mobile photography technology, culture and community
www.dpreview.com

Huawei announces octa-core Honor 6

49

The Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has announced the Honor 6, a high-end model that is squarely aimed at the the competition's flagship devices, such as Apple's iPhone 5s, the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2.

Mobile photographers will find the Honor 6's camera specification decent but not specifically groundbreaking. The Huawei uses the 13MP 1/3-inch IMX214 BSI CMOS sensor that we've also seen on the OnePlus One. The lens offers a fast F2.0 aperture but there is no talk of an optical image stabilization system. A dual-LED flash is also on board. At the front a 5MP unit provides plenty of pixels for self-portraits, an F2.4 aperture and wide 88 degree field of view. 

With only 6.5mm thickness and the bezels surrounding the 5-inch 1080p screen measuring less than 3mm the Honor 6 is a sleek-looking device and only weighs 135 grams. Inside the Android 4.4.2 OS and Huawei's Emotion UI are powered by Huawei's own Kirin 920 octa-core chipset, which in benchmark tests has scored higher than Qualcomm's current top-end chip, the Snapdragon 805. 

In terms of memory the Honor 6 offers 3GB of RAM and users can choose between 16 or 32GB of internal storage. There is also a microSD-card slot for those who need more space to store photos, music, video and other files. There is no word yet on pricing and availability.

Key Specification:

  • 13MP 1/3-inch Sony IMX214 BSI
  • F2.0 aperture 
  • 5MP / F2.4 front camera
  • 5-inch 1080p display 
  • Kirin 920 octa-core chipset (four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16 or 32GB storage
  • microSD upport

Via: GSM Arena 


Comments

Total comments: 49
wunaru
By wunaru (4 days ago)

Presell $389.99
http://www.wuna.ru/huawei-honor-6-kirin-920-octa-core-4g-lte-phone-3gb-ram-16gb-rom-android-4-4-smartphone-5-0-incell-ips-1920-1080.html?___store=en

1 upvote
Falconest174
By Falconest174 (4 weeks ago)

Looks alot like the New Amazon phone.

0 upvotes
tinzi1
By tinzi1 (4 weeks ago)

People are getting tracked either way, facebook, IOS, android, ISP. Just get a phone u like and stop worrying about who is tracking you.

1 upvote
Sweets
By Sweets (4 weeks ago)

to Joe Ogiba...
hi Joe, i have a htc sensation and in fact i was waiting for the new max based on specs of the htc one m8. My wife has a one m7 glamor red... very nice phone. But than, i noticed rumours that the max m8 was not real and that htc might work together to realize the next 6inch+ phone or phablet with google, maybe.
Then Huawei anounced the Honor X1, i looked at the specs, good enought for me so... i went for it and ordered it, althought... not released here in the Netherlands, yet. I don't regret that and really...love this phablet...just the way it is...:-). Thanks for your message.

1 upvote
Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (3 weeks ago)

Thanks for the update Sweets.

Joe

1 upvote
Sweets
By Sweets (4 weeks ago)

Personally, i like to read comment of people who know what they talk about. I'm writing this comment using my Huawei Honor X1 7.0 in my left hand. Ordered it at merimobiles and received it the 16th of june.
Mind you, i'm very! happy with it. The first day i thought...ooo...it's huge...now, today, 25th of june i'm already hooked and do NOT want to do without it.
Finally, a tip: it's something new, we should get accustomed to... try it and...you will!like it. And if not, no problem...i do!!!

1 upvote
dzukela
By dzukela (4 weeks ago)

you really like LagDroid ?

1 upvote
Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (4 weeks ago)

Is that the Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 ? I wish they come out with an upgrade with 2560x1600 display and 4K video by January 2015 when my 2 year Verizon contract expires on my HTC Droid DNA.

1 upvote
Jogger
By Jogger (4 weeks ago)

Not going anywhere near Android, iOS, or Windows Phone... they are basically NSA data collection devices.

0 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (4 weeks ago)

Right now there are more than 20 "tasty" cookies spying on you !!!!!!

2 upvotes
Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (4 weeks ago)

Watch out for the black helicopters.

3 upvotes
mister_roboto
By mister_roboto (4 weeks ago)

But you computer on the internet isn't?

1 upvote
Suave
By Suave (4 weeks ago)

You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day.

0 upvotes
DotCom Editor
By DotCom Editor (4 weeks ago)

Chinese government spyware included for free!

3 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (4 weeks ago)

yep exactly like Apple, Microsoft, Google and the American government

5 upvotes
dzukela
By dzukela (4 weeks ago)

you like Chinese government and google, I guess ..

0 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (4 weeks ago)

You guess wrong .

0 upvotes
MdNvS
By MdNvS (4 weeks ago)

You forgot the news where NSA was actually infiltrating Huawei?

1 upvote
dzukela
By dzukela (4 weeks ago)

Extensive Spyware & malware apps pre-installed.
Special firmware "monitoring" features included.

2 upvotes
MysteryLemon
By MysteryLemon (4 weeks ago)

And you think Apple, Google and Microsoft aren't monitoring your location and every keypress?

3 upvotes
Petrogel
By Petrogel (4 weeks ago)

Always trust the spy you know !!!

3 upvotes
dzukela
By dzukela (4 weeks ago)

"And you think Apple, Google and Microsoft aren't monitoring your location and every keypress?"
YES, Google spy their users.

