Review Honor 6X: most promising public sector
The flagship device will soon risk being left not at Affairs: smartphones midrange get better with each passing month, and the idea to pay three times for “the fat” at the same speed loses its meaning. Some brands, of course, is not the case, even restored the iPhone past generations, not to mention new models, cheap will not name. But other manufacturers the situation is reversed, and especially here stands Huawei. Recent Honor 8 shes impressed by the speed and other specifications at very affordable price, and today’s hero, Honor 6X, and affordable – at the time of preparation of the review he asked about 15 thousand rubles. Although, of course, compare it should not with the Honor 8, Honor and 5X at the end of 2015.
Despite the modest price, the smartphone can offer you a high quality display with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, a fingerprint scanner and dual camera with phase detect autofocus. First of all this (especially dual camera) were found only in the flagship or near flagship smartphones, but Huawei has consistently implemented the most fashionable pieces in the apparatus of the middle class and even in the budget models. However, then you can suspect a trick, saying that is the same whether it’s two cameras in Huawei P10, or at least in Honor of 8? But the main thing – what else had to be sacrificed to the price did not exceed 15 thousand rubles? Let’s deal.
|Honor 6X||Honor 5X||Honor 8||ZTE Blade A2 Plus||Samsung Galaxy J7|
|Screen||5.5 inch, IPS,
1080 × 1920 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.5 inch, IPS,
1080 × 1920 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.2 inches, IPS,
1080 × 1920 pixels, 423 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.5 inch, Super AMOLED,
720 × 1280 pixels, 267 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|Safety glass||No data||No data||No data||No data||No data|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 655: eight cores Cortex-A53 (4 × 2.1 GHz + 4 × 1.7 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 with eight cores Cortex-A53 (8 × 1.6 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 950 (four cores ARM Cortex-A72, 2.3 GHz; Quad core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8 GHz)||MediaTek MT6750: eight cores (4×1,5 GHz + 4 × 1.0 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53||7870 Exynos Octa with eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.6 GHz, 4 × 1.0 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||ARM Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz||Adreno 405, 550 MHz||The Mali-T880 MP4, 900 MHz||ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 500 MHz||The Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz|
|RAM||3/4 GB||2 GB||4 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Flash memory||32/64 GB||16 GB||32/64 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Connectors||1 × microUSB 2.0||1 × microUSB 2.0||1 × USB C||1 × microUSB 2.0||1 × micro-USB 2.0|
|1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;|
|2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 × micro-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||1 × nanoSIM, 1 × microSD|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 8, 20||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20||LTE Cat. 7 (300 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 7 (300 Mbps, 150 Mbps), range 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz||802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz||802.11/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz||802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz||802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)|
|The main camera||12 MP, phase detection autofocus, led flash; a secondary camera — 2 MP||13 MP, contrast autofocus, led flash||12 MP, phase detection autofocus, led flash; a secondary camera 12 MP||13 MP, f/2.0, contrast autofocus, led flash||13 MP, f/1,9, contrast autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video|
|Front camera||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||5 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||5 MP, without autofocus, led flash|
|Food||Removable battery: 12,69 W·h (3340 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11,7 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.9 V)||Removable battery: 11.4 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 19 WH (5000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 12,54 WH (3300 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||150 × 76,2 × 8.2 mm||151 × 76 × 8.2 mm||At 145.5 × 71 × 7.5 mm||155 × 76,2 × 9.8 mm||151,7 × 76 × 7.8 mm|
|Weight||162 g||158 g||153 g||189 g||170 g|
|Protection from water and dust||No||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell EMUI 4.1||Android 5.1 Lollipop, the shell EMUI 4.0||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell EMUI 4.1||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell MiFavor||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell TouchWiz|
|Current price||14 990 rubles||11 000||29 990 rubles||14 990 rubles||17 990 rubles|
Appearance, ergonomics, software
The main trend of the market of budget smartphones – they didn’t look cheap. Now not so easy to appreciate the device in the hands of the passer and not make mistakes. Honor 6X looks very cool, even though it seemed to me that Honor 5X looked more presentable. Maybe it’s the less rounded hull that was used before, and maybe white front panel slightly cheap device. And, of course, it is possible that due to the lack of ground texture on the metal elements of the case. However, on taste, on color…
Anyway, the positioning of the smartphone has not changed. Honor 6X is the most inexpensive way to obtain a gentleman’s set of parameters and try to Huawei technology. For example, in the line of Sony you will not find budget devices with fingerprint scanner and with a Full HD screen, and among the products Samsung will have to look for considerably. Well, double camera for the money you will be offered except Chinese manufacturers. And although Huawei, which owns the brand, Honor is also a real Chinese vendor, the company successfully got rid of the image of the manufacturer, cheap in the bad sense of the word devices and seriously settled in the company And brands. But I digress.
