We got our hands on the Huawei Honor 6 Plus and are very impressed with it. But is it enough to face the tough competition?
Somewhere last month, Huawei decided to thrill the world when it launched its flagship product – the Honor 6 Plus – and to be honest, the name does justify the phone. Huawei has stayed with its decision to retail the Honor series only through the web world, and the same thing implies to this one too.
The phone is powered by a Huawei Kirin 925 1.8 Ghz Octa-core Processor, with 3GB RAM and, as funnily claimed by Huawei, offers a 2.81 days battery standby time, with its 3600 mAh battery. The 5.5-inch screen offers Full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 and a pixel density of 401 ppi. Yes, the numbers are impressive if you look at the competition.
More than the specifications, we were overwhelmed by the way it looked. The phone weighs just 165 grams and is 7.5mm thick. The screen size is 5.5-inch which makes it easily fit in your palms. A metal trim surrounds the phone from three sides. The only thing which was slightly difficult to manage was to reach the extreme corners when using it with just one hand. The phone runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and feels as exciting or boring as any other phone in its segment.
The camera quality is more than just impressive, and according to Huawei it is “the world’s first parallel dual camera phone.” The cutting-edge dual 8MP rear camera promises to deliver DSLR image quality by offering an aperture range of f/0.95 – f/16, found typically in the more expensive cameras. This dual camera is supported by a dual LED flash unit. The front camera is also 8MP and provides more than expected quality. There is also a Super Night mode in this phone which makes night photography a thing you not only dream of, but also achieve.
The phone is a dual SIM and can accommodate a micro SIM and a nano SIM. What’s more interesting is the fact that the nano SIM slot can be used to accommodate a micro SD card to expand the 32GB internal memory.
The 3,600mAh battery is sufficient to last for over 30 hours with typical use. By typical use, we mean WhatsApping, watching videos, surfing internet, Instagramming and Facebooking as religiously as we do. To make the battery last more, the Honor 6 Plus also has an Ultra saving mode, which switches to a monochrome display that only keeps the calling and messaging feature activated.
The phone has been priced at Rs. 26,499 in the Indian market, and I do not mind spending this kind of money for a phone like this. Yes, the competition is tough especially with the presence of One Plus One, but I couldn’t find a single reason to not go ahead and buy the Honor 6 Plus over that.