Honor 6X

At CES 2017, Honor announced its latest budget-friendly device — the Honor 6X. This phone is the successor to last year’s 5X and brings with it some features like a dual-camera setup as seen previously on the Honor 8. While it does share some similarities, the Honor 6X is lacking in specs, software, and hardware…

The biggest letdown when it comes to the Honor 6X is the fact that it is still running EMUI 4.1, the company’s skinned version of Android 6.0. While Honor promises to update it to EMUI 5.0 and Nougat in the next couple of months, the fact that it is shipping with outdated software is disappointing.

The Honor 6X has a 5.5-inch 1080p display which is both clear and responsive to touch. Under the hood is a Kirin 655 processor, 32GB of storage, and 3GB of RAM. An international model will also be available with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. If you are in need of more storage, Honor has added a microSD card slot to the handset.

While we haven’t had time to fully test the phone’s cameras, there’s a dual-camera setup around back which features both 12 MP and 2 MP lenses. These work together to create different effects like blurring the background of images. On the front of the phone, you’ll find your 8MP camera.

The I/O situation on the Honor 6X is both good and bad. The good comes in the form of a 3.5mm headphone jack, while the bad is the old and now outdated microUSB port. Additionally, it’s unclear if the 3,340 mAh battery offers fast charging.

The Honor 6X is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $249. Handsets will start shipping out on January 15th. In Europe, the 32 GB model will be available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia and elsewhere for €249.

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Justin Duino

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