Huawei today launched a new smartphone called the Honor 6, priced at Rs 19,999. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor and at this price point, will be up against other smartphones like the Alcatel Onetouch Idol X+, Micromax Canvas 4 Plus, and the Gionee Elife E7 Mini. We pit these smartphones in a specification comparison to find out how they fare. Also Read - Honor 6 specifications make it among the best value for money smartphone under Rs 20,000Also Read - Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones impress with their design but falter on price
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As mentioned above, the Huawei Honor 6 was launched at Rs 19,999. In comparison, the Alcatel Onetouch Idol X+ is priced at Rs 16,999, the Micromax Canvas Plus 4 at Rs 16,750, and the Gionee Elife E7 mini at Rs 17,739.
Except for the Gionee E7 Mini which has a 4.7-inch display with a full HD resolution, the other three smartphones flaunt a 5-inch display with a full HD 1080p resolution.
As is the basis of this comparison, the four smartphones are powered by an octa-core processor. The Honor 6 is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 920 octa-core processor, the OneTouch Idol X+ is powered by a 2GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core chipset, the Canvas 4 Plus is powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, and lastly the Elife E7 mini too is powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor.
As for RAM, the Honor 6 leads the way with 3GB of RAM, followed by the OneTouch Idol X+ with 2GB of RAM, and the Canvas 4 Plus and Elife E7 mini with 1GB of RAM.
Huawei Honor 6 offers 32GB internal memory with an option to add more via microSD. The only other smartphone to feature expandable memory is the Canvas 4 Plus, which features 16GB of in-built storage. The Elife E7 Mini and OneTouch Idol X+ offer only 16GB of internal space, without an option to expand it.
The Honor 6 and the Canvas 4 Plus both offer 13-megapixel camera at the back, and a 5-megapixel snapper at the front. The Elife E7 mini has a 13-megapixel camera as well, which can be rotated for using as a front camera as well. The Idol X+ features a 13.1-megapixel snapper at the back, but only a 2-megapixel camera at the front.
On the battery front, Huawei wins by packing a 3,100mAh battery. The rest are powered by batteries with a capacity of 2,500mAh, 2,000mAh and 2,100mAh respectively.
The Honor 6 and the Canvas 4 Plus both run on different versions of Android KitKat. The Idol X+ and the Elife E7 mini however lag behind as they still run on Jelly Bean.
The phones are essentially quite similar in terms of the specifications and features. The Huawei Honor 6 is a tad more expensive than the other smartphones and for the extra buck you get more RAM, more storage with microSD card support, a bigger battery and LTE support.
|Features||Huawei Honor 6||Alcatel Onetouch Idol X+||Micromax Canvas Knight A350||Gionee E7 Mini|
|Display||5-inch 1080p||5-inch 1080p||5-inch 1080p||4.7-inch 1280p|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 920 octa-core processor||2 GHz octa-core Processor||1.7 GHz octa-core Processor||1.7 GHz octa-core Processor|
|Camera||13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera||13.1-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera||16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera||13-megapixel rear camera, 13-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Connectivity||dual-SIM card slots, LTE support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth||3G support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth||3G support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth||3G support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 KitKat||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Price||Rs 19,999||Rs 16,999||Rs 17,982||Rs 17,739|