Huawei Y3C Philippines Price and Complete Specs : Most Affordable Quad Core Android Smartphone from Huawei

Here's another budget-friendly smartphone that I chanced upon during my stroll at SM San Lazaro Cyberzone last week.

Huawei Y3C Philippines

With official SRP of only Php 2,890, the cute Huawei Y3C - which was quietly launched in the Philippines several weeks ago - is the Chinese electronics giant's most affordable Quad Core Android smartphone in its 2015 product line-up.

Huawei Y3C

As an entry-level model, Y3C is hardly a beast when it comes to raw power -- but it has several neat qualities that would make it a great purchase for budget-conscious Android fans.

Huawei Y3C

While its 4-inch WVGA screen size and resolution, 512 MB of RAM, and 4GB of expandable storage are pretty standard for a handset with such price tag, it's 5 MegaPixel main camera with LED flash and 2 MP selfie cam are a real treat.

Huawei Y3C
Other sub-3K phones by international companies merely have a VGA front-facing camera.

Huawei Y3C
... and few are equipped with main shooters having Dual LED flash! But you get those on Huawei Y3C, which is really cool.

Huawei Y3C
Users will also enjoy the benefits of the device's 1,730 mAh battery pack, which is quite large for a 4-inch Android smartphone. We haven't tested this model but I'm sure its uptime will be good.

Huawei Y3C

And the best part: Beating its similarly-priced competitors with Dual Core processors, Huawei Y3C runs its Emotion UI skinned Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset that incorporates four ARM Cortex A7 cores and a Mali 400 GPU. This makes the phone significantly better when it comes to playing rather specs-intensive games and applications.

Huawei Y3C

As for its looks, well, there's nothing particularly luxurious or opulent about it -- but the handset does come in a number of youthful hues, which many students and yuppies will love for sure.

Huawei Y3C

Huawei Y3C is now available at all Huawei Concept Stores and authorized retail partners across the country. Considering its specs and being familiar with the solid construction of Huawei smartphones (as I also have several Huawei products in my personal collection), I recommend this model. It's certainly one of the best smartphones under 3K by a multinational company that you can get currently.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Huawei Y3C
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions122.6mm 63.8mm 10.9mm
Weight 109 grams
Available Colors White, Black, Light Blue, Red
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI
Display 4.0 inch LCD WVGA (480 x 800), TN, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7, Mali 400 MP2 GPU, Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset
Internal Storage 4 GB, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB
Camera Main: 5 MegaPixels, LED flash Front: 2 MegaPixels
Video Capture HD for both cameras (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual SIM = Standard Mini + microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1,730 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Emotion UI
Announcement Philippines: Q2 2015
Availability Philippines: Q2 2015
Price Official: Php 2,890