Huawei Honor 6X

After a long anticipation, Huawei Honor 6x has made it to the Indian markets. It’s the successor of Honor 5X, which didn’t really work well for Indian consumers. Now Huawei has tried to rectify the mistakes it made with Honor 5X and has come up with attractive package in the form of Honor 6X.

Huawei Honor 6X Pros

  • Good camera performance
  • Full HD display, bright and vibrant
  • Solid build
  • Smooth UI experience
  • Lots of extra features
  • Comes with pedometer

Huawei Honor 6X Cons

  • Hybrid SIM slot

Huawei Honor 6X Specifications

Key SpecsHuawei Honor 6X
Display5.5 inch IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
ChipsetHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 655
ProcessorOcta-core:
4 x 2.1 GHz Cortex-A53
4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory3 GB, 4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB, 64 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, microSD card up to 256 GB, hybrid slot
Primary CameraDual Camera - 12 MP + 2 MP, Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3340 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, nano SIM, hybrid slot
Other On-board SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass
Charging TechnologyFast charging

Huawei Honor 6X Photo Gallery

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Question: How is the build quality?

Answer: Honor 6X has a unibody metal structure. It has slight curves on edges, which makes it easy to grip and use with one hand. It feel solid to hold and is light weight despite of its metal body.

Question:  How is the audio quality?

Answer- Audio quality is decent for a small room, but merely audible in the outdoors. When checked with two different earphones, audio quality turned out to be pretty usual.

Question: How is the call quality?

Answer- Call quality on Honor 6X is good, the receiver could hear us clearly and noise was clearly audible at our end as well.

Question: What is the OS installed on the phone?

Answer-  It runs on EMUI 4.1 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Question: Does the 6X have dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has a hybrid dual SIM slot, out of which both supports nano SIMs and a memory card as well.

Question: Does the 6X have microSD expansion option?

Answer-  Yes, there is a microSD card support integrated in SIM 2 slot.

Question: Does the 6X have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer- Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: How many speakers are present?

Answer- Though there are two visible speaker grills, only one of them actually provides output.

Question: Does it have an IR blaster?

Answer- No, it doesn’t have an IR blaster.

Question: What all sensors does it have?

Answer- The 6X comes with fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, hall and light sensor.

Question: Does it have display glass protection?

Answer- As far as we know, there is no protection on the display glass.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer-  76.2 x 150.9 x 8.2 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the 6X?

Answer- The 6X comes with HiSilicon Kirin 655 Octa-core processor and Mali-T830MP2 GPU.

Question: How much free RAM is available on first boot?

Answer- 2.1GB out of 3GB is available.

Question: How much storage is there for use?

Answer– Approximately 22GB out of 32GB is available at user end.

Question: How is the display of the Honor 6X?

Huawei Honor 6X

Answer- The device comes with a 5.5 inch full HD (1920 x 1080p) IPS LCD display. It has a pixel density of 403 PPI. It disseminates natural colors and makes the display a good one to use for your day to day tasks. With ambient light sensors, outdoor visibility and abrupt light condition change is well handled. Viewing angles of the display are also fine.

Question: Does the Honor 6X support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer– Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Does it have physical navigation buttons or on-screen navigation buttons?

Answer- The device comes with on-screen navigation buttons.

Question: Are the navigation keys backlit?

Answer- It has on-screen navigation keys.

Question: Does it have a notification LED?

Answer- Yes, it has a notification LED on top.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?

Answer- Yes, it supports fast charging.

Question: What is USB type?

Answer- Micro USB.

Question: Is fast charger included in the box?

Answer- Our review unit box did not come with a fast charger, however retail units may get it.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer- Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: How is the camera quality on the 6X?

Huawei Honor 6X

Answer-  Huawei Honor 6X has a dual camera setup on the back – 12 MP + 2 MP. On the front, it comes with an 8 MP camera.

The camera app comes with several features like beauty snap, beauty video, time-lapse, pro photo, pro video, night shot, light painting, HDR, and slow motion recording.

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Question: Does the camera app come with any additional modes?

Answer- Yes, it has usual modes like HDR, slow motion and time-lapse. Some extra modes are also there like light painting, wide aperture etc.

Question: Can we play 4K videos on the device?

Answer- Yes, you can play 4k but the resolution will be limited to Full HD (1080p).

Conclusion

The Huawei Honor 6X is a very good device with some very good specs. The main attractions of the device are the dual cameras on the back, an octa-core Kirin 655 processor, 4 GB RAM and the battery. The phone is priced fairly competitively, so that is also something that you may want to keep in your mind while considering your options.