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Don’t miss out on the 4GB Honor 6X flash sale: register now

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A couple of weeks ago, Honor launched its mid-range 6X smartphone in India. Amazon had a flash sale for the version with 3 GB of RAM on February 2, which quickly sold out. Today, the retailer had another flash sale, but this time the slightly more powerful variant of the device with 4 GB of RAM was surprisingly also available for purchase.

If you’ve missed it, don’t worry. The next flash sale is scheduled for February 16, when you’ll again be able to get your hands on both versions of the device. The Honor 6X with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage will set you back Rs. 12,999, while the version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of space can be yours for Rs. 15,999. Just be sure to register now so you don’t miss out again.

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Honor 6X review

January 3, 2017

As a refresher, the Honor 6X sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by the Kirin 655 chipset. It features a rear-facing dual-camera setup with 12 and 2 MP sensors as well as a metal body. You’ll find a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device and an 8 MP selfie snapper on the front.

Other features worth mentioning are a 3,340 mAh battery, expandable storage (up to 256 GB), and Android Marshmallow with Huawei’s custom EMUI on top. However, the device will get bumped up to Android 7.0 Nougat within the first half of the year.

If you’re interested in getting the device, make sure you register for the next flash sale. To do so, visit Amazon’s website by clicking the button below.

Register for the flash sale

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

Now that an increasing amount of smartphone manufacturers are selling their phones at cheaper price points, it’s much easier for consumers to afford an off-contract device rather than purchasing one with a two-year contract. At least in the United States, the way smartphones are priced has changed dramatically, and that’s a good thing.

So, what are the best smartphones out there for those who’d like to forgo the standard contract and buy unlocked? We’re here to take you through the best unlocked Android smartphones for under $250, under $500 and over $500. As always, if you have anything you’d like to suggest, be sure to speak up in the comment section at the bottom of the post.

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list regularly as new devices launch. It’s also worth noting that this article is written for a U.S.-centric point of view, though (since they are unlocked) pretty much all of these devices are available outside of the U.S., at least in some capacity.


Best phones under $250

Honor 6X

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If you’re looking for a phone under $250, you should definitely check out the Honor 6X. With its big 5.5-inch 1080p display, long-lasting battery, metal construction, dual-SIM support and super fast fingerprint sensor, the 6X gives many other budget phones a run for their money.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this device is its rear-facing dual camera setup, which features 12 and 2MP sensors. While every dual-camera setup utilizes the secondary camera differently, the 6X uses the 2MP sensor to capture depth information that can be taken advantage of when using the camera’s wide aperture mode.

This phone isn’t perfect, though. It doesn’t come with USB Type-C support, EMUI is a little unpolished, and the device’s bottom-firing speaker isn’t the greatest. If you can get past those few caveats, though, the Honor 6X might be well worth your money.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 403ppi
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor
  • 3/4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • Dual 12 and 2MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,340mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2mm, 162g

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Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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Instead of announcing just one Moto G variant this year, Lenovo brought us three different devices – the Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play.

The highest-end of the bunch is the Moto G4 Plus, and it brings a handful of notable improvements to the Moto G range. It has a big 1080p display, capable processor, expandable storage, and even a fingerprint sensor this time around. While we had a slight problem with the volume/power buttons and the camera in low light, we can honestly say this is one of the best budget offerings in 2016.

Right now you can buy it in the U.S. for $249.99 through Amazon or Motorola.com.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
  • 2/3/4GB of RAM
  • 16/32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 153 x 76.6 x 9.8mm, 155g

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Moto G4 Play

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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Lenovo’s Moto G4 Play enters the market with a low price tag, solid specifications and a familiar design language we’ve all grown to love.

It sports a 5.0-inch HD display, solid Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear camera that’s great for snapping the occasional photo. Plus, you get a removable 2800mAh battery, which is a feature many manufacturers have been leaving out of their phones lately.

Specs

  • 5.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 294ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Removable 2800mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 144.4 x 72 x 9.9mm, 137g

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Best phones under $500

OnePlus 3T

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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We weren’t expecting OnePlus to release another new flagship in 2016, but it happened. If you were a fan of the OnePlus 3, you’ll certainly love the OnePlus 3T.

