Previously Huawei made a splash with its flagship device the Ascend mate 7 which still one of the best-selling phones in the east but now Huawei launched its new alternative flagship device (Huawei Honor 6 Plus) which is the part of the their Honor Series the honor 6 plus which is the upgraded version of the previously launched honor 6 but the question remains would their new device stand out to compete with other flagship devices lets check out in this full review of Huawei honor 6 plus.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Design
to start with the design the phone is a made of metal and glass construction which is a unibody design which may seems to be built with the same design elements as the iPhone and other metal constructed devices. the metal construction all around the edges gives premium feel in the hand but the bottom and top are plastic and the side edges are metal. The micro usb port and the 3.5 mm audio jack are at the top and on the button layout at the right side above the two pop out trays for the sim and micro sd card or you can also use it for a dual sim tray and on the back the honor logo is simplistically shown at the middle underneath the dual camera optics in the corner , with the 5.5 inch display and thin bezels it is easy to handle the phone with one hand the phone comes with two color options in gold , black and white.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Display
The 5.5 inch display provides 1080p resolution with 401 ppi of density and with the 73% screen to body ratio the larger form factor can still be handled with one hand , the ips display panel brings high brightness levels to the phone even in broad daylight and the viewing angles were great as well but the best thing was about the colourful display because of the colorful emotion UI
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Performance
another thing about Huawei devices is that they did not come with the standard chipsets like other manufactures use for eg snapdragon chipsets are used in most of the flagship devices but just like apple Huawei designs its own chipset for their flagship devices which are good in performance and this time the phone comes with the Hisilicon kirin 925 octa core chipset consisting 4 x A15 cores cloaked at 1.8 Ghz + 4 x A7 cores cloaked up at 1.3 Ghz which is coupled by 3GB ram and Mali T-628 GPU mainly providing a smooth and speedy experience through the emotion UI indeed scrolling through all the elements was no problem and the 3GB ram allowed for good multitasking also the gaming experience was great there were no lags or stuttering while playing games
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Hardware
The phone comes with 32 GB of internal storage and expansion of micro sd card is also available but the striking thing is that you can use the micro sd card as a sim card tray so you can use it as a dual sim device . in the battery department the phone comes with 3600 Mah battery which would easily last you a day for moderate usage and 1.5 day for normal usage .the call quality of the device was good and in connectivity this device supports 4G bands but lack of NFC can be a let down for a flagship device. the speaker grill at the bottom edge of the back was a bit of let does as the sound quality was ok but also when you keep the device on a flat surface it may get blocked which was not great.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Camera
Here comes the main thing about the honor 6 plus which is its dual 8 MP camera setup at the back which is something you have seen in the HTC One M8 which helps in retrieving depth information in the scene and give the ability to set a focal point the result is a photo with a DSLR like depth of field . the camera UI was simple which included swipes to change camera modes and a setting button at edge for other settings many camera modes like burst , HDR , DOP and super night mode which also did good work in providing better low light camera experience . the picture quality was good color were well saturated and had good details in them the speed of capture the photo was also good which was due to dual camera optics helped in focusing reputation in 0.1 seconds . the front comes with a 8 MP camera sensor also with many useful tools like beautification mode also the front camera is also good for selfie lovers.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Software
The emotion UI 3.0is the os based on android 4.4 kit kat and is the choice of the Huawei and as far as asian operating systems go it’s a sleek and good-looking UI which is highly colorful and clean in design helped navigating the home screen easily but as found in other south asian OS the UI lacks an app drawer . in the customisation department you can change the entire heme of the UI in the offer theme engine even customisation in response are also supported like of screen gestures and transitions effects were also their providing a good overall software
Huawei Honor 6 Plus Price
Official his device is available in china and parts of europe for around 400$ also it is also launched for RS 26,500 in indian market recently which means Huawei is expanding their territory for this price the device is a great option to buy but will still get a tough competition from other chinese manufacturers like the Ciaomi , Oppo , One Plus which are somehow more cheaply priced but are more superior in the other aspects of the device.
- Great design
- Display is vivid
- HiSilicon 925 proves itself once again as a high end processor
- No NFC
- Battery life is less