Honor 6x Review: Budget phone with standard features – prowell tech
Honor 6x Review: As people are showing lots of interest in buying smartphones, the price of smartphones is becoming an X-factor.
The budget segment is becoming popular, and the majority of the people are thinking to buy budget phones other than spending a whole lot of money from their pocket.
From last few years, Companies like Xiaomi, Huawei, Micro max and few other companies mostly concentrated on the budget phones. Last year the Honor has launched Honor’s 5X which is exactly matched the budget category with some great features.
This Honor’s 5X has offered some value-added features for a decent price. The device came with the tagline of “No Nonsense.”
To be frank, the honor 5x is having some problems with its phone interface and few other glitches. These glitches and few drawbacks let this model down. But, Honor has other model Honor 8 which is a great phone with excellent features. It is the phone which has increased the Honor brand name.
Now, the Huawei has brought some changes to its new device and added few more features and brought the Brand new Honor 6x by improving the old honor 5x.
The tagline of the honor 6x is “double or nothing” which is a direct reference to the smartphone’s dual cameras. This honor 6x device is very cheap, and it is the device which is much affordable even by middle-class people. The phone may launch so cheaply but it worth more than its price.
The New Honor 6X is yet another smartphone which is entered into the thick atmosphere of the smartphones. This new honor 6x is having dual rear cameras and it is Powered by the Huawei’s custom silicon under the snood.
Honor 6x is competing against its big competitor’s such as the Motorola’s Moto G4 Plus, and the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4. These both devices has already proven themselves in this mobile markets arena. Now it’s time for the Huawei Honor 6x to make an impact.
Let’s see the Huawei 6x in the detailed review so that you can get more information. So let’s get into the Honor 6x review.
Honor 6x Review:
In this honor 6x review, I will clearly explain about the honor 6x smartphone features, design, pricing and more.
As everyone’s impression will have a glance at the design. So let’s talk about the design of the Honor 6x in this Honor 6x review.
Honor 6x Design:
When we first look at the design of the honor, you can feel the look of the other smartphone models. It is pretty much similar to Redmi devices and vivo smartphones. The Honor 6x is having a metal chassis with a satin like finish, and that look will feel pleasant. If you are the person, who gives more importance to looks of the device.
Then the honor 6x is perfect because it has a professional look which is similar to the high yield smartphones. The metallic body will feel comfortable in the hands of anyone, and this phone is good when you hold it. You won’t find any inconvenience in holding the device normally.
Coming to the flip side, it does feel like slippery grip. This can be easily slid out of your hand, so it is the uncomfortable point. To avoid slippery grip, the honor has the gentle curves around the sides, but those sides don’t help that much. So it is the flip side grip is somewhat tricky other than that its good device.
As I already said its look is pretty decent and it can be used freely. The display of the honor 6x is relatively thin on the either sides of the phone. This Huawei 6x is having a 5.5-inch display which means you can use the device one handed.
You can shrink the display of the device by preinstalled Huawei Swype keyboard to both sides of the screen for more comfortable one-handed use. The brightness levels of the phone are adequate for the outdoor use, and it has some good viewing angles, and it also has excellent color reproduction.
Honor 6x full HD
The Honor 6x full HD resolution ensures that there is no visible problem around the text and the other icons, so it makes the display good for reading and also for watching the videos. The screen glass is scratch resistant, but it is your responsibility to cover your phone to protect the screen. This device is also having a bit of chin below the display screen, and that helps you to hold it in landscape mode for the videos, landscape photos, and games, etc.
Now coming to the left side of the honor 6x it is having the slot of two SIM cards. You can also accommodate a microSD card up to 128 GB in the second slot. This setup is something which is stepped back from the honor 5x. The 5x had a dedicated slot for the microSD card, but this is not having that.
Coming to the volume and power buttons, they are placed on the right, and they have good tactile feedback. There’s also a mono speaker grille and the flanking micro USB port and microphone at the bottom of the device.
The honor 6x is not having the Type C port, and it is a bad thing about the honor 6x. Now coming to the back the honor 6x is having the dual camera setup with the LED flash and fingerprint sensor.
You can find the fingerprint scanner same like the previous honor devices. The fingerprint scanner is pretty quick and accurate so that you won’t find any misreads during the fingerprint scanner. This device has good design, and its build quality is good, but the only problem is its slippery side grip. We have seen about the design now let’s go to its speciation’s.
Honor 6x Specifications:
The honor 6x is a SoC developed by the Huawei in the house, it is called as the HI Silicon Kirin 655. This honor 6x is having the Octa core A53 CPU cores and this processor is clocked at the 2.1 GHz. Coming to the graphics, the device has the Mali – T830 GPU. The present Kirin 655 processor is relatively slower than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
The Honor 6x is launched in the two variants in India. The first one is having the 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage whereas another model is having the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Coming to the other specification the honor 6x is having USB – OTG, FM radio and it is a 4G device with the VoLTE support. This device has 4.1 Bluetooth, and it’s Wi-Fi b/g/n. Honor 6x is having the standard suite of sensors, and it also included a Hall Effect sensor. But this device is missing the gyroscope which is a little disappointing factor.
