Until recently, Honor was a subsidiary of Huawei. In this edition of ‘The forgotten smartphone’ we look back at the Honor 6, which was the first device from the Chinese manufacturer that was for sale in the Netherlands.
For this edition of ‘The forgotten smartphone’ we go back to the year 2014. In that year the Honor brand first made itself heard for the European market. Honor did this in the German capital Berlin. The brand was aimed at young people and wanted to be ‘guided’ by the wishes of the users. The first two devices that were released in the Netherlands by Honor were the Honor 6 and the Honor 3C. We will discuss the former in this edition of our weekly column.
The Honor 6 was put on the market with an interesting price-quality ratio. It was also the time when OnePlus broke through with the OnePlus One. That smartphone was poorly available because they worked with invites. In addition, there was competition from, for example, the Galaxy S4 and the Huawei Ascend P7. Despite the smartphones being realized with the help of the users, Honor and Huawei borrowed many smartphones from each other and released them under each other’s name, especially in those years. As a result, the portfolio quickly became a mess.
Honor provided ‘the 6’ with a 5.0-inch Full-HD screen and a Kirin 920 chipset. This processor was assisted by 3GB of RAM. For file storage, the phone came with 16 or 32GB of internal storage space. You could of course expand this with a memory card. The Honor 6 was equipped with a 3100 mAh battery that was not interchangeable, we had to get used to that at that time. Today we do not know any better that you cannot remove the battery from a smartphone. With a weight of 130 grams, a (for that time) large device was very light.
The device was also equipped with a 5 megapixel camera on the front and a 13 megapixel camera on the back. A fingerprint scanner is now indispensable, at that time (almost) nobody asked for it. Despite Android Lollipop having already been announced, the Honor 6 came with Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the market, along with the very strong EmotionUI 2.3. Honor later released an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Honor released the Honor 6 in the Netherlands for an amount of about 300 euros.
Honor 6 summarized in 3 points:
- Very light
- First Honor in the Netherlands
- 5.0 inch screen with Full-HD resolution