The Honor 6X ticks most of the right boxes at a reasonable price, with good battery life, performance and camera.

The Honor 6X comes one year after its forerunner, the Honor 5X (Review), which was a strong, tried and true cell phone that conveyed average all-round execution. Respect has created some outstanding cell phones in the previous year, of which, the Honor 8 (Review) is one case.

The Honor 6X is yet another metal-clad cell phone competing for consideration in an extremely swarmed fragment. It gloats of double back cameras and is controlled by Huawei's custom silicon in the engine. It will contend with heavyweights like the Moto G4 Plus (Review) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Review), both of which have turned out to be strong entertainers. How about we check whether Honor's new offering figures out how to convey as great an affair, if worse.

Design and Build

We've been utilizing the Honor 6X for the majority of a month now thus far, our impressions of the assemble and complete have remained basically reliable with when we first got our hands on it. The metal body has a glossy silk like complete which feels better than average when you hold it. On the other side, it makes it precarious to hold this telephone, and it can without much of a stretch slide out of your hand. The tender bends around the sides don't help much with hold either, albeit tastefully, this telephone looks great.

The 5.5-inch show on the Honor 6X has genuinely thin outskirts on either side, which makes at any rate fundamental one-gave utilize conceivable. You can contract the show and the preinstalled Huawei Swype console to either side to of the screen for more agreeable one-gave utilize if necessary. We observed the splendor levels to be satisfactory for outside use, with great survey points and shading multiplication. The full-HD determination likewise guarantees that there are no obvious jaggies around content and symbols which makes the show useful for perusing and watching video. The glass on the show is scratch safe as well. The Honor 6X has somewhat of a jaw beneath the screen which helps when you have to hold it scene mode for gaming or recordings.


Rounded sides and a curved back make the 6X nice to hold

On the left side, the Honor 6X has an opening for two SIM cards, which can likewise suit a microSD card (up to 128GB) in the second space. This setup is venture once more from the 5X, which had a devoted space for the microSD card. The volume rocker and power catches are put on the privilege, and have great material input. There's a mono speaker grille and mouthpiece at the base, flanking the Micro-USB port. The Honor 6X passes up a major opportunity for a Type-C port, which is rapidly turning into the defacto standard for Android cell phones.

Around the back, the Honor 6X has the double camera setup, LED glimmer, and unique mark sensor. Much the same as the unique mark sensor on prior Honor telephones, it's fast at verification and we didn't generally need to manage any misreads amid our utilization. By and large, the Honor 6X scores well in the outline and fabricate quality offices. Its body doesn't offer the best grasp, however excepting that, it's all around created and looks great. We were sent only a bare telephone for this survey yet you ought to expect the standard arrangement of frill in the retail box.

Honor 6X specifications

The Honor 6X sports a SoC created by Huawei in-house, called the Kirin 655. This mid-go octa-center chip packs in four Cortex-A53 CPU centers running at 2.1GHz and four friend Cortex-A53 centers running at 1.7GHz. As far as representation, we have a Mali-T830 GPU. The Kirin 655 is approximately 20-25 percent slower than Qualcomm's proportionate Snapdragon 625.

While it's not precisely a powerhouse of a SoC, it packs a sufficient punch to deal with most diversions and applications. The Honor 6X got an AnTuTu score of 57,530; PCMark score of 4,406; and 3DMark Unlimited score of 7,810. Respect is propelling two variations of the Honor 6X in India – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of capacity, and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of capacity. We have the last in for survey.


Different particulars of the Honor 6X incorporate Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, USB-OTG, FM radio, and 4G with VoLTE bolster. The telephone likewise has the standard suite of sensors, including a Hall impact sensor yet passes up a major opportunity for a spinner. It's a litle baffling that the Honor 6X doesn't have double band Wi-Fi air conditioning, which is currently quite regular in this portion.

The smartphone keeps running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's EMUI 4.1 customisation. This is a similar adaptation that we saw on the Honor 8, which implies you get a similar level of customisation, short two or three components like the ROG control sparing mode. The single-layered interface offers a lot of customisations, ideal from move activitys to subjects. The warnings shade is part into tabs, which isolate notices from the flip switches. The current applications screen demonstrates you opened applications as cards.

