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Honor 6X priced at Rs 15,000; smartphone looks good, has decent all-round performance

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Updated: February 27, 2017 2:10:11 AM

Meet the Honor 6X, the new bestseller on Amazon. We are talking about the new mid-range smartphone from Honor, a sub-brand of the Chinese networking and telecom equipment and services company Huawei.

Honor 6X, Honor New Model, Smartphones, Huawei, Consumer Electronics Summit, metal slim body, Smartphone launch, New Smartphone in market, Best smartphones in IndiaMeet the Honor 6X, the new bestseller on Amazon. We are talking about the new mid-range smartphone from Honor, a sub-brand of the Chinese networking and telecom equipment and services company Huawei. (Source: Reuters)

Meet the Honor 6X, the new bestseller on Amazon. We are talking about the new mid-range smartphone from Honor, a sub-brand of the Chinese networking and telecom equipment and services company Huawei. The Honor 6X, which won several awards at the Consumer Electronics Summit (CES), was launched in India last month. Priced at just R12,999 (3 GB version) and R15,999 (4 GB version), the Honor 6X offers true value for money and the attractive price tag coupled with a good spec sheet has generated a lot of attention from fans all over the country.

Honor 6X has some interesting features, such as a dual rear camera, long battery life and octa-core processor. Interestingly, the smartphone will be manufactured in the Chennai manufacturing unit. We got the 4 GB variant for a product evaluation, read on to find out how it performs.

The ergonomically designed Honor 6X has a full metal slim body (8.2 mm thick) with 2.5D glass on the front and curved panel on the back. It has a sleek, high-grade glass body that is durable and scratch resistant. It features a gorgeous 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080p) display. The display boasts brightness of up to 450nit, PPI up to 403.

If power is what you need, then power is what you get with the new Kirin 655 octa-core CPU (16nm). This spec line is powerful enough to seamlessly game, browse, listen to music or run multiple apps at the same time. This processing power is then paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage; there is also a microSD card slot for expandable storage. Here again, the storage space leaves you with ample capacity to store your music, videos and photos.

On the camera front, there’s a 12 MP plus 2 MP rear camera setup and a 8-megapixel selfie camera. The dual-lens set-up has the capability to capture photos and videos in high definition and empower the photographer in you. The device’s wide aperture range (F/0.95-F/16) lets you decide how much focus you want, and whether that shot calls for a 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. Additionally, an all-new splash function lets you isolate an individual colour in monochrome images for greater artistic effect.

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The Honor 6X is powered by a 3,340mAh battery and fast charging support. Connectivity options includes fingerprint sensor, hybrid dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, HD voice calling support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0-based on EMUI 4.1 OS.

The smartphone is localised for Indian users with EMUI availability in 14 local languages (Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Maithili and Nepali) and comes with the SOS button which will act as an emergency alarm and send an SMS to preset numbers and also provide location information.

During the evaluation period, the Honor 6X came across as a nifty device capable of undertaking mundane mobile needs without any glitch. Call quality is very good, apps open quickly without any lag, the quality of the photos it takes is premium. Most important, the phone looks very good in the hand, the quality of its construction is vastly superior and one feels very comfortable while using the device. Its battery gets you through a full day too.

All in all, the Honor 6X is a capable device which brings a good set of features and build quality to the mid-range segment.

SPECIFICATIONS
i. Display: 5.5-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel HD display (403ppi)
ii. Processor: 2.1 GHz octa-core Kirin 655 processor
iii. Operating system: Android 6.0 with Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 software
iv. Memory & storage: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM
v. Camera: 12 MP and 2 MP (rear), 8 MP front-facing camera
vi. SIM type: Dual SIM
vii. Battery: 3,340mAh battery
viii. Estimated street price: R15,999

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