Honor 6A hands-on: Premium style, budget price

Honor 6A hands-on: Premium style, budget price


Honor’s latest budget model is going on sale in the UK. Here’s our first look.

Honor, the sub-brand owned by Huawei, is putting out some great phones. We love the Honor 9, and over the past year or so even the less-expensive models have also been pretty noteworthy.

The latest phone hitting European shores is the Honor 6A, and in the UK it’ll be available to pre-order from Monday, July 31 ahead of a general sale on August 4 with carrier Three. This phone has previously been announced in China, but this is the first time we’re seeing it further west.

With a low price of £149.99, it’s sure to interest those looking for a great phone on a budget, and after a brief hands-on we’re quite impressed.

There’s no fingerprint sensor, but everything else here is solid.

For the price, there’s a fair amount of phone crammed in. Powering the Honor 6A is a Snapdragon 430 CPU, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable by microSD card. It’s also dual-SIM, accepting one nano SIM and one micro SIM.

Inside is all well and good, but it’s outside where the Honor 6A shines, frankly. In times past, budget phones would look like they were designed to be cheap. Then you look at the Honor 6A, with its sleek metallic body that comes in at 8.2mm thin, and you imagine the possibilities. It’s a very clean looking phone, in part due to not having a fingerprint sensor on it at all.

That’s one area where the 6A does fall short, even for a budget phone. It’s possible to buy cheap and get a fingerprint sensor nowadays, and if you’re moving from a phone that had one you’ll probably miss it. There’s also no NFC, so no



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