China has been producing handsets with, let's say, "interesting" features even before we actually knew. However, those were the phones of the past. Time has moved ahead since and we are already in the age of smartphones.
China's Huawei has been one of the names in the growing Chinese smartphone market that's also filled with the likes of Gionee and Xiaomi. However, each of these makers have their own special features and offerings that make them stand out ahead of the others.
Chinese handset makers have also found a safe-haven in India. And that's noticable with the likes of Xiaomi, Gionne and others now dealing hardware in the native market.
Now it mght seem easy for Huawei to disappear among all these, but the company is not only afloat, it's also bringing out handsets at regular intervals. Here we are talking about the Huawei Honor 6 handset.
We just got a slimpse of the Honor 6 handset. That's the newest one from Huawei at the moment. We did manage to take it out for a spin for a brief time period. And here's our hands on and first look for the same.
Huawei Honor 6 Hands On and First Look: Form Factor and Operarting System
The new Honor 6 from Huawei offers the same 5-inch form factor as its the Ascend P7, although with different build materials and design. While the handset's front remains as minimalist as ever, it still won't escape your eyes.
Also, it's quite intriguing to find that the the Huawei logo is missing on the phone -- both at the front and at the back. Hence, it could be a tad bit difficult to recognize the handset if it's sitting in line with similar looking ones.
The general design of the phone could also easily remind you of the Sony Xperias, and especially the first ever Sony Xperia Z. Apart from that, the handset is a bit slippery and tends to fall out of the hand easily. In fact, it's even prone to fingerprints and smudges.
The back panel of the phone is also lacking any kind scratch resistant quality and could be easily damaged if not careful. However, in our brief period with the handset, we did see that it's actually difficult to pass a day without the device not being subjected to scratches.
Also, the side bezels seem quite slippery and could reduce the grip that you have on the phone.
Maybe the device would have done much better if Huawei introduced a sort of textured back and sides for the handset to avoid it falling off.
Huawei offers its own custom skins to differentiate from other Android phones, called Emotion UI. The Honor 6 offers version 2.3. The handset anyway runs on the latest Android KitKat operating system.