Huawei Honor 6X Review: Flagship Features at a Mid-Range Price
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Huawei Honor 6X Review | Product Introduction
Huawei Honor 6X smartphone is powered by a Kirin 655 octa-core CPU (16nm) and 3GB RAM. The Honor 6X is a powerful technology seamlessly great for playing games, browsing, listening to music or run multiple apps at the same time. 32GB* of memory, combined with an additional 128GB space via Micro-SD Card slot leaves you with enough capacity to store music, videos and photos.
Honor 6x 5.5-inch Full HD (1920*1080p) display with a brightness of up to 450nit, PPI up to 403, delivering clarity even in direct sunlight, providing the most advanced viewing experience, always. with built eye comfort mode that filters out blue light, helping to relieve screen-related visual fatigue.A sleek, high-grade glass body that is both durable and scratch-resistant, leaving the phone looking good for longer. Its ergonomic design, smooth curves, slim 8.2 mm body with a metal frosted material, and 2.5D curved glass with a premium texturing look.
Huawei Honor 6X dual 12MP + 2MP rear camera captures live magical moments in the highest definition to empower your inner photographer. Honor wide aperture range (F/0.95-F/16) lets you decide how much focus you want, and whether that shot calls for that stylish professional-grade blurred background effect.With an ultra-fast focus time of 0.3 seconds, thanks to Phase Detection Auto Focus and a SONY IMX386 sensor, you will never miss that perfect picture opportunity again. Cutting-edge color quality, sharpness and noise reduction thanks to a 1.25µm pixel size, a Prim ISP and DTI pixel isolation technology – giving the image quality and rendering power that every photo fanatic deserves from a top-of-the-line phone. The Huawei Honor 6X 8MP front camera features a 77° wide angle lens and a Prim ISP. Add to this a self-adaptive skin-color detection and an auto portrait touch-up software, and your selfies have never looked better.An all-new splash function lets isolate an individual color in monochrome images for greater artistic effect.
Honor 6x 3340 mAh (typical) high-density battery is a step ahead of the game with an increased battery capacity of 11%. Honor delivers 2.15 days of usage and 1.5 days of heavy usage on a full charge, supporting 5V/2A with the latest fast charging technology.
Huawei Honor 6X Review | Silver Edition
Huawei Honor 6X Review | Gold Edition
Huawei Honor 6X Review Focus:
- Product introduction
- Specs & Main Highlights
- Appearance & Design
- Hardware Platform
- Software, Display, Cameras, Sensors, Speaker, Microphone, Navigation, Battery
- Pros & Cons
- Final Verdict
- Huawei Honor 6X Review Rating
Huawei Honor 6X Highlights:
- Display: 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 Pixel FHD screen
- CPU: Hisilicon Kirin 655 Octa Core 4x 2.1GHz + 4x 1.7GHz
- GPU: Mali T830-MP2
- Storage & Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, Support Micro-SD card up to 128GB
- System: EMUI based on Android 7.0
- Battery: Li-Polymer 3340mAh Battery ( built- in )
- Cameras: Back 12.0+2.0MP , Front 8.0MP
- Sensor: Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Bluetooth 4.1
- SIM Card: Dual SIM Card Dual Standby, Nano-SIM slot or 1 Nano Card + 1 SD card
|Model||HUAWEI Honor 6X|
|OS||EMUI (Based on Android 7.0)|
|CPU/GPU||Hisilicon Kirin 655 Octa Core 4*2.1GHz+4*1.7GHz; Mali T830-MP2 GPU|
|ROM||32GB, Support 128GB micro TF card(The system will take up some ROM)|
|Display Technique||Muti-point touch panel|
|Resolution||1920 * 1080 Pixels|
|Front Camera Pixels||8MP|
|Back Camera||12MP + 2MP|
|Type||2G GSM / 3G / 4G-LTE|
Note: Network Frequency varies from countries to countries. Please ensure local area network is compatible, check with your carrier/provider before purchasing this item.
|SIM Card Quantity||Dual SIM cards, Dual standby|
|SIM Card Type||1 * Nano SIM|
1 * Nano SIM or 1 * Micro SIM
|Capacity||3340mAh (NON-Removable battery)|
Talk Time and Standby time will depend on the actual using situation.
|Multilanguage||English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, etc.|
|Sensor||Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Image||PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP|
|Other Features||Ebook, Radio Tuner, Messaging, Wallpapers, Calendar, Calculator, Clock, etc.|
|Product Size||Approx. 15 * 7 * 0.cm / 6.2 * 3.1 * 0.3in|
|Product Weight||Approx. 170g / 6.5oz|
|Package Size||Approx. 16 * 9 * 5cm / 6.24 * 3.51 * 1.95in|
|Package Weight||Approx. 340g / 11.9oz|
Huawei Honor 6X | Package
Unboxing All Items
Huawei Honor 6X | Package Content:
- x1 Service guide (Chinese)
- x1 user guide (Chinese)
- x1 one-page basic operation guide (English)
- 1x Charger Converter Adapter (US -> EU)
- 1x SIM Card Tray ejector tool
- 1x 5V-2A Charger
- x1 USB Cable
Appearance & Design
The Huawei Honor 6X comes in two color variants. The silver and the gold edition received for this review. In terms of build quality and design, there is not much to say or elaborate, expect that Huawei did a fantastic job with this phone.
