The Honor 4C, priced at Rs 8,999, is the latest phone to be launched in the extremely competitive sub Rs 10,000 market. Xolo too added to their vast portfolio under the Rs 10,000 mark, with the Xolo Cube 5.0, which is priced at Rs 7,999.
Here we have compared the phones on the basis of the features. Read on to find out which fares better.
The Honor 4C has a unique design with a silky smooth back panel. The rear of the phone has a stylish looking camera while the front is dominated by the large screen. The bezels on either side of the display are quite thin, and it lends the phone a sleek look. Measuring 143.3 x 71.9 x 8.8 mm and weighing 162 grams, the Honor 4C is a decent sized device that is almost certain to fit well in the hand.
The Xolo Cube 5.0 is also a good looking phone, if you like straight edges. It looks much like the iPhones. The rear of the phone seems to be of a matt plastic to aid the handling of a thin device like this. The phone has thin bezels, and the device measures 134 x 71 x 6.9 mm while it tips the scales at an anaemic 125 grams.
The Honor 4C is armed with a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. IPS technology allows for wider viewing angles, resulting in a clearer image regardless of how the device is held. The Xolo Cube 5.0’s screen also has similar specs.
Processor & Memory
The Honor 4C is armed with an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 620 processor, which is developed by Huawei themselves.
The 8 core processing unit running with a Mali 450 GPU is clocked at 1.2 GHz runs with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 8 GB, and you can also expand the internal memory 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Xolo Cube 5.0 runs a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, with 1 GB of RAM. It has a Mali 400 GPU, and the internal memory stands at 8 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The Xolo Cube 5.0 takes a beating in this round, as the Honor 4C has 4 more cores, 1 GB of RAM, and a more powerful GPU, making it a far more capable package.
The Honor 4C runs on Android KitKat; however, it has Honor’s EMUI 3.0, adding a number of features and simplifying the user experience. The Xolo Cube 5.0 runs on Android Lollipop.
The Honor 4C has a battery of 2550 mAh. As per the company, the Honor 4C has SmartPower 2.5 technology that increases phone’s 2550 mAh battery life by more than 30 per cent.
With this battery, the phone claims to offer 600 hours of standby or 15 hours of talktime on 3G network. “You can expect up to 80 hours of light usage and up to 50 hours of moderate usage with this phone” the company further claimed.
On the other hand, the Xolo Cube 5.0 has a smaller 2100 mAh battery that, as per Xolo, offers 466 hours of standby or 11 hours of talktime on 3G network.
The Honor 4C has a 13 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR, flash, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. The front of the Honor 4C has a 5 megapixel unit which can record videos at 720p, meaning you can have crystal clear video calls.
The Xolo Cube 5.0 has an 8 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, face recognition, voice capture, and flash; while the front of the phone there is a 2 megapixel selfie shooter.
The Honor 4C is a dual-SIM (micro) phone with 3G, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot. The Xolo Cube 5.0 is also a dual-SIM phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi connectivity.
The Honor 4C with octa-core processor, better battery back up, and extra 1 GB of RAM seems much better than Xolo Cube 5.0. In terms of camera as well, the Honor 4C has much better figures than its Xolo counterpart. However, we would like to remind you here that the Honor 4C, at Rs 8,999, is Rs 1,000 costlier than the Xolo Cube 5.0.