Huawei Honor 6 review

 

Huawei honor 6 is a smartphone launched by huawei in 2014, running on android 4.4.2 kitkat. This is a midrange smartphone and available for 14999rs.

Let’s review Honor 6

DESIGN

The Huawei Honor 6 looks and feels quite different from the company’s other UK-released phones. The Honor brand has been around for a while in other countries, but this is the first we’ve seen here, and we’re pretty impressed.

Its hardware offers simplicity and and higher-end feel that we don’t often associate with Huawei phones.

Honor 6- techwithkg.comFor those who haven’t checked out Amazon’s disappointing handset in person, the Huawei Honor 6 has completely flat front and back panels that look like glass. Only the front is glass, though.

A layer of Gorilla Glass 3 sits on the screen while the back is shiny ‘faux glass’ plastic. We’ll admit we didn’t really notice that in use, though.

However, after using the phone for a couple of weeks, the Honor 6 back had earned a couple of light scratches. It will be susceptible to lots more scratches in the long term, so you may want to consider using the protector that comes in the box, or buying a case.

 

Honor 6- techwithkg.comScratch-resistant? Not much

The sides are plastic, too. The Huawei Honor 6 is a deceptively simple mobile, but one that offers enough class to fit in completely among mid-range phones, and even more expensive ones. We’ll admit it: we were fooled, at least at first.

You can get the Huawei Honor 6 in black or white, and both versions appear pretty attractive, although we’ve only tried the black first-hand.

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Other than appearing to be made of glass in the vein of the Xperia Z3, the Huawei Honor 6 has nice simple sides, with all its sockets bar the micro-USB charge plug hidden under a plastic flap. Under this you’ll find the Micro-SIM and microSD slots.

 

Honor 6 - techwithkg.comOn occasion among mid-range phones a memory card slot is used as an excuse to scrimp on internal storage, but the Huawei Honor 6 has a decent 16GB memory.

There are even hardware features not fully exploited in the software at launch. For example, on the top edge of the phone is an IR transmitter, but there’s no remote control app installed to use it.

An IR transmitter lets a phone function as a universal remote, but you need an app that offers the exact commands needed. There are plenty of third-party alternatives, but with current firmware the phone doesn’t seem to make the IR blaster available to other apps. We’ll be deeply disappointed if this isn’t fixed, but with any luck it will. We’re awaiting confirmation on this from Huawei.

Honor 6- techwithkg.comThe Huawei Honor 6 knows how to pack in the hardware, and initial impressions that the phone is great value never fade or stop. This phone truly is a bit of a bargain.

However, after comparing to some other phones of this size, it’s a slight shame that it has such a boxy shape. While the sides of the Honor 6 are slightly rounded, the edges are still fairly severe, and using more of a curvature would have made it easier to handle. We have the same issue with Sony’s top Xperia phones.

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Specifications, software and camera

 

Specifications

The SoC inside the Honor 6 includes a Kirin 920 octa-core processor, which uses four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores. This was developed by HiSilicon, a subsidiary of Huawei. The SoC also has the decidedly mid-range Mali-T628 MP4 GPU. Huawei provides an ample 3GB of RAM, which we believe should be more than sufficient for Android to run smoothly. There is 16GB of internal storage space whichcan be expanded by 64GB using a microSD card.

There is a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone can connect to LTE networks, including newer Cat 6 LTE ones, though the 2.3GHz band used by Indian service providers is not supported. With respect to the other connectivity options, there is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
The 5-inch LCD display has a resolution of 1080×1920 translating to a pixel density of 445ppi. The problem with this screen is that it is not an IPS panel and as a result the viewing angles are not that great. The pixel-dense display has cool colours with a slight blue tint but we like the fact that the screen isn’t oversaturated like S-AMOLED panels tend to be. Sunlight legibility also suffers. All said and done, this is one of the better screens you can find on a phone that costs less than Rs. 20,000.

Software

Like many other phones being launched lately, the Honor 6 runs Android 4.4.2. Huawei slaps on its proprietary Emotion UI 2.3 which feels rather nifty. Huawei is also working on Emotion UI 3.0, which is expected to launch soon.

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The lockscreen wallpaper changes every time you wake up the screen.Swiping down from the bottom brings up a few shortcuts to applications and settings that are used often. The unlocking animation is smooth and looks good. There is no app drawer; all the app icons are lined up on the homescreens. We encountered a few design inconsistencies such as text alignment issues but they were not too common. The notification shade is filled with a ton of options and frankly it feels a little overwhelming.

Performance

As usual we ran our regular suite of benchmarks. The Kirin 920 processor screams through AnTutTu 5 and we managed to get a score of 40,700. Quadrant Standard, on the other hand, returned a score of only 11,656. The Mali-T628 MP4 GPU is not much of a performer which reflects in the GFXbench score of 17.5fps andthe 3DMark Ice Storm (>720p) score of 9026. All these scores aside, the phone is extremely fast in daily use and we faced no lags at all. Even some high-end games like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2 work mostly without lags. The performance of the phone is comparable to that of other flagships.

Verdict:-

A midrange smartphone wwith mid range specs, nice looks, and better camera, for camera lovers, this is the best buy but if you are expecting very high performance, then it is not for you…In comparison of cmera, xiomi redmi note 4 will be a better buy. [check redmi note 4 review here].

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