Huawei Honor 6 First Impressions


We’re going to review one of the best smartphones on the market – the Huawei Honor 6.

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At Php13,990, the Honor 6’s glass on glass build calls to mind the Sony Xperia Z3, but with an iPhone 4s-like body. Quick specs: 5″ full HD display, a speedy octa-core Kirin 920 chip, hefty 3GBs of RAM, and it’s LTE-ready.

Here are our first impressions:

  • The Honor 6 feels good in your hand. Right now, I’m grabbing it more often than my own LG G3.
  • The display is sharp, images crisp, details vivid, viewing angles excellent.
  • Solid heft in your hand, no creasing, nothing about it feels cheap, despite the price that competes with local high end phones.
  • Every time you wake up the Honor 6, a gorgeous welcome screen wallpaper (a la Windows Phone) greets you, thereby showcasing how vivid, alive, and wonderful the display is. This has elicited many sudden glances and long stares from strangers.
  • Apps load in a snap, as do webpages (by that I mean the links shared in Facebook).
  • If you’ve been using a phablet, you might suddenly reconsider going back to a comfy 5 incher.

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The Honor 6 is shorter, narrower, and thinner but no less display impressive as the LG G3.

What we suspect this early:

  • When it comes to the resolved detail of images and color accuracy, the Honor 6 might give the LG G2, and even the LG G3, a run for its money. That says a lot, because my back up event coverage camera is the LG G3.
  • The front camera will take splendid selfies – even panoramic selfies – that may beat Huawei’s other devices (the Ascend P7 and Mate 7).

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Deni Villanueva – our model since the Huawei Ascend P6 – enjoys a selfie with her boyfriend, Christopher.

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We’ll get back to you with a full review, plus successive posts about, the Huawei Honor 6. This is one capable Android with a superb display, and (I suspect) an incredible camera.

The Honor 6 is available at Lazada.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for