Huawei launched at the end of last year a terminal positioned halfway between the middle and the top of the range: the Honor 6 Plus . It did not lack assets to seduce, of course, but it still had a sizeable flaw… It was only available in Asian markets.
Fortunately, the manufacturer has decided to change his mind in the meantime and he launched his terminal on European soil a little earlier in the year.
The Honor 6 Plus has been with me for a few days now and the time has come to take stock of the operation.
Note however that this grip will focus primarily on unpacking the device. A more complete test will be published in a few days. If you are afraid of missing it, you can always subscribe to my YouTube channel .
And we immediately attack with the technical characteristics of the beast just to refresh your memory.
The Honor 6 Plus is positioned in the phablet segment and it features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen capable of displaying Full HD 1080p type definition.
It is powered by a Kirin 925 processor composed of four cores clocked at 1.8 GHz, with 3 GB of RAM behind.
The storage space reaches 32 GB and it will be possible to expand it through a micro SD card.
Huawei has worked a lot on the photo part. The terminal is equipped with two 8 million pixel sensors at the back and it will thus be able to shoot in 13 million pixels. Better, it will capture more light and it will be faster to focus.
The manufacturer has also placed a third 8 million pixel sensor on the front of the terminal.
802.11 b / g / n WiFi is part of the game, of course, as is Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G. We are also entitled to a nice 3600 mAh battery to top it off.
Packaging & Accessories
The Honor 6 Plus comes in a fairly minimalist blue box. It does not include any particular visual and it does not evoke the technical characteristics of the device either.
By opening it, you immediately fall in front of the device. The builder has placed two compartments below. They include the various accessories delivered with the terminal.
Included in the set are a synchronization cable, a power supply unit and the usual documentation. I did not find a hands-free kit in the box but it may be because it is a loan model.
However, the documentation comes with two protective films to be placed on the terminal.
The offer is rather conventional, therefore.
Design & Ergonomics
But what really matters is the terminal, right?
The Honor 6 Plus looks a lot like the original model. It thus inherits a plastic shell and a metal frame. The finishes are neat and if the phone remains very light in hand while it is rather imposing.
I could be wrong but I have the impression that Huawei has overlooked the oleophobic coating. It's a shame and it will therefore be preferable to place a protective film on the screen to avoid rotting it with fingerprints. Same thing at the back for that matter.
The phone does not have any button (physical or sensitive) on the front. The manufacturer has grouped all these elements on the right side and we find, from top to bottom, the two buttons dedicated to volume control, the power button and two hatches giving access to SIM cards.
The second hatch is also quite special because it can accept a micro SD card.
At the rear, we find the two sensors placed side by side, near the double LED Flash. Further down we also have a slot concealing the speaker of the device.
The connector is placed on the lower edge, which is the exact opposite of the headphone jack. A plug which comes with an infrared emitter. The Honor 6 Plus can thus be used as a universal remote control.
The Honor 6 Plus did not impress me as much as the P8 in terms of aesthetics and finishes. It is undoubtedly a question of positioning, but Huawei has set the bar much lower.
It's a bit of a shame, especially since this phone is offered from 399 euros. It is also possible that this pricing position will end up turning against it.
I had the opportunity to play with it a bit at the start of the week and had fun taking some pictures. There, however, I was very impressed by the quality of the photos obtained.
The two sensors do extremely well in all possible light conditions and you can even push the aperture to f / 0.95 to achieve nice background blur.
Anyway, I'm going to stop there for the moment and leave you with the video shot for the occasion. If you have any questions, the comments are there for you.