We all have heard of Huawei, a company that is well known for manufacturing routers and Wi-Fi. The company decided to enter the smartphone market segment by launching its Honor series of smartphones. Huawei Honor 6 was launched last August and attracted a lot of attention due to its mind-blowing specifications and budget price. The phone can be said as a complete Chinese smartphone, as the Soc used in this set is completely designed in-house by the Chinese manufacturer. Even the Emotion UI skin that runs on the phone is completely developed in-house, thus making it a complete Chinese wonder.
The phone has a traditional design but still manages to look very compact and elegant. The faux glass back panel provided in the phone seems to take its inspiration from Apple iPhone 4S; the only problem with the back panel is that it’s susceptible to marks and scratches. Along the edges of the phone runs an artificial metallic trim that provides a very stylish look. The camera with an LED flashlight is provided at the top left of the back panel, while the power button and volume buttons are provided at the phone’s right edge. The Micro USB port is provided at the bottom of the phone, and the 3.5mm audio jack and IR Blaster are provided at the top of the phone.
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Being entirely made of high-quality plastic, the phone is very lightweight, weighing 130 grams only. The phone is quite handy as its dimensions are 5.50 x 2.74 x 0.30 inches, only. The phone is available in two colors, White and Black.
The Huawei Honor 6 features a 5.0 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, providing a 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution. The phone has a huge 445 pixels per inch, thus producing a stunning and colorful display. The viewing angles are not that great, but it’s mainly because the display is LCD-based instead of the standard IPS display. Having said that, it’s nothing to be worried about as for the common users; it’s hardly noticeable. The display can pose a problem in bright sunlight, and you might have to manage the screen’s brightness. But then again, at the current price tag, the phone features one of the best displays.
The Huawei Honor 6 comes with a 16GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB using the Micro SD card slot provided in the phone. The phone comes with 3 GB RAM.
A unique HiSilicon Kirin 920 chipset powers the phone clocked to Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 & Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor. The special feature of the processor is that HiSilicon, a subsidiary of Huawei, indigenously develops it. The processor proves powerful enough to provide a lag-free experience. The processor provides encouraging benchmark scores and proves blazing fast for carrying common functions with no lag at all. High-end games, such as Asphalt 8 runs with almost no lag. The performance of this phone’s processor is comparable to flagship smartphones.
The 13 MP rear camera provided in the phone is assisted by a Dual-LED flashlight, while the front shooter is provided with 5MP. The camera does HD video recording at frames like 1080p@30fps. The phone manages to take good snaps in dim lighting conditions, too, but we observed that the images clicked in both dim and bright lighting conditions had high noise levels. The video recorded by the phone has issues related to exposure control and image stabilization. The camera is a mixed bag and performs averagely, but the front shooter works surprisingly well, making it great for selfie lovers.
Battery Backup Life:
The Huawei Honor 6 is powered by a non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Po battery that works decently. By using the various power-saving profiles present in the software, you can extend the battery life considerably. The battery works just like the average smartphone present in its segment.
The phone runs on Android OS version 4.4.2 (KitKat), with a planned upgrade to version 6.0 (Marshmallow), with the help of Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 skin. The Emotion UI running on the phone has cool features like the Suspend button, a mobile button that houses various kinds of utility options. Again, the UI doesn’t feature an app drawer which might pose a problem for the stock Android users. The pre-installed apps on the phone are kept to a bare minimum, which again is a great thing. The phone offers a power-packed experience with its blazing-fast processor, optional Dual SIM, and Dolby Digital Plus audio enhancement that makes it one of the best smartphones present in the market.
Overall, the phone is one of the best smartphones present in its price segment. The phone provides compelling and lag-free performance, while its display is really crisp and full of color. Also, topped with tons of connectivity options and an amazing front camera, the phone turns out to be a real winner. The phone has received a Features score of 83 and a review score of 85 on Pricejugaad, thus giving it a very favorable outlook. Indeed, the phone is one of the best smartphones presents in the market.