Huawei Honor 6 Plus (a.k.a. Huawei Honor 6X) is more less like the Honor 6 with a bigger screen. So, if you love the Honor 6, but prefer a bigger screen, the 5.5-inch the Huawei Honor 6 Plus will be great for you. It is also a competitor for the same audience targeted by the iPhone 6 Plus, but at about half the price.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution (401ppi), which similar to Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. This is a brilliant screen for watching movies on your phone or browsing the web.
Processor and Memory
Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with a 1.8GHz, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin K925 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. The iPhone 6 Plus, in contrast, features a 1.4Ghz, dual-core Apple A8 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB or 64GB of memory storage. Recent benchmarks show that Apple iPhones, regardless of slow-clocked processor speed, tend to perform fast when it comes to single-core tasks. When tested for multitasking capabilities, however, Android devices slaughter the iPhone.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus is similar to the iPhone 6 Plus in that, like Apple, Huawei has opted to include an additional i3 coprocessor “for fitness tracking,” the company announced in Beijing, China last year.
The inclusion of a coprocessor in the Huawei Honor 6 Plus seems like an overkill though; why couldn’t the company implement two cores of the eight already in the device for fitness tracking? The octa-core chipset consists of two quad-core processors.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus sports 3GB of RAM, which should help everything run smoothly. The Honor 6 Plus comes with a microSD card slot that will provide an additional 128GB of built-in storage. However, the same slot is shared by SIM2 and the microSD card slot, which means that if you want add storage capacity, you have to sacrifice dual-SIM capability. The LTE model also offers a 32GB version.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus features three cameras instead of what consumers have come to expect as two within most devices: an 8 megapixels front facing camera and two 8 megapixels rear cameras.
It is not entirely clear why Huawei decided to add two rear cameras to the Honor 6 Plus, but some say that dual cameras allow users to capture more detail from wider angles than a single camera on the back. It also allows for refocusing of an image after the image has been taken – something that’s in-step with what HTC did in the new Desire Eye.
Huawei Honor 6X is a beast of a phone. The two quad-core processors alone, combined with the massive battery, Full HD screen resolution, and two rear cameras and one front camera make this device one of the very best China has ever seen. As for the Honor 6 Plus’s camera, Huawei allows you the option to adjust the aperture from f/0.95 to f/16.0, an impressive camera experience that is destined to bring out the photographer in you.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus offers Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) plus Huawei’s Emotion UI pre-installed, and was just announced in Beijing last year. We have a feeling that Xiaomi has some serious competition on its hands.
Pricing and availability
Huawei Honor 6 Plus is not available in Nigeria. When available we expect Huawei Honor 6 Plus price in Nigeria to range from N70,000 to N85,000 depending on your location in the country.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Honor 6 Plus Phablet:
- Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Emotion 3.0 UI
- Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core Processor (HiSilicon Kirin 925)
- GPU: Mali-T628 MP4
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: White, Black
- Dimension: 150.5 x 75.7 x 7.5 mm
- Weight: 165 g
- SIM Type: SIM1: Micro-SIM, SIM2: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby, Dual Call
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: Dual 8 MP Camera, dual-LED Flash, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Face Detection, HDR, Geo-tagging
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB (32GB exclusive to LTE models)
- Memory Card Support: up to 128GB (via SIM2 slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes (Optional)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300 Mbps (LTE Models)
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes (LTE Model)
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fitness Tracker: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3600 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Standby Time: –
- Talktime: –