With its powerful Snapdragon 821 processor backed by 6GB of RAM, the 3T absolutely flies through web browsing, gaming and most other everyday tasks. It also has a bigger battery this time around (3,400mAh to be exact), which is more than enough to get you through a full day of use on a single charge. In addition, the 3T now sports 16MP rear and front-facing camera sensors, a dual-SIM card slot, plenty of on-board storage, and a fast front-facing fingerprint sensor on the front.

Basically the OnePlus 3T is a better OnePlus 3, and we’re certainly not complaining. You can buy it from OnePlus’ website in Gunmetal and Soft Gold color options.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401ppi
  • 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
  • 16MP rear camera, 16MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,400mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm, 158g

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ZTE Axon 7

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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ZTE’s Axon Pro from 2015 was a good phone, but it fell short in a few key areas. It came to market with only one storage option, no expandable memory, and the dual camera setup on the back of the device felt a bit gimmicky. Not only does the company’s latest flagship fix all of those problems, it brings much more to the table.

It has a big 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, the latest Snapdragon processor, plenty of RAM, multiple storage options, and yes, expandable memory up to 256GB. It also sports some killer front-facing speakers, all-day battery life, a great camera, and a sleek, attractive design. While certain parts of the software could use a little more polish, the ZTE Axon 7 goes toe-to-toe with the best in the Android market. It’s also inexpensive at only $400, making this an even more attractive option for folks looking to score a solid flagship device.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 538ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4/6GB of RAM
  • 64/128GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • 20MP front camera, 8MP rear camera
  • Non-removable 3250mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 151.7 x 75 x 7.9mm, 175g

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Best phones above $500

Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are here, and they truly are some amazing smartphones.

Not only are they the first phones to ship with the Google Assistant on board, they also come with plenty of exclusive software features and some of the best smartphone cameras in existence.

Under the hood, they sport some killer specs, too. Both devices have an AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, plenty of on-board storage and long-lasting batteries. The overall design of these phones may not be the most unique, but they do feel like premium phones through and through.

There are a few things about these phones that will turn some people away, though. For starters, they only sport an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance, meaning they’re not nearly as waterproof as the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. There are ways around that, but none that will make the devices truly waterproof. Plus, if you buy the Verizon model, you’ll have to deal with a small amount of bloatware (though you will be able to uninstall it), you won’t be able to unlock the bootloader, and Verizon will be handling all Pixel and Pixel XL software updates (though the company swears it won’t delay them).

If you’re in the market for a new flagship Android phone and don’t mind spending over $650, you should buy the Pixel or Pixel XL… these are two of the best Android phones out there.

Specs

Google Pixel

  • 5.0-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/128GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 12.3MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 2,770mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6mm, 143g

Google Pixel XL

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/128GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
  • 12.3MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,450mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6mm, 168g

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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Samsung did a killer job with their 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Design-wise, many would say those two phones were close to perfect. The company forwent a plastic design and instead included glass front and back panels with an aluminum frame. They weren’t without their flaws, though. The S6 and S6 Edge didn’t offer expandable storage or removable batteries — two features Samsung has been known to include in all its smartphones for years.

Now the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have made their way to the masses, and they fix many of the problems the S6 line introduced last year. While they don’t offer removable batteries, Samsung included expandable storage on both handsets in case the 32GB of on-board storage isn’t enough. Samsung mostly stuck to the same design this time around, though they did shrink down the camera bumps on the back and made the devices a little thicker to make room for larger batteries.

In terms of specs, these are top-of-the-line smartphones. They come with Quad HD Super AMOLED displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors, 4GB of RAM, great 12MP rear-facing cameras and run the latest version of Android. Instead of featuring the same screen sizes this time around though, Samsung kept the S7 at a smaller 5.1 inches, while the S7 Edge has been bumped up to a larger 5.5-inch panel.

Seriously, these are some incredible smartphones. They are a little pricey, but all in all, we think the high asking price is worth it.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S7

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200GB
  • 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534ppi
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200GB
  • 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3600mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 157g

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Huawei Mate 9

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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Huawei has done a great job at making its way to the mainstream over the past few years – first with the Huawei P9, and now with the Mate 9.

