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Huawei launches Honor 3C in the UK. A serious Moto G rival?

Huawei’s Honor 3C is heading for Europe and it looks to be a pretty solid option for those on a tight budget.

The Honor 3C by Huawei has been around in Asia for quite a while now, but it’s finally ready to take on the European market, packing a surprisingly heavy punch for a low-cost, entry-level model. Those tantalising specs include a 5-inch LCD display, 8-megapixel primary camera, 5-megapixel secondary camera and 2,300mAh battery, which should be good for around 300 hours of stand-by time, according to the manufacturer.

The device also offers a dual micro-SIM slot, which should be music to the ears of people who have to use a work and a home phone.

And the best part is that the Honor 3C will only set you back £109.99 here in the UK. That’s even cheaper than Motorola’s Moto G, currently the cream of the affordable phone crop.

While the Honor 3C by Huawei (we’ve been told that it’s most definitely not called the Huawei Honor 3C) seems to offer plenty for the discerning budget-conscious user, it’s sadly a couple of steps behind in the software stakes. The phone runs on Android 4.2 AKA Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 overlay, which is smooth and usable but might not be to everyone’s tastes.

The Honor 3C certainly looks to be a nice quality entry-level device and we’re sure it will find a few admirers in the European market, but it won’t be running unopposed. The Motorola Moto G will be a hard device to displace and we’ve seen a great selection of affordable mobiles this year (check out our cheapy phone round-up).

That said, if the Honor 3C is anything like the other Huawei devices which have recently come our way, such as the Honor 6, it will likely do very well indeed.

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