Flagship Honor 8-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 5-inch Full HD-TV, 3100 mAh battery on and 5MP front camera and main 13Mp. The average cost of the device – $ 470, which is much cheaper than high-end smartphones from other manufacturers. Well, that looks like a tube and how nimble and smooth in operation, further in the review.
Honor 6 comes in a compact cardboard box from a solid blue cardboard on the bottom of which is a sticker with the basic information about the gadget.
Inside the package, apart from a smartphone is cable micro-USB / USB, charger adapter, user manual, warranty card, headset-ear microphone and answer button, plus a tool to extract the microSD-card and SIM cards.
Design and functional elements
By developing a new generation of smartphone, Huawei engineers decided to leave it from its predecessor Honor 3 only rounded edges of the housing. The rest of Honor 6 resembles more a top P7. He, for example, has the same rounded bottom end of the plastic, devoid of the rim that encircles the other “marginalia” device.
In addition, the back cover of the gadget is made of a complex composite material, very similar to glass, which fell to the back of the P7. And the only thing that somewhat cheaper overall picture flagship design – frame of a plastic package “under the metal.”
Ergonomics good functional elements. The power button and volume rocker, arranged on the right “marginalia”, you can find even blindly. Here is a slot for microSD and microSIM card, covered a total cap.
On the bottom is the microphone port and microUSB, and on top of a 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone noise reduction and infrared port for controlling appliances.
Due to the rounded edges of the body and relatively small for a 5-inch smartphone Dimensions (cm. Table) Honor 6 quite comfortably in your hand, while the fingers of one hand to operate it still hard. Besides, a little slip back panel created from six balls of the material used, according to the manufacturer, in space. It has a nice texture shimmers in the sun and seemingly durable. But objectively level of quality, of course, will only show for a long time operation of the device.
Of functional elements on the back of the eye are the main smartphone 13Mp camera, framed by a thin metal ring, dual LED flash, logo of the manufacturer and the slot for multimedia speaker covered with a mesh of metal.
In turn, the front panel is occupied by 5-inch screen, 5MP camera eye, communication speaker, light sensor and proximity plus status indicator. Enable or disable the latter can be in the settings menu.
The build quality is not to find fault with the machine – do not flex or creaks. In the market it is available in two colors: black and white.
5-inch IPS-display received permission to 1920×1080 pixels. The density of the image is 445 pixels per inch – a great indicator pixelation absolutely invisible.
The screen has a good color rendering and high brightness reserve. The latter, by the way, are regulated both manually and automatically. In the same way, and can adjust the color temperature of the display.
Panel through effective anti-glare filter does not tarnish the bright sun and boasts excellent viewing angles without significant color shift even with large deviations.
From bumps and scratches screen gadget glass Gorilla Glass protects the third generation. On the outer part of applied qualitative oleophobic coating – excellent finger glides over the glass, and the surface is almost does not collect fingerprints.
Sensitive sensor simultaneously detects touches to ten and, in addition, reacts to touch gloves.
The manufacturer offers a modification of Honor 6 with 16 GB of internal memory. Of these, I note 11.5 GB available to the user. However, if necessary, it can be expanded using its microSD memory cards up to a maximum of 64 GB or by connecting an external USB-drive using standard USB-OTG.
Features and performance
Honor 6, as befits a flagship – a monster of our time on the part of the “iron”. It uses a proprietary platform HiSilicon Kirin 920 – perhaps one of the most powerful SoC today. It consists of 4 cores Cortex A7 with a frequency of 1.3-1.6 GHz and 4 core Cortex A15 with a frequency of 1.7-2 GHz, as well as GPU Mali-T624. The amount of RAM in the machine is impressive – 3GB.
Features stuffing Honor 6 not only in numbers look impressive, in practice the smartphone can play 4K-video, no problem coping with the most demanding 3D-games. Run applications and files quickly, without delays the transitions in the menu.
Best Performance hardware stuffing allowed Honor enter 6 in the Top 10 Benchmark AnTuTu. And then, as proved himself a hero in the review of other testers, you can see in the screenshots below.
Wireless modules and interfaces
The smartphone has a module Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac with support for Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Display, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP. The device has a built-in FM-radio and is able to determine the coordinates of a GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS. The opportunity to work with NFC novelty deprived, but added Infrared to control home appliances.
For quick access to the activation of wireless communication modules their labels rendered in the area of notifications. As part of the work interfaces for testing the quality of the complaints I have not had.
Your device supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. The SIM-card format “micro” in a certified model for Ukraine alone, while in other markets available and dvuhsimochny version.
The smartphone is equipped with a battery capacity of 3100 mAh. A fully charged battery lasts for an average level of the backlight 9 hours watching Full HD video, about 17 hours of reading or 4.5 hours of play in Asphalt 8. That is, at least one and a half to two days without recharging guaranteed.
Attention should be provided for power-saving mode, in which you can only make calls, send and receive messages and view contacts.
Elementary and multimedia speakers smartphone sound clean and have an adequate supply of the volume.
Vividly musical ability Honor 6, in my view, manifested in the activation mode DTS, such an analogy Dolby, which gives the sound depth and spaciousness.
The smartphone is equipped with two cameras – 13Mp main camera and 5MP front.
The first can record video at a maximum resolution Full HD, and the second in HD.
The main photomodule supplemented autofocus, dual LED-flash and a huge number of settings and shooting modes, including the latest: HDR, Decoration,
Panorama, watermark, audio notes and Smart mode automatically improves the quality of the photo, depending on the environment. In addition, you can change the focus already on the finished image.
On the quality of shooting, I would have reacted to her strengths smartphone – quite fast focusing, good macro photography is excellent in daylight and at dusk worthy.
Front – a good find for selfimana and videokonfrentsy Skype. Available shooting panoramas, is the mode of “Decoration”.
Well, on the background of the main competitors Honor 6 can be considered one of the most productive and available in the market. Moreover, many of them he wins in battery capacity and a compact size.
Powered smartphone operating system Android 4.4.2 with firm shell Emotion UI 2.3. But the manufacturer last year promised upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop and EMUI 3.0 in early 2015.
Interface Honor 6 characterized by the absence application menu – all the widgets, shortcuts and folders displayed in one menu. Supports gesture control and the ability to activate the “control buttons.” The latter can be freely moved from the left to the right edge of the screen and vice versa.
Another useful feature Emotion UI 2.3 – the choice of the working style of the screen: “Normal” or “Simple”. The latter will be useful for users who take the first smartphone in your hands because it is easy to use, or for drivers who while driving is easier to work with large labels.
Summing up, I can say that Honor 6 may well claim the title of the so-called flagship for the masses. With very affordable price tag successful way he combines a top “iron”, a large 5-inch display format FullHD with wide viewing angles, high-quality photos and audiosostavlyayuschie, and advanced functionality.
From what today lacks this applicant for flagmanstvo – “fresh” version of the Android OS and Emotion UI, but, according to the manufacturer, this release is not far off. It is a pity also that the Ukrainian market only certified odnosimochnaya version of Honor 6 H60-L04.
- Attractive design;
- Excellent screen with wide viewing angles and management mode with gloves;
- Quality speakers and the main chamber;
- High-performance “iron”;
- Good autonomy;
- Support for gesture control.
- Not the most current version of today Android and Emotion UI;
- The absence of the certified version dual-sim.
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