In recent weeks the mobile segment was dominated by flagship launches and MWC coverage, so this particular device did not get a lot of coverage, because it has been around for a few months – but only in China.
The Honor 6 Plus is a 5.5-inch phablet with a 1080p IPS panel, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It uses Huawei’s in-house Kirin 925 processor with four 1.8GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores. The chip uses ARM Mali-T628 MP4 graphics and has 3GB or RAM to play around with. The phone ships with a generous 32GB of internal storage and a micro SD slot.
Since this is a phablet, it’s not exactly the lightest phone around, but at 165g it's not too heavy either. It measures 150x75x7.5mm, so it’s quite thin given the spec. Huawei also managed to stick a 3600mAh battery in the package, but it’s not user replaceable.
The Honor 6 Plus sports an 8-megapixel cam, but it gets a bit more interesting at the back. The phone has two 8-megapixel cameras, which can deliver some interesting depth of field effects, as well as other features offered by the dual camera approach.
European retailers are listing the phablet at €399, claiming they will have it in stock in the second half of May. This is not a bad off-contract price considering the spec. The spec might not be on a par with the latest flagships from HTC and Samsung, but we're still looking at a pretty powerful SoC, with loads of RAM and storage. If you don't want to pay a premium for the latest and greatest hardware, the Honor 6 looks like an interesting proposition.