The Chinese company had created the Honor lineup of smartphones to support affordable section of the market. Generally, it targeted the entry level lineup and with the introduction of the Honor 6 Play, it just a whole lot more entertaining. The smartphone was launched in China in the September of 2017 and is expected to enter the Indian market by the December of the same year. The price hasn’t been declared yet, though it is estimated that it will somewhere around the lower 6K mark. The Honor has managed to stick around among the stiff competition that persists in the entry level lineup. The specs offered are quite decent compared to the price range along with a sufficient AnTuTu benchmark. The Huawei is much appreciated in China and although people may not have the hots for the company, it gets the job done fairly well.
The Honor 6 Play will be sporting a 5-inch HD display, with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and a pixel density of 294 ppi, not too shabby for an entry level device. The device has a lot of bezels both at the bottom and the top, but it's expected. Also, the 5-inch design is perfect for people with smaller palms and will fit in nicely in every hand. In terms of color, the Honor 6 Play will be made available in two variants, white and gold. It also has a smooth rear finish and a plane back panel. It is a sort of disadvantage since the smooth plastic finish won’t offer much in terms of grip and protection. If you decide to buy the device, make sure you order a good quality back cover that will offer some grip over the phone.
The Honor 6 Play will be powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT673TC processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The GPU hasn’t been revealed but we are assuming it to be some sort of a low-end Mali processor. Now before you cringe your face at the specifications consider the price and think for a minute or two. The Honor 6 Play dishes out a much higher score compared to smartphones in the entry-level range that are at least a year old. The deal is in no way a bad transaction.
The Honor 6 Play also has 2GB of RAM and an inbuilt memory of 16GB which is also expandable via an SD card. Now for a device at this range, the gadget is offering some decent specs which cannot be overlooked. If the company manages to well optimize the device, it will no doubt become very popular among the people. It’s true that by shelling out a little more, you can get a better device. But for those people who don’t wish to spend much at all, this device is a must pick.
The Honor 6 Play comes with an 8 megapixel rear and a 5 megapixel front facing shooter. According to the pictures, the device also has a front flash for those selfies. Now the pictures taken by the camera lack some obvious details, as expected for such a cheap gadget. One can't has everything in a package. The company has to cut some corners, and this is where they did it. Outdoor photography seems legit, but the sensor struggles with white balancing and the pictures appear to be too dark or burnt out in some places. The true upside is the front flash, which gives you an edge over those selfies. They may not be the best, but at least they are clear enough.
The heart of the Honor 6 Play is powered by a Li-Po 3020 mAh battery, which is a generous commitment for this range. It guarantees to run the device throughout the day on moderate usage. Also, the smartphone has dual Sim support along with 4G capabilities. Keep in mind that there is no fingerprint sensor and for 5K you shouldn't expect any.