reviewtechno.net – Three-year-old Chinese smartphone challenger Honor today propelled the latest updated edition of its populist handset, specified the 6X.
Announcing the handset at an exclusive press conference at the start of CES 2017, Honor was keen to stress the high-end specification of the machine, citing its “doubled or nothing” credentials-both a statement about the smartphone’s dual-camera parade, the doubling of its processor to an octa-core configuration and the twinned SIM slits, as well as a challenge to its contestants.
Presenting to the world’s media at a packed Oceanside ballroom conference center at the Mandalay Bay hotel, the global product opening understood strong emphasis placed on quality, task, photography and youthful escapade in the trailer promotional videos. Clearly, as the company itself is only three years old, youth is the persisting power for Honor. “For the heroic,” is the company’s USP (distinct selling product).
Speaking at the incident, George Zhao, chairman of Honor, said the companies produces were, “Born for the young and young at heart”, cannily elucidating that this was” a lifestyle and mindset. Everyone is young because you are young at heart .”
In the three years that the company can exist, it has already attracted” 100+ million love and users worldwide”, according to the presentation, accruing a patron recommendation score on equivalence with Apple and beating Chinese adversaries Huawei, Samsung, Vivo, Oppo and Xiamoi. For brand happiness the company orchestrates even higher (90 %)- residence first against all-comers.
“Innovation, quality and work” is the mission statement for Honor, with the company previously claiming to be “the leading smartphone e-brand”. Honor is keen to stress that high quality necessary equal high-pitched cost.
Cheerfully having a dig at its antagonists, Zhao spotlit how Honor had introduced the world’s first octa-core smartphone patronizing LTE CAT6; with parallel dual backside camera and smart key rapid access to apps, noting that he was happy to see how “iPhone 7 Plus also follow this tendency”.
Now, the Honor 6X handset is the last representation be expected to cement Honor’s reputation. The body has a Bezier curve-inspired intend, originating it fast to hold. As Zhao supposed: “Very suitable for hand regard, very good hand comprise impression.”
The metallic body has been sandblasted for a smooth finish, “like a baby’s skin”, and the 2.5 D arched glass is smooth all around. The phone will come in three colors: silver, grey-haired [sic] and gold.
Most patently, this translates as a dual-lens camera. Zhao noted that although there are many such devices once on the market,” many of them cannot are comparable to single lens camera. Why? Software and image processing. We improve on algorithm.”
The 6X’ s camera has a 12 mp +2 mp, six-element wide-aperture lens, offering f/ 0.95 -f/ 16 digital gap. Users a to adjust the focus top, post captivate, to procreate special effects- such as extent of arena-applying subsisting images. Night-time photography is also improved, with 1.25 macro-metres pixel size offering a 25 % of the member’s betterment.
The performance of the handset is driven by the Kirin 655 octa-core chipset, promising a 65 % performance multiply over previous simulates. Three or four gigabytes of RAM are included, is dependent on region and discrepancy. Memory is 32 or 64 Gb, expandable with micro SD Card. The handset also has a dual SIM slot, signifying different SIMs can be installed for different provinces-model for world travelers.
The 6X handset likewise predicts a smart file arrangement to shorten fragmentation and start the organizations of the system faster. Through software optimization the 6X was faster than all competitors in the company’s own laboratory testing and this should not, in theory, slow down over epoch.
Honor is also enthusiastic about the 5.5 “full-HD expose, Zhao describing it as the” perfect poise between hand-holding and screen sizing”. Video playback enhancements such as auto adjust differentiate and brightness ensures the 6X” demonstrates more detail, more clear for video”.
There is also an see solace mode, which filters out off-color light, accommodates brightness and accommodates the color temperature of the expose, in agreement with the ambient light around the handset to reduce see lethargy.
The phone can also act as a Wi-Fi Bridge, a portable WLAN hotspot. A customer can share their Wi-Fi with up to four devices and the 6X can act as a Wi-Fi repeater, expand the scope of a dwelling router.
Other user-friendly serves include a split-screen capacity for apps, screen recording and scrolling screen captivate.
Battery life is always a contentious issue with smartphones, as Zhao memo, articulating:” Today the artillery previously become a headache. The Honor 6X will not acquire you disappointed.”
The 6X has a 3340 mAh artillery and in the wake of Samsung’s embarrassing and destroying artillery flame controversies, leading to the eventual wholesale scrapping of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 invention, Zhao was keen to stress the thorough testing with high-pitched benchmarks that the 6X artillery had undergone: 240 hours in extreme positions (temperature 85 measures; related humidity 85 %).
This was to make sure the artillery is safe and secure and will still hold over 80 % of the national capacity after 500 billing cycles. This equates to approximately 18 months of daily utilization. The batteries of other phones, Zhao indicated, would be at more like 60 % after 18 months.
The 16 nm chipset has powersaving technology, such as a low-voltage LCD backlight, sunlight presentation, i5 coprocessor, all of which amounts to a territory maximum of 11. 5 hours video watching; 70 hours music playback and eight solid hours of high-performance gaming. In these respects, the Honor 6X outperformed the iPhone 6S Plus, albeit it in theory, in Honor’s own laboratory tests and not equating with Apple’s recent flagship handset, the iPhone 7 Plus.
The Honor 6X will be contained as either a 3Gb Ram/ 32 Gb ROM version for EUR2 49 or a 4Gb Ram/ 64 Gb ROM version for EUR2 99. Shipping will initially start on 4 January 2017 in 13 main territories worldwide (includes the UK), with other countries scheduled to follow
E& T will lope a full review of the 6X handset in the coming weeks.