Huawei had held an event in December (2016) where there shared about a new phone that they were launching. Besides #SwagPhoneIsComing, we did not know anything else about the phone. I’m sure that you did see the hashtag all over the social media and internet cause many of the event attendes were given the phone for some days.
As to what I saw in my newsfeed, I was sure that the phone has a very dope camera for us to enjoy. The device has a dual camera on the rear end, which makes it even more exciting for a camera enthusiast like me. However, the #SwagPhoneIsComing is no longer a mystery. The device is Honor 6X. It is priced at only $250. Thus Honor 6X price in India is ~Rs. 17,000.
Now that the pricing is quite affordable, I have gained quite an interest in the device. Let’s quickly go through the device specs. The Honor 6X comes with 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 PPI). The screen comes with Emotion UI 4.1 on the surface. Other physical aspects of 6X includes dimension of 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm and a weight of 162 grams. Neither too heavy, nor too light!
On the top edge of the phone is the 3.5 mm jack slot along with the secondary mic and the bottom edge has the USB port, primary microphone and speakers. There are Volume buttons and power button on the right edge of the device and SIM tray on the left edge. The back panel of 6X is smooth cause of the metal apart from the dual camera, fingerprint sensor and LED Flash. The front panel has proximity sensor, front camera and on-screen Android touch buttons.
The sensors in Honor 6X – fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity and compass. Two of the sensors have already been mentioned which describing the physical aspects of this device. An interesting thing about the fingerprint sensor is the fact that it can do a bunch of other stuffs apart from locking and unlocking your phone. It can take photos, videos, answer phone calls, bring down notification menu and stop alarms!
In terms of performance, it has chipset of HiSilicon Kirin 655 and Mali GPU. It has 8 cores – 4 running at 2.1 GHz and other 4 running at 1.7 GHz. It will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and is planned to get Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. In has 2 variants in terms of RAM i.e. 3 GB or 4 GB. It has 2 variants in terms of internal storage as well – 32 GB or 64 GB. Apart from this, Honor 6X also has an additional storage option of 256 GB which uses the SIM slot 2.
As mentioned earlier Honor 6X comes with dual rear camera (12 MP + 2 MP) that has phase detection auto focus and LED Flash. The camera shoots video at 1080p and has a front camera of 8 MP. On the wireless connectivity front, it has Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi Fi Direct, bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, Infrared port and microUSB Type C. However there is no FM Radio or NFC.
Honor 6X comes with a massive 3340 mAh battery with Quick Charge for fast charging. Honor 6X price in India is yet unknown. Stay tune with us and we will keep you posted.