What consumers want from their smartphones has never been in doubt. A great looking phone with a super camera, minimal bloat ware, increasingly, a solid battery, 5 inches or more and enough memory to run and store all the offerings streaming into our phones now. Most phones fall short on one or the other of these requirements, and when they do deliver, the price becomes a hurdle too high for most.
Huawei, one of the earliest players in the market, and possibly the most conservative among the Chinese dragons that have flown into India, truly surprises with the Honor 6X. Here’s why the phone recommends itself very strongly, besides the advantage of a brand that has been low on flash, but high on stability.
Reason 1: Camera
At its price, the phone offers the biggest surprise with its dual rear cameras. Starting with the 12 megapixel front camera for taking pictures, and a secondary shooter that supports a sensor for added depth. With an aperture range of f/0.95-f/16, the camera definitely qualifies to play in a higher league. Capable of shooting full HD videos in 1080 resolution, the rear camera is also no laggard, at 8 megapixels.
Reason 2: Look and Feel
One of the biggest issues with the sub 15K phones has been the giveaway in the form of tacky bodywork. The Honor 6X floors this one, with a uni-metal body, helping the phone stand out with a really good looking presence. With a 5.5inche full HD screen, don’t be surprised if everyone assumes you spent a much bigger amount on this phone than actual price.
Reason 3: Battery
And now the powerplant! Even as the world awaits the next big innovation in power storage, the Honor 6X surprises again, with a 3340mHA battery. While impressive, the battery actually surprises with a great power management system, delivering performance that will surprise even people stuck with phones twice as expensive, that always seem ready to die out sooner than later.
Reason 4: Memory and storage
This is where it gets interesting. Where most phones in the category start dropping off with lagging images and slowing speeds, the Honor 6X, with 3 and 4GB RAM options, supporting 32 and 64 GB memory respectively, nails it. Good enough for almost any application a regular user would need, the phone ensures that saving money will never be blamed on as a reason for your slow phone. Even though the phone does use a Hybrid Dual Sim-Storage set up, which means you might need to stay with one SIM if you want all the memory.
Reason 5: Price
Finally, the decider: At Rs 12,999 (for the 3GB variant), the Honor 6X hits the competition out of the park, when it comes to being wallet friendly. Add to that the parent firm’s much stronger on ground support, longer record and reason 1 to reason 4 above, we believe the price of the phone is the final clincher on the value for money angle, if you needed any further convincing.