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Huawei Honor 6X
Huawei Honor 6X
Huawei Honor 6X
Huawei Honor 6X

Informr score
The Huawei Honor 6X currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 35 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • All-day battery life
  • Quality design
  • Good camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • NFC support
  • Dual SIM or microSD support
  • Great performance

What's bad

  • Mediocre low-light camera performance
  • Older Android version (6.0 Marshmallow)

Announced at CES 2017, the Huawai’s Honor 6X promised to bring dual-camera features and premium design to a budget-friendly price point. The spec list is impressive. But, specifications don’t always translate to a good experience.

Reviewers are weighing in on the phone and we’ve compiled what everyone is saying so you don’t have to jump between sites!

Let’s get started!

The mostly metal design received high marks from reviewers on both visual appeal and comfort. Digital Trends notes, “Overall, the design is very simple and sophisticated. It looks and feels nearly as high-end as any iPhone.” Though the phone is one the larger end of the scale, reviewers mentioned easy one-handed use. They also noted that the fingerprint scanner was natural to reach.

Head around to the front and reviews stay positive. Recombu chimed in on the 5.5-inch 1080p LCD screen, saying, “The screen itself offers pleasing visuals, with soft, natural looking colours, respectable viewing angles and decent contrast management.” Some reviewers noted issues with fingerprints thanks to the glass treatment. If smudges bother you, consider a screen protector.

Huawei's own 2.1GHz Kirin octa-core 655 processor keeps performance peppy. Depending on your region, the phone includes either 3 or 4GB of RAM. Reviews for both variants were outstanding. Tom’s Guide says, “Unless you're a real power user, the 6X feels just as snappy as phones costing hundreds more.”

As with other Huawei phones, the Honor 6X runs their EMUI skin on top of Android. While the phone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, they’ve promised an over-the-air update to Nougat soon. If you’ve read our other summaries, you know reviewers often love or hate EMUI.

While there’s still no app drawer, this latest version is pleasing more reviewers. Expert Reviews UK says, “Honor's EMUI is nowhere near as bad as it used to be.” Digital Trends supports this, saying, “Unless you’re an Android purist, you’ll be completely fine with Emotion UI.”

Regional variations offer either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage--more than enough for most users. Should you need more space, microSD support allows expansion up to 256GB. However, using a microSD card means you can’t take advantage of dual SIMs.

One of the most touted features of the phone is it’s 12MP dual rear cameras. Reviews show that they’re worthy of the hype. Mentions of bokeh and depth of field were everywhere. Android Pit summed up opinions well, saying, “Daytime shooting with good lighting produced crisp results. In lower lighting conditions or at night, you need to keep the phone especially still in order to prevent blur or photo noise.” The 8MP front-facing lens was equally well received.

Battery life was no slouch either. The 3340mAh battery kept most reviewers going well past the first day. With the included charger, you can top off from empty in only 2 hours.

Overall, reviewers loved the Honor 6X. Expert Reviews UK declared, “Honor has created a fantastically capable budget smartphone in the 6X at a very tempting price, and it’s impossible not to recommend it.”

2.1 GHz
2.1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP
12+ MP
3340 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Gadgets 360
Gadgets 360

The Honor 6X is yet another dependable option to consider, just like its predecessor. However, it doesn't really offer any standout feature that would make you want to rush out and buy it. Pricing starts at Rs. 12,999 for the version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which isn't bad considering t...

- Roydon Cerejo, Gadgets 360

Despite the shiny exterior and dual cameras, the Honor 6X is low-to-mid-range smartphone through and through. The truth is, while the idea of a second camera sensor on a budget-friendly phone is a spirited one, having two below-average sensors is just as disappointing as having one. And althoug...

- Michael Desjardin, Reviewed

Honor has covered all the bases with the 6X. This is a phone you can safely buy and be confident that it won't feel outdated any time soon. With an impressive processor, a solid build and simple to use software the 6X is a good choice if you don’t want to spend much money. It may not be as che...

- James Peckham, TechRadar
Tom's Guide
Tom's Guide

The Honor 6X goes all in on value, giving you dual rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor and other features usually reserved for higher-priced phones.

- Sam Rutherford, Tom's Guide
Android Guys
Android Guys

The Honor 6X by Huawei is a nice blend of budget hardware and resource managing software. If you want a killer device at an affordable price, give this one a serious look.

- JD Snyder, Android Guys

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Honor 6X user manual here.

Huawei backs up the Honor 6X with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Honor 6X has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Huawei Honor 6X's screen size is 5.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

2.1 GHz

There is a Huawei Kirin 655 Octa core 2.1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3340 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 2.2 days standby time, 1380 minutes, 596 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Honor 6X Specs

Release Date January 10, 2017
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat)
Processor Huawei Kirin 655 Octa core 2.1 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Body: 1.16 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, MKV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 402 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, 2.5D curved glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3340 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 690 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 596 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1380 minutes
Standby Time Up to 2.2 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Gray, Silver, Gold, Pink, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 162 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):

Also available in 64 GB Internal Flash Memory and 4 GB RAM.
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