Honor 6X: A Solid Performance
The Honor 6X enters an already over-populated price point. Natasha Desai finds out how it measures up.
Following the footsteps of the Honor 5X, comes the 6X, at a wallet-friendly price point of Rs. 12,999 for it’s 32GB storage and 3GB RAM version and Rs. 15,999 for its 64GB storage and 4GB RAM version. A segment, that has contenders such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the Lenovo Z2 Plus, LeEco Le 2 and the Moto G4 Plus. While none of these are particularly known for their cameras, they are nonetheless competitors of a solid kind.
The Honor 6X comes with a dual rear camera setup that is seen in the flagship Honor 8 and the parent company, Huawei’s P9. However, while the other phones boast superior sensors, the 6X offers 12MP and a baffling 2MP, more or less in tune with its peers.
Not Just an Ordinary Selfie
With a reasonably fast processor, the phone is expectedly laggy when it comes to shooting, especially in low light. Image quality in low light too leaves a lot to be desired. The phone tends to overprocess the photos and details get smeary and painting-like. Images in bright light however are of good quality for the segment that the phone is in.
The Honor 6 accompanied us on a trip to Kenya and managed to capture wildlife with decent results. While low light performance is average, the same can be said about most of the competitors. Ultimately, the Honor 6X is friendly to your wallet, with decent colour and detail representation as far as images go. While there is no feature that truly stands out, it is nonetheless a reliable performer in its segment.
|AT A GLANCE|
|SPECIFICATIONS||5.5-inch, 12MP and 2MP dual rear camera, 8MP front camera, 1080p video, Huawei Kirin 655 Octa-Core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB, Rs. 15,999|
|WHAT WE LIKE||Decent results in bright light|
|WHAT WE DISLIKE||Below average low light performance|
|WHY BUY IT||If one requires a budget-friendly phone with acceptable image quality, reliable hardware and decent performance.|
|CAMERA FEATURES||12MP and 2MP dual rear camera||20/25|
|IMAGE QUALITY||Poor low light performance||22/30|
|VIDEO QUALITY||1080p video recording||13/15|
|HANDLING||Smooth back can make handling slippery||13/15|
|SPEED & RESPONSIVENESS||Decently fast phone with shutter lag in low light||12/15|