High-End Features to Look for in Huawei's Honor 6X Budget Smartphone

High-End Features to Look for in Huawei's Honor 6X Budget Smartphone
It Has an Up-to-Date Design
Battery Life Is Impressive
The Display Works in Direct Sunlight
It Has a 2.1GHz Octa-Core Processor, Other Powerful Features
Rear-Facing Camera Has Dual Lenses
Multiple Sensors Tune Performance
Data Storage Is Limited
Software Experience Isn't Top-Notch
Huawei Promises Quality at Budget Price
A Price That Can’t Be Beaten
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High-End Features to Look for in Huawei's Honor 6X Budget Smartphone

China's Huawei Technologies has introduced the Honor 6X smartphone that includes some high-end features, such as a dual-lens camera and long battery life in a handset priced at $250.

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It Has an Up-to-Date Design

The Honor 6X comes with a design similar to any top-of-the-line smartphone. It has a metallic body and big screen with a thin bezel all around. Interestingly, there’s no Home button on the front of the handset—a feature that reportedly is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 later this year. The smartphone also features 2.5D curved glass for better visuals.

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Battery Life Is Impressive

The Honor 6X has a big, 3,340mAh battery, which the company says enables it to operate for more than two days on a single charge during regular use, bouncing around from the internet to music to movies. Those who only want music can listen to tracks for 70 hours straight before the smartphone needs a boost. Like other late model smartphones, the 6X supports fast charging.

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The Display Works in Direct Sunlight

On the display side, the Honor 6X ships with a full-HD display measuring 5.5 inches and 403 pixels per inch. The most important feature, though, is its support for up to 450Nit brightness, allowing it to work in direct sunlight without too much of a glare. That’s a big feature for those who often use their smartphone during the day but have trouble seeing what’s on the screen.

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It Has a 2.1GHz Octa-Core Processor, Other Powerful Features

Power-hungry users will find solid performance in the smartphone. The device’s processor is an octa-core Huawei Kirin 655. Inside, four cores have a 2.1GHz clock speed, while the other four run at a 1.7GHz clock speed. Beyond that, users will find 3GB of onboard memory. Together, the processor and memory should work just fine for most apps.

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Rear-Facing Camera Has Dual Lenses

Although dual-lens cameras typically are reserved for the best smartphones on the market, Huawei’s Honor brand is offering the feature in the 6X. The rear-facing camera has a 12-megapixel resolution and another lens with 2 megapixels. It’s a great feature for those who want to zoom and still maintain resolution integrity. The rear-facing camera also can record video up to 1080p. On the front, users will find an 8-megapixel camera.

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Multiple Sensors Tune Performance

There are plenty of sensors offered in the Honor 6X, including an improved fingerprint sensor that the company says can respond to a finger in just 0.3 seconds. Users also will find a Hall Effect sensor and proximity sensor, both of which can be useful in saving battery life. And to go easy on the eyes, there’s an ambient light sensor that can adjust screen brightness according to the ambient light.

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Data Storage Is Limited

Since this is a budget smartphone, the Honor 6X needs to skimp in some areas, and one of those happens to be storage. The smartphone comes with just 32GB of storage, which won’t suffice for those who store a lot of photos and videos on their phones. Users, then, should consider using cloud storage.

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Software Experience Isn't Top-Notch

In another odd move, Huawei’s Honor brand didn’t include the latest and greatest software in the 6X. Users will find Android Marshmallow instead of Nougat. In addition, it comes with the EMUI 4.1 user interface skin instead of the newer 5.0. Software updates are expected in the second quarter.

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Huawei Promises Quality at Budget Price

At such a low price for all of its features, the Honor 6X’s quality might be called into question. In an apparent attempt to overcome those concerns, Huawei’s Honor brand says it’s using the “highest standards” for its product’s components and testing and added the smartphone’s components all come from “trusted manufacturers working with top-tier brands.”

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A Price That Can’t Be Beaten

The Honor 6X might not be perfect, but it’s a solid smartphone. And it’s even more appealing when one considers the price. The Honor 6X is available now for $250 unlocked. At that price, the smartphone is hundreds of dollars cheaper than similar devices from Apple, Samsung and LG. Those who want an attractive handset while saving cash could find it in the Honor 6X.

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