The Huawei Honor 6 boasts some incredible Android specs within an iPhone-inspired exterior

Callum Tennent
June 26, 2014

All of the looks of an iPhone, with the features and specs of a top-class Android handset – that’s the dream right?

Well dream no more, and feast your peepers on the Huawei Honor 6. The Asian smartphone scene is renowned for pumping out some seriously strong tech from brands that the West may have never even heard of, and the Honor 6 is the perfect example.

Of course as far as Asia-centric brands go, Huawei is almost certainly the most popular in Europe and the USA, but it’s never really been able to grab ahold of the marketplace outside of its home turf. If Huawei should decide to release the Honor 6 over here though, they could be on to a winner.

Huawei - Honor 6 front back side

It’s got a quad-HD resolution 5-inch display. It has an octa-core processor. It has 3GB of RAM. It has a 13MP rear-facing camera made by Sony. And it’s case and UI… well they look exactly like an iPhone. To an almost scandalous degree.

Not that we mind – it looks great. In fact looks is something that Huawei has actually done a relatively good job of lately  – we just hope that the actually build quality is there to back it up.

Another interesting make-or-break factor is the nature of that octa-core processor. Instead of going down the tried and tested Qualcomm path, Huawei prefers to make its own processor. It claims that the Kirin 920, which is a combination of  four Cortex-A15 cores paired with four Cortex-A7s, is as powerful as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 – if not more.

Huawei - Honor 6 profile

It runs the latest version of Huawei’s UI overlay, Emotion 2.3, which as you can see bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain Apple OS. Similarly, with its metal band and all-glass back plate, it doesn’t so much nod towards the design of the iPhone 4 as it does snap its neck with vigorous force that its head comes clean off.

But that’s by no means a bad thing. In fact this is the most excited we’ve ever been for a Huawei device. It’s priced at an incredibly reasonable $360, so fingers crossed for a worldwide launch window in the near future.


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Callum Tennent

International playboy/tech journalist.

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