In the already impressive HONOR X Series, a recent addition has been unveiled to further strengthen the lineup. Now comes the introduction of the X6a, HONOR provides users with a budget-friendly device that doesn’t compromise on competitive specs. Let me share my in-depth review as we explore the features and specifications of the HONOR X6a.
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HONOR X6a Specifications
|OS:||Magic UI 7.1|
|Processor:||MediaTek Helio G36|
|Display:||6.56-inches 90Hz TFT LCD|
|Wireless Connections:||4G, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Connectors:||USB Type-C, OTG|
Main – 50MP, f/1.7
Macro – 2MP, f/2.4
Depth – 2MP, f/2.4
|SIM Card Slots:||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
22.5W Wired Charging
|Price:||4GB+128GB: Php 6,990|
What’s in the Box?
The HONOR X6a is packaged in a sleek, minimalist white box adorned with the brand’s distinctive logo on both the front and sides. Upon unboxing, you’ll immediately encounter the HONOR X6a device. Alongside the documentation, you’ll discover a convenient SIM ejector pin for easy use. Additionally, the box contains a charging adapter, a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, and a transparent silicone case, providing users with a complete set of essential accessories.
The Honor X6a presents a sophisticated and premium design that is sure to grab your attention. Its slim profile and lightweight build make it easy to handle and carry, ensuring a comfortable user experience. With a thickness of just 8.4mm and a weight of only 188g, it’s perfect for one-handed usage, offering convenience to users. Also, located on its top is its waterdrop notch.
This device is highly portable and user-friendly, making it an ideal companion for everyday use. Whether you appreciate its sleek plastic design at its back or its durability, the Honor X6a is sure to impress with its overall design and build quality.
Additionally, there’s another color option available in Midnight Black, whereas we currently have the elegant Sky Silver variant for our review unit. Personally, I find the Sky Silver version appealing due to its glossy gradient aesthetics. Furthermore, the phone delivers an exceptional in-hand feel, providing a satisfying and comfortable grip that enhances the pleasure of holding this device.
Its Display and Features
The HONOR X6a boasts a 6.56”, LFT LCD Display, having a refresh rate of 90Hz that brings the users with immersive experience when viewing photos, videos, movies or more. This means that the screen will refresh 90 times every second, resulting in a smoother and more responsive viewing experience. With this refresh rate, exceeding the specifications of numerous other devices in its price category, this phone provides smoother visuals, enhancing the overall gaming and browsing experience.
Additionally, the display offers a resolution of 720 x 1,612 pixels, which is quite respectable for a mid-range smartphone. It also has a pixel density of 269 pixel per inch. Equipped with HONOR’s Dynamic Dimming technology, it can simulate the dynamic change of natural light and effectively alleviate eye fatigue.
Some other notable features of the phone include a 3.5mm audio jack, a fingerprint sensor for secure biometric authentication, support for dual-SIM functionality, and facial recognition for convenient unlocking and security.
The Honor X6a delivers a seamless and user-friendly interface and performance as it is equipped with the MediaTek Helio G36 octa-core processor which is built on a 12nm architecture and comes in a 4 GB RAM configuration, which provides substantial internal storage with a capacity of 128 GB. It also offers the convenience of a dedicated microSD slot for expandable storage for a larger file capacity and ensures a worry-free experience, allowing you to store all your beloved music, photos, and files with ease.
This combination of software and hardware allows users to switch between apps seamlessly. This dynamic duo guarantees a smooth user experience, simplifying daily tasks, app navigation, and content consumption for its budget-friendly price range.
The HONOR X6a distinguishes itself as a capable gaming device that is well-suited for a variety of games, including casual titles like Startlit Kart Racing and Balloons TD6. It can also handle high-demanding games like Genshin Impact, although occasional stuttering may occur when played at higher settings, but switching to low settings can provide a smoother gameplay experience. For less demanding games like Mobile Legends, the device delivers consistently smooth performance even at optimal graphic settings.
Here are some benchmark results of the HONOR X6a.
The HONOR X6a boasts an impressive 50MP Main Camera, a 2MP ultra-wide camera plus a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2MP front camera, a rare find in smartphones within the same price range, enabling users to capture life’s moments with exceptional detail, whether it’s day or night.
During our actual camera test, the pictures we took from the 50MP rear camera were decent and produced vivid shots. Additionally, the 5MP Front Camera on the front side delivers high-quality images that can be easily shared with friends and family. Its Selfie Camera also joins the line as it produces natural-looking selfie shots.
In terms of image quality, the camera of the Honor X6a produces vibrant and natural colors, while maintaining good sharpness and dynamic range. It performs well in low-light situations, thanks to its low-light sensitivity and noise reduction capabilities, allowing users to capture clear and well-lit photos in dark environments.
The Honor X6a’s camera offers a diverse set of features designed to enhance photography experiences. Users have the option to utilize portrait mode for achieving professional-looking portraits with background blur, HDR for well-balanced exposure in high-contrast situations, and panorama mode for capturing wide-angle shots. Furthermore, the device provides a pro mode that grants manual control over camera settings, AI scene recognition to automatically optimize settings based on the scene, and various video recording options such as 4K video, video stabilization, slow-motion video, and time-lapse. This versatility allows users to capture high-quality videos in various formats, making the Honor X6a’s camera a valuable tool for preserving cherished moments and producing visually striking content.
Here are the sample pictures:
The HONOR X6a is equipped with an impressive 5,200mAh battery that supports rapid charging at speeds of up to 22.5W. On our actual charging test, the HONOR X6a was fully charged from 0% to 100% in more that an hour. During our actual usage of this device, its battery capacity provided us with a long-lasting 2-day battery life. This means you can go about your day without the constant need to recharge your device, even during busy periods when you’re occupied with work or errands.
Final Thoughts about the HONOR X6a
As for our final thoughts, the HONOR X6a emerges as an impressive budget-friendly smartphone that seamlessly blends style and substance. With its sleek design, lightweight build, and vibrant display, it offers a premium feel at an affordable price point. The device’s MediaTek Helio G36 processor, generous storage, and smooth multitasking capabilities cater to a variety of user needs, from everyday tasks to gaming. Its camera setup, highlighted by the 50MP main camera, captures detailed and vibrant photos, while the substantial 5,200mAh battery ensures extended usage without constant recharging. The HONOR X6a represents a notable addition to the mid-range smartphone market, providing a well-rounded and feature-rich experience that exceeds expectations for its price range.
As for our final thoughts, the HONOR X6a emerges as an impressive budget-friendly smartphone that seamlessly blends style and substance. With its sleek design, lightweight build, and vibrant display, it offers a premium feel at an affordable price point. The device's MediaTek Helio G36 processor, generous storage, and smooth multitasking capabilities cater to a variety of user needs, from everyday tasks to gaming. Its camera setup, highlighted by the 50MP main camera, captures detailed and vibrant photos, while the substantial 5,200mAh battery ensures extended usage without constant recharging. The HONOR X6a represents a notable addition to the mid-range smartphone market, providing a well-rounded and feature-rich experience that exceeds expectations for its price range.
- Huge battery capacity
- Supports a 3.5 mm jack for headphones
- Memory expansion via external card slot
- Aesthetic and sleek
- Does not support the 5G network.
- Video recording limited to 1080p
- No ultra-wide camera