With a big 5.9-inch display, powerful Kirin 960 processor, dual-SIM capabilities, and an impressive camera setup, the Mate 9 may be one of the best big phones of the year. While its display is ‘only’ 1080p and its software is a bit odd sometimes, we still think the high price tag is worth it. If you’re after a smartphone that offers exceptional battery life and incredible performance, the standard Mate 9 delivers in spades. If money is no object and you want a smartphone that is unattainable to most customers, the Porsche Design Mate 9 might be worth your while.

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

Specs

  • 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 373ppi
  • Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 256GB
  • Dual 20 and 12MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 156.9 x 78.9 x 7.9mm, 190g

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HTC 10

Best unlocked Android phones (February 2017)

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HTC needed a saving grace this year, and the 10 just may be it. The Taiwanese company finally designed a phone that’s different enough from its predecessor yet still sports a familiar design language. With an all-metal chassis, front-mounted fingerprint sensor and a new-and-improved speaker setup, the HTC 10 easily made its way to our best Android phones list.

Under the hood, the 10 comes with some killer specs. A 5.2-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM are in line with most other flagships this year, and it also comes with expandable storage up to 200GB and a 3000mAh battery that will have no problems lasting an entire day on a single charge. HTC also improved the camera this time around, which was a big flaw in last year’s One M9 flagship.

All in all, the HTC 10 is an awesome device. Great specs and a solid build quality are what you’ll get here… what more could you ask for?

Specs

  • 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 565ppi
  • 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 200GB
  • 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 145.9 x 71.9 x 9mm, 161g

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There you have it – our picks of the best unlocked Android phones you can buy right now. Missed anything? Tell us in the comments!

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Honor 6X to get Android Nougat update in March

Honor took the wraps off the 6X smartphone in China back in October of last year. At CES in Las Vegas, the company announced that it is bringing the device to the US as well as a few European markets. The mid-ranger offers a great price-performance ratio and ships with Android Marshmallow on board.

The good news is that the device will soon get updated to Android 7.0. Nougat. According to a statement Huawei gave to Android Police, the Honor 6X will get bumped up to the latest version of Android by the end of March. It looks like Honor is speeding things up, as the company originally said that owners of the 6X smartphone can expect to receive the update sometime in the second quarter of the year.

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Affordable Honor 8 Lite quietly launches in Europe

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The Nougat update will also come with Huawei’s latest EMUI 5.0 user interface, which changes the look and feel of Android quite a bit. It is a step up compared with the previous versions of the UI and brings quite a few new features to the table. These include, among others, the option of enabling the app drawer, which users have welcomed with open arms.

As a refresher, the Honor 6X comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Kirin 655 chipset. It has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. You’ll find a dual-camera setup on the back with 12 and 2 MP sensors and an 8 MP selfie snapper on the front. The device also features a 3,440 mAh battery, a metal construction, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and will set you back $249.99/€249, which isn’t a bad deal.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the mid-range device, make sure you check out the review of the Honor 6X.

Affordable Honor 8 Lite quietly launches in Europe

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A few days ago, we saw a few images of the Honor 8 Lite. It looks like Honor has now quietly launched the device in Europe, as it is already available for pre-order in Finland and Sweden with sales kicking off on February 14 (Sweden) and February 17 (Finland).

The smartphone looks more or less identical to the Honor 8, which was announced last July. It features a glass back along with a metal frame and is initially available in black or white. However, more color options are coming down the line: you’ll be able to get the Honor 8 Lite in gold at the end of February and in blue a month later in Finland, but in Sweden all colors are already listed.

In terms of specs, the device comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Kirin 655 chipset. It sports 3 GB of RAM but only has 16 GB of storage. Luckily, there’s a microSD slot on board, so you can expand the storage for an additional 128 GB.

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Honor 8 Nougat update with EMUI 5.0 starts rolling out globally

2 weeks ago

Unlike the Honor 8, the newly announced device features a single primary camera with a 12 MP sensor and an f/2.2 aperture. It is also equipped with an 8 MP selfie snapper, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3,000 mAh battery and runs Android 7.0. Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.0 user interface on top.

The Honor 8 Lite is an affordable smartphone and retails for €269 in Finland. We expect that it will soon be available in other European countries as well, as we have already seen the device listed on a Swedish retailer’s website.

