The new Honor 6A – My Review – A lot of phone for under £150

Welcome to my review of the Honor 6A. As smartphones creep up in price, it is refreshing to see a new phone being released for under £200. In fact the Honor 6A is currently available for £144.90 on Vmall UK , £139.99 on Pay as You Go with a £10 top up from Three UK or on contract and also from Amazon UK for under £140.

The Key Features / Specifications

– 5.0 inch HD (1280×720) IPS, 2.5D glass front
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core (4x 1.2 GHz + 4x 1.0 GHz)
– 2GB RAM, 16 GB ROM + microSD card up to 128 GB
– Android 7 (Nougat) + EMUI 5.1, July security update
– 13 MP main camera and 5 MP front camera
– 3.020 mAh battery
– Bluetooth 4.1
– LTE FDD:Cat4
– Dual Nano SIM or Nano SIM + microSD
– FM Radio
– Headphone Jack

The Honor 6A also features a metal body, a 13mp rear camera that focuses in 0.5s using phase detection, selfie beauty options, eye comfort, a superb photo editor for enhancing your photos (more in my review on this) but it doesn’t have NFC or a fingerprint sensor. It also still uses a micro usb connection for charging and not the newer USB Type C. However, at this price most people will probably still be using Micro USB cables. EMUI 5.1 provides lots of extra options too, from themes, screen colour adjustments and more, all of which I have detailed below in my review.


The camera is one area where Honor shines. The auto mode is reliable and quick. All my dog action shots were in focus and the overall colour balance was impressive. Also the Honor camera app includes a superb front selfie mode with the ability to create your own custom beautify setting. Pro modes are available for photos and videos. In addition to the comprehensive camera app, Honor include a great photo editing app with more features than many paid photography apps. I have explained all the options in my video review below along with many other aspects of the Honor 6A. 

Camera Samples

George was running at high speed. Snapped in auto mode. 

George has a really long tongue. 

Fury, she’s looking happy. All 3 shots have captured the scenes really well, with accurate colour and contrast. 

Video Review including Detailed Camera Review & Showcase


With phones forever increasing in price, it is good to see an option available for under £150, that has a strong focus on photography with decent battery life. Recommended.   

Available from Vmall and Three UK and also on Amazon UK for under £140.


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