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Huawei Honor 6X / Huawei Mate 9 Lite / Huawei GR5 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Huawei Honor 6X / Huawei Mate 9 Lite / Huawei GR5 2017. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and battery. The usability and performance also get good comments. There are some less positive views about the sound and size.

price, performance, usability, battery, camera

size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Honor 6X / Huawei Mate 9 Lite / Huawei GR5 2017 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Honor 6X Smartphone Review

 

Good and affordable. Although Honor's 6X does not cost much, it is a serious competition for considerably more expensive smartphones in terms of configuration and performance. It is even equipped with a dual-camera. Our review reveals how the Android...

affordable ; high-quality casing ; LTE Cat.6 and NFC ; dual-SIM ; fingerprint sensor ; dual-camera with good image quality ; bright Full HD screen ; high system performance ; no throttling during load ; long battery life

App2SD not possible ; no 5-GHz WiFi ; hybrid dual-SIM only ; games do not always run smoothly ; mediocre mono speaker

Honor has a well-conceived total package in its lineup with the 5.5-inch 6X. At an official price of 249 Euros (~$268), the buyer gets a fast mid-range smartphone with a high-quality build that does many things better than its predecessor 5X, and which...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Huawei Honor 6X

 

The unlocked Huawei Honor 6X phone offers a lot of Android bang for your buck, besting last year's model in just about every way.

Affordable. Sleek metal unibody build. Crisp 1080p display. Fast performance. Solid camera with bokeh control. Fingerprint sensor, dual SIM slots, and expandable storage.

Heavy UI layer. No NFC or dual-band Wi-Fi.

At $249, the Huawei Honor 6X is $50 less than the Moto G5 Plus and $150 less than the Axon 7. For the extra $50, the G5 Plus gets you virtually stock Android and compatibility with every major carrier. If you can afford to spend more, the ZTE Axon 7...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Huawei Honor 6X review

 

The Huawei Honor 6X has two things that the Galaxy S8 ( $639.88 at Amazon.com ) does not: dual rear cameras and a fast, accurate rear-mounted fingerprint reader that's actually easy to reach. (Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a single camera lens on the back...

The Huawei Honor 6X has a dual rear camera, a ton of advanced camera tools and it's way cheap.

It runs an older version of Android and sometimes lags when launching or switching apps. Photo quality doesn't live up to the tools.

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is the better budget phone in nearly every way. Get the Huawei Honor 6X only if you really want a dual rear camera.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Honor 6X Review: The $249 promise

 

Honor may be obsessed with Millennials, but most of us can appreciate an affordable smartphone that punches above its price, and that's just what the Honor 6X promises to be. Follow-up to the well-received 5X, the new Android handset gets a competitive...

$249.99 price tag is aggressive ; Solid design belies budget cost ; Camera produces decent shots in good light ; Excellent battery life

Old Android and unlovable EMUI 4.1 disappoint ; Dual-camera system can feel like a gimmick ; No USB-C or NFC

What can you expect from a $250 smartphone? Honor sets its stall out with the promise of segment-above photographic talents and a big display, all wrapped up with a dash of premium style. Millennials, so I guess the theory goes, may not have much spare...

Jan, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Honor 6X review

 

The Honor 6X has a solid camera for a budget phone that even does reasonably well in low-light.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Honor 6X review: Premium dual camera smartphone priced at one third of an iPhone

 

At the beginning of January I posted my first impressions of the Honor 6X and since then have had the opportunity to use the device as my daily driver for a couple of weeks.

High quality design, fit, and finish ; Extremely low price ; MicroSD expansion card ; Long battery life ; Loud mono speaker

No NFC for wireless payments ; No water resistance

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

CES 2017: Hands-on with the dual camera $250 Honor 6X

 

Huawei starts off the new year with the 5X successor, the Honor 6X, that brings a dual camera experience with a long battery life and sleek all-aluminum form factor to the US market.

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Honor 6X Review

 

Smartphones may exist in a spectrum that runs from the most basic are-you-sure-this-didn't-launch-in-2012 model to the latest super-thin, no-bezel, costs-more-than-a-new-laptop flagship, but really successful handsets aren't those content to just land...

Great value for the price ; Surprisingly swift performance ; Bright, good-sized screen ; Fast, accurate fingerprint scanner ; Doesn't skimp on storage

Dual camera is not as impressive as Honor might like ; Flash sales are annoying ; Only runs EMUI 4.1 (for now) ; Micro USB? Seriously

Honor does a lot right with the 6X. The phone's attractive, while not being particularly flashy, offers some solid hardware for casual usage without getting weighed down by too many extraneous bells and whistles, and runs software that, while it's...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (tomsguide.com)

Honor 6X Review: Flagship Features for a Fraction of the Price

 

Sporting a mostly metal design, a fingerprint reader and nifty dual-rear cameras, the Honor 6X has features that you used to be able to find only on phones twice this price. It offers pretty decent performance and above-average battery life. Unless...

Attractive price ; Dual rear cameras ; Bright, 5.5-inch FHD display ; Solid performance for the price

No USB-C ; Rear panel isn't fully metal ; Doesn't ship with Android 7.0

The Honor 6X goes all in on value, giving you dual rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor and other features usually reserved for higher-priced phones.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jason Million (gstylemag.com)

Honor 6X Review

 

Huawei is known to make smartphones to cater to every market imaginable and the Honor 6X is for what you can call the younger generation that may not care all about the crazy specs or can't swallow the high premiums of devices that hover in the...

I personally felt like the Honor 6X was a vast improvement over the Honor 5X and that made it much more enjoyable to use. With a price point of $250 it hovers under some of the stronger mid-rangers such as the OnePlus 3T or Axon 7 but that’s good. If...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3340
Battery performance:3340
Continuous audio playback time:70
Continuous video playback time:11.5

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:Y
Video compression format:3GP, MKV, MP4, WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali-T830 MP2
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4 / 1.7
Processor:Kirin 655
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon / NovaThor
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor lithography:16
Processor model:Kirin 655

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3 / 4
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:48

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.323
Height:5.94
Weight:5.71
Width:3