Honor 6X Unboxing and First Impressions

The Honor 6X is Honor’s latest device which slots below the rather impressive Honor 8. We first saw the device at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, which is a big hit for the device. At just RM1199, the Honor 6X is said to offer you features that are found in more expensive flagship devices.


Like other Honor devices, the packaging that it came with is rather standard. It came in a familiar packaging with light blue colour signifying Honor’s branding colour. It’s a blend designed box with nothing on it apart from the Honor 6X branding at the front and some little information on the back. The phone sits on top in a plastic bag once you lift the cover. The small box that the phone sits on contains the SIM-tray removal tool and the usual documentations. Apart from that, there’s only a USB wall adapter as well as a microUSB syncing and charging cable.

First Impressions

At first glance, the device looks pretty premium. Combined with the fact that its built by Huawei, which still have a strong reputation in building good quality devices, its not too much to expect the Honor 6X to feel good in your hands. The front glass does look pretty premium, although it may not have the best feeling as it comes with a pre-applied screen protector. The rear does have the metal finish and look to it, although it may not feel as premium or solid as the Moto M.

A 5.5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution (1920 X 1080) is found on the front. Like most other devices, Honor think that 5.5-inch is the sweet spot in display sizes these days, and they’re hanging on to it. As usual, combining both 5.5-inch and Full HD resolution, we should say hello once again to the number 401 pixels-per-inch, signifying its pixel density. There are a couple on sensors on the top along with an earpiece and a 8-megapixel camera, and that’s about it apart from the Honor branding at the bottom. The sides of the glass is also 2.5D curved, although on our silver tester with white front panel, there seems to be a separate band running on the sides.

Thanks to its unibody design with non-removable back cover, a removable tray is mandatory, in which you’ll find 2 slots: one will take an ordinary nano-SIM card, and the other will either take the similar sized nano-SIM card or a microSD card for storage expansion. The right is where the power and volume buttons live. The bottom consists of a microUSB port, a speaker on the right and a microphone hole on the left, even though the design suggests that there might be stereo speakers. The 3.5mm earphone jack causally sits on top of the device.

The back is where all the bells and whistles are. The signature dual-lens camera which consists a 12-megapixel and a 2-megapixel shooter is located on the top in a silver housing, along with a single LED flash on its side. There is also a handy fingerprint reader right below the cameras, but unlike the one found in its bigger brother Honor 8, its just a fingerprint reader without any other smart functions.


As the Honor 6X is still a Huawei device with a different branding, its rocking Huawei’s in-house developed Kirin 655 mid-range processor, which consists of 4 higher powered cores clocked at 2.1GHz and 4 lower powered cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The version that we get here is the lower-spec version with only 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, as oppose to 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage that’s found on other markets. All models get microSD storage expansion, and the device will take cards up to 128GB. Like the Honor 8 and other Huawei devices, EMUI 4.1 software is pre-loaded, which is Huawei’s own heavy skin on top of Android 6.0. It does have a large battery built-in, 3340mAh to be exact, and Honor proudly claims that it will go for 2 days on a single charge. 3 colours are available – Silver, Grey and Gold.

Stay tuned to MDROID.my for upcoming full review of this device!