Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Average of 15 scores (from 26 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Source: Android Authority
There’s no denying that Huawei’s Honor brand has made somewhat of a splash on the market by offering a premium experience at an affordable price and the Honor 7 is certainly no different. The key thing however is that with the Honor 7, Huawei has made less trade-offs and offers both a premium build and a premium experience at an incredibly affordable price tag.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2015
Source: Laptop Media
We can say that we were pleasantly surprised by the device with its elegant design, thin body and glass back, as well as its capabilities. Speaking of capabilities, we are not only talking hardware here. Yes, there is an octa-core Kirin 925 processor which showed great results in our tests, but when it comes to software, we’re sure that you’ll find a lot functionality to play with. The rich settings menu, the useful pre-installed apps and the overall appearance of the interface very quickly made us forget about the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. As we expected, the 3600 mAh battery offered great durability. And, of course, we can’t forget the dual camera that offers highly detailed photos and some very interesting modes. We were also charmed by the display, which not only provided high resolution, brightness and contrast, but also won’t cause eye-fatigue because it doesn’t emit pulse-width modulation, and bloats with 100% sRGB coverage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2015
Source: It Pro
Huawei is one of the biggest manufacturers of smartphones and networking equipment in the world, but few people have heard of it. The Honor 6 Plus isn’t perfect, but you’ll struggle to find a phablet at this price with such good build quality, battery life, screen and performance. Plus its second SIM slot is an unexpected bonus. It’s very good value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2015
Source: PC Mag
For a medium-range phone, the Honor 6 Plus carries some impressive specs with an octa-core processor, quality full HD display and big battery, features we normally expect to find on a high end device. The Honor 6 Plus is not without its faults, the camera is lower resolution compared to others on the market. Still that is a small price to pay as it certainly is a bargain for the amount of performance you are getting from the phone. All these factors put together make the Honor 6 Plus a serious contender for anyone who is looking for phone that doesn’t break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Cool Smartphone
Overall for the price the Honor 6+ is a cracking phone, with a few caveats though, all falling under the “you get what you pay for” moniker. The short version is this, the hardware is good, the build and design is good, the camera is amazing and the software is a little lacking. As I mentioned earlier Honor really need to makeup for the lack of Lollipop and the huge upcoming awkward situation regarding Android M, they need to push Lollipop out sharpish and vow to never release a phone with out of date software ever again.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 65% display: 85% workmanship: 70%
Source: Tech Advisor
For anyone looking for a smartphone with a large screen, the Honor 6 Plus is absolutely worth considering. It has great specs, a good-looking and sleek design and a cool camera, all at a surprisingly low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Honor 6 Plus has some cracking specs for a sub-£300 handset – heck, these specs would be impressive on a phone around the £500 mark. This is part of what makes the Honor flagship so interesting. Its octa-core processor, high-quality Full HD display, large battery and solid design put it in the same league as the big boys. At least within touching distance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Gadgets Now
The Honor 6 Plus packs in a bright, clear and large screen, solid build quality and a novel (yet capable) camera all for a decent price tag, but it’s let down by its outdated software and bloated skin on top. For £279 though, if you're after a phablet that won’t break the bank, it's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Stuff TV
The Honor 6 Plus is a solid pick if you want a high-end phone without the top-end price. In everyday use there’s nothing too glaring to separate this phone from one a good deal more expensive. Real enthusiasts will spot where the Honor 6 Plus can’t quite run with the best, though. While generally powerful, the chipset is pretty dated at this point, the camera isn’t all that hot and it’s a shame the rear is plastic rather than glass.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
The Honor 6 Plus is an iPhone-inspired Android phone with good performance. Its screen and construction are good too. Obviously, it is the dual lens camera that steals the show. No doubt, the phone has its share of niggles. However, if you are looking for an Android-based camera phone under 30k, the Honor 6 Plus is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Honor 6 Plus is a great phone and performs well in most departments. The battery life and the camera performance need special mention as they are both impressive. Considering the Honor 6 Plus houses the Kirin 925 SoC, the performance is at par with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. In terms of everyday performance though, you will not find the phone giving any issues such as lags or stuttering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Is the dual-focus system enough to provide a stand-out experience? Not really. If we're deciding between this smartphone and similar high-end devices from HTC, Samsung, LG, and Sony, the Honor 6 Plus wouldn't be first on the list - or second. This device is meant to operate inside China, where its users are prepared to use Huawei's collection of China-based apps and software. Here in the United States, this device is just a herald of things to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Source: NDTV Gadgets
We had a lot of fun using the Honor 6 Plus and peg it to be one of the better Android phones we've reviewed in the recent past. The exceptional performance of its dual rear cameras is an added advantage since not many Android phones in the same price range can achieve that.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Digital Trends
The Honor 6 Plus by Huawei is easily the best overall smartphone that I've reviewed in a while now, except the Moto Turbo. The phone offers good performance and the best Android camera that you can find today. The pricing could have been a bit more aggressive, but if you're looking for value in terms of camera, then go for it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: Tech Advisor
Three has announced that it has partnered with Three to bring the Honor 6 Plus to the UK on contract, which is great news as it's certainly a strong competitor to even the most premium smartphones, despite its lower price tag. We're not 100% certain on the UK price yet but the Honor 6 is just £249, so it'll be in the mid-range category and we're expecting a good contract price from Three.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2015
Source: Expert Reviews
The Honor 6 Plus is an intriguing addition to Honor's UK line-up, and we'll be interested to see how its camera holds up against the very latest smartphones also announced at MWC this week such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and HTC One M9. While Honor's yet to announce UK pricing for the Honor 6 Plus, we wouldn't be surprised if it ended up costing more than its little brother, the Honor 6, which currently retails for £249 SIM-free.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2015
Source: Android Authority
The Honor 6 Plus is available in China and parts of Europe for a price that converts to around $400. That’s a pretty great price for a high end device, though plenty of other Chinese-based manufacturers have been able to meet or even surpass this price point. There are also some competitors that offer extra features like the rotating camera of the Oppo N3 or the fast charging capabilities found on plenty of its other rivals.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2015
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2015
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 72% performance: 85% features: 91% display: 90% mobility: 75%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 99% ergonomy: 78%
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2015
Model: Huawei's sub brand, the Honor has been consistently releasing great phones for a very competitive price. The Honor 6 Plus is its latest edition to the family. It comes with a 5.5 inch, Full HD IPS LCD boasting a pixel density of 400 ppi. This puts it on the high end range but just below the pocket emptying devices with their 2k (2048 × 1536 pixels) displays. The phone has a plastic exterior with 2 metal strips at the side to give it a premium, metal look.
On the back, it is covered with glass giving it a more sleek look. Both the volume rocker and power button are on the right side of the phone making it easy to press the wrong button. The body is only 7.5 mm thick and weighs 165 g, completing that all premium look it tries to give. As for the hardware, the Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with a HiSilicon Kirin 925 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and a Mali-T628 MP4 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity is expandable with a microSD card.
The Honor 6 Plus is also a very capable shooter due to its dual setup 8 MP rear camera. This is especially neat as it allows you to fiddle with the captured photo's focus points and add some features to it. In the front is a 8 MP camera. The phone has dual 4G SIM support (micro and nano SIM). The device is powered by a non-removable 3600mAh battery. The only downside to the Huawei Honor 6 Plus is the fact that it comes preinstalled with Android 4.4.2 KitKat at a time in which Android 5.0 is already widely used even in low end devices.
ARM Mali-T628 MP4: Integrated graphics card (for ARM based SoCs) for smartphones and tablets. Features 4 cores (MP4) and supports OpenGL ES 3.0
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
81.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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