Alleged Honor 8 Lite images leak ahead of MWC 2017

With less than a month to go before the 2017 Mobile World Congress trade show begins, we can expect the rumors and leaks to pick up speed on the internet from now on. The latest such report claims to have images showing what the unannounced Honor 8 Lite from Huawei will look like.

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Huawei CEO Richard Yu talks new partnerships, growth in interview at CES 2017

4 weeks ago

The report comes from noted gadget leaker Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de. These images show the phone placed inside both clear and plastic cases, so we are not getting quite the pure look at the phone that we would normally get. He added in Twitter posts that the Honor 8 Lite could launch in early March, after a possible reveal at MWC 2017. The phone is also supposed to come in Blue, Black, Gold, and White colors.

Alleged Honor 8 Lite images leak ahead of MWC 2017

The images indicate that the phone will have a microUSB port on the bottom, rather than the USB Type-C port that we have been seeing on many recently launched Android phones. They also hint strongly that it will have a single rear camera, rather than the dual camera set up that’s available on the Honor 8, and maybe a rear fingerprint reader as well. The price for the Honor 8 Lite is expected to be €280, or about $300. The article didn’t have any other major info on this phone’s hardware specs.

Huawei has already confirmed its plans to hold a press conference in Barcelona on February 26, the day before MWC 2017 officially begins. The announcement added that it will feature “the global unveiling of a new flagship device” at that event, but we would expect that the Honor 8 Lite is not what Huawei was referring to. It’s possible that “flagship device” could in fact be a successor to the highly successful Huawei P9 smartphone. The company could reveal a new Android tablet, the MediaPad T3, at its MWC 2017 press event as well. Stay tuned as we will be there at that event to give you the info on what Huawei will announce at the show, along with all the other big reveals from MWC 2017.

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Why Honor is Buzz-worthy Post-CES

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As mentioned in our Best of CES 2017 Awards, we saw impressive moves from the likes of Asus, Samsung, and even Garmin. Three weeks after the world’s largest tech event, excitement slows – but that hasn’t been the case for one newer brand to the U.S. – Honor. So why is everyone still buzzing about Honor post-CES?

In part, it’s about their latest devices, the Honor 6X and Honor Magic. At last year’s CES, Honor entered the ring with the Honor 8 – the company’s first U.S. phone. It proved to be a worthy competitor, going toe-to-toe with segment leaders like OnePlus and Moto. Honor brought its A-game again this year with the Honor 6X – winning one of our Best of CES awards.

Honor was the only smartphone company at CES to seriously address battery technology – giving the Honor 6X a two-day battery.

As phone processors and other components are rapidly getting smaller and faster, battery technology is one of the biggest challenges manufacturers face. At this point, flagships phones have squeezed almost everything they could out of lithium ion, and battery life is plummeting for it.

Meanwhile, Honor developed clever software and a variety of power saving techniques to squeeze an incredibly greater amount of life out of the battery without impacting performance. Indeed, this phone can last you two full days without needing to be juiced.

Honor impressed us not only in that they achieved the feat – but also that they cared enough to do it. This type of free thinking is refreshing, and they didn’t stop there either.

Honor ushered in AI with the introduction of another devices at CES: the Honor Magic.

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Hands-on: The Honor Magic looks out of this world

3 weeks ago

The AI-driven Magic has intelligent software that serves as a stand-in (and more) for Google Now, which isn’t available in China. The device actively pays attention to its owner’s patterns of behavior and anticipates needs dependent on context. The longer you use the device, the better it gets at its job.

Even before it gets to know you, the Magic is astoundingly convenient. For instance, if you buy movie tickets, it will alert you when it’s time to head to the theater, navigate you there, and display a digital ticket barcode when you arrive.

Why Honor is Buzz-worthy Post-CES

But if you keep using the device, it will begin to learn your preferences and habits. Eventually, it will attempt to anticipate the kind of music you like listening to at certain times of the day, like driving to and from work. It also has very advanced facial recognition And get this: it even has a headphone jack.

The Honor Magic is not slated for a US release, and you’d have a hard time getting ahold of one in China because they can’t keep enough of them on the shelves to meet the demand.

Smartphone sameyness is an increasingly vocal complaint among users, especially with the Pixel’s unveiling essentially playing out like a Google-branded iPhone. Samsung is churning out essentially the same product year after year without producing anything particularly hot (unless you count the incendiary Note 7), and LG and Motorola have tried (and failed) to mix up the game by introducing gimmicky modularity.

