Want an affordable dual camera phone? Check out the Honor 6X

Want an affordable dual camera phone? Check out the Honor 6X

I've had the opportunity to take a closer look at the Honor 6X ahead of the global launch, and here's my first impression.

Honor 6X is one of the most good looking smartphones I have seen so far. This handset attempts to compete in the mid-range smartphone category by offering relatively high-end specs for a budget price.

On the outside, the Honor 6X punches above its weight with an aluminium chassis, which the firm claims "has been created to withstand rigid product testing".

The 6X will be available in two colors: silver and gold, with pre-orders starting January 4, prior to the official sale date of Jan 10.

Huawei produces a lot of phones that it does sell directly in Australia, like the recently announced Huawei Mate 9 device due in the early part of the year, but there are plenty of handsets that it doesn't ship to Australian shores.

The Moto G4 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0, while the Moto G4 Plus has a 16-megapixel rear camera, also with an aperture of f/2.0. Opting for a large 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display.

Honor 6X dual rear camera setup consists of a 12-MP main camera featuring phase autofocus and LED flash along with a standard 2-MP secondary camera. Honor says you can get up to 2.15 days of use on a single charge with the 6X, but this is a rather ambitious claim and will only get ruled out in real world testing. Huawei has brought over their dual-camera system from the Honor 8 and their premiuim Huawei-branded phones, making the 6X the cheapest phone we know of that has a dual-camera array. The phone is a dual SIM device.

The Honor 6X was already available in China and now the company is making it available in the United States and Europe starting at $249.99. Like the Honor 5X before it, the Honor 6X is aggressively priced, coming in at $249.99.

For starters, you get the unbelievable octa-core Kirin 655 processor, 32GB of memory with a microSD slot, a 12MP dual-camera (the other's a 2MP unit), an 8MP on the front, fingerprint scanner, 3GB of RAM and a 5.5in 1080p display. Under the hood is the Kirin 655 octa-core processor clocked at 2.1GHz and coupled with Mali T830 GPU. This, coupled with a 1.25um pixel size, enables the Honor 6X to capture quality shots even in low-light settings.

The 6X, however, will cost £224.99 when it is made available online on January 4, Honor confirmed at an event in Las Vegas ahead of the CES technology show.

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