Huawei is on a roll with their mid-range sub-brand Honor, which includes a slew of high-quality yet affordable smartphones that only get better with every iteration. The latest addition to the series, the Honor 6X may share some similarities with its predecessor, but a more refined design and quite a few hardware improvements are available this time around.
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Honor 6X Specifications:
- Display:5.5 inches(71.8% screen-to-body ratio) LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with a full 1080p display having a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.
- Operating System: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat) with the Huawei’s EMUI 4.1
Dual 12 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
8 MP, 1080p
- Supported Networks:
Technology:GSM / HSPA / LTE
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – India|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600) – Global|
|LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 12(700), 20(800), 38(2600) – USA|
|LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 28(700), 40(2300) – India|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
Octa-coreHiSilicon Kirin 655(4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-T830MP2
- Memory:microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
- Fingerprint sensor: Yes, on the rear below the dual lens
- Battery:3340 mAh, Standby time (max) 600 hours
Honor 6X Review
We welcome the new addition to the Huawei’s X series the 6X, while the X series is popular for being on the budget and affordability lets see what the new 6X has to offer.
Huawei announced a follow-up to last year’s successful budget offering. New for 2017, the Honor 6X boasts a refined design, higher quality build, larger battery, more storage, a new Kirin mid-ranger processor, and a dual sensor camera. Starting at Rs. 25,650 unlocked, this is an impressive list of improvements for a phone destined to do battle with Moto G4’s and ZTE Axon 7 Mini’s.
Honor 6X Design and Hardware:
The Honor 6X retains the composite metal design of its predecessor, which means that while the design does feature metal elements, it doesn’t come with a full metal unibody construction. The metal back plate is surrounded by plastic windows at the top and bottom to help with network reception, and with the metal now wrapping around to the front, you will find a plastic frame that goes around the outer edges of the glass instead.
It may not feel as “premium” as a full metal unibody built phone should be but the build quality is excellent and there’s very little to complain about the design front considering the phone’s low price point.
On the left side of the device, you’ll find the power button and volume rocker, while the headphone jack is placed at the top. On the bottom of the device, you’ll find the microUSB port, flanked by two grills – one that houses the speaker unit, and one that hides the microphone.
Finally, the right side of the device houses the dual-SIM card slot/microSD card tray. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the back, which sits below the dual-camera sensor.The Honor 6X comes with a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, which means that users have the choice between dual-SIM capabilities or expandable storage.
Honor 6X Fingerprint sensor:
The fingerprint sensor is one of the great two features of this phone, it is really snappy and extremely responsive and responds pretty well even after being heavily scratched up.
Honor 6X Display:
On the front, there’s a 5.5-inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution, and it is a fine display overall. Sharpness isn’t an issue and it gets bright enough to allow for comfortable outdoor visibility, it does get the job done, and the large display provides a good experience when browsing the web, playing games and watching videos. Considering the affordable price of this device, any flaws with the display are easily forgiven.
Honor 6X Performance:
The phone is equipped with a Huawei’s own mid-range processor, the Kirin 655, backed by 3GB of RAM. There’s also a global version of the device available with 4GB of RAM. This is a significant upgrade in processing power and RAM when compared to its predecessor, and it shows in the performance, which is impressive for a mid-range smartphone.
The devices score a 55513 in AnTuTu Benchmark which is pretty impressive given the chip.Everything is as fluid and responsive as expected in everyday use, and the device also handles graphically-intensive gaming with little issue. Performance is easily one of the highlights of the Honor 6X, especially when you consider the price to performance ratio.
Honor 6X Camera:
Since dual camera lens has become a requirement more than a trend now, but what Huawei claims is impressive about the Honor6X is the fact that it is the first smartphone in its price range to come with this feature. Every dual-camera setup utilizes the secondary camera differently, and the Honor 6X comes with a 12MP primary shooter and 2MP secondary unit, with the latter being used purely to capture depth information that can be taken advantage of when using the camera’s wide aperture mode.
The wide aperture mode lets you dial in the aperture from f/16 down to as wide as f/0.95, which allows for a very large bokeh effect. While changing the aperture does give you more or less depth of field, it doesn’t allow more light into the camera, so it’s not a true aperture change in the purest sense. However, the bokeh effect does work quite well and looks very convincing.
For the best results when utilizing the bokeh effect, it is recommended to keep the focus point on subjects in the foreground, as switching the focus point to subjects in the background can make the bokeh effect look artificial.The rest of the camera app is easy to navigate. Swiping to the left takes you to the general camera settings, and a swipe to the right will give you access to a good selection of shooting modes, including a beauty mode, night shot, manual mode, and a mode for scanning documents.
Honor 6X Software:
On the software side of things, you get the Emotion UI skin on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but an official update to Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to arrive shortly. The user interface is very bright, colorful, and somewhat cartoonish, and you get everything that we’ve seen from the EMUI in the past, like the transparency effects and the lack of an app drawer, but you can always install a custom launcher like Google Now or Apex etc.
Honor 6X Battery:
The second feature of this phone is the battery life, with the device coming with a large 3,340mAh unit. Huawei claims that the Honor 6X can last for as long as two days with moderate usage and for 1.5 days with heavy usage, which is certainly a very lofty claim. It did get around 1.5 days of battery life quite consistently, though, with usage that involved a lot of gaming and a fair amount of watching videos on Youtube.
Not many smartphones live up to the battery life claims of their manufacturers, and the fact that the Honor 6X manages it is certainly noteworthy. It uses very little power when in standby mode, which can be attributed to the efficiency of the Kirin 655 processor, but even with constant use, the device can last a long time.