Huawei Honor 6 Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus: Can Chinese Vendor Beat the World's Best?

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The Chinese tech giant teased the Honor 6 Plus a few days ago and now the much-awaited handset was finally announced last evening during a launch event in Beijing. Along with the Honor 6 Plus, Huawei puts forward a whole new challenge to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, as both the devices have similar screen sizes.

The Huawei ­made Honor 6 Plus is crafted with a 5.5­inch FHD screen, matching the screen size and resolution of the iPhone 6 Plus. Of course, the Honor 6 Plus is an interesting device and the feature which makes it even more gorgeous and awsome is the dual camera it has got.

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus

Just like the HTC One (M8), the Huawei Honor 6 Plus sports an 8­megapixel cameras found on the rear side of the device. The company has further added an 8MP front­facing shooter for the ultimate selfie and video conferences.

Even though the Honor 6 Plus offers high­end specifications but, when it is compared to other devices in the same category, the Shenzhen-based company has actually kept the price on a lower margin. The 4G­enabled variant costs 2,499 Yuan (Rs. 25,665), while the 3G­only Honor 6 Plus will cost just 1,999 Yuan (Rs. 20,530).

As of now, the Honor 6 Plus will be made available in China only. But, in the near future, the company plans to make the device available in India by Q2 2015.

The Honor 6 Plus' success remains fairly strong in China and other parts of Asia. Given its reasonable price and an unmatched camera experience on offer, we think the Honor 6 Plus will surely turn the tables in the market.

Now the most important question remains: Are you willing to buy Huawei's Honor 6 Plus over Apple's iPhone 6 Plus? Before you decide on investing on either of the two devices, we should compared them on the basis of specifications, features, price and value.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Design and Build

The design of both devices is pretty attractive. The Honor 6 Plus comes in a compact body case with metal frame on the sides giving it a classy look. The handset provides a premium quality feels to its users. On the other hand Apple's iPhone 6 Plus has a gold edition, which resembles a symbol of standard. The phone measures 7.5mm in terms of thickness, while the iPhone 6 Plus is even slimmer at 6.9mm. Even though the iPhone 6 Plus is exactly the same size as the iPhone 6, its performance is outstanding.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Display

Huawei has packed a mammoth 5.5­inch LCD screen with a 1080p resolution onto the Honor 6 Plus, matching the size of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. More importantly, the Honor 6 Plus has smaller bezels, which means you get a larger image diplay which is crisp and crystal clear.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, sports a 5.5­inch 1920 x 1080 LCD display. Notably, the user interface (UI) is optimized to be used in landscape mode.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Processor, RAM, Storage and Connectivity

Apple has used its new A8 processor in the iPhone 6 Plus. It uses a 64­bit dual­core 1.4GHz CPU with a PowerVR GX6450 quad­core graphics chip supported by 1GB RAM. Like Apple's previous generation iPhones, the iPhone 6 Plus does not feature a microSD card slot. However, you can pick up the device in various storage capacities, starting from 16GB to 128GB. Moreover, the iPhone 6 Plus is 4G LTE.

Huawei's Honor 6 Plus, is powered by a Kirin 925 octa­core processor, in a "big.LITTLE" configuration. The phone also offers a healthy 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of on­board storage and microSD card support. Huawei is offering an LTE­enabled Honor 6 Plus at a higher price mark. Notably, the device is also supported by a dual­SIM featture.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Camera

The Honor 6 Plus has somewhat similar camera setup to the HTC One (M8). It doesn't feature an optical zoom, but you can always refocus images after the shot is taken. The dual­camera setup is unique to the Honor 6 Plus. Huawei has also packed in a sensor with a larger 1.98­micrometer pixel size. The front­facing camera is pretty amazing! The 8MP front­facing shooter should be apt for taking selfies and video conferences.

The iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile, houses an 8­megapixel rear camera with 1.5 micron sensor pixels and dual tone flash. Plus it also comes with an Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Software

The Honor 6 Plus is powered by Android KitKat 4.4 with Huawei's Emotion UI 3.0 layered on top of Android. The native skin comes pre­installed with the regular app drawers, which we get to see on a regular Android­powered phone. The lock screen has also been tweaked.

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus runs iOS 8. Apple has added some new features that make it a better operating system compared to Android mobile OS.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Battery and Verdict

The Honor 6 Plus has a mega 3,600mAh battery compared to the 2915mAh one on the iPhone 6 Plus. It means that the Honor 6 Plus easily outpowers the iPhone 6 Plus in battery department.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus doesn't look like a cheap knockoff. It is an amazing phone, with plenty of interesting features. Moreover, the dual ­camera setup could prove to be a huge hit among its core users. The Honor 6 Plus is arriving in India by next year, and as usual we're pretty much excited to get a glimpse of this stunning new flagship smartphone of Huawei.

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