Freshly announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Honor 6X is surely going to compete with Huawei’s sub-brand flagship, the Honor 8. Having a price tag of just under $250, the device is aimed towards the midrange market but according to its specs and sleek design it can be regarded as much more than that. We are going to compare it with its bigger and better brother to make you have a better understanding of which device to choose.
Just like its previous generation device, the Honor 5X, this year’s device sports a metal finish covered in 2.5D curved glass to provide it some extra scratch resistance. The Honor 8 however has a more premium like glossy finish and also sports 2.5D curved glass.
Being slightly larger than the Honor 8, measuring 150.9 x 72.2 x 8.2 mm and being slightly heavier with a weight of 162g it still offers a smooth feel to it, screaming premium design just like the Honor 8 at the same time.
Both devices come equipped with fingerprint scanners which are positioned at the rear while the Honor 6X offers a Micro-USB connection instead of Honor 8’s USB Type-C.
Unlike the Honor 8 which sports a 5.2 inch display with a sharp resolution and 424 ppi, the Honor 6X is slightly bigger having a 5.5 inch LTPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which have a density of 403. Both devices have amazing displays considering their price tag.
Camera wise, both devices feature a dual lenses build for their respective rear snappers but they are somewhat different in terms of capabilities.
The Honor 6X comes equipped with two 12MP and 2MP rear cameras paired with a 8MP front with great capabilities considering its price tag. Honor 8 however has a more professional camera build, both rear lenses sporting 12MP along with its 8MP front. It features the same Huawei P9 camera technology from Leica.
They both come equipped with octa core Kirin chips but in a different configuration. The Honor 6X has the 655 chip paired with 3GB of RAM while the Honor 8 has the Kirin 950 with 4GB of RAM. They both have 32GB of expandable internal storage.
Software wise, they are virtually the same as they run Android Marshmallow tweaked by EMUI 4.1 but they are both in line to receive updates to Android Nougat somewhere around this year. They are bang on even in terms of software.
No matter which device you choose, they are great at what they are intended to do and either you opt for the midrange 6X or the more premium version of the Honor 8 we can assure you they are amazing smartphones.