Honor 6 – review – part 1

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I now have the Honor 6 in my hand. This phone is made by Huawei but they have decided to drop their name on this phone and simply call it the Honor 6.

The key specifications are –

– Processor – HiSilicon “Kirin 920” Hi3630(4x A7 @ 1.3GHz & 4x A15 @ 1.7GHz,Mali T628MP4 @ 600MHz)
– 3gb ram, 16gb storage + microSD
– Display – 5” 1920×1080 JDI In-cell
– Network LTE Cat. 6 300Mbps CA modem
– Dimensions 139.6 x 69.7 x 7.5mm, 130 grams
– Camera 13MP Sony BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture, ISP 5-piece lens
– 5MP front camera
– Battery – 3100 mAh (11.8Wh) typical
– OS Android 4.4.2 “EmotionUI 2.3” -Lollipop coming soon with new EmotionUI
– Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n Wifi + BT 4.0, USB2.0, GPS/GLONASS,
– FM radio

I have had the Honor 6 for about a week so far and it really has surpassed expectations. To be honest, I was not sure what to expect. But opening the box, turning on the phone, holding it, using it, testing it has revealed a number of unexpected things.

Inside the box you get the USB charger, micro usb lead and stereo wired headset. There is also the quick start guide. As I have been used to the size of the Note 4, the 5 inch Honor 6 felt positively small. Thinner, lighter and so much easier to hold. And yet it still has a decent 5 inch screen so text and media looks just fine.

So the next aspect that strikes you is the custom skin and the lack of an app drawer. More of that next week in my full review. I have been testing the camera and audio, loudspeaker and more. So far, I am VERY impressed by this phone. And at its price point is even more impressive.

In terms of hardware it is a well made device. Glass back and front with a solid plastic body. In the box were 2 screen protectors, one for the back and the other for the front.

So tune in tomorrow for part 2 which will look at the software in more depth.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

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