Huawei Honor 6X Review | Full view
Huawei Honor 6X Hands on view
Jumping into hardware and performance. This phone is based on the Hisilicon Kirin 655 Octa-Core processor operating at frequencies between 1.4 GHz – 2.11 GHz. In AnTuTu benchmark test results the 6X ranked with a score of 556655 that is slightly below the previous reviewed Doogee Mix phone that is based on the Helio P20 SoC and has additional 1GB of RAM (4GB RAM in total) ranking with a score of 59000-60000. That said, the phone worked very well and user experience was nothing but excellent.
Huawei Honor 6X Review | AnTuTu Benchmarks
The 6X provided for this review came with an international ROM and US Charger plus. The device came with EMUI 5.0 customized UI built on top of Android 7.0 nougat. According to latest media reports, this device will be amongst the few first devices in the market getting the new Android 8.0 update, expected to be out until the end of this year (2017).
Huawei did an excellent work in designing a very user-friendly and clean UI that is easy to operate. in this international ROM, the company included all Google apps and services and extra few pre-installed Apps such as WPS Office, Booking, CNN, TOP GAMES!, TripAdvisor, Truecaller, Facebook, Flipboard including few additional sport activity apps called: HiCare and Health that works in conjunction with the GPS and phone internal sensors, to measure excise effectiveness with a route display when running.
Huawei Honor 6X Review | UI & Android OS
Huawei didn’t cut cost with the device display. The 6X uses a highly responsive 1080P FHD 10 point Display panel. When set at highest brightness level, the screen was still viewable under direct sunlight. Also, both Color production and sharpness were excellent.
Photos produced in optimal light conditions using the 12.0MP rear camera were of above average quality, with good details and color saturation. In low light conditions the camera still performed reasonably well, but sometimes produced very grainy pictures but its expected with a $180 phone and not an expensive flagship. In more extreme low light conditions indoors, for example in a completely dark room, the flash was extremely helpful and worked well. The 8.0 MP camera also performed well, in a standard range in terms of picture quality.
Special Camera functions
In the camera app settings you can find many interesting features, like the document ‘Beauty mode’ , ‘Audio note’, ‘Pro video’, ‘Watermark’, slow-motion video recording, and ‘wide aperture’ which uses the 2.0 MP sensor that lets you to focus on specific objects inside a picture while blurring the rest of the objects inside the picture.
Perhaps one of great importance having in any smartphone. Huawei added all the necessary sensors: Acceleration, Gyroscope, Gravity, and magnetic field. if you are asking what they are very needed.Without the gravity and Acceleration, the user will not be able to play games that support special hand gestures. And without the magnetic sensor, the GPS will not be accurate, and it will not be possible to use the phone as an electronic compose or navigate with it in offline mode, without an internet connection.
Like most Chinese smartphones, due to cost considerations, this device also has a single speaker system. The sound produced by the speaker was loud enough and of good quality.
Microphone – Performed pretty average/standard without any problems.
GPS worked out of the box. Tested with ‘GPS Test‘ showed an accuracy of 5m. ‘HERE WeGo‘ navigation App also worked without an internet connection thanks to the contribution of the magnetic field sensor.
Honor 6x is equipped with a 3340 mAh none detachable battery that provides a decent one screen time. Depending on usage, with some light usage of the cameras, IM, 4G connection enabled you can expect about 5 up to 6 hours of on screen. If you enable the ‘power saving mode‘ it reduces visual effects, disables email auto-sync function and ultimately should squeeze extra battery work time.
Charging & Screen on Time
Huawei provided a 5V-2A charger with the package. In my test, I decided not to use the original one and used a quick MediaTek charger capable of producing voltage up to 9V that didn’t seem to have any effect on charging speed.
In both tests, I connected the charge through a USB voltage /current tester and then measured the overall charging time after the battery was fully discharged. According to the voltage meter device, the voltage nor Amp level didn’t change during the charging process with 5V and maximum current up to 1.5A.
Test # 1 – With a MediaTek Quick Charger
- Left Picture – The device was charged up to %94 in 02:36 Min
- Right Picture – with screen brightness set to %40-50 predicted Screen on is 5h:50m
Test #2 – With Original Charger ( 5V/2A)
- Left Picture: The device was charged up to %93 in 02:40 Min
- Right Picture: with screen brightness set to %40-50 predicted Screen on is 6h:16m
As a user, I had an excellent experience operating the Honor X6. Huawei EMUI system is very intuitive and easy to operate. Packed with lots of features and functions not all covered in this review. The final verdict is that the X6 is definitely a very high-quality and a great Chinese smartphone worth buying that I personally recommend.
Pros & Cons
- LED notification light
- Build Quality
- Good Screen
- Fast GPS
- Above decent cameras
- Average battery work time.
- Fast charging is not that fast