This time finally we can say that, honor came up with a great device that too with some amazing pricing. Honor 6X the device, which catch a lot of eyes in CES 2017 because of it Dual lens technology that too in budget.

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Honor 6x is the combo of all things a person need in their device, and those all point we will surely going to explain further. We are testing the phone from quite a couple of weeks and now let’s discuss the points that whether you should go for it or not.

You can buy it from Amazon with an amazing price for Rs. 12,999 for 32/3 GB variant and 64/4 GB at Rs. 15,999

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Honor 6x  Specs

Model Huawei Honor 6X
Display 5.5-Inch, Full HD, IPS LCD
Processor 2.1 GHz Octa-Core Kirin 655 Processor
RAM 3GB/ 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 64GB
Software Android Marshmallow 6.0
Primary Camera 12MP + 2MP rear camera, f/0.95-f/16 aperture (software)
Secondary Camera 8MP selfie camera
Dimensions and Weight 72.59×150.9×8.19mm and 162 Grams
Battery 3340mAh
Others 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, Hybrid SIM tray
Price 12,999 INR/ 15,999 INR

Design & Built

So, coming to the built part, it looks very identical to their previous budget device Honor 5x. When we take Honor 6X in our hand, it feels like an upgraded model to Honor 5X. The back panel is made up of metal whereas top portion and down portion is made up of plastic.

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Starting with the design part of the phone, at the front top side, you will get an 8MP camera beside it some sensors, earpiece and a LED notification light.

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Coming little bit down you will get a 5.5″ FHD Display which works pretty well for this price. Below that houses On screen navigation keys and no capacitive keys, which I think won’t be a problem for you guys. At last below that, there is an honor logo. The whole screen and front part of Honor 6x are covered with 2.5D curved glass which adds extra protections and looks to the phone.

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Coming to the down portion of the phone you will get a Micro USB, which don’t support fast charging beside it you will get dual Speaker grills. Out of which we get the real speaker in right grill whereas left grill has a Primary mic in it.

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Turning around to the top side you will get the 3.5mm audio jack and beside it houses a secondary noise cancellation MIC.

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On the left side of the phone, you will get a Hybrid Sim tray slot which supports Dual Sim at a time, or we can insert single sim + Micro SD card in it. It can support expansion to up to 128 GB, which is quite enough for a user.

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Turning around to the right portion of the phone you will get volume rockers and power lock keys which work quite well when you use them on a continuous basis. There is no patterned feel on the buttons which we see in Asus device to differentiate between volume rocker and power lock key.

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Finally coming to the back part of the phone which is most highlighted part as of now. There you will get Dual Camera setup, yes you heard it right in this price you are getting dual lens setup with a 13MP sensor, and another one is having one is having a 2MP camera. Beside the dual lens setup you will get a single tone LED, and below that houses, a fingerprint sensor which takes my words features many great features.

Coming little bit down you will get Honor branding and nothing much to explain.

Display

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Honor 6X comes up with a 5.5-inch FHD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and pixel density of 403 ppi. The colors are quite vibrant and towards the more natural side. White balance feels perfect and makes it a pleasant display to use. There are different color profiles that you can choose as per your comfortability.

The Sunlight legibility of Honor 6X is quite good, and auto-brightness makes it work perfectly, so no complaints regarding the display and its colors. Viewing Angle are good too while watching movies or playing games from odd angle won’t affect you in any way. When I compare the same with redmi note 4, Honor 6x display is way better than it.

Performance

Honor 6x is powered by the Kirin 655 processor which is Honor self-made chipset and is supported with a 3GB ram. The price in which the phone is being offered is something amazing because we are getting a whole lot of stuff in it and that too with amazing UI with no lag. The performance of the phone is quite well, and you can almost run any kind of High-end game or multi-task on it with no lag and sluggishness.

In my use, I was not able to find any kind of software issue of bug. While playing some high-end games like Batman, GTA San Andreas, 2 Brothers I won’t find any lag or frame drops but while playing 2 brothers at very high end setting while there is a cinematic video you will notice minor frame drops else in gameplay no issue is there. While gaming on Honor 6X for more than 30 minutes it won’t even heats up. The max temperature which I noted was 32 degree, which is quite cool for the gamers out there.
Honor 6X has almost all sensor which a consumer can demand like Gyroscope and many other, which means you can use VR on Honor 6X.
Over all, you can do intense multitasking on Honor 6x, and you won’t be facing any lag in daily use. Rest you can check our gaming review for a better experience of the device.

Camera

So, the camera portion of Honor 6x is the most highlighted features as we all know and in this price, we can say it works as it says. The phone comes with  13MP + 2MP Camera at its rear. So, If you are looking for a phone which is having Dual Camera’s in the budget than and also performs quite well in performance then this one is for you.  But wait Cool1 has also showcased the dual camera device within the same price bracket. So, when we compare both the phones Cool 1 has slightly better detailing compare to Honor 6x because honor 6x is having 13+2MP camera whereas Cool1 is having Dual 13MP sensor that too one is having a Monochrome sensor in it.

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But when we come it with performance and camera app then definitely Honor 6x is better. Now its your choice which one you will go for. When we click an image, the data is gathered from both the camera sensors and merge it to get the best shot with some great color and bokeh in it.

The best part of the camera is SLR mode where you can get some really great shots which seem to be like taken from a DSLR. Using this mode, you will get some extra focus effect, and after taking a shot, you can even change the focus object by refocusing it. This all can be possible only by having dual 13MP cameras at the back.

The camera application for Cool 1 Dual is also pretty different from LeEco camera app. They have added different features like Pro Mode which is an amazing step taken by them, SLR mode, a classic mode for Monochrome photos and much more. This phone can record video to up to 4k from rear and from the front it can record to up to 1080p.

Selfies have taken from Cool 1 Dual also comes up decent. This is what we can expect from a budget device.

Camera Samples

Software

Honor 6x is loaded with Android Marshmallow 6.0 with a skin of EMIU 4.1 and is soon going to update to 5.0 with Android 7.0. The software of Honor 6X is quite well optimized, which give good battery backup as well as lag free interface. The UI of Honor devices is inspired from iPhone and works perfectly well. In my personal use i wont find any kind of lag or slugginess in Honor 6x. They have worked really very hard on there UI and made a perfect UI with no Bloatware loaded out of the box.

Here we also get the app for SOS, which is one of the most important apps for Indian female users. Overall the UI experience is quite good, and with 3GB ram, it works perfectly. Rest we are waiting for its update to Android 7.0.

Battery

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Honor 6x comes up with a 3340 mAh battery which will give you some excellent backup just due to its best battery optimization in UI. We have been running the device with 2 SIM’s, and 4G was continuously on with JIO, and even after that there were 5 email ID’s which were syncing on a regular basis, different apps and take my words very heavy usage. Even after that more than 35% juice was left until the end of the day. The only drawback was that no Fast charging is there, it takes me about 2.5 hours to charge the device from 0% to 100%. Rest, the battery performs really very well.

Verdict

As per my views, I really like the device. This is the overall all rounder device as of now. It supports all the things which a consumer need for daily use and even in heavy use that too in the budget. The phone has great camera quality, no performance issue. UI is well optimized, screen quality is well balanced and great battery life. The Even fingerprint sensor has some amazing features.

The only point is that they should also add Fast charging support in it.

Pros

  • Processor performs really well
  • Dual Camera captures some great images
  • Battery backup is quite long
  • UI Well Optimized

Cons

  • No Fast Charging support as of now.
  • Loudspeaker isn’t loud enough

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