Huawei has been making waves in the smartphone market over the past few years. In the wake of their recent win at the iF design awards, their products are only growing in desirability. Their smart and innovative alternatives to the market leaders are not only stylish but are a fraction of the price! Here is a quick look at the Huawei HONOR Play 6; the latest edition to their growing collection of world-beating phones.
The Huawei HONOR Play 6 is a beautiful phone, available in gold or white with a brushed metal shell and it certainly looks the part in anyone’s hands.
Huawei is not just pushing the boundaries of style though, the phone boasts a 5.0-inch screen with a 1280x720p LCD display. This display offers razor-sharp images that are just burst with color. At that size too the phone avoids being too unwieldy and fits comfortably in a jeans or a jacket pocket, something that I am finding harder and harder to get these days.
The camera is a real beauty too, it isn’t quite as powerful as some of its competitors but the 8.0-megapixel main camera can take some excellent pictures. The phone also has a front-facing 5.0-megapixel camera for taking those obligatory ‘new phone’ selfies. The Huawei HONOR Play 6 is Bluetooth enabled which is perfect for using hands-free in the car or as I found myself doing more and more, sticking on a pair of Bluetooth headphones to block out the world and just soaking in some music.
If you’re planning a holiday or your lifestyle demands you visit a number of different countries, the phone has a Dual Sim feature. If you grab an international Sim this allows you to make domestic and international calls from the same device which is a brilliant time saver. Dual Sim can also eliminate the ‘work phone’ and ‘personal phone’ dilemma by merging the two.
From cookie-clicking to Insta-scrolling the Huawei HONOR Play 6 has the processing power to handle anything you can throw at it. It is packing a 1.4Ghz Quad Core processor which keeps the phone running fast and reliably in spite of its slim body. As someone who certainly plays the odd game here and there on the train or in my downtime at work, I have to say the machine is responsive and you can really push it to its limits.
Another boon for anyone interested in playing games or simply loading up on music is that on top of the 16GB of internal memory there is room for expansion onto an external SD Card which increases the memory to a potential 144GB. You’d be hard-pressed to find that sort of memory potential elsewhere for a similar price.
My time with the Huawei HONOR Play 6 has been illuminating. When I consider the alternatives (some of which are being priced upwards of £1,000 now) I have to say that Huawei is my firm favorites. Their phones have the power to tackle everyday use head on and let you look good while doing it!