Design Honor 6X is nothing unusual though, as the owner of iPhone 7 Plus, still surprised by how compact can be a device with 5.5-inch screens. The frame around the screen have the Honor 6X is thin enough, though not a record, display is nearly 72 % of the front surface. Controls and connectors are located on the usual places, the bottom is the microUSB port, which is the only element that points directly at the low-end device. The flagship and middle-class models from Huawei massively switched to USB. but the budget handset in all likelihood, will get it in the next iteration, i.e. at the end of 2017 or early 2018.
On the right side is a dual volume key and the power button. The opposite side panel sheltered only the tray for the SIM cards and memory cards microSD. Top left is the 3.5 mm Jack. Unit with two PV modules protrudes above the surface of the rear panel, but not much, in some devices the situation is worse. To the right of the camera is the flash, and under them – round the fingerprint scanner.
Conveniently, the fingerprint sensor is always active. This means that you do not need to first withdraw the smartphone from standby to the lock screen, and then put a finger. You can activate Honor 6X with a single touch when the display is off. You can record up to five prints – I’m sure it will be enough for all occasions, but because of the location of the scanner on the back cover it actually, you can use just four fingers – index and middle of both hands.
As in other models of Huawei/Honor, the scanner is used not only to unlock the smartphone, but also performs many other functions. For example, you can turn the alarm off by holding the scanner button, answer call, release the shutter while shooting the main or front camera, pull the notification bar, and flipping the pictures from the photo gallery left/right – to say that it is fundamentally the familiar gestures on the touch screen, but to some this method may seem more successful. By default, all additional functions of the scanner is turned off: it’s nice that the manufacturer does not impose anything, but at the same time, so many may never know about the capabilities of a smartphone.
It remains to add that the Honor 6X is available in three colors: silver, gold and dark gray. In the first two cases, the front surface is white and the latter black. All versions have in common is plastic inserts top and bottom at the rear, which play the role of “Windows” for embedded antennas without them the quality could be adversely affected.
Since the release late last year and to this day Honor 6X running the sixth version of Android, which is tightened into the shell EMUI 4.1. The update to Android 7.0, we promised, first in February, then March, and now in the second quarter of 2017. I specifically checked the updates before you send the material to the press – no EMUI or Android in Honor 6X has not been updated, so that the interface and software is set by default, nothing new to tell I can not.
There is a start screen with a search bar and rows of icons on other pages are the other buttons launch applications. With a gesture from top to down is called a standard panel with two tabs: Notifications and Shortcuts, that is, with notifications and quick access to frequently used functions like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, aviarium and so on.
Little thing, typical of smartphones manufactured by Huawei – automatic change of screen savers on the lock screen when every power on. A lot of pictures, they are absolutely not boring, and the idea is good. In the standard set of preinstalled software is a good file Manager and corporate Health app with a widget on the lock screen, as well as the ubiquitous (and, frankly, annoying) the service “Yandex” and Mail.ru.