Huawei launches the stylish Honor 6
Huawei is still a relative unknown on these shores, at least compared to the likes of Apple and Samsung or even HTC and LG, but it’s a big name in much of Asia and its latest phone, the Honor 6, could help make it more well-known over here.
The Huawei Honor 6 is a seriously good looking phone, with a metal frame and a glass back, not to mention its slim 7.5mm build. Android phones are starting to look a lot better than they did a few years ago, but many still have plastic shells and bland designs, so the Honor 6 should be able to stand out visually.
It’s more than just a pretty face though, as it also has truly flagship quality specs, with a 5.0 inch 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 445 pixels per inch, a HiSilicon Kirin 920 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. Few phones so far have octa-core processors and not many have 3GB of RAM either, so having both suggests this could be a very powerful handset.
The Huawei Honor 6 also has a 13 megapixel main camera with a dual-LED flash and a 5 megapixel front-facing snapper, so whether taking shots of the scenery or of yourself it should fare well.
It comes with a choice of 16 or 32GB of built in storage along with a microSD card slot which supports cards of up to 64GB, there’s a sizeable 3100 mAh battery and it runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat overlaid with Huawei’s Emotion UI. Of course it also has a reasonable selection of connectivity options, with support for 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, though there’s no NFC support.
So it’s powerful, good looking phone which, by the sounds of things, also has a good screen and a decent camera. But despite all that it’s not overly expensive. A UK price and release date hasn’t yet been confirmed, but it will be available to order from Huawei’s international website sometime this month and prices start at 263.88 Euros / $359.90, which equates to only around £210, so it undercuts even the OnePlus One.
Hopefully it will get a UK launch and won’t see too much of a price increase in the process, because at its current price it looks very impressive indeed.
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By Kevin Thomas on 07th July, 2014
Tags: Huawei Honor 6