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A deeper Huawei Honor 6 review pops up: specs, design, price, release date and camera samples

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A deeper Huawei Honor 6 review pops up: specs, design, price, release date and camera samples
Huawei took the stage yesterday to announce its flagship Honor 6 handset, previously codenamed "Mulan," but there hasn't been an official presser yet, or even design renders. Leave it to the vast swaths of the Chinese blogosphere to get their mitts on the handset, and preview it for the world to see. Huawei hasn't pulled all the stops with the handset, as it doesn't sport the fashionable Quad HD display resolution, but, frankly, we are perfectly fine with the phone's 5" 1080p display pixel density. Huawei has managed to shrink the side bezels to 2.36mm, crafting a compact chassis with 139.8 x 68.8 mm dimensions, and 7.5mm thickness. The screen-to-body ratio is very good at 75.7%, which bodes well for the phone's one-hand usage ergonomics.

The svelte thing about the Huawei Honor 6 is that it sports sturdy aluminum frame, which facilitates heat dissipation - an important feat, considering that Huawei equips the handset with its brand new octa-core Kirin 920 processor that comes with four powerful Cortex-A15 cores, paired with four Cortex-A7 ones, and and embeds a fast Mali-T628 GPU. The chipset also has integrated LTE modem, and theoretically supports up to 300 Mbps download speeds, if your carrier provides those, of course. These specs put Kirin 920 on equal footing with the upcoming Snapdragon 805, and Huawei's boss actually bragged that the company's homegrown processor is even more powerful than Qualcomm's creation, but we'll see about that. Furthermore, the Honor 6 sports 3 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, expandable via a microSD card, and a 13 MP camera on the back, plus a 5 MP front-facing shooter. The camera module is actually the newest Sony BSI IMX214 sensor, like the one in Oppo Find 7, or the OnePlus One handsets.

Huawei's new flagship will arrive with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, coated with Huawei’s own Emotion UI 2.3 overlay. As you can see from the design pics below, it is a dual SIM device, and the battery capacity is pegged at 3100 mAh, which, with these specs, should bode well for the phone's endurance. The Honor 6 is officially priced at $359.99 without a contract at Huawei's online store, while the 32 GB version goes for $409.99. Huawei pegs the release date for July, so not much left to wait, until you can place your hands on one of the best value-for-money propositions in the industry at the moment.

source: PCOnline via GizmoChina

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 03:24

1. Zylam (Posts: 103; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

Looks like an iPhone 4 from the back. Looks awesome. Might actually check this out. (if it makes it out to the rest of the world)

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:24

12. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)

I am VERY intrigued by this. It is all glass like the Z2 but smaller. 3gb like the Z2 but cheaper. ONLY PROBLEM? Where can I buy this? Can anyone recommend any import sites that are trusty?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 03:35

2. wando77 (Posts: 325; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

Looks like an iphone4 full stop

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:14 1

10. Bondurant (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

And Beyonce looks like Angelina Jolie.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 03:58

3. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)

Looks like a random cheap china mobile... unfortunately.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:01 1

4. AtheK (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

so the million dollar question, how do we get hold of one, outside china :P

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 19:13

15. Neo_Huang (Posts: 711; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Huawei sells internationally from its websites.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:01

5. Boybawang (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)

Wow! A 5 inch phone with a width close to the new Nokia X2 with 4.3 inch screen!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:13

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Dont know why these OEMs come up with these crap custom chipsets...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:38

8. Bondurant (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

Yea enjoy your dead Nexus line or the never obtainable one plus one etc outsourced phones.

Huawei on the other hand spec a heck load of money last year in mastering their own chipset and now its paying off.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:45

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Dead nexus line? What are you smokin'? And if you want you can buy these POS... Also dont forget to tell your remorse of crappy 1 week experience. Also good luck having resale value LOL.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:00

11. lohis (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)

Ur right nexus lines death :) huaweis the future XD have been a huawei customer 4 4 years now and havent been dissapointed even while i have a old model its still only a bit slover thn nexus 5 lol Loolng live huawei!!!!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:29

7. UglyFrank (Posts: 580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

Not exactly on equal footing, the GPU is weaker

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:46

13. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 139; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Coming to Europe??? Please Huawei

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:14

14. Ghost04 (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 May 2014)

It probably won't come to Europe and rest of the world . But Huawei will probably manufacture a phone with same type or better spec and launch it in September .
By that time I believe it will get even better .

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 19:15

16. Neo_Huang (Posts: 711; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Better than the OnePlus One. Even though its more expensive, it is more compact, has a supposedly better chipset, and will at least be available to buy.

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 21:27

17. rnagic (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)

Very sexy. Can't wait for the review. Please let us know what US carriers we can hit 4g with?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 16:01

19. Ethos (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


posted on 10 Dec 2014, 01:45

20. jane.austin (Posts: 16; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)

i hear about the huawei will public honor 6 plus as last phone in this year,,,


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