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Monsters from Asia: the ultra-thin but mighty Huawei Honor 6

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Monsters from Asia: the ultra-thin but mighty Huawei Honor 6

Gather round, folks, for its been two whole weeks since we last took a gaze eastward, and that means only one thing: it's time for us to take a look at yet another amazing piece of Asian tech. This time around, we'd like to highlight Huawei's still fresh Honor 6. In all honesty, the device appears to be still in the pre-order stage, even in China, but it is such an impressive, all-around package that we thought that this isn't a good enough reason to hold back.

Monsters from Asia: the ultra-thin but mighty Huawei Honor 6
This is Huawei's debut in our column, but, boy, does it deserve it! We were quite impressed with the Honor 6 when Huawei announced it, for it offers the very latest in hardware, including a 3000 mAh battery, all packed into an extremely thin, 7.5 mm (0.3 in) body. The phone is also pretty compact for its screen size (5''), and its display-to-body ratio sits at the great 75.7%, meaning one-handed usage won't be out of the question. 

But what about the hardware powering Huawei's new flagship? Simply put, the configuration leaves nothing to desire, and it also marks Huwei's first big break in its own processor development. We're talking about the company's new Kirin 920 octa-core processor, with its 4+4 Cortex-A15/Cortex-A7 cores, and powerful Mali-T628 GPU. Huawei's boss boasted that this chip is even faster than Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805, and initial benchmarks seem to agree to as much. What's more the Kirin 920 comes with an embedded Category 6 LTE chip that is capable of theoretical speeds of up to 300 Mbps -- that's more than any carrier on the planet can push to your device.

And yet, there's more. The Honor 6 also comes with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 16/32GB of expandable storage, a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera with f/2.4 lens (that shoots selfie panoramas!). The Honor 6 also has two SIM slots -- one for LTE and one for 3G. Lastly, the device is powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, skinned over with the company's Emotion UI.

Still not impressed? The 16GB version of the Honor 6 is priced at just ¥1999 (~$323), while the 32GB costs ¥2299 (~$372), at least in its homeland of China. As for when exactly will Huawei make the device available -- we don't know -- though it should be any time now.

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posted on 01 Aug 2014, 03:03 1

1. Super3310 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 May 2014)


the disgn looks like apple..not that much

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 07:27 2

12. RandomUsername (Posts: 452; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


More like Xperia Z series...

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 16:53

15. amats69 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


now apple's iphone and sony's experia z line got a baby :)

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 03:32 5

2. Zack_2014 (Posts: 44; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Hey fanboy Super3310 ! Let me tell you: No it does not at all resemble Apple.
So you mean every rectangular phone with rounded corners is Apple's copy? Don't let me generate names of various other phones that have rounded corners as well

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 03:57 1

5. Super3310 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 May 2014)


im not telling its copying iphones design instead loks like . u calling me a fanboy yet i dont own that icrap and stfu u asshole

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 06:30 1

9. rantao333 (Posts: 230; Member since: 21 May 2013)


he been sensitive.. better dont use the word " apple" "

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 03:34

3. irbaaz (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


cheap iphone 6 lol...

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 07:18 3

11. ACE_16 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


It just happened that Huawei Honor 6 came first..

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 03:42

4. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Looks great.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 04:43 2

6. RajRicardo (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Cheap iPhone 6 with better features than the original one. I'm talking about both hardware and software. Android rules.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 05:38 1

7. AndroidistheFuture (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


it would be great if you would stop calling it a iphone6 look-alike. the iphone 6 has not even been released or announced. it resembles more of a xperia z lineup of phones just with much more rounded corners.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 06:04

8. pohlipit (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


This is the absolute best-spec'd phone on the planet right now. And with that screen-to-size ratio and thickness to even squeeze in such a large battery is amazing.
I ordered a black one yesterday and it should arrive within a week. Can't wait to give it a try!

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 08:15

13. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 114; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Where did you order it? Is it the WCDMA version?

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 06:35 2

10. rantao333 (Posts: 230; Member since: 21 May 2013)


gv me a reason why should i choose "crappy samsung " instead of this ?

1. better processor,
2. latest sony sensor, better camera
3. better front camera
4. slimmer body
5. better premium material
6. Lte-cat 6
7. perfect aspect ratio
8. slimmer bezel
9. Dual sim
10. Non bloated with s-ware
11. MUCH MUCH CHEAPER!!

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 11:55

14. na7noo7 (Posts: 222; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


I thought this was the first smartphone with 4GB of RAM.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 16:09

16. Ethos (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


1.Dual Sim support
2.SD Card support 32GB+64GB = 96GB Nice!
3.CPU 8 Core and DDR3 RAM
4.Gorila Glass 3
5.LTE/4G Cat 6 fastest LTE
6.Antutu score 38000 antutu 5 - 40000
7.Thinner 7.5mm so lighter
8.Any Location support
9.Better Battery
10.Better rear camera aperture f/2.0

PURCHASED ;)

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