Huawei Honor 6x – Budget Bokeh

Huawei’s latest budget midranger boasts dual Rear cameras and is capable of doing “Bokeh”. It also advertises 2 days battery life and Premium build quality.

For those not familiar with the term “Bokeh”, it is a Japanese term which means blur, wherein a subject is focused and the background is blurred. This is actually not the first phone to have it. The Xiaomi Redmi Pro, also offers this feature and I think the functions and features are about the same.

The Huawei Honor 6x succeeds the 5x, also a budget phone last year. The 6x best selling features is probably the Dual Camera Feature capable of Bokeh, and also the 2 day battery life it advertises. The Dual Camera Feature, a main 12 mp shooter and 2.0 mp secondary camera that allows depth of field adjustments (Bokeh). Identical I think to the Xiaomi Redmi Pro. Pro or Manual mode is also available and allows more options or adjustment.

SpecsHuawei Honor 6X BLN-AL10
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 655 Octa Core 16nm
GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
MemoryRAM: 3/4 GB
ROM: 32/64 GB eMMC
Expansion: MicroSD up to 128 GB (Sim 2 Slot)
OSEMUI 4.1 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Display5.5" IPS 2.5D
1920 x 1080 pixels, 403ppi
Eye Protection Mode
Rear CameraDual Cameras 12 MP + 2 MP CMOS
PDAF (Phase Detection AutoFocus), 1080p Video Recording
Bokeh (0.95-f/16 Aperture)
Front Camera8.0 MP 1.25um Pixel Size (Wide Angle lens)
Special FeaturesRear Fingerprint Scanner
NetworkHybrid Dual SIM (Nano Sims)
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
4G: FDD-LTE B1/3
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi Direct
GPSGPS/A-GPS/Glonass/BeiDou
SensorsGravity, E-Compass, Light, Proximity, Hall, Fingerprint
IO1x MicroUSB 2.0
1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
2x Dual SIM Slot
Dimensions150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2mm
Weight: 162g
Batterybuilt-in 3340mAh
Quick Charge Support (5V 2A)

Availability?

Huawei Honor 6x (3+32 GB) retails at $192

Huawei Honor 6x (4+64 GB) retails at $209 (Use Coupon Code: honor6x)

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Pros:

  • Dual Camera feature works perfectly
  • Capable of 0.95 – f/16 Aperture for that incredible Bokeh
  • PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus)
  • 77 degrees Wide Angle lens (Front Camera)
  • Premium build (All aluminum unibody design)
  • Kirin 655 offers good overall performance (Antutu score 56,802 points) similar to the Snapdragon 625
  • 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB eMMC Storage
  • Bright display (450 nits and very usable on direct sunlight)
  • Good Call Quality
  • WiFi performance is very stable
  • Fast and Accurate Fingerprint Scanner
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Support (SIM card 2 slot supports TF Cards)
  • VoLTE Support, multiple frequency bands supported
  • Supports Fast Charging (5V/2A Charger)
  • 3340mAh battery (good battery life, 5.6 hours video streaming via 4G LTE). 10 hours on casual use on a single charge

Cons:

  • No USB Type C (limited to microUSB 2.0)
  • CPU is slower than the Snapdragon 650 or Helio X25. It is closer to the Snapdragon 625
  • Mali-T830 and 1080p resolution isn’t great for gaming (stutters and lags are noticeable) – Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5
  • No Dual Band Wifi Support
  • No USB OTG Support

Huawei’s Budget Dual Camera Smartphone

It will not deliver Flagship type Performance but it will give you Premium Build Quality and a Dual Camera feature that supports Bokeh. Another plus of this smartphone, is that the battery is quite good as well as Call Quality and 4G LTE Performance. The Kirin 655 is enough for most casual users but not much into heavy gaming, especially when paired with a 1080p Display. Anyway, the Huawei Honor 6x, is a solid budget Smartphone.

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