With the launch of Huawei P9, the smartphone industry starting taking the concept of “dual-camera” seriously and then we saw many manufacturers coming up with same few months back. However, Huawei Honor seems to have just decided to launch only dual-camera smartphones only for now like Honor 8 and now Honor 6X.

As we know, Huawei, unveiled its new smartphone “The Honor 6X” at the CES 2017, probably making it one of the most cost-effective smartphones having dual rear cameras. The Honor 6X smartphone comes with a price tag of $249. In this article, check out the Honor 6X first impression:

Box Content

The box contains these four items: Honor 6X smartphone, 2-pin charger (5V-2A), Micro USB Cable and SIM Ejector tool. Well, since it is not a retail unit, box contents might be different.

Design and Display

Beginning with the design, The Honor 6X has a 5.5-inch screen, 1080p IPS display and it comes with a beautiful aluminum unibody design. The back curves around the edges of the phone, making it easy to hold the device in hands. For the quick physical overview of the phone, the back of the smartphone features a dual-camera setup, a fingerprint sensor, a LED flash along with some Honor branding.

On the top of the smartphone, there is 3.5 mm headphone jack and the secondary microphone. At the bottom of the phone, there are two speaker grills of which one acts as a microphone. On the right side of the device, you get the power button and volume rockers and on the left-hand side, you find the hybrid Dual SIM and microSD card tray.

The Honor 6X weighs 162 grams, is 8.2 thick. On the front of the device, there is ear piece, proximity sensor, front-facing camera and ambient light sensor. The display of the smartphone looks decent and bright, the color seemed to be accurate with impressive touch response.

Performance and UI

The Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s Emotion UI. The storage of the phone is expandable up to 256 GB. There is nothing new in the Emotion user interface of the smartphone, we get the same layout with no app drawers, quick toggles. Coming to the settings, you find the ability to change the color temperature of the display, and there is also a more simplified home screen for those who have difficulty with the regular home screen style. The fingerprint sensor is quick even on standby mode. The Honor 6X comes with some-pre-loaded apps but the best part is most of the apps are removable. Check your health with Health app that counts the number of steps you walked through a day.

Hardware, Battery, and Connectivity

The hybrid SIM tray accepts two nano SIM cards or a nano-SIM and a microSD card. This phone comes in 32GD and 64GB storage versions. The Honor 6x comes with a large 3,340mAh unit battery which is non-removable and Huawei claims that the Honor 6X can last for two days with moderate usage. The RAM of the phone is of 3 to 4 GB. Coming to the connectivity, you get the usual Wifi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS with A-GPS, microUSB 2.0 as well.


A dual-camera set up at the back of the phone with a combination of 12-megapixel sensor & a 2-megapixel sensor. The camera set up comes with LED flash, phase detection autofocuses (PDAF) etc.

And at the front of the device, you find an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies. The camera of this smartphone manages to capture an impressive amount of lighting in low light. The front camera performs decently as well.

Final Verdict

Huawei’s latest smartphone the Honor 6X has an impressive feature like its dual-camera setup at this affordable price and yes, this is the first smartphone in this price range to come with a dual-camera setup. Some other features such as a long-lasting battery, an excellent fingerprint sensor is making it quite splendid. The Honor 6X is going to be listed in the most competitive smartphones that you will be finding in its price range.

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