Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Huawei Honor 6X's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.1GHz

There is a Huawei Kirin 655 Octa core 2.1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3340mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3340 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 2.2 days standby time, 1380 minutes (3G).



With fantastic performance at a great price, Honor’s 6X shouldn’t be ignored.

- Nathan Spendelow , IT Pro 

The Honor 6X goes all in on value, giving you dual rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor and other features usually reserved for higher-priced phones.

- Sam Rutherford , Tom's Guide 

Reviews summary

7.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 22 reviews

What's good  

  • All-day battery life
  • Quality design
  • Good camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • NFC support
  • Dual SIM or microSD support
  • Great performance

What's bad  

  • Mediocre low-light camera performance
  • Older Android version (6.0 Marshmallow)

Announced at CES 2017, the Huawai’s Honor 6X promised to bring dual-camera features and premium design to a budget-friendly price point. The spec list is impressive. But, specifications don’t always translate to a good experience.

Reviewers are weighing in on the phone and we’ve compiled what everyone is saying so you don’t have to jump between sites!

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The mostly metal design received high marks from reviewers on both visual appeal and comfort. Digital Trends notes, “Overall, the design is very simple and sophisticated. It looks and feels nearly as high-end as any iPhone.” Though the phone is one the larger end of the scale, reviewers mentioned easy one-handed use. They also noted that the fingerprint scanner was natural to reach.

Head around to the front and reviews stay positive. Recombu chimed in on the 5.5-inch 1080p LCD screen, saying, “The screen itself offers pleasing visuals, with soft, natural looking colours, respectable viewing angles and decent contrast management.” Some reviewers noted issues with fingerprints thanks to the glass treatment. If smudges bother you, consider a screen protector.

Huawei's own 2.1GHz Kirin octa-core 655 processor keeps performance peppy. Depending on your region, the phone includes either 3 or 4GB of RAM. Reviews for both variants were outstanding. Tom’s Guide says, “Unless you're a real power user, the 6X feels just as snappy as phones costing hundreds more.”

As with other Huawei phones, the Honor 6X runs their EMUI skin on top of Android. While the phone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, they’ve promised an over-the-air update to Nougat soon. If you’ve read our other summaries, you know reviewers often love or hate EMUI.

While there’s still no app drawer, this latest version is pleasing more reviewers. Expert Reviews UK says, “Honor's EMUI is nowhere near as bad as it used to be.” Digital Trends supports this, saying, “Unless you’re an Android purist, you’ll be completely fine with Emotion UI.”

Regional variations offer either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage--more than enough for most users. Should you need more space, microSD support allows expansion up to 256GB. However, using a microSD card means you can’t take advantage of dual SIMs.

One of the most touted features of the phone is it’s 12MP dual rear cameras. Reviews show that they’re worthy of the hype. Mentions of bokeh and depth of field were everywhere. Android Pit summed up opinions well, saying, “Daytime shooting with good lighting produced crisp results. In lower lighting conditions or at night, you need to keep the phone especially still in order to prevent blur or photo noise.” The 8MP front-facing lens was equally well received.

Battery life was no slouch either. The 3340mAh battery kept most reviewers going well past the first day. With the included charger, you can top off from empty in only 2 hours.

Overall, reviewers loved the Honor 6X. Expert Reviews UK declared, “Honor has created a fantastically capable budget smartphone in the 6X at a very tempting price, and it’s impossible not to recommend it.”


Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)


IT Pro

A dual-camera Moto G4 Plus adversary

from IT Pro
This price bracket is chock full of budget smartphones well worth considering, but the Honor 6X stands above most of them. Its design, camera quality and performance are great for the money, and battery life isn't bad either... Full review
GreenBot

A $250 phone that feels like a million bucks

from GreenBot
Buying a smartphone isn't all about specs. It's about how the phone looks, the quality of its construction, the quality of the photos it takes, and how it feels when you use it. In all of these criteria, the Honor 6X seems like a phone that costs a lot more than it does... Full review
Android and Me

Premium build quality and decent hardware

from Android and Me
In the realm of budget phones, it’s all about compromise and getting the best bang for your buck. The Honor 6X offers almost everything you could possibly want from a flagship phone. Dual cameras, a big battery, a pretty display, it has it all. The compromises made are few and easy to handle. The vibration motor isn’t very good, the processor can’t make the UI perfectly smooth, and the camera suffers in low light. However, for $250, it’s a fantastic phone... Full review
Alphr

Solid performance at a hard-to-beat price

from Alphr
The Honor 6X may be a budget handset by dint of its price point, but at times it does a passable impression of a handset of twice the price. For £225, the performance and camera more than cover the cost of entry and then some... Full review
The Guardian

A lot of phone for the money, shame about the old software

from The Guardian
The Honor 6X is another excellent reasonably-priced smartphone from Huawei and is yet again a lot of smartphone for the money. It has a great camera, good build, dual-Sim and microSD card support, a snappy processor, a decent screen and good battery life. But it has an old version of Android without the latest security updates, an inferior version of Huawei’s EMUI and microUSB not USB-C... Full review
SlashGear

Solid design, aggressive price tag

from SlashGear
What can you expect from a $250 smartphone? Honor sets its stall out with the promise of segment-above photographic talents and a big display, all wrapped up with a dash of premium style. Millennials, so I guess the theory goes, may not have much spare cash but they don’t want their phone to give the game away... Full review
GSMArena

Amped up

from GSMArena
Honor's entry-level offering for the US is (still) a great value considering what you get: an all-around great-looking phone with a mostly-metal build, an efficient CPU, a great display, a quick dual-camera, a responsive fingerprint scanner, and an excellent battery life. But with Honor's success in the segment, we expect to see even more great competition from similar contenders on this huge market... Full review
Phone Scoop

Reasonable set of specs under the hood

from Phone Scoop
The Honor 6X is a high-quality, mid-range handset for those who prefer unlocked devices to those sold by carriers. If you're in the market for a classy, affordable smartphone that you can use in the U.S. and most anywhere you care to roam, the 6X is small fish in an ever-widening ocean of such handsets... Full review
NDTV

Another dependable option to consider

from NDTV

The Honor 6X is yet another dependable option to consider, just like its predecessor. However, it doesn't really offer any standout feature that would make you want to rush out and buy it. Pricing starts at Rs. 12,999 for the version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which isn't bad considering the specifications on offer. However, the version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage costs Rs. 15,999 which feels like less of a bargain. We wish Honor had paid attention to finer details like Wi-Fi 802.11ac support, a USB Type-C connector, true dual-SIM functionality like the 5X, and perhaps a s... Full review

The Mobile Indian

More than just a swagphone

from The Mobile Indian

Huawei’s Honor 6X is one of the best bets you can get at this price. The dual-camera set up at the back helps the phone stand out against others whereas the performance is not an issue as well. While the phone hits most of the pillars of a good budget smartphone, we still feel that there is room for improvement in aspects like UI and Audio output. Fortunately, the device will get a UI upgrade with Android Nougat soon and we can’t complain much for the audio at this price. As the final verdict, if you want a complete smartphone for a low price, Honor 6X can just be the right devi... Full review


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