
Pro photo mode
Pro mode comes with options like ISO, S, EV, AF and AWB, which are available in cameras. These settings can be changed accordingly, and image can be captured. There is also a manual mode available for those who don’t have an idea about these settings.
How much battery is available on the device?
The device comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery on the back that will last a day with normal usage and can be said one of the best battery in this mid range segment. More information is available in our battery review article.
How can you customize the Wallpapers on the Honor 5C?
To change wallpaper on this device as Huawei has advanced it with some extra features as you can shake to change the wallpaper, as well as you could also select to change the wallpaper randomly on the basis of time. You can select the time interval, as well as choose to display the pictures from gallery. To use this feature, go to the settings of the device and select a display option.
How to use the one hand operation on the device?
This is a fact that some people likes to purchase a phablet but are uncomfortable when they have to dial the number or text someone using one hand. Because it is not a task for single-handed usage. Though, Huawei has done some changes and have added a One-Hand UI. You can enable the option from either quick settings or go to more option in the smart assistance section. Then tap on the One-Hand UI option and toggle the button to enable it.
What is the Suspend Button on the Honor 5C?
It is a floating button which houses up to five functions, and it can be enabled from Settings app or the quick settings area. This button will appear on most of the screen and is easy to drag around the screen. But remember, it would only stick on the right or left edges. Those five functions include Back, Home, Recent Apps, Screen lock and One-touch.
What is Flip to Mute motion gesture and how to use it??
To avoid those annoying alarms and the unwanted calls between meetings this feature is best. To do that you have to launch the settings app, and then go to Motion Control option, there you will find a bunch of smart motion & gestures options, now tap on Flip. There you would have to toggle the two options to ON if you want to silence incoming calls as well as timers and alarms with just a flip.
What is Shake your phone feature and how to use it on the device?
This EMUI from Huawei has been eye-catching but does not provide the app drawer that will make it easy to use the device. Even though the app drawer is absent, you can still rearrange the apps by enabling the rearrange icons option from motion & gestures section in the settings of the phone. After that you need to go to the home screen and pinch zoom on it with two fingers. The edit home option will be opened, where you have to shake the phone and it will re-arrange the applications.
How to enable the Touch-disable mode on the Honor 5C?
This feature would allow you to prevent the device from being mistakenly turn ON when you have so many smart gestures turned ON. It would detect whether your phone is inside a pocket or not. To enable this feature, you have to go to the settings app and then tap on the more option in the smart assistance section. Then you would have to toggle the button in front of touch-disable mode to ON.
How can you restrict the background data usage by Networked Apps?
Huawei tried to provide as much of features as it can on its latest mid-ranger, the 5C. You can restrict the background data usage by networked apps from using mobile data as well as Wi-Fi. Giving you a full control on which should be allowed to use the mobile data & Wi-Fi on your device and which should not.
How to Change the Default app settings on the Honor 5C?
Most of the users do not know how to change the default apps settings for the functions like music, launcher, etc. Well, there’s an easy way to customize them. You can assign different default apps, like Google Play Music as your default music player or Google Now launcher as your default launcher. Just go to the Settings app and tap on manage apps section, and then further tap on default app setting. There you’ll see seven options where you change the default app setting.
How to Edit Quick Settings on the Honor 5C?
The quick settings panel is one of the most used parts of a UI; it is important that mobile vendors should provide an easy way to customize it. Huawei has done just that; they have not just offered an easy way to edit and arrange the place of quick settings by dragging it. But they also placed important functions like one-hand UI, suspend button and multi-screen.
How to access notification panel from unlock screen on the Honor 5C?
To get direct access to the notification panel on 5C without unlocking the screen by opening Settings app and toggling the button of notification panel to ON, which is present in the security section. Make a note that if you have enabled pattern, password or other lock then you won’t be able to access the notification panel from unlock screen.
What are the power saving modes on the Honor 5C?
The 5C comes with a 3000mAh battery, but every smartphone needs power saving modes. Therefore, it offers three modes, Ultra, smart and Performance modes. In Ultra modes, you would be getting the maximum battery life as only basic functions like calling and texting would be available. The smart mode will try to balance the between performance and power usage by the CPU. But if you’re looking for a better gaming and online video experience then you should go with Performance mode. All these modes are available in the Battery manager section in Advance settings. You also have the option of manually optimizing the device from the options given in it. You can get all the possible details from this section and for more information about this, read out detailed Battery review of Honor 5C.
What are the Benchmarking scores on the Honor 5C?
Below are the Benchmarking scores of the device that will give more idea about the performance levels of the device.
These were some of the important the tips and tricks of Honor 5C and will be updating the article as soon as we get more information about the same. Do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page for more details and other queries.