The honor 6x is running on the Android Version 6.0 marshmallow with the EMUI 4.1 customization. This is same as the honor 8 model, but it isn’t having few features such as the ROG power saving and animation to the themes option. Notification panel is split into the two tabs, and it separates the notification from the toggle switches.
This device has the Smart Assistance feature which is available in the sub menu settings app. It is also having the motion and voice-based gestures along with the HI cloud sync for your contacts, calendar, and other settings. It takes backups straight to the Huawei’s cloud backup service.
Here are the full and clear specifications:
- Dimensions: 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm (5.94 x 3.00 x 0.32 in)
- Weight : 162 g (5.71 oz.)
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.5 inches (~71.8% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Multi touch: Yes
- Operating System (OS): Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), It might upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- Internal: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
- Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash.
- Front Camera: 8 Megapixel
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
- USB: micro USB v2.0
- Battery: Non-removable 3340 mAh battery
- Stand-by: Up to 650 h (3G)
- Talk time: Up to 23 h (3G)
- MISC Colors: Gray, Gold, Silver.
These are the full specification of the Honor 6x review. Now let’s know about the features and key specification of the Honor 6x.
Features of Honor 6x:
The Huawei’s new model honor 6x is having some great features. In those features, the main feature which you should take about is its fingerprint detector. This fingerprint scanner is pretty quick, and it is a rear mounted scanner which scanners accurately. It is also having the accelerometer and proximity and separate compass to enhance the fingerprint scanner.
You will find the fingerprint scanner as the best and authentic scanner because of these features. When we tested this, we found accurate results, and we don’t find any errors with that.
Apart from the sensors, the feature you should take about is its camera. Huawei has done some great work on camera and its features. This honor has 1/2 .9’ sensor, and along with that it is also having features like the geo-tagging, touch focus, face detector and panorama and HDR similar to the other devices.
But this honor 6x camera is awesome you can take clean low light shots as well but in some cases you might feel uncomfortable with low light images.
The honor 6x is having 16 different camera modes to cheer you up. You can make use of these stunning camera modes to take some ravishing photos. Set a time lapse or get a closer with the full aperture mode to take the beautiful shallow depth of field.
Overall the features of the honor 6x and its camera is pretty good and most of you might feel it significant in that budget. Its performance is up to mark, but it doesn’t offer much dynamic range.
Key specification of the Honor 6x:
I have already mentioned about the specification of honor 6x in an essay model and also showed you different other specification. Now, let’s only check the key specification of the Huawei’s Honor 6x.
- Display: 5.5-inches 1080p
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080px LTPS display.
- Processor: Octa-core CPU (4x 2.1GHz + 4x 1.7GHz) HI Silicon Kirin 655 CPU.
- Storage: 32GB or 64GB of Internal storage.
- RAM: 3GB or 4GB of RAM (depending on variant you pick)
- Rear Camera (Back Camera): 12 Megapixels.
- Front Camera: 8 Megapixel.
- OS (Operating system): Android Marshmallow + EMUI 4.1
- Battery: 3,340 mAh.
- Memory Card: expandable via microSD up to 128GB.
These are the key specification of the honor 6x now let’s know about the pros and cons of the device to wrap up this review.
Honor 6x Final pros and cons:
The Honor 6x is a standard device which is better than its previous version honor 5x. If you are looking the best camera and conventional processing device at the budget price. Then the honor 6x is one of the best options for you other than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The device battery is somewhat improved, and it is best regarding battery life. But the default about the battery is it take a lot of time to charge.
There is no fast charging option for this honor 6x. Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of honor 6x to let you know about the device quickly.
Pros of Honor 6x:
- Best camera quality and camera modes.
- Bright and sharp display.
- Good build quality.
- Accurate fingerprint sensor.
- Long lasting battery life.
- Decent apps and gaming performance.
Cons of Honor 6x:
- No Wi-Fi Ac or USB type –c.
- Hybrid SIM slot.
- No NFC or quick charging.
- Bland design.
These are the honor 6x pros and cons. After using the device, I have taken these advantages and disadvantages along with these sometimes I also found slippery grip which made feel little discomfort to use the device at the start. now lets go the final verdict of this honor 6x review.
Final Verdict of Honor 6x:
I have explained everything about the honor 6x in this honor 6x review. The honor 6x is a phone which you might consider if you really want to try or else it is not that outstanding phone to use.
If you actually thinking about the price, then you then you look at honor 6x. The honor 6x price starts at Rs. 12,999, and another variant price is Rs 15,999. The first price option is having the 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, so if you think about the budget, you can take this model. The other variant is having 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal Storage.
However, having a glance at the features and the defects of the honor 6x I mostly suggest Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as the best option for the same price with more features and also with greater storage capacity. If you want another alternative then you can opt for the Moto G4 plus. But if you want to try this mobile then you try this honor 6x.
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