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.
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.