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Honor 6A

Specifications

Honor 6A
Honor 6A (6 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, 5-point touchscreen, 16 million colors, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 8.3 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD cards up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, USB OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM, HSPA, LTE, head SAR 0.44 W/kg, body SAR 0.94 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 143.7 x 70.95 ( = 0.32 x 5.66 x 2.79 in)
Battery
3020 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 28 mm, LED flash, PDAF, videos up to 1080p @30 FPS
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix videos up to 1080p @30 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, modular power supply (5V, 1A), Micro-USB cable, headset, SIM tool, QuickStart guide, EMUI 5.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
142 g ( = 5.01 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.79% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 60%, features: 56%, display: 74% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Honor 6A

80.3% Honor 6A Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Let's do things properly. The Honor 6A is a declaration of war on entry-level smartphones. Priced at about $200, the 5-inch smartphone comes with a smart plastic/metal case, octa-core SoC, Android 7, HD screen and a 13-MP camera. Find out how the Honor 6A fares among current entry-level rivals in our review.
70% Honor 6A review
Source: Techradar English
With decent performance, a camera that’s capable of great things, solid build quality and exemplary battery life, the Honor 6A does most of the basics well - but not all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 6A review: A good, cheap phone with a couple of flaws
Source: Android Central English
It really depends on what you're looking for and what you're happy with on your phone. For one, the Honor 6A is available directly from Three in the UK, which might be of use to you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2017
Honor 6A preview: The best £150 phone choice?
Source: Pocket Lint English
In the same breath, it does little wrong, so would make a savvy out-and-out purchase for someone who doesn't want all the bells & whistles and, of course, associated costs of a higher-end smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2017
Honor 6A
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Honor isn’t doing much new here, but the 6A could be a solid budget choice, especially if the battery life impresses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2017
Honor 6A hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Still, the price is right, and if Honor can add enough little extras with EMUI, it might still be worth a look. I’ll know for sure when I get one in for review a little closer to launch.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2017
Hands on: Honor 6A review
Source: Techradar English
The Honor 6A doesn't change the world of affordable phones, but it offers everything you'd expect and probably a little bit more for a device priced under £150.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2017
90% Honor 6A : test complet, avis, écran, qualité photo et autonomie
Source: Phone Arena English
Le Honor 6A est certainement l'un des meilleurs smartphones d'entrée de gamme cette année, avec le Moto E4. Il se distingue de son rival par des performances largement plus satisfaisantes et un appareil photo plus efficace. On regrettera seulement l'absence de lecteur d'empreintes. Le Honor 6A arbore également un très joli design et offre une excellente autonomie. Autant de points qui permettront à Honor de séduire sa cible : les jeunes adolescents qui vont faire leur entrée au collège et qui vont s'équiper de leur premier smartphone. Reste que le Honor 6A est directement confronté au Honor 6C, encore plus complet et proposé à prix supérieur de 30 euros à peine.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

70% Honor 6A Der ambitionierte Einsteiger aus China
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
68% Honor 6A 169-Euro-Smartphone ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 68% features: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
85% Honor 6A im Handy-Test: So viel Leistung gibt es für 150 Euro
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 100% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Nachschub fürs Einsteiger-Segment
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 79% features: 49% display: 78% mobility: 77%
Vernunft-Entscheidung
Source: c't - 21/17 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 09/01/2017
Honor 6A günstig, aber ohne echte Highlights
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2017
Lohnt sich so ein Einsteiger-Smartphone?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2017
Ist das 169-Euro-Smartphone ein echter Preisbrecher?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2017
69% Recensione HONOR 6A
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 95% display: 69% mobility: 80% workmanship: 65%
79% Honor 6A – Un Entry Level Di Tutto Rispetto – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
70% Honor 6A, la recensione: piccolo, ma sa il fatto suo
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 65% display: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 65% ergonomy: 70%
78% Recensione Honor 6A
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
70% Test Du Honor 6A : La Gamme De Trop ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Смартфон Huawei Honor 6A: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; high performance; low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2017
60% Honor 6A recenze: Dobrá volba pro nenáročné uživatele
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Model: The Honor 6A is Honor’s attempt to repeat its success in the affordable smartphone range. On first impressions, the Honor 6A is not going to overthrow the reigning champ, but it still seems great value and once again shows user don’t need to spend big bucks to get a decent phone. At around 150 g it is a light phone in the hand. The screen, at 5-inches in scale, is fairly small compared to many of today's megaphones, too, which makes for easy one-handed use. It's a fairly slim handset at 8.2 mm, ensuring it's easy to slip into a pocket. The design of the smartphone features a metal slab with rounded sides and a gray/black color scheme. There’s an Honor logo below the 5-inch screen and a fairly thin bezel around it. The end result is an inoffensive, but dull, looking phone. There is also no fingerprint scanner, even though the same model in China has one, which is a little annoying, but forgivable given the phone’s price. In terms of power, the Honor 6A has a middling processor arrangement and 2 GB of RAM, which is entry-level these days. That Snapdragon CPU might be low-end, but it is a load more reliable than MediaTek’s competing silicon. A user only gets 16 GB storage, but there is a microSD slot that can be used to add a further 128 GB.

Budget phones often fall down when it comes to the camera, but the Honor 6A has plenty going for it. There is a 13 MP protruding circular camera sensor with phase detection autofocus on the back, and a 5 MP camera on the front. A user has got access to all the usual Huawei camera features too, including the dreaded beauty mode and an array of filters. Software is one of those areas that Huawei has improved upon over the years. Its EMUI, short for Emotion User Interface, started out life a bit fussy, then got overzealous with constant alerts beyond what standard Android phones would usually present its users. The EMUI 5.1 featured on the Honor 6A features more gauged alerts for the sake of battery saving. When ignoring some not perfect design choices, it is a perfectly usable operating system. The screen uses a 5-inch LCD IPS panel that offers surprisingly decent color reproduction. Being an IPS panel, it has decent viewing angles. The 720p resolution is not the sharpest, but at this price, it is fine and more than usable. The most interesting spec is the battery, which is a beefy 3020 mAh cell. That is bigger than a lot of flagships phones, but the Honor 6A has fewer pixels to push. It might take a while to fully recharge since there is no USB-C or fast-charge technology here.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
430: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X6 LTE (Cat. 4) modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.142 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Honor:

In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).


73.79%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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