Huawei Honor 6X is a recent launch from Huawei Company. It is a camera-centric smartphone. This is a successor to the Honor 5X. It is a mid-segment budget android dual sim smartphone with 4G connectivity. It is packed with an octa-core processor and IPS FHD display. Let’s get into the detailed review of this device.
Huawei Honor 6X comes in a Gray, Gold, Silver colors. It comes with a two camera set up on the back. The Honor has become famous for the dual camera setup. You will just get the charger with box. On the bottom, you will find a speaker and the other one is the mic. It comes with metal body finish but the there is a plastic frame on the edges which doesn’t make it look premium.
But there is nothing much to complain about. Around back is the fingerprint sensor placed below the cameras. It has a unibody design which makes it feel more rounded at the edges and also looks nice. It comes with a screen guard. The branding comes on the back side. The buttons are placed on the right side which is also metallic. The front camera is placed above the display. The three capacitive touch buttons on the display. It has dimensions of 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm. The weight of the smartphone is 162 grams.
There is a speaker located at the bottom of the device. The charging slot is at the bottom. To the top comes the 3.5mm headphone jack. At the back, there is a non-removable panel. It is provided with sim slots and SD card slot on the sides which is a hybrid kind. Available buttons are Power Button, Volume Rockers, and On-Screen Buttons.
Huawei Honor 6X comes with a 5.5 inch LTPS IPS display. It displays around 16M colors. It has a resolution of Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is a multi-touch capacitive screen.
It comes with corning gorilla Glass 3. The display looks good. The gorilla glass supplemented makes it harder yet beautiful. The pixel density of the device is 403ppi. The screen to body ratio is 71.8%.
Huawei Honor 6X is a smartphone with best features. It is powered by the powerful HiSilicon Kirin 655 Octa Core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) and coupled with Mali-T830MP2. It is running on the OS Android v6.0 marshmallow and there is a planned upgrade to the Nougat. It has an internal memory of 32/64GB and 3/4GB RAM. The expandable memory provided up to 256GB.
Having primary camera of Dual 12 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash with LED flash. The primary camera features 1/2.9" sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. Recording video at 1080p@30fps. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. 8 MP, 1080p, front shooter is available.
Embedded rechargeable non-removable 3340mAh battery which provides enough life up to 650 hrs standby time and 23hrs talk time. It has dual sim support with 4G LTE connectivity. The sim slots support GSM Sims. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass sensors are available. Provided with Dual-microphone with noise cancellation.
This is a familiar UI for the Huawei phones with motion UI. This device supports FM radio. It is provided with a pedometer which tracks your steps. You have the on screen buttons. The device is snappy because of the 4GB RAM. Generally, the Kirin 655 performs well as it is an octa-core processor which is similar to the snapdragon 430.
The unfortunate thing about the Honor 6X is the speaker which tends to be quieter than a lot of the phones and it also doesn’t have tap to NFC. In my experience fingerprint sensor is great. It is very accurate and fast to unlock and really ran into the issues with reading my fingerprint. The fingerprint sensor can be used to take photos videos or answer the phone calls stopped alarms and bring down the notification shade by swiping down or browse through photos in the gallery by swiping left to right.
Talking about the display, it is a fine display. It is plenty sharp and gets bright enough to comfortably see outdoors but the colors are pretty washed out which is only the problem with the screen. It is still perfectly usable and the large size still provides for a good experience with browsing the web playing games or watching YouTube and considering this is a rather inexpensive smartphone the flaws on the display are much more easily forgivable. It has no problem with the graphically demanding games with smooth performance and frame rates. I would say that the performance is one of the biggest strength.
Looking at the camera which is the highlighting point in this device. You will find the settings when you swipe towards the left. And modes when you swipe towards the right. The camera UI is pretty simple. It is also provided with object tracking you will also get a pro mode in the video as well.
The shutter speed is good enough. On the initial impressions, it is doing a great job in macro photographs. And you also get the decent depth. If you are looking for a camera smartphone this might be a good choice.
The Honor 6X phone performance wise, it has a good strength. The design is also good. The price in India of Huawei Honor 6X is around Rs 16,000/- which is reasonable with this features as well as specifications.