Honor 6X Swag Phone: Camera Review

With its finely-honed design and all-around innovations, the slick-looking Honor 6X unlocks new value to users on all fronts. Among a host of refinements, what stands out is the fact that the 6X is th


With its finely-honed design and all-around innovations, the slick-looking Honor 6X unlocks new value to users on all fronts. Among a host of refinements, what stands out is the fact that the 6X is the very first smartphone in this price band to offer a dual-lens camera system. That’s right — One camera, two separate lenses. But more on all that later. First, let’s take a look at what the Honor 6X has to offer.

The Honor 6X comes with a 5.5-inch, 403 PPI, full HD display that offers a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The 2.5D curved glass display boasts a brightness of up to 450 nits that ensures excellent clarity even in direct sunlight. Under the hood is a Huawei Kirin 655 processor. The octa-core (4×2.1GHz + 4×1.7GHz) chip deftly handles whatever tasks you throw at it, from graphics-intensive games or performance-demanding apps. The 3GB of RAM 4GB variant also available) on the Honor 6X ensure that there is always more than ample headroom for multiple apps to run. It has 32GB (64GB with the 4GB RAM variable) of internal memory along with a microSD card expansion slot to amp-up storage if the shutterbug in you goes into overdrive.

Speaking of shutterbugs, it’s the camera on the Honor 6X that makes it better than the best in its class of smartphones. The device boasts an amazing 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual-lens primary rear camera. The second sensor is used for gathering depth information about the scene. This special dual-lens gives the camera the ability to capture more light and image details while shooting.

Its wide aperture range (f/0.95 – f/16) allows you to shoot very professional-looking photos keeping your subject in sharp focus against a blurred background. In other words, it offers very good depth of field (DOF) and possibilities of enhancing your photos with creative and stylish bokeh effects — something that you could only do so far with either full-blown DSLR camera or the most expensive smartphones. In fact, with the Swagphone Honor 6X you always have complete control over this depth of field.

In addition to this, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and a Sony IMX386 sensor give the camera an ultrafast auto-focus time of 0.3 seconds as well as a number of dynamic editing features. The camera has an intuitive and easy to understand user interface. A simple swipe to the right gives you access to all the camera modes and for settings, swipe left. For checking out the photos in the gallery, users can swipe upwards.

The Honor 6X comes with a plethora of camera modes or presets, ranging from HDR, Panorama, Beauty, Night shot to the more exotic possibilities like Light painting, Good food, Audio note, Watermark, Document scan, and more. You even have Slo-mo recording capability available to you on this device.

For those who like to do things the hard way, the Honor 6X camera boasts a Pro mode as well. The Pro mode gives you full control over the camera’s shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, manual focus, exposure, as well as white balance. The controls are very responsive and the interface intuitive.

The Honor 6X carries an ergonomically located superfast, third-gen biometrics scanner on the rear panel. Of course, this allows you to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds flat at the touch of a finger. But heck, the fingerprint scanner carries some additional magic as well. Not only does it allow you to click selfies with a single tap, the integrated touch response of the sensor here also lets you browse through your photo album. Neat, eh!

Connectivity-wise, the Honor 6X comes with 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 for sharing all the photos and videos you shoot. And for geotagging images, apart from GPS and AGPS, the smartphone extends your global coverage span with Glonass as well as BeiDou satellite systems.

Furthermore, its high-density 3,340 mAh battery — coupled with a useful set of integrated power management tools — ensure you have ample juice for those never-ending photo-sessions. Could anyone ask for anything more at this price!

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  • Published Date: March 16, 2017 2:49 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 16, 2017 3:18 PM IST