In a world slowly dominated by smart gadgets, it’s not surprising that we’re getting a ton of new smartphones. However, when the going gets tough to get smartphones on a budget, the Honor 6a may be up your alley. It’s a budget smartphone that does exceed expectations, especially for something of its specifications. .
Perfect on a Budget
The Honor 6a is certainly catered for those on the lower end of the budget spectrum, but you wouldn’t notice it at first glance. The phone, in its basest appearance, seem on par with the look of modern smartphones today. This is impressive, considering the brand is a not a new entrant on the market.
● The phone sports a metal rear plate that covers a plastic frame. This build does tend to give a dash of “premium” that other cheaper phones do not seem to possess.
● Its 143.7x71x8.2mm dimensions make the phone relatively balanced as it can on your palm or your pocket comfortably.
● Those already impressed with the Honor 5C last year will have their sweet time tinkering and playing with the Honor 6A.
Interestingly, it seems like the Emotion UI is an entirely new OS the Honor 6A features, albeit from Android’s bare essentials. As with many custom Android interfaces, the Emotion UI ditches the signature app tray, and pretty much allows users to customize their own home screens.
The Pros: Beyond Just A Budget Phone
The Honor 6A perhaps strikes the interest of most due to its affordable price. After all, AU$245/US$195 for a smartphone is a pretty sweet deal. Its clean metal construction does complement with its numerous features
The price seems all the more worth it when you realize it has quite the decent camera. The phone comes with a 13MP camera which, if combined with its present phase detection autofocus, can help make for some pretty decent shots.
Not only that, but the Honor 6A perhaps sweetens the deal more with amazing battery life. Its powerful 3,020mAh battery packs a pretty decent punch, and it’s fairly large for a phone like the Honor 6A.
● This means playing a looping 90 minute video at 720p at the highest brightness setting with full notifications will reduce the phone to mere 19 percent of its battery. This isn’t pretty bad, especially for a budget phone.
Memory begins with pretty much 10GB free from its base 16GB format, although you may want to thank the Honor 6A for feature a microSD slot that can support cards of up to 128GB.
For a budget phone, it utilizes Snapdragon 430, which makes it decent and fast enough despite its rather base specs.
The Cons: It Still Has Limitations
The Honor 6A’s 720p display does tend to seem a bit lacking, especially now that there are more powerful smartphones that can support higher levels of resolution.
● This is also a big step down from the previous model’s 1080p screen.
● Despite the constraints, it still is very much capable of media consumption. Thing is, 720p isn’t exactly the ideal resolution for movies and games, given the five inch screen.
The phone also lacks a fingerprint scanner, a security technology that is slowly becoming popular among smartphones today.
Other users may take some time getting used to the custom Huawei EMUI skin, which is a midrange Android skin that tries to get the Apple iOS “finish.” It also runs on Android 7.0, which is unfortunately not the latest Android OS, but is relatively the one phones still run on.
The display itself is accurate although it is not as sharp as people may tend to expect from phones.
The Honor 6A did lose a couple of features that previously let the Honor 5C shine. Regardless, what it lacks in features, it makes up for competence and usability. It is relatively a good starting piece for those who want a cheaper yet efficient smartphone.
It’s important to remember that Honor 6a wasn’t built to be a high end smartphone. It’s a budget smartphone, and it does its duty well. It does its job surprisingly well, especially for a phone of its specs. It definitely makes the mark at making the smartphone race interesting, especially in a market that’s slowly being dominated by the mentality that you always have to pay money for good specs.