An Affordable Dual camera Huawei Phone Launched in India
Honor is experiencing success in India with the release of Dual camera phones, like Huawei P9 and Honor 8. Additionally, Huawei has brought a new mid-range Huawei Honor 6X to offer dual camera phones at a low price.
The new phone is available for Rs. 12999 for the 3 GB Ram / 32 GB storage variant. Moreover, the 4 GB Ram and 64 GB storage variant costs Rs. 15999. Amazon India is the exclusive launch partner for the 6X. Notably, the first sale of the smartphone is on 2nd February 2017, registration is now open.
It’s a successor to the Huawei Honor 5X, which was a decent offering but the competition in India overshadowed it quickly by offering much better processor, ram, and battery capacity.
Smartphones like Honor 5X and 6X are priced aggressively to compete with smartphones like Redmi Note 3, Le 2, Lenovo Vibe K5 Note. The Swag for the Honor 6X is the dual rear camera.
Interestingly, Coolpad has also launched a mid-range Dual camera smartphone in India priced at Rs. 13,999 – Cool 1 Dual, ahead of the Huawei Honor 6X.
Honor 6X was first showcased at CES event last week. Where It got a lot of attention for its camera set-up, at such a competitive price.
Specs and Hardware Honor 6X
For starters, there are dual 12 MP and 2 MP rear camera set-up offering bokeh effect like DSLR. You can adjust bokeh even after the image is clicked.
There is phase detection autofocus support, and Huawei claims that the camera can lock focus in 0.3 seconds. Besides, there is a SONY IMX386 sensor that helps in improving the photo clarity.
What’s more, it has a selective color splash option allowing you to make an image B&W and apply one color – say a red splash.
The front side has an 8 Megapixel selfie camera with beauty mode to enhance your selfies.
Further, it sports a 5.5-inch FHD IPS LCD display with 450 nits maximum brightness. There is even a 2.5 D curved glass coating on top of the screen.
Powering the phone is a powerful Kirin 655 Octa-Core processor coupled with Mali T830 MP2 GPU.
Aforementioned, the mobile is available in 2 storage variants with 32 GB & 64 GB and 3 GB & 4 GB of RAM.
Furthermore, it runs on a decent 3340 mAH battery. Notably, the Honor 6X lacks the latest USB type-C port but sports the old micro USB. Having said that, the phone supports fast charging, a feature absent in its predecessor, Honor 5X.
It runs on the Android M out of the box, along with EMUI 4.1 skin on top. A further upgrade to the EMUI 5.0, found the latest Huawei Mate 9, can enhance the performance of the mobile significantly.
Besides, Honor has started with the beta Nougat upgrade for the older Honor 5C, the 6X will get it too.
Huawei Honor 6X Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Let’s do a Quick comparison of the Huawei Honor 6X Vs the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the latest top selling phones in the Indian market.
It makes more sense to compare the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB variant Vs the Redmi Note 4 higher variant as both are priced at Rs. 12,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Huawei Honor 6X
|Front Camera||5 Mega-pixel Selfie Cam||8 Mega-pixel Selfie Cam|
|Rear Camera||13 MP, Autofocus, Flash||Dual 12 MP + 2 MP Camera|
|Screen Size||5.5 Inch 2.5D Glass||5.5 Inch 2.5D Glass|
|Display Resolution||Full HD (1920*1080).||Full HD (1920*1080).|
|PPI||401 ppi||401 ppi|
|Processor Model||Snapdragon 625||Kirin 655|
|Processor Specs||Octa Core Clocked @ 2.0 Ghz||Octa Core Clocked @ 2.1 Ghz|
|RAM Size (GB)||2 / 3 / 4 GB||3 / 4 GB|
|Internal Storage (GB)||32 / 64 GB||32 / 64 GB|
|Expandable Memory||microSD, upto 128 GB||microSD, upto 128 GB|
|OS||Android M 6.0 , MIUI 8||Android M 6.0 , EMUI 4.1|
|Upgradable to Nougat 7.0||YES||YES|
|Connectivity||3G, WIFI, 4G LTE , VOLTE||3G, WIFI, 4G LTE , VOLTE|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes at the back||Yes at the back|
|Battery capacity||4100 mAH||3340 mAH|
|Thickness||8.4 mm||8.2 mm|
|Weight||164 grams||162 grams|
|Color||Gold and Silver||Gold and Silver|
|Launch Date India||Jan-17||Feb-17|
|Launch Price (Rs)||Rs. 9999, 10,999, 12999||Rs. 12999, 15999|
Specs wise both the smartphones are great and absolute value for money. These are the top choices under Rs. 15,000 currently. Though if you have a budget of Rs. 12,999 and want to pick up one of these here are some points to consider.
Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 –
You get higher storage of 64 GB and 4 GB RAM. There is almost 30% more battery life in comparison to the Huawei Honor 6X, owing to a 4100 mAH battery and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (power efficient) processor.
Advantages Huawei Honor 6X
The Huawei Honor 6X front camera is vastly improved with 8 Mega Pixel Sensor in comparison to the 5 MP camera on the Redmi Note 4. It is just not the megapixel which is higher the real-life selfies are more detailed on the Huawei Honor 6X.
Additionally, the Dual rear camera on the Huawei Honor 6X is far superior to the 13 Megapixel single rear camera on the Redmi Note 4. Overall, both the front, as well as the rear camera on the Huawei Honor 6X, are much better.
If you want more storage, Ram and higher battery life the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the ideal choice, if you want to click selfies and more images for social media than the Huawei Honor 6X is a slightly better option. Nevertheless, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
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