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By Lionel Quinny in Tekk That! - On

There has been a lot of talk & reviews floating about flagship phones released by the giant OEMs, but here at Whackk! we decided not to cover them a lot since everyone else is doing it. So in this issue we will talk about Huawei phones, sure you must have heard of these. Doesn't ring a bell? You may remember them from the 'Ascend series' phones, but we are not here to talk about the past (glorious or otherwise). We are narrowing our focus on the recently launched and still fresh from the oven, 'The Huawei Honor 6'. This is not a review per se, but more of an analysis of the underdog & its chances to knock down some serious competitors off their thrones.

The underdog we are putting our bet on this year is Huawei Honor 6.

Don't judge this book by its cover. It may not be a looker like those HTC phone, but buying this phone won't burn a hole in your pocket. Plus, who wants just a pretty face without any firepower. This beast by Huawei is a power house with some serious power running through its veins. Below are the characteristics of the beast that makes this underdog a serious competitor.


Display:

The phone comes with a 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~445 ppi pixel density) and with 10 finger multi-touch support. The touch is as smooth as any or every high end flagship device out there. Being an IPS screen the legibility of the display in sunlight is not a problem. Playing games or consuming media is a beautiful experience. Its 445 ppi density is higher than that of the Samsung Galaxy S5 which is 432 ppi.


Camera:

This phone sports a 5 MP front camera, which might not seem much, but is more than what some of the flagships offer. It keeps things interesting with a rear camera that is 13 MP shooter. It uses a Sony BSI sensor with a 2.0 aperture. This means it allows more light to come in while you capture your shot. I almost forgot to mention the dual LED flash light support for the camera. While testing this device's camera I had to remember that the rear camera’s quality is preset to 8 MP. It needs to be changes from the settings to 13 MP.


Storage & RAM:

The on-board memory storage on this device is 16/32gb. Huawei has been kind enough to throw in a memory card slot (which is right beside the micro-sim slot). Most of the high end phones these days come with standard memory, yes Nexus we are pointing at you... If someone is looking to use their phone for at least a period of 2 years and is a heavy media consumer, it’s a little difficult to manage without a card slot. A normal 'flac' format song is about 23mb on an average, so you can do the math. Speaking about Flac, if you don't listen to it, you should start now. Normal mp3 songs max out at 480 kbps which to some is great, but Flacs go all the way upto 3004 kbps. At such high bitrate your flac song should be around 90mb in size. Once you go flac, you will never go back.

Sorry, I got a bit carried away with the 'flac' part of the sound, getting back to the topic. The Huawei Honor 6 has a 3 GB Ram. We are talking Samsung Note 4 level specs here people, at the price point of just INR 19,999 (Flipkart). This means that handling multitask for the phone will be a breeze, the UI of the phone also doesn't seem as heavy as Samsung's touchwiz (which is one of the heaviest OEM UIs). You can throw as many as apps you want to operate on it and it will not at all let you down.

This next one is the most important and the last nail in the coffin of the other flagship phones.

Processor:

This beast has a homegrown HiSilicon Kirin 920 processor at its heart (chipset).  The CPU is a Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7. So when we tell you that this is an octa-core phone, we damn well mean it. The homegrown processor is not just another 'Exynos' (Samsung's home grown processor). This is the information from the Antutu benchmark. So we looked up its benchmark score and boy we were surprised! Here, have a look.

That is a baller of a processor with some serious firepower. The Chinese definitely have a reliable weapon to use against the competitors. As per the buzz in the community and some leaked images (below).

The kirin 920 processor is capable of displaying 2K content due to that monstrous mali 628MP4 GPU on board which can handle those extra pixels on the display. This also means that all the gamers out there will have one more thing to not worry about, game on geeks! The leaked info also suggests that the chipset can easily support a 32 MP camera. We have a feeling that the next 41 MP camera on an android may use this processor.

That's it. It's is not much but for the price of INR 19,999, this phone has some serious firepower almost like Rocky (part 1). No one saw him coming but then he did, they didn't know what hit them.  We would love to have a knock out round by putting this device against the current heavy weights.

Kudos! Huawei you have definitely got our vote for the 20K price bracket device.

Lionel Quinny

Die hard Yamaha fan. Tech junky/ soulful biker love exploring the road as well as the tech community. Bugged by android for life. Phone addict, happy go lucky beach lover..

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