The Honor 6X packs a large group of comfort components under the Smart Assistance sub-menu in the Settings application. There are some movement and voice-based signals here which function admirably. The Emergency Services menu gives you a chance to characterize a tweaked instant message alongside your area facilitates which can be sent to up to three contacts. HiCloud gives you a chance to adjust your contacts, logbook and different settings to Huawei's cloud reinforcement benefit.


The full HD display on Honor 6X is quite vibrant. The colors are punchy, a bit oversaturated, and viewing angles are wide. The screen is also legible under direct sun. Auto-brightness works well too. The touch glass doesn’t accumulate much finger grease either which implies a decent oleophobic coating. The EMUI software allows you to switch color profiles and to tune color temperature in line with your individual liking. Most people should be happy with the Honor 6X display.

The EMUI software allows you to switch color profiles and to tune color temperature in line with your individual liking, which is the way it’s supposed to be. Most people should be happy with the Honor 6X display.


Honor 6X performance

The Honor 6X won't not post the most astounding benchmark numbers in its class yet it's absolutely the genuine article with regards to true execution. We could play substantial amusements like Dead Effect 2 with no issue. EMUI runs easily with no significant hiccups, and the telephone handles multitasking great. In spite of the substantial skin and running overwhelming applications and recreations, we generally had around 2.5GB of RAM to extra, which is awesome. We just saw slight log jams when playing with the manual settings in the camera application. We additionally cherish the way that the Honor 6X doesn't warm up effortlessly, even after a long episode of gaming or utilizing the camera.

The stock music and video players handle diverse sorts of media well. The Honor 6X can play 1080p video documents and FLAC sound records. You even get a sound improvement highlights called SWS when you utilize earphones, despite the fact that sound quality is just entirely approve through the speakers and with reseller's exchange earphones.


We now come to one of the highlights of the Honor 6X, which is its double back cameras. The essential 12-megapixel sensor is joined by a 2-megapixel sensor beneath it, which is utilized just for profundity observation as opposed to enhancing the nature of the photo, like the iPhone 7 Plus (Review). The primary camera uses is a Sony IMX386 sensor and backings PDAF.

The camera application on the Honor 6X offers a wide opening mode which gives you a chance to recreate a gap scope of f/0.95 to f/16. You can get some great bokeh impacts here, if you outline your subjects well. As far as picture quality, the camera is entirely fit the length of you have great lighting. In sunshine, pictures have great points of interest and hues are spoken to pretty precisely. Large scale shots are likewise genuinely sharp.

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The camera on the Honor 6X works well even in low light.

Centering velocity is great, and despite the fact that it plunges a bit in low light, the camera never gets unusably languid. The camera doesn't toll too well under low surrounding indoor light or during the evening. Shading commotion isn't quite a bit of an issue, however even close questions experience the ill effects of a grainy look. The front camera on the Honor 6X likewise catches sharp selfies in sunlight yet misses out in low light.

The camera application offers a lot of shooting modes and channels to look over, and is generally simple to utilize. The Honor 6X underpins video recording at up to 1080p, and quality is great, despite the fact that we felt that the framerate could have been steadier. Video isn't excessively uneven, yet it surely doesn't feel a like unfaltering 30fps.

The telephone packs in a 3340mAh battery with support for quick charging. Utilizing a 10W power connector, we figured out how to get to somewhat more than 50 percent in 60 minutes. Amid ordinary use, we could without much of a stretch go recent day on a solitary charge. In our HD video circle battery test, we went 11 hours and 54 minutes, which is great.


The Honor 6X is yet another tried and true alternative to consider, much the same as its ancestor. Nonetheless, it doesn't generally offer any champion element that would make you need to surge out and get it. Valuing begins at Rs. 12,999 for the adaptation with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of capacity, which isn't terrible considering the determinations on offer. In any case, the adaptation with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of capacity costs Rs. 15,999 which feels like to a lesser extent a deal. We wish Honor had focused on better points of interest like Wi-Fi 802.11ac support, a USB Type-C connector, genuine double SIM usefulness like the 5X, and maybe a more straightforward look and feel to EMUI. The double camera setup feels gimmicky and superfluous, and low-light execution could have been greatly improved.

The Honor 6X's greatest rival will be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, however given how that telephone won't be anything but difficult to get hold of for some time, the Honor 6X is a practical option. On the off chance that you require missing components like the ones recorded over, there's dependably the Moto G4 Plus, however a successor is by all accounts around the bend.

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