Review Honor 6C: rethinking standards
Functionality cheaper, and today you can find affordable smartphone for all games and applications. And even with a decent camera. And what is very important — with a capacious battery. But what to buy those who has limited money, and wants neither more nor less flagship finesse? Possible answer — Honor 6C, freed from the shortcomings of his predecessor and received the fingerprint scanner. To pass by without having studied closely this device in terms of strengths and weaknesses, absolutely impossible.
Specifications Honor 6C
- Screen: TFT IPS, 5″, 1280 x 720, capacitive, multitouch
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 64-bit 4×1,5 GHz Cortex-A53 + 4×1,1 GHz Cortex-A53
- Graphics accelerator: Adreno 505
- Operating system: Android 6.0
- RAM: 3 GB
- Built-in memory: 32 GB
- Memory card support: microSDXC
- Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE: 1, 3, 7, 20
- SIM: nano-SIM + nano-SIM (combo slot), DSDS
- Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
- Camera: primary — 13 Megapixel (flash, autofocus), front — 5 MP
- Sensors: light, proximity, accelerometer, microgyroscope, fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 3020 mAh
- Dimensions: 143,5х69,9х7,6 mm
- Weight: 138 grams
The smartphone has arrived in edition without box and accessories so that there are only assurances from company representatives that will be included USB cable and AC charging adapter with a current of 2 A.
Neatly tailored and slim Honor 6 can rightly be called one of the most compact five inch devices in the line of the brand.
The whole front part is closed durable touch glass with curved edges, the top of which is located a slot earpiece, front camera and light sensors/approximation. The touch keys are not provided, instead, virtual buttons, which occupies part of the screen.
Elements on the housing located traditionally. At the top end — 3.5 mm connector for earphones and additional microphone noise reduction, and the bottom — micro-USB and two symmetrical groups of holes for the microphone and main speaker. On the left side is the already familiar combo-two slots for nano-SIM card, or a microSDXC memory card instead of the second “Sims”. On the right side comfortable metal power button and volume controls.
Rear side of the housing is a combination of aluminum panels and plastic panels antennas top and bottom. At the upper boundary is a large camera unit with ledges, plus led flash and the fingerprint scanner.
Have the Honor 6C small size and small thickness. In combination with a monolithic body of “glass and aluminium” it creates a pleasant feeling of solid and reliable things. Which, besides extremely convenient to use with one hand, including a sharp cut through the metal along the contour of the glass.
The five-inch smartphone with a TFT IPS screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels, which corresponds to the density of 297 ppi. Image slightly lacked smoothness in the drawing of thin lines and small fonts, but in daily use deficit permission, of course, is not felt.
There he is with the case of brightness, especially in bright spring sunshine — read the text, but viewing photos and videos is difficult.
But the color reproduction is hard to fault, and the white balance is close to the temperature of 6800K and the angles of the limit.
With the office no problem — sensitive response to light touch and pinch zoom, plus oleophobic coating. Only recognize up to six simultaneous touches, and on the glass there was not a scratch during the test.
Honor 6 smartphone running the operating system Android 6.0 with a proprietary shell EMUI 4.1, which is characterized by single space for all applications and widgets, plus flexible configuration interface. You can change not only the Wallpaper and the location of the widgets, but the style and animation of the scrolling of the tables and the labels are unread notifications programs. Optionally, you can enable circular scrolling of tables from first to last, and change the grid of icons from 4×5 to 4×4.
The notifications are divided into two blocks. The first shows all the new events and the control panel of the player, while the second contains the shortcuts to quick settings and brightness adjustments. In the list of additional shortcuts available screencast to record what is happening on the screen in the video.
On Board universal search, called a swipe down from any table. The search is for all the content and displays the results with Google drive and all local files. Plus messages, apps and contacts of course.
Design standard applications classic for the EMUI, a QWERTY keyboard may seem unusual only change the layout using the hold space. Of pre-installed apps worth mentioning, the customer Booking website, Instagram and Facebook messenger.
In the tools section there is FM radio and a flashlight, compass and calculator voice recorder. Installed EMUI normal for the scanner to clear the memory, and the rest of the software package includes Google in addition to the app store.
The settings section will leave no questions from anyone who uses Android smartphones, and the features you can provide a quick and stable fingerprint scanner, which during active testing have never had to wipe.
