After launching Honor 8 with a Dual Rear camera, Honor launched Honor 6X successor to Honor 5X in India. Honor 6X comes with Dual Rear Camera price starting at Rs 12,999 we have been using Phone for more than two weeks here’s our Full Review of Honor 6X.
Design and Build
On Design Honor 6X comes with a metal body and Plastic on Top and Bottom on Back.On Front there is 5.5-inch Display, Earpiece front-facing camera, notification LED and Sensors below the display there is Honor Logo and On Screen Buttons.On the right, there is Volume rockers and Power button which has tactile feedback.There is MicroUSB port, Speaker grille, and microphone on the bottom. On the left, there is SIM Card slot which supports Hybrid SIM which means either One SIM or MicroSD card and two sim card, Second SIM on Honor 6X can be used in 2G mode only which is one drawback. On the back, there is Dual Rear Camera Setup, LED Flash, Fingerprint Scanner and Fingerprint Scanner. Overall Design and Build quality of device is good there is slightly curved back, but it doesn’t offer good grip in hand also we recommend using case with Phone
Display & Performance
Honor 6X comes with 5.5-inch Full HD(1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS Display with No Gorilla Glass protection on top According to Honor there is 2.5D Curved glass on top. Display performance is Outdoor as well as Indoor produces good viewing angles and colors, Display on 6X looks better when compared to Redmi Note 4 and Coolpad Cool 1. Honor has applied Screen protector on Retail unit of Honor 6X which does not cover full Display, it does not give feel of curved edges of 2.5D Glass
Honor 6X is powered by octa-core Kirin 655 processor of which four Cortex-A53 CPU cores runs at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7GHz with Mali-T830 GPU, It has a 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage performance of device is Good in termers of Daily use and while playing Normal games but while playing High end games and some apps we notice there was lag as Kirin 655 is not as powerful has Snapdragon 625 processor .On AnTuTu Honor 6X scores of 57,517, On Geekbench Phone scores 799 on the Single Core and 3264 in Multi-core on 3DMark Unlimited score of 7,710.There is also 4GB RAM model.
Honor 6X comes with a 12-megapixel sensor with a sensor size of 1/2.9″ and a 1.25-micron pixel size, while the second lens has a 2-megapixel sensor.The primary 12MP sensor is an RGB one that captures the color information while the secondary 2MP sensor is a monochrome one to record the information correctly to bring out a perfect capture. And there is 8 MP front facing Camera. 1080p video at 30 fps is possible with the 12MP camera of the Honor 6X.
Camera App on Honor 6X includes many modes such as Pro mode which gives access to all the camera controls. The other modes that one can use include HDR, Night shot, Panorama, Good food, Light painting, Time-lapse, Slow-mo, Audio note, and Document scan. There’s a separate and direct option to activate the Wide aperture mode which lets you simulate an aperture range of f/0.95 to f/16 which gives good bokeh effect also you can edit once the image the not all images are perfect all time, looks gimmicky Daylight Images Captured using Honor 6X are Good with all modes when it comes to indoor, and under low light condition, camera performance is not that Great above average. Talking about video produces good video in outdoor and Indoor there is no issue while focusing but not good in low light there are many modes available in honor 6X overall camera performance is good when compared to Redmi Note 4 and Cool 1, SLR/Wide Aperture mode on Cool 1 is better than Honor 6X
Honor 6X runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with EMUI 4.1 which will get EMUI 5.0 based on Android Nougat in May 2017. There are customizations options in EMUI like Change Themes, Multi-window feature, Floating dock, One-hand UI, Voice Control, Wi-Fi bridge and Smart Assistance in the Settings app which has many modes Read here. HiCloud lets you sync your contacts, calendar and other settings to Huawei’s cloud backup service.Health App which counts Steps and more. Overall user interface is fast there was no lag. EMUI comes with many pre-loaded App out of which some can be Uninstalled also no App drawer which will be available in EMUI 5.0
Tips and Tricks
Honor 6X has Fingerprint Scanner on Rear. users can add up to 5 Fingerprints Fingerprint Scanner on Honor 6X can be used to Capture Photo/video, answer a call, Stop alarm, some of the Gesture available are slide down on the Fingerprint sensor to display notification panel. Swipe left or right on the Fingerprint scanner to browse photos. Fingerprint Scanner works fast and responsive
Connectivity & Battery
Connectivity options on Honor 6X include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB-OTG, FM radio, 4G with VoLTE support. The phone does not have a gyroscope and dual-band Wi-Fi. Honor 6X has Dual Hybrid SIM card slot with MicroSD card support up to 128GB. As said earlier Second SIM Slot on Honor 6X Support 2G which means you can use only One 4G or 3G on first SIM Second SIM 2G Only.Reliance Jio VoLTE Works on Honor 6X without any issue Audio via Phone Calls is loud and clear there was no issue also Via 3.5mm Audio jack is loud and clear. Speaker output on Honor 6X is just average could have been better.
Honor 6X is packed with a 3340mAh battery Device supports fast charging but Honor has not included a fast charger in the Box it takes around 2 hours 20min to Full charge device. Honor 6X is able to deliver Battery life of 1 day on Single charge with Heavy use like Playing games, listening music, using Social networks and more whereas it will last for more than one Day if you are sort of not a heavy user
Honor 6X comes in gold, silver and gray colors and is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 15,999. It will be available exclusively from Amazon.in Let’s talk about what we like and Dislike it offers Great Build and Design, Better camera, Decent Performace, and Battery some of the cons are the Second SIM only 2G, No Fast charge support, Software needs improvement. There are other options under Rs 15,000 in India are Cool 1 and Redmi Note 4 which offers Better performance and Battery life.