Look out, Apple and Samsung, Huawei's Honor 6 invades Europe at half the big brands' price

Look out, Apple and Samsung, Huawei's Honor 6 invades Europe at half the big brands' price
Huawei is rebranding itself for European purposes, opening up its own online retail presence there, and will sell its smartphones simply under the Honor brand. Starting with the excellent Honor 6, Huawei is trying to establish presence with great value for the money - the handset features a svelte 7.5mm chassis, 5" 1080p display, octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras, with a healthy 3000 mAh battery to back it all up.

How much will Huawei sell the Honor 6 for in Europe? Well, starting tomorrow, Amazon's and other retail channels there will be stocking the handset for just £229 in the UK, or €269 elsewhere in Europe. 

That's roughly half the price of what brand-name flagships with similar specs go for there, so the Honor 6 might have a bright future ahead indeed. Lenovo already established presence in Europe with important online and brick-and-mortar retailers, now Huawei, and if Xiaomi follows suit, then Samsung, LG, Sony, and even Apple, might have to pay more attention, if they want to keep their margins intact.

source: Huawei

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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58 Comments

1. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

The phone could be amazing but that name is horrid

18. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Horror Sick

2. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Not a worry for Cook as Cook knows how to rip his iSheeps apart and Cook them well.

5. AlikMalix unregistered

Idiot...

6. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

you double iDiot.

7. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Cook knows profit more than anything else..it doesn't take a genius to know that

16. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Ur post just explains how iphone users have lack of technology knowledge and that Mr Timothy definitely knows how to "cook" ifans brains for sure! Very sad sad but true.

35. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

This is excellent for the twitter tag #s**tThatAndroidFanboysSay.

3. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Honestly, it looks very good for that price.

12. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

just its look , trust me i've played with this lier brand .

15. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

prefer trusting the millions who have used and love this phone.

53. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

million chinese u mean ? yeahhhhh

4. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Anand said this phone is pretty bad. Sounds way better on paper.

23. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Yeah, I read that review. The GPU and power efficiency were poor for its class :/

8. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Basically, south Koreans, Japanese companies know how to manufacture, American companies know how to position in consumers mind..samsung is the only Asian company that is trying to learn how to brain wash people like american companies..

19. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Hehe...its called advertising *wink wink* So what r Chinese companies good at...copying?

48. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Since when are copies better than the real thing?

54. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Chinese companies are good at hardcore copying, avoiding patent payments, and as a result selling them in cheap price..

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Blind European will still worshipping overpriced phone over this value buy. That explain how Nokia is dead and Euro economy still sluggish

22. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Blind Europeans value good phones like my Nexus 5 over a pretty piece of a midrange that is worse in every aspect except the looks. We are not stupid, just know whats the value of things, and Huawey tries constantly to swindle their customers by comparing their phones with flagships when they are much worse. Check the Anandtech review if you don't belive me.

25. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Honor 6 blows the Nexus 5 is every dept. You dont even know what your talking about. Antutu score of 40 to 43k 13mp front and 5mp back camera. Cat 6 LTE SD card expandable (and dual sim version also available) 3100mAh battery although slimmer than Nexus 5. Cheaper pricing.

26. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Cant forget 3gb ram either. Nexus 5 is not close by a long shot.

30. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Can't forget that the Nexus 5 will soon be running Lollipop and the Honor 6 will have to wait probably half a year or more.

34. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Nexus will get lollipop first obviously because its google collaborated phone. The Huawei Ascend P6 got kitkat beta update by end of january 2014, and official update by end of february 2014. So you can guess when this top end (and top selling) phones of Huawei will get Lollipop. Furthermore with the skins Chinese phones have, 90% of the so called new features on Lollipop are there on these phones for last couple years.

28. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Worst performance in pretty much every GPU benchmark. Simiar on CPU. 3100mAh battery with very bad performance:http://anandtech.com/show/8425/huawei-honor-6-review/7 13mp camear that also performs worse than the 8mp in the nexus. Yes, it has a slightly better price (30 Euros less) and SD card reader. But that's about it. And the Nexus is a year old phone, so if you want now we compare with "real" flagships and check how the Honor 6 fares. The answer is: badly. So I stick with what I said: it's good for the price, but that's about it, it is not competition to flagships of other firms, more like to the upper-mid range.

32. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Worst performance ever ? Only if your a brick who cant read and cant grasp what is being said. And 13mp camera IMX214 is better that than 8mp camera of Nexus 5, knowing also the poor track record of Nexus cameras ? LOL. Not slightly better, its blows the Nexus 5 away.

37. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

You wish! And still waiting for some of those "credible official reviews" you so much talk about. As Anandtech doesn't seem credible enough for you.

41. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Who said Anadtech is not credible ? But the only review you have checked is one, and you have absolutely not even seen a single video or even what real hands on users who brought the phone are saying. Not going to mouth feed like as though Huawei is desperate to please you. Anyway here is iphone 6 and Honor6:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2g6PxdysP8 (^so iphone 6 is not flagship anymore ?) and Honor 6 and Nexus 5:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb_eC1qtkDE and the latest skin for Huawei : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR_P2pveplU

42. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

OK, so if I understand corrently your "credible official reviews" means "el camionero geek", a guy with merely 8000 subscriptors in youtube. No comment there... And what´s worse is that the video shows clear stutters in the H6 when scrolling and when playing with Asphalt 8. Pointing out to a weak GPU (again)... Not to talk taht it loses badly to all speed tests with the iphone 6.

44. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

And you have a massive blindness in your vision.

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