Huawei unveils dual-SIM Honor 3X phablet and Honor 3C phone

16 December, 2013

Huawei put out a couple of Android-powered members of the Honor line. The first is a 5.5" phablet, the Honor 3X, while the other is a 5" smartphone, the Honor 3C. Both feature dual-SIM connectivity.

Huawei Honor 3X

The highlights of the Honor 3X are a 5.5" IPS screen with 720p resolution (Huawei claims a 1080p screen would have used 20% more battery juice), MediaTek MT6592 chipset (octa-core Cortex-A7, 1.7GHz) with 2GB of RAM, 13MP and 5MP cameras on the back and front and a 3,000mAh battery.

The 3X has an odd type of dual-SIM setup that's just right for China's market – one slot uses good ol' miniSIMs, while the other is a microSIM slot. Both are 3G-enabled and both support regular 3G (China Unicom, also worldwide 3G) and China-specific 3G (the China Mobile kind).

The Huawei Honor 3X will cost CNY 1,700 ($280) off contract.

Huawei Honor 3C

The Honor 3C has more modest specs, but it costs less than half the price of the 3X. For that kind of cash you can have a 5" LPTS screen with 720p resolution, a MediaTek MT6582 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A7 at 1.2GHz) with 2GB RAM running Android 4.2, the same 5MP front-facing camera and a Sony 8MP f/2.0 shooter on the back.

The 3C also supports the global and China Mobile kinds of 3G with its two SIM slots. There are two versions – one with 1GB RAM and one with 2GB. Both have 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot.

The Huawei Honor 3C will be up for pre-order tomorrow for CNY 800 ($130) or CNY 1000 ($160) for the 1GB and 2GB versions respectively from and



Reader comments

  • Ram

you cannot enable 3G on the second sim unless you swap the sim cards. Sim Slot 1 - 3G/2G and Slim Slot 2 - 2G Only

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  • SL Boy

Honor 3C is a dual-sim phone so it can support 2 micro-sims. However, only the first sim will support WCDMA(3G) and GSM(2G) while the other will only support GSM. LTE will not be supported at all.

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