Chinese handset makers have found a safe-haven in India. And that's quite noticable with the likes of Xiaomi, Gionee and others now dealing hardware in the native market. And while it's easy for Huawei to disappear among all these, the company is now only afloat, it's also bringing out handsets at regular intervals.
Huawei's newest offering in the market comes in the form of Honor 6. The newest handset comes with a lot of expectations for the company, since it adds to the line of low-cost, performance-driven handsets that are in the market.
But Huawei isn't a new name in the Indian market, while only the handset bit of it is relatively new. The company has been dealing a number of hardware in the IT sector, and now it's looking to make an impact on the smartphone market.
We recently sat with the Honor 6 and looked through all its features and specs. Here's a full review for the handset.
Huawei honor 6 Full Review: Form Factor and Operating System
Running the latest Android KitKat, the new Honor 6 from Huawei sports the same 5-inch form factor as its the Ascend P7, although with different build materials and design.
The general design of the handset will remind you of Sony's original Xperia Z since it offers similar glossy back-panel and shiny rims. The front of the phone is quite minimal and sports very less features.
You could easily mistake the handset with something else if not careful.
The device comes with an oleophobic layer which makes it easy to wipe off the smudges, although the back panel is neither glass nor scratch resistant and is easily damaged. Also you will see that the side bezels are quite slippery as it tends to slip out of hand easily.
On the back you will find the camera lens on the top right of the phone, similar to iPhones and Sony's devices.
There is a dual-LED flash setup in the back, however it's just two identical LEDs that are working in coherence.
Huawei offers its own custom skins to differentiate from other Android phones, called Emotion UI.
The Honor 6 offers version 2.3. But Huawei has managed to separate the core parts of the OS experience from the ones that are more China-oriented.
It has quite a simplistic style and gives a feeling of iOS.