Honor 6X is the one of the top smartphones in the sub-Rs 15k segment with its attractive dual-camera technology. But that’s not the only thing that makes the Honor 6X a worthy contender in the highly-competitive sub-16K price range. It also houses a powerful Kirin 655 chipset accompanied with 3GB / 4GB RAM. We have the 4GB RAM variant with us and decided to check out if it manages to impress us with the similar level in performance as it shows in the camera section.
The Honor 6X is powered by a Kirin 655 SoC which has been developed in-house by Huawei. The octa-core SoC has four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four low-power Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7GHz. It has Mali-T830 GPU for graphics. For memory, it has 3 and 4GB RAM variants, which is paired with 32GB / 64GB of on-board storage with options to expand upto 128GB via microSD card. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with its custom EMUI 4.1 on top. It’s a dual-SIM smartphone with hybrid SIM card slots (micro + nano). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB, and OTG. It houses a 3,340mAh of battery with Quick Charge support to keep things running.
Talking about the usability, the smartphone performs very well in terms of the touch response and multitasking. One can swipe easily between different apps quickly without any lag. The UI is simple, clean, and also works very well. Out of 4GB of RAM, users will get around 2.5GB of free RAM at all times and around 53.3GB of free storage out of the 64GB of internal memory.
The gaming performance of the Honor 6X is impressive. One can play simple games like Subway Surfers and Candy Crush smoothly. The high-end games like Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt 8 takes some time to load but afterwards, the gameplay is smooth. Heating issue is also very minimal.
When it comes to benchmarks, the scores are impressive. The Honor 6X got 57,748 and 17,694 in AnTuTu and Quadrant Standard respectively. It scores 58.6fps in Nenamark and in Geekbench, it scores 804 in single core performance and 3,338 in multi core test.
The fingerprint sensor at the back is smooth and unlocks the screen in less than a second. It recognizes the finger even if your finger is smudgy, wet or in any orientation. The good thing is that you can use it for several other gestures. The connectivity features in the device also works well. There was hardly any connectivity issues with the SIM and 4G VoLTE connectivity. The audio and video performance of the Honor 6X is great. It was able to play 1080p videos without any lag. The sound output is good with the earphones as well the speaker.
Overall the performance part of the Honor 6X is quite good. As we have always said that judging on the base of benchmarks is not a good decision, and the Honor 6X manages to impress us with its performance. It also is able to strike a good balance between the performance without sacrificing the battery life, which is an often ignored aspect these days.