The machine at work
Hardware base Honor 6C built on the chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with two Quad-core Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 1.4 and 1.1 GHz. RAM 3 GB, plus a graphics accelerator Adreno 505 — relevant, albeit budget a bunch of “iron”. Internal memory smartphone 32 GB, plus you can install the memory card microSDXC any volume, or connect a flash drive via USB OTG.
In the daily operation of censures for speed of operation does not occur, especially in those scenarios where you have only video, browser and social networks. With a soft any questions, and the overall picture is much better shown by measurements benchmarks.
A measurement result in AnTuTu is good, but the Sling Shot immediately identified the nature of the budget smartphone. However, much more important than real performance, check out which helped test the selection of games.
On the smartphone, no problem to watch videos in Full HD, using local and network players.
While talking complaints to the microphones with active noise cancelling and voice dynamics does not occur, even though the voice is slightly lacking in depth. The main speaker is without a doubt good, clean and relatively loud sound, and even the beginnings of a low frequency. But the vibration motor a little weak, and it is not always possible to rely on silent mode.
The sound in the headphones can be safely attributed to the strengths of the device. Modern Qualcomm chip is provided with a common DAC with a decent study of the full range frequency response, even in the most complex compositions. The depth of the bass, there is close to Hi-Res players, top accurate and transparent, besides, equipped with an amplifier with decent power output. In the “plugs” at the cost of two thousand roubles and 16 Ohms impedance need only 65-70% volume, and with armature headphones it also did not want to wring the maximum.
The combination of a main 13-Megapixel camera with autofocus and led flash, plus “frontally” 5 MP — the phenomenon is not new and hardly interesting. Software camera standard for EMUI and a professional mode with manual setting of shutter speed, white balance, temperature, and other parameters.
In the afternoon on a Sunny day the pictures are lovely, no complaints about dynamic range and detail at the edges of the frame. Fast contrast focus and accuracy in hitting the white balance ensures good pictures on the walks.
Indoor budget begins the classic story with a lack of intensity and trying to avoid camera noise by increasing the exposure. Not always possible, and often miss out on exposure.
Night photos — not a strong point of the camera. Meager dynamic range and long exposure challenge the qualities of the photographer: the screen displays a request to prevent shaking when the shutter is released.
Subject flash photography was surprisingly adequate and justified in many situations, but lantern the flash power is slightly lacking.
In General, the pictures, the situation is good, but a lot here depends on the quality of lighting.
Survey of text does not cause any problems.
Front camera copes with its task well.
The shooting mode HDR works in mysterious ways, guided by the result of the metering of the bright area. To obtain a colorful image in a wide dynamic range is to manually set the focus on a dark area.
Shooting panoramas here on the level of smartphones is a class above, with a decent resolution, and neat gluing.
Have the ability to record HD video with a frame rate of 30 fps, medium detail images & tight sound.
The gadget is installed combo-two slots for nano-SIM card with possibility of their simultaneous operation in the networks of 3G/4G.
Range wireless communication includes Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 n and Bluetooth 4.1. But the navigation module is able to receive the signal of GPS and GLONASS systems. A “cold” start takes about 15-20 seconds of time, and the signal recovery takes no more than five seconds.
Strong side Honor 6C battery capacity is 3020 mAh battery, albeit without support for fast charging, but showing a good battery life.
More specifically, the smartphone is enough for two days of active use with half an hour of talking, an hour of playing games and watching videos, two hours of music, fifty images to the camera, plus another hour of browsing and social networks. One hour game battles takes 23% of the charge, and the Flight profile you can watch video for 13 hours. Similar results gives a measurement of the benchmark PCMark, confirming the endurance of the apparatus.
Honor 6C is a good media and a couple of cameras, economical hardware, and nice compact body of metal. Add to this the capacious battery and the long-awaited fingerprint scanner and will receive a strong competitor in the fight for the attention of buyers. Sorry, but they are also not done, for example, in the form of a screen with a good, but not the most clear picture.
- compact size;
- sound quality;
- for a long time.
- not supported Wi-Fi ac;
- screen with a resolution HD Ready.
Lyricist: Eugene Bitukov
Picture device: Daria Nesterovskaya