Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has been on a roll with the launch of Honor 6X. The device is one of the best smartphones under 15k price bracket and there are quite a few options available in this same price range but here are a few reasons why you should consider buying the Honor 6X.
1. It’s all Metal
The Honor 6X looks much better than its price suggests. The build quality of the device is top-notch and you can’t really complain about anything. The device still retains the composite metal design from last year Honor 5X which means there is metal on this phone, but only the back plate is made of metal. The rear metal plate is surrounded by plastic windows at the top and bottom which help in antenna reception.
2. The Might Array of Cameras
The Honor 6X features a primary 12 megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor and the 2MP auxiliary sensor which is purely used to capture depth information. You can adjust the aperture from f/16 to as down as f/0.95 for a very stylistic bokeh effect. The honor 6X has a solid camera for a budget phone that even does reasonably well in low light and at night. In bright light conditions, the rear camera for honor 6X makes its place as one of the best camera smartphones in budget smartphone segment.
The secondary camera helps in capturing the depth that allows a blur effect to the image’s background digitally. Later the unique imaging algorithm engine integrates the image information captured by the dual lens camera into one image. This combination of two lenses makes the photo more vivid and detailed. Here are a few camera samples captured using the honor 6X do have a look.
3. EMUI is Fast AF
Huawei Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with company’s EMUI 4.1 out of the box. The UI looks more like iOS as there is no app drawer, the colors are more pastel, and with transparency effects. The Emotion UI packs a lot of tricks under it’s sleeves. For example the fingerprint sensor apart from unlocking can be device supports various gestures that can be used to take a photo, answer a call, stop an alarm, show your notification panel, or browse through photos.
4. Great Battery Life
The battery life on the Honor 6X is great, the average Screen-On-Time (SOT) of the Honor 6X is about 3-3.5 hours. The 3,340mAh cell is sizeable, especially when you take into account the supposedly efficient CPU and 1080p display.
5. Honor 6X: Bang For Your Buck
The USP of Honor 6X is it’s Dual Rear camera module which can capture shots in wide aperture mode. With impressive camera, premium metal unibody design, powerful performance and fastest fingerprint sensor in budget price segment; you can’t ask for more at a budget price. If you are considering picking up this device, the great news is that it will put only a very small dent in your wallet. At ₹12,999 for the 3GB|32GB storage variant we can straight away recommend the device to anyone who is looking for a device that performs well and has great camera. The greatest competitive for Honor 6X will be Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 but that device is not easy to get and has an inferior build quality and camera compared to Honor 6X.
For details about the technical specifications, read our launch story here.