Honor 6x – Specifications and first impressions

Huawei has been pretty active in the smartphone market by launching various devices under it’s own name and also the company’s e-brand Honor. The latest smartphone Honor 6x is targeted towards the young generation with a stylish body and dual camera setup.

Honor 6x

Honor 6x features a 5.5 inch FHD display with a 2.5D glass on the front and has a full metal body that is 8.2mm thick.  The device is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 655 processor which is an octa-core architecture with four cores clocked at 2.1GHz and another four at 1.7 GHz. We get option of 3GB/4GB RAM depending on the variant chosen and an internal storage of 32GB/64GB expandable via microSD card. There is a 3340 mAh battery that gives around 2 days of usage with a single charge, thanks to the 16nm CPU. The phone also can be quickly charged with Huawei’s optimized proprietary 5V/2A charging technology. On the back we have a fingerprint sensor which can be used to unlock the device, click selfies, navigate through gallery and even pull down notifications. The phone runs on Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Now talking about the camera, Honor 6x features a dual lens setup for the main camera with a 12 MP + 2 MP sensors. The main 12MP camera is responsible for capturing the actual subject while the 2MP camera helps to get depth of field information, resulting in beautiful images that are sharp and crisp. The camera offers a wide aperture range (F/0.95-F/16)  for background blur to make your subjects stand out. The front-facing camera has 8-megapixel sensor which is also pretty good for selfies and has a lot of options to play with. Below is a sample picture that was taken with Honor 6x by adjusting the focus as needed.

Honor 6x

Overall the Honor 6x looks like a very good offering from the company given it’s pricing of INR 12,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and INR 15,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. The device will be available on Amazon exclusively through flash sales with the first one on 2nd Feb. We will have a detailed review as soon as we get our hands on the device.