A couple of days ago, I got my hands on the Honor 6 Plus. It’s a mid-range phablet released by one of Huawei’s sub brands. But Huawei’s name isn’t anywhere to be seen. Not even on the back where the company’s gone with a subtle patent design that you’ll only see in the right light.
As phablets go, it’s a modest size. It’s comparable to the Note 4 and it’s only 7.4mm thin. On its right edge are the volume and sleep buttons. The edges are mostly flat and look metallic but they do feel like plastic. The bottom edge is rounded and features a micro USB port. And on the top is a 3.5mm headset jack and an IR blaster.
One interesting feature is the dual 8MP camera on the back, similar to the HTC One M8 setup and it lets you create some cool focus effects. The front camera is also 8MP. On the front of the phone is the large 5.5-inch 1080p LCD IPS display.
Inside is a Huawei octa-core chip, 3GB of RAM, and either 16 or 32GB of storage. It is expandable up to 128GB and you’ll be able to get dual SIM models. Also inside is a huge 3600mAh battery.
The Honor 6 Plus runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it costs around £300 SIM-free in the UK. That’s half the price of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. And here in the UK, it’ll be available under contract with Three very soon.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus specs: