Posted by :AdminPosted date : September 12, 2014In Tech0
Whereas Huawei’s flagship telephones was historically carried out by its Ascend P-collection, the P7 did not ship with a excessive finish SoC that is ready to compete with different units in the identical class. With the Honor 6, Huawei takes a departure from its regular lineup and introduces its first huge.LITTLE and excessive-efficiency SoC, the HiSilicon Kirin 920, which might be a key focus on this evaluation.
The Honor 6 sports activities the identical 5″ type issue as is cousin the Ascend P7, nevertheless with very totally different construct supplies and design. We’ll take a in-depth look into how this new participant competes when it comes to efficiency and energy consumption.
HiSilicon Balong LTE Cat. 6 300Mbps CA modem (SoC built-in)
139.6 x sixty nine.7 x 7.5mm, one hundred thirty grams
13MP Sony BSI sensor, F2.zero aperture, ISP 5-piece lens 5MP entrance digital camera
3000 mAh (eleven.four Wh) rated 3100 mAh (eleven.8Wh) typical three.8V battery chemistry
Android four.four.2 “EmotionUI 2.three” three.10.33 Linux Kernel
802.11a/b/g/n Wifi + BT four.zero, USB2.zero, GPS/GLONASS, FM radio
We begin by looking on the design which is sort of modest. The entrance face is minimalistic and sports activities few options that may make it attainable to differentiate what telephone it’s. The shortage of Huawei’s emblem on the entrance is intriguing because it does not seem on the again both. In reality, there isn’t any approach to inform that this can be a Huawei telephone in any respect as their identify is nowhere to be discovered, with solely the “Honor” emblem adorning the highest-center on the again of the telephone. I see this as a plus, because it contrasts with different telephones which have producer logos on each side of the telephone. Nevertheless, I see how this might result in confusion amongst common shoppers that would not acknowledge a telephone by its design.
The overall design jogs my memory of Sony’s unique Xperia Z, as each function shiny again-panels and glossy plastic rims that distinction with the remainder of the telephone. This additionally comes with the identical disadvantages that we noticed on Sony’s units; the again could be very fingerprint susceptible and slippery. The system comes with an oleophobic layer which makes it straightforward to wipe off the smudges, however as soon as that ultimately wears off after a number of months of use, I am not eager on having to cope with this drawback. It is value mentioning that the again panel is neither glass nor scratch resistant and is definitely broken. I’ve already managed to inadvertedly mark this unit with some small scratches in every day use. As a result of the gadget’s again is completely flat and has no protruding elements, I caught the system greater than as soon as sliding away from the place I put it if it wasn’t on a wonderfully even or grippy floor. The aspect bezels are also extraordinarily slippery – throughout regular use I discovered this impractical because it reduces the my grip on the gadget. I do not see why they could not have caught with the matte plastic end that’s discovered solely on the underside of the gadget and used that for all sides.
When it comes to exterior options, we’ve got an ordinary microUSB 2.zero socket on the backside of the system, energy and quantity rocker on the appropriate hand edge in a cushty place, and on the prime a three.5mm headphone jack and IR blaster. We discover twin-microphones on the prime and backside. As a result of the again cowl is non-detachable (and thus making the battery non-replaceable), the microSIM and microSD card slots are tucked away beneath a panel on the underside proper aspect of the telephone. I discovered the panel to be comparatively sturdy and comfortable when closed, so it isn’t noticeable until you search for it. The facility and quantity rocker buttons are clicky and durable, no complaints there.
On the again we discover the digital camera lens on the highest proper of the telephone, just like iPhones and Sony’s units. As talked about earlier, the piece does not protrude and appears to be nicely-shielded from scratches. Subsequent to it’s a twin-LED flash setup, nevertheless it is simply two equivalent LEDs working in tandem. However, I used to be pretty impressed with the brightness, large and even unfold of sunshine they have been capable of output. It is undoubtedly the brightest torchlight I’ve discovered to find on a smartphone.
The Honor 6 is available in four variations: the TDD-LTE mannequin which has incompatible frequencies to function within the western markets past primary 2G connectivity (H60-L01), and the FDD-LTE mannequin which does function suitable bands, and in addition comes with twin-SIM capabilities (H60-L02). The 2 primary 16GB community variations are available 32GB variants (H60-L11 for TDD, H60-L12 for FDD). The TDD model is aimed on the Chinese language market, and would be the model we’re reviewing as that’s the unit Huawei has despatched us. Sadly, this implies we’re unable to correctly evaluation the connectivity of the telephone.
The launch worth resides at $389.ninety and undercuts most different flagships, an element that ought to be undoubtedly thought-about when evaluating the gadget.
Subsequent, let’s check out what Huawei provides when it comes to software program.