Huawei Honor 6X Review – A budget smartphone

Budget phones used to be bland, plastic devices with limited specs and crappy cameras. Not anymore. These days, you can get a gorgeous, all-metal phone with a reasonably powerful processor and solid camera for Rs 28,000. Here is our Huawei Honor 6X Review

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  • Gorgeous, all-metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor is fast
  • Manual mode improves photos
  • Good rear cameras
  • Budget phone
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  • Not the latest version of Android
  • No carrier support

Huawei Honor X6: Price and Availability

Soon after it was announced at CES this month company make sure that it is available in the market. You can buy the phone for just PKR 28,000/- from the market. That’s outstanding value for the amount of smartphone you’re getting.

Huawei Honor X6: Design and Build

The Honor 6X looks better than the price tag suggests. It came in gold color with white front, silver with white and gray with a black front. The sides gently curve to rest perfectly in your palm, and there are no sharp edges. It has a 5.5-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel screen with thin sides and overall dimensions of Honor 6X are 150.9 x76.2 x 8.2mm. It weighs 162g which is quite good for a phone with such specs and features.

The Honor 6X is packed with dual rear-facing cameras that sit above a fingerprint sensor, a front camera, power/lock button, volume keys and headphone jack along with SIM/microSD slot, micro USB port, speakers on the bottom edge of the beauty.

Honor X6 Review: Features and Specs

Specs: Android Marshmallow 6.0 5.5in 1920 x 1080p full HD display Huawei Kirin 655 octa-core processor (4 x 2.1GHz and 4 x 1.7GHz) Mali-T830MP2 graphics 3GB or 4GB RAM 32GB or 64GB storage with microSD up to 128GB 12Mp/2Mp rear facing dual cameras with LED flash, support for 1080p video at 30fps 8Mp front facing camera 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.1 Nano-SIM GPS NFC 3340mAh non-removable battery 150.9 x76.2 x 8.2mm 162g

It is a budget phone so you can’t expect a performance like Samsung Galaxy S7 or Huawei P9, yet it has a powerful Huawei Kirin 655 octa-core processor along with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage (expandable up to 128GB via a MicroSD card slot). The processor of the phone is more or less equivalent to the Snapdragon 650 chip. Simply it performs quite well without lag.

Honor X6 have dual-cameras, One camera is 12Mp and the other 2Mp with a wide aperture range from f/0.95 – f/16, and they’re able to produce surprisingly decent effects. More on that in the software section further into this review. It is also capable of full HD recording. There’s also a decent 8Mp front facing the camera.

It has a huge 3340mAh battery. Honor claims this will last 2 days on moderate use and 1.5 days on heavy use. In tests conducted by several Geeks, the phone performed very well and didn’t let the company’s statement down, Very impressive.

Honor 6X Review: Software and Apps

The Honor 6X ships with Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Honor’s 4.1 Emotion UI which is one of the better user interfaces. It works well, doesn’t drag the phone down, and the changes from Google’s version of Android are not too annoying.

Unless you’re an Android purist, you’ll be completely fine with Emotion UI.

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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