2 upvotes
limlh
By limlh (4 weeks ago)

Huawei has leaped into the leader's pack with this phone.

2 upvotes
MysteryLemon
By MysteryLemon (4 weeks ago)

Yawn...

All the comments from non Huawei owners or users need not apply.

Looks great. I'll probably buy one when my Ascend P6 contract ends unless they have a newer model by then. The P6 has probably been the most reliable phone I've owned, and I've had plenty of Iphones and various other Androids before you start...

4 upvotes
Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (4 weeks ago)

P7 looks pretty nice too, though.

1 upvote
Photog74
By Photog74 (4 weeks ago)

Comes complete with factory-installed spyware, I suppose?

1 upvote
dzukela
By dzukela (4 weeks ago)

More than you can imagine :)

0 upvotes
KAMSA
By KAMSA (4 weeks ago)

nice :)

0 upvotes
JackM
By JackM (4 weeks ago)

Are they related to the Fugawi tribe?

0 upvotes
stevo23
By stevo23 (4 weeks ago)

Huawei - when you want the best in stolen intellectual property.

8 upvotes
Suave
By Suave (4 weeks ago)

Them rounded corner thieves, them.

3 upvotes
stevo23
By stevo23 (4 weeks ago)

Ha Ha...that's such a great comment. I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I remember the rounded corners on the copied matchbox cars - copies of copies.

0 upvotes
Suave
By Suave (4 weeks ago)

https://www.google.com/search?q=apple+patents+rounded+corners&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=&gws_rd=ssl

0 upvotes
stevo23
By stevo23 (4 weeks ago)

Yea, that's a weird patent. But it's not characterized quite right in that article.

0 upvotes
quiquae
By quiquae (4 weeks ago)

A common complaint from camera neophytes when they use high-end compacts or DSLRs is "This camera doesn't focus!", when they actually mean "The DoF is too thin and I don't know how to stop down!".

It seems that handset manufacturers are going after faster aperture, which is good if you know what you are doing, but I wonder if the DoF is deep enough to keep the general population happy?

2 upvotes
Michael Ma
By Michael Ma (4 weeks ago)

I have seen this complaint in the samsung galaxy forums and undoubtably they've seen a rise in complaints that their previous phone was faster to focus or has problems focusing. The cameras take longer to focus because of the shallower dof and the slightly longer minimum focus distance. They're adding phase detection (galaxy S5) and laser assisted (LG G3) focus to combat this problem rather than go back to slower lenses with a shallower DOF.

1 upvote
Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (4 weeks ago)

The sensors on these phones are so small that even with F2 you get a lot of DoF, absolutely no need to worry about oof images.

0 upvotes
quiquae
By quiquae (4 weeks ago)

@Lars
I'm not so sure. With a 1/3" sensor and 4.1mm lens (same as iPhone 5), f/2 gives you a DoF of only about 190cm at 100cm distance. That's just about the distance you would have between your friend across the table in a restaurant. People may not be happy if they take a restaurant photo and the background is not in focus. Of course all you have to do is move back about 65cm to reach panfocal distance, but the angle of view may be wrong, and most people wouldn't think of it anyway.

0 upvotes
Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (4 weeks ago)

well, the DoF is not infinite of course, but the same is true for smartphones with a slightly smaller apertures. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything smaller than F2.6 these days anyway. Let's say if you very vaguely know what you are doing focus is no trouble. Of course, tap-focusing on the background when you want to take a picture of your friend who is 2 feet away from is not a good idea. But it would not be a good idea on any smartphone.

0 upvotes
Stealthy Ninja
By Stealthy Ninja (4 weeks ago)

Get tracked by communists with style?

9 upvotes
0MitchAG
By 0MitchAG (4 weeks ago)

I think I should start selling Faraday-cage phone cases to you people.

3 upvotes
MysteryLemon
By MysteryLemon (4 weeks ago)

You think Apple and Google aren't monitoring your every move and keypress?

2 upvotes
0MitchAG
By 0MitchAG (4 weeks ago)

Of course they do, and they make no attempt to conceal that. I just don't lose sleep over it.

1 upvote
Markus123
By Markus123 (3 weeks ago)

NSA?

0 upvotes
Zeisschen
By Zeisschen (4 weeks ago)

So for whatsapp, a camera and facebook we now get 3GB of Ram and 8 core processor? LOL
But at least this iPhone looks nice, oh wait...

Comment edited 21 seconds after posting
2 upvotes
0MitchAG
By 0MitchAG (4 weeks ago)

Android optimisation too stronk.

0 upvotes
Lukemynick
By Lukemynick (4 weeks ago)

Oot question, wrt reviews, what's in the pipeline?
The HTC One M8 review feels so long time ago already =/
S5, Z2, F7a, G3 anyone?

Cheers!

0 upvotes
Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (4 weeks ago)

S5 is next in line, hopefully next week.

2 upvotes
dragonlord88
By dragonlord88 (3 weeks ago)

I would buy Huawei Honor 6 because of the price.. Not everybody can effort themselves to buy Apple or Samsung.. I actually liked it http://dgise.com/post/90375473474/a-new-huaweis-flagship-honor-6-sails-into-the-market

0 upvotes
Total comments: 49
About us
Sitemap
Connect