Last updated : Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:05
Honor 6X is one of the best smartphones available in the market which offers value for money proposition
That Huawei makes dependable, quality phones is a well-accepted truism in the industry, thanks to the Chinese giant’s longevity, long presence in India now, the long line up of phones and other gadgets like Dongles and more that it has been launching. Its reputation as the OEM supplier to some key players has also probably given it that extra exposure to the needs of the Indian market when compared to peers.
Which is why the firm’s success with the Honor 6X should not surprise discerning readers. Last week came news of the firm’s flash sale on Amazon India, which saw the phone disappearing in minutes. Consider how the Rs 15,999 version of the phone ticks all the right boxes from a user perspective, combining to make it probably the best value offer for a mile right now. A screen size in the favoured 5.5-inch size with full HD (1920*1080p) display, the well designed Honor 6X comes encased in a full metal slim body (8.2mm thick) with 2.5D glass on the front and curved panel on the back. With 4G networks finally taking data consumption on a steep growth curve, video-hungry users on a tight budget couldn’t have asked for more.
The size is complimented well by a battery that will support you well, at 3340 mAH.
At 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB memory, the phone ensures you play in the big league, besides solid performance for most applications you would use. Even the lower version with 3GB RAM and 32 GB memory performs and delivers top of the line performance in its category.
If that wasn’t enough, you have the feature that gets the phone spoken of in the same breath as the iPhone 7. It's cameras. Or more precisely, the dial cameras that are definitely a global first at this price point. The main 12-megapixel sensor is accompanied by a 2-megapixel sensor below it, which is used only for depth perception like the iPhone 7 Plus. The main camera used is a Sony IMX386 sensor and supports PDAF.
The camera app on the phone uses a wide aperture mode with an aperture range of f/0.95 to f/16. This offers some good bokeh effects and good image quality.
Huawei has future proofed it for the new users of smartphones with strong localisation for Indian users with EMUI availability in 14 local languages (Hindi, Bengali, Telegu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Maithili and Nepali). The government mandated SOS button also makes an appearance in this phone. This will act as an emergency alarm and send an SMS to preset numbers and also provide location information. If making feature hungry consumers weren't enough, the company has also earmarked this model for production in India, at its Chennai facility.
Buyers also can get attractive offers while purchasing the Honor 6X on Amazon. With offers ranging from Airtel for data, to SBI Card tie-ups and more, this phone makes it sure that giving it a miss will give you cause for regret.