Honor 6X Malaysia Review – Setting the Bar for Budget Smartphones
Huawei has a solid reputation of manufacturing top-quality smartphones, not only for its maiden brand but also extends to the Honor series. In fact, the Honor 5X released in early 2016, was widely considered as one of the best budget phones around. With that said, Honor looks to continue the momentum with the Honor 6X. The successor comes with some minor improvements, yet it still retains an affordable price tag. Some features on the 6X are what you would usually see on upper mid-range to high-end devices, yet Honor has managed to include them into a budget-friendly model. Below is a rundown of the Honor 6X’s key features:
If you look at the Honor 6X from a distance, you might easily mistake it for a much costlier device. Unlike most of the phones at its price point, the Honor 6X looks surprisingly expensive and somewhat premium thanks to its metal unibody design. Its curved back and rounded edges also make the phone more comfortable to hold. However, sporting a 5.5-inch display means that users with smaller hands might struggle to operate the device with one hand. Moreover, the phone is thin enough to be kept in your pants pocket without an ugly bulge.
Immersive Display with Accurate Colours
In terms of the display, you will most likely be happy with what you are getting for the price you are paying. The Honor 6X phone is fitted with a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD screen that gives off accurate colours and crisp image quality with wide viewing angles. The screen is bright enough to remain legible under direct sunlight. Moreover, the auto-brightness function adapts to the surroundings well, so the screen should have ample brightness both indoors and outdoors.
Honor has decided to stick with its parent company’s homemade octa-core Kirin 655 processor for the 6X that is paired with 3GB of RAM. This configuration makes the phone more than ready to handle every task you assign to it every day. Be it gaming, streaming videos, or switching between apps, the device performs smoothly without any signs of stuttering. Although the processing speed is slightly lacklustre compared to a flagship phone, the Honor 6X is still speedy enough to not leave you flustered. The phone comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded further via microSD.
Commendable Dual Rear Cameras
Despite being marketed as a budget device, the Honor 6X manages to stay relevant by sporting a dual rear camera setup, comprising of a 12MP primary shooter and a 2MP sensor for depth information. Photos taken with the default settings have accurate colour reproduction and sharp details without being overexposed in well-lit environments. This duo also enables users to take photos with “bokeh” (background blurring) effects.
Decent Battery Life
The Honor 6X houses a 3,340mAh battery that effortlessly powers the device through the day with ease. Even after a day of heavy usage involving gaming, watching videos, browsing through social media, and replying emails, the battery can last up to bedtime on a single charge.