Honor 6X: In-Depth Camera Review

Gone are the days when we used to rely on digital cameras or DSLR’s for capturing pictures. Nowadays, what people prefer to use for capturing images is their smartphones. And why shouldn’t they, when smartphones offer  highly portability and are very convenient to use.

Although there are many smartphone makers that offer decent camera smartphones, there is one brand which has been focusing on the camera of its smartphones from quite a long time now and is known to offer outstanding camera phones. Yes, we are talking about Huawei’s e-brand Honor which has recently launched its Honor 6X smartphone with not just one but two rear cameras. Yes, you read it right. ‘Two rear cameras’! Read on to find out Honor 6X in-depth camera review with details on camera specs, camera performance and image quality.


Honor, in response to the craze of people for photography, has created a mid-ranged phone with high-end specs and commendable camera capabilities, dubbed the Honor 6X.

Camera Specs

For photography lovers, the Honor 6X comes with a dual camera set up on the rear. It sports a 12 mega pixel primary camera with LED flash, PDAF, Sony IMX386 sensor and a 2 mega pixel secondary camera on the back. The 2 mega pixel lens senses the depth of field and lets users to capture images with blur and also change the focus of the images that have already been taken. On the front, there is an 8 mega pixel front snapper for capturing selfies and making video calls.

Camera App

The interface of the camera app is very straight forward. Swiping from right to left brings settings menu while swiping from left to right shows different modes. You can tweak the settings for enhanced images. The camera app offers several modes such as Photo, Pro Mode, Beauty, Video, HDR, Night Shot, Good Food, Light Painting, Slow-mo, Time-lapse and more.

Camera Review Video

Camera Performance

The rear camera takes excellent images in daylight. The images come out to be crisp and bright and have good amount of detailing and clarity with no noise. Low-light shots also come out to be great, thanks to the LED flash accompanying the rear camera. But you can expect a slight amount of noise in some of the low-light shots. It supports auto focus which is said to focus in just 0.3 seconds and during our time with the phone, we found the focusing to be very fast.

The rear camera takes great images with wide aperture and ‘bokeh’ effect.  The wide f/0.95-f/1.6 aperture produces professional-grade shots and lets you add blur in the background.

Images taken with the front snapper are also exceptionally good. The front camera has 77-degree lens along with a Prism ISP. It comes with auto portrait touch-up software and skin-color detection to produce stunning selfies. You also get Beauty mode in the camera app that adds more charm to the selfies.  Here are some images taken with the Honor 6X:

Honor 6X Camera Sample

Honor 6X Camera Sample

Honor 6X Camera Sample

Honor 6X Camera Sample

Honor 6X Camera Sample


All in all, we are really impressed with the performance of both rear and front camera of the Honor 6X. The rear camera does a wonderful job in producing images with ‘Bokeh effect’.  Equipped with outstanding dual lens rear cameras and a capable front camera, the Honor 6X has been created to keep your memories pristine for lifetime.

What makes the Honor 6X even more enticing is its affordable price tag. It carries a price tag of Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. If you are a photography enthusiast and are looking for a premium looking phone that takes care of the budding/professional photographer in you, then Honor 6X is the device you must put your stake on.

You can register for the Honor 6X here.

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