Huawei Honor 6 Review – The mid-range Flagship

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Overview and Specifications

Overview

Huawei has shipped high-end flagship devices under Ascend P series before. The mid-range Honor 6 is however the first to introduce the new high-performance SoC, the HiSilicon Kirin 920 with Octa-core CPU made up of two quad-core units of 1.3GHz Cortex A7 and 1.7GHz Cortex A15. Later launched phablet Mate 7 equips with little higher Kirin 925 4x 1.8GHz and 4x 1.3GHz. That’s what we do not know if we’ll get to try.

Huawei Honor 6 Review – A mid-range Flagship

We’ve spent a good time with this device to have enough opinion for our readers if it really suites their demands. Positives or negatives, there are both coming later in the following review. Before that let’s have an overview of the specifications of the Huawei Honor 6 with the first impressions of the device.

Honor 6 borrows pretty much the same sized dimensions from its cousin Ascend P7. The 5″ screen of Honor 6 is LTPS display with 1080p resolution serving at pixel density of 441 PPI. There is no Gorilla Glass on the front. However I actually found the glass on the Honor 6 good fighting against glares. The octa-core Honor 6 has also the support of 3GB of RAM and comes in the 16GB and 32GB storage variants. 13 MP rear camera is decent with the better 5 MP camera on front for better selfie captures.

Features and Specifications

  • Software: Android 4.4.2 KitKat (EmotionUI 2.3)
  • SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 920
    • CPU: Octa-core (8-core)
      • Quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A7
      • Quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex A15
    • GPU: ARM Mali T628MP4
  • RAM: 3GB DDR3
  • Storage: 16GB / 32GB
  • Display: 5″ screen, 1920×1080 resolution, JDI In-cell LTPS LCD.
    • Support full fit, support suspending touch, gloves, supports 10-point touch, anti-fingerprint.
  • Camera:
    • Primary rear facing: Sony BSI 13 MP sensor, aperture f/2.0,
    • Secondary front facing: 5 MP fixed-focus camera.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS
  • Other features: FM Radio, Micro SIM Card, MicroSD card
  • Sensors: Gyros sensor, Gravity sensor, Acceleration sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass.
  • Dimensions & Weight:
    • 139.6mm x 69.7mm x 7.5mm
    • 130 grams (with battery)
  • Network and Frequencies: TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE/WCDMA/GSM
    • FDD-LTE:B1/B3/B7/B20
    • TDD-LTE:B38
    • UMTS:B1/B8
    • GSM:B2/B3/B5/B8
  • Power and Battery: Li-Polymer Lithium-polymer battery 3100mAh.
    • 3G standby: 463 hours
    • 3G talk time: up to 27 hours
    • LTE standby: 414 hours
    • LTE talk time: up to 27 hours

Looking at the specs chart above along with having the price in mind, it really blows that the package you get is actually impressive for Rs. 40,000/-

What we didn’t like here:

However the Honor 6 looks good visually, it’s packed fully with plastic while hinting it to be somewhat like metal on the wall and glass on the back. Well it’s not.

There is more to say and the next is all about the build and the design. We’ll look into the controls as well.

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