The latest smartphone in the Indian market – the Honor 6X – has taken everyone with surprise with its dual-camera setup available at an attractive price. The pair of 12MP+2MP rear cameras, one for the details and the other one for wide aperture effects is what makes it among the best camera phones available in this segment. The smartphone comes at a starting price of Rs 12,999, available with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The 4GB RAM model with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 15999.
Apart of this, the Honor 6X features a 5.5-inch FHD display. It is powered by company’s own octa-core Kirin 655 SoC with Mali T830MP2 GPU. Unlike most devices which don’t support memory expansion, the 6X allows the user to add up to 128GB of external storage. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with its custom EMUI 5.0 on the top of it. The dual-SIM smartphone also supports 4G VoLTE capability. All that makes it a complete package, but if you’re wondering how its battery life is, then you’re at the right place
In fact, if you ask us, battery has become one of the prime factors which is focused by both the manufactures while developing, and by customer before purchasing a phone. The Honor 6X comes with a 3,340 mAh battery backed-by great software that lets users optimise battery life for longer run-time. The phone also supports quick charge. The Honor 6X comes with battery optimisation options for checking and changing the usage as per the needs. Apart from the regular usage, there is two additional mode for power saving – Power Saving Mode and Ultra Power Saving Mode. The former lowers the CPU usage and internet access to save and increase the battery life. Ultra-Power Saving mode on the other hand, goes to the extreme as it limits the 6X’s usage to basic calls and messages only, which helps in increasing the battery life up to couple of hours. Power users will also like the ability to check the usage and consumption of battery sucked by the apps and hence they can choose to kill them if they don’t use them as much.
Now let’s talk about real-life battery of the Honor 6X. I’m a heavy user which means I use a lot of apps, play games, watch videos, and surf on net and so on. Even with this kind of usage, the 6X gave me an impressive 14 hours. Moderate users can get even more battery backup, and for minimal users, it can easily last a whole day with around 40 percent of battery still left.
On gaming section, the device performs very well. After 30 minutes of intense gaming, the battery decreases 76% to 65%, which is about 9% and is a remarkable battery optimisation. There is a minimal heating issue while gaming but it’s negligible. On my video loop test, I played a 1080p video for 30 minutes with 50% brightness and 50% volume and the battery drained just 6%.
Overall, the battery performance of the Honor 6X is just outstanding. It’s a right mix of good battery capacity and optimisations, ensuring that the phone doesn’t gives up on you in the middle of the day. The fact that it supports quick charging as well, means that you can juice up the phone in a jiffy.