Another day, another dual-camera phone. This time round it’s from Huawei’s spin-off brand Honor. The phone is called simply the Honor 6X. Huawei’s Honor isn’t new to dual-camera phones. The company previously launched the Honor 8, which is simply a toned-down version of Huawei’s flagship P9 and retails for Rs 29,999. The Honor 6X, however, brings dual rear cameras to the masses.
Processor: The Honor 6X is powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor (octa-core) clubbed with Mali-T830MP2 GPU.
RAM: The Honor 6X comes with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
Internal storage: The phone comes with either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. Expandable storage is supported via a hybrid microSD card slot.
Screen: The Honor 6X comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display.
Rear camera: The phone comes with a dual rear camera system consisting of a 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel setup assisted with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The rear camera can record 1080p videos.
Front camera: On the front, the Honor 6X comes with an 8-megapixel camera. The front camera can record 720p videos.
Software: The phone runs Android Marshmallow-based Emotion UI 4.1.
Battery: The Honor 6X is backed by a 3,340mAh battery and also supports fast charging.
— The dual camera setup, in case of the Honor 6X is different from the one on-board the Honor 8 or the Huawei P9. While the 12-megapixel lens is what you can a regular lens, the 2-megapixel lens is capable of depth sensing so users can attain software-enhanced background blur in photos post clicking a shot.
— The phone, in general, is capable of shooting 12-megapixel photos. The 2-megapixel shooter (only) springs into action when you hit a dedicated wide aperture option provided up top in the camera app. By default, it keeps the closest subject in focus while blurring the background creating a shallow depth of field effect in photos. It is also possible to selectively focus and refocus your background/subject after clicking a shot.
— The wide aperture option lets you pick an aperture from f/16 down to as wide as f/0.95, allowing for a very large shallow depth of field effect in photos.
— The phone boasts of a full-metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. On the front, it comes with curved 2.5D glass.
— The dualSIM phone supports 4G LTE and DTS audio.
— Its closest rival will be the Coolpad Cool 1, which is also an affordable dual-camera phone, that retails for Rs 13,999 in the Indian market. The Cool 1 has two cameras on the rear — dual 13-megapixel with phase detection autofocus and dualLED (dual tone) flash — wherein one takes monochrome shots while the other takes photos in colour (RGB). The phone’s software algorithm then merges both the images into one and creates the final photo.
How to buy it: The registrations start today at 2 pm and flash sale will take place on February 2, 2017on Amazon.
India price: The Honor 6X has been priced at Rs 12,999 for the 3GB variant, while the 4GB variant with 64GB storage will sell for Rs 15,999.