Huawei has hit the indian market with a bang with the recent launch of Huawei Honor 6, it’s their latest smartphone which has some amazing specs and it can give a great run to other smartphones a run for their money. Honor 6 has 3 GB and 1.2 GHz Octa Core Processor and big 3100 battery. In this review we tell you whether its worth the money you spend on it.

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Huawei Honor 6 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Huawei Honor 6 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Octa Core HI Silicon Kirin 920
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Software Version: Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) OS
  • Camera: 13 MP AF camera
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB with 11.44 Gb user available
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
  • Battery: 3100 mAh battery Lithium Ion
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: OTG Support – Yes, Dual SIM – No, LED Indicator – Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and Compass

Box Contents

Handset, 2AMP fast charger, MicroUSB to USB 2.0 cable, User manuals etc

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

It has glass at the front and back with plastic edges, but looks great in terms of look and feel. The material used to make the phone are good and it feels great in hand with a better form factor as compared to other 5 inch android phones we have seen recently. Its weigh around 130 grams and 7.5 mm in thickness and both of these things makes it fairly light to hold and portable enough to carry with you. The rear camera has dual LED flash and its also has an IR blaster with a secondary microphone.

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Camera Performance

Rear 13 MP camera can produce some great pictures in day light and low light performance is also quite decent. The front camera can also take good selfie shots with option to increase and decrease brightness as per the environment, you can also record HD video from Front Camera (720p at 23 fps) and Rear Camera (720p and 1080p at 30 fps)

Camera Samples

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Huawei Honor 6 Camera Video Sample

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

It has 5 Inch IPS LCD display panel with 1080p which gives high pixel density and great viewing angles. It also has good sunlight visibility and color reproduction is also good. With in built memory of 16Gb it gives around 11.44 Gb to user for installing apps and storing data and you also have the option to change default write disk to SD card. You can also move apps from phone memory to SD card. Another good thing for this device is the big 3100 battery which can give around 1-1.5 day of battery backup with moderate to basic usage. On continuous usage it can give you around 5-6 hours of backup.

Software and Gaming

The software UI is custom Huawei Emotion UI 2.3 which runs smoothly, may produce slight lag when you run too many apps in the background. You can also play casual games and HD games without any issues the GPU which is Mali T628 MP6 GPU which can handle games and video playback very nicely.

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Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound quality is good enough and its loud but loudspeaker at the is at the back and can get partially blocked when you place the device on a table on its back. It can play HD videos at 720p and 1080p videos without any audio and video lag. You can use it for GPS navigation with the help of assisted GPS on this device and its works fine and can lock GPS coordinates with in a minute or two.

Huawei Honor 6 Photo Gallery

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What We Liked

  • Good Rear and Front Camera
  • Big Battery

What We Did Not Liked

  • Loud Speaker Placement

Conclusion and Price

Huawei Honor 6 is available in the market for a price of Rs. 19,999 and its available to be sold right now through Flipkart only exclusively. For the price it’s a great value for money and has specs which can give you great gaming and multimedia performance. The custom UI is smooth and optimized for the hardware we have in this phone.

21 COMMENTS

  1. The specs are mind blowing at this price point. Can you explain how this HiSilicon processor performs against the likes of Snapdragon or mtk ? On other note, expect similar such launches by Micromax, Zolo, etc. in about a month!!!

  2. Hi Abhishek,
    Can you confirm if it has 4G? The H60-L04 variant coming to India is supposed to have LTE 1800 band under which 4G will be launched by Vodafone and others soon. Can you confirm?

  3. Thanks for an excellent review. Would you know if the Indian version has all the features mentioned in this review. I see some differences in what is posted in flipkart. It does not mention proximity sensor, pedometer. Also in the explore details it says it is 2Ghz processor & in the specs it says 1.7Ghz. There is no mention of the IR blaster as well. Even 4G is not mentioned. Looks like it is a toned down version which is released in India

  4. Does Honor 6 actually Supports IR blaster??

    I tried with many IR apps, but shos as it is not supported with this device..!! PLEASE HELP

  5. HI, Now that Honor 6 has been rolled out, please let me know if its worth it, any shortcomings, will 3G run on this…worth buying or not, any other phone in this bracket to check out for

  6. Sir,
    Honor 6 release, pls advice if worth buying, any shortcomings, any other phones in the price bracket….also if it supports 3G….waiting

  7. Hi Deepak,

    having problem with Honor 6 showing display 720p instead of 1080p check screenshot. it also auto-restarts once in a day.

    please help.

    Thanks.

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