Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched its much awaited smartphone- Honor 6X, in the the Indian market. To recall, the smartphone was first introduced in China in October 2016 and was also showcased at CES 2017. The main highlight of the 6X is its dual camera setup on the back. What makes this phone even more special is its price tag. It is touted as the most affordable smartphone with dual rear camera setup in the Indian market.
On aesthetics front, it features a simple and sophisticated design. It gets a 5.5-inch display on the front. Above the display, it gets front camera, earpiece and sensor.
Below the display, there is Honor branding.
SIM card tray is placed on the left edge.
On the right, there is volume rocker along with power button.
Top edge houses 3.5mm audio jack and secondary mic.
Charging port, mic and speakers are located on the bottom edge.
On the rear, there is camera module along with fingerprint sensor and Honor branding. It features a curved back which feels very comfortable to hold in hand. The fingerprint sensor on the back is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds. During our time with the phone as well, it recognized the fingerprints accurately and quickly.
On the front, the phone features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The screen is sharp and bright and has good viewing angles.
Hardware & Performance
Under the hood, the Honor 6X comes equipped with an octa-core Kirin 655 processor clubbed with Mali T830-MP2 GPU. It comes in two variants based on RAM and storage- one with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage while other variant packs 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Both variants support expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card. The performance of the phone is great. It handles multitasking and gaming with ease.
In the photography department, the smartphone offers dual rear cameras. It comes with a 12 mega pixel camera with LED flash, PDAF, 6P Lens and a 2 mega pixel secondary camera on the back. There is also an 8 mega pixel front snapper for capturing selfies and making video calls.
Both front and rear cameras take images with good detailing and clarity. The rear camera takes great images with wide aperture and ‘bokeh’ effect. Selfies taken with the phone also come out to be great.
On software front, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1. The phone supports Dual WhatsApp and Facebook.
Battery & Connectivity
Armed with a 3340mAh battery, it supports fast charging and is good enough to deliver up to two days of battery life on moderate usage. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS. It supports Wi-Fi Bridge feature that helps users share their Wi-Fi data with others (up to 4 devices).
Honor 6X India: Specifications & Features
- Processor: Octa-core Kirin 655
- GPU: Mali T830-MP2
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
- Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass)
- RAM+Storage: 3GB+32GB storage / 4GB RAM+64GB storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
- Dual Rear Cameras: 12 mega pixel with LED flash, PDAF, 6P Lens + 2 mega pixel
- Front Camera: 8 mega pixel
- Battery: 3340mAh with Fast Charging
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
- Dimensions: 150.9×72.6×8.2 mm
- Weight: 162 grams
- Hybrid Dual SIM
- Fingerprint sensor
Price & Availability
The Honor 6X carries a price tag of Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. It will be available to buy exclusively from Amazon India. First flash sale will take place on February 2, 2017 while registrations will start from January 24 at 2:00 PM
This is just hands on review and first impressions of the smartphone. We will come up with full review of Honor 6X soon. Stay tuned with us!