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Honor 6X review

4 weeks ago

Who even asked for modularity? nobody. There are legitimate pain points that most users experience, and mainstream brands are totally ignoring them for sexier, more saleable features.

So while there were a lot of brands that dazzled at CES and there were a lot of cool prototypes to drool over, Honor is the name that keeps popping up in conversation because they’re not acting likes salespeople and actually delivering something different in the U.S. market where carriers and brands force conformity  Honor may not be a household name, but their potential for greatness as an unlocked brand in the U.S. is buzz worthy.

For the full scoop on all things Honor, check out our dedicated hub page!

Deal: Honor 6X with free JBL headphones and battery pack at B&H

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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, you might want to consider getting the Honor 6X. The Chinese manufacturer launched the device in the US about three weeks ago, even though it was officially announced back in October of 2016.

We’ve come across a great deal on the Honor 6X at B&H. Unfortunately, the retailer isn’t offering a discount on the device, which means you’ll still have to fork out $249.99 to get it. However, it is throwing in a few extra goodies that have a total value of exactly $134.94. B&H Photo is giving out free JBL Synchros E40BT Bluetooth headphones as well as the Asus ZenPower Pro 10,050 mAh battery pack to customers who buy the Honor 6X.

As a refresher, the Honor 6X is a mid-range device that features a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 655 chipset. It sports 3 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of on-board storage which can be expanded with the help of a microSD card. The 3,440 mAh battery keeps the lights on while the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner will keep your data is safe.

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Hands-on: The Honor Magic looks out of this world

2 weeks ago

But the biggest selling point of the Honor 6X just might be the dual-camera setup with 12 and 2 MP sensors. The phone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board but it will get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat eventually. The device is unlocked and is currently only available in gray, but it looks like the gold and silver color options will be in stock soon.

If you think this is a good deal and want to get it, visit the retailer’s website by clicking the button below. As always, we don’t know how long this deal will last for, so we advise you to move fast in order to get it.

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Huawei launches its mid-range smartphone, Honor 6X, in India

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In a press event in New Delhi, Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei, announced the launch of Honor 6X. Honor 6X was launched in China in October 2016, and the highlight of the company’s latest mid-range smartphone is the dual camera setup at the back.

The Honor 6X was launched in China in three memory configurations, but in India, it will come in two variants – a lower spec’d version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and a higher spec’d version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. While the device comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, the company has shared that a beta of EMUI 5.0 with Android 7.0 Nougat is available already with a public roll-out in Q2 2017.

Honor 6X Specifications

  • Operating System: EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Display: 2.5D curved glass 5.5-inch (13.97cm) Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD | 403ppi
  • Processor: Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 | Mali-T830MP2 GPU
  • RAM: 3GB/4GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB | Expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP + 2MP | Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) | LED flash | 1.25µm pixel size | Wide aperture range from f/0.95 – f/16
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3340mAh
  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 162g
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Honor 6X review

3 weeks ago

The Honor 6X will be available in three color variants – Gold, Silver, and Grey – exclusively on Amazon. While the 3GB + 32GB variant is priced at ₹12,999 ($190), the 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at ₹15,999 ($235). The flash sale starts from February 2, while registrations start today at 2PM IST.

What do you think of the Honor 6X and its pricing? Would you like to pick one up? Tell us in the comments below!

Honor 6X International Giveaway!

Welcome back to the Sunday giveaway, where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday!

This week we are giving away a brand new Honor 6X!

Honor has been making quite a stir ever since CES with their commitment to unlocked devices as well as serving up flagship specs at prices that don’t break the bank. The Honor 6X has been making waves for being an impressive mid-ranger that can last for two full days on one charge.

Honor isn’t quite a household name just yet, but the Huawei-backed brand is certainly making a push for the US market in 2017. If you want to know more about this line, check out our previous coverage:

With the Honor 6X, you’re getting some surprisingly high-end specs packed into a sleek design and a gorgeous, narrow-bezel display. If you’re ready to get your hands on one, see all the ways you can enter below!

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Honor 8 Nougat update with EMUI 5.0 starts rolling out globally

The Honor 8, the phone that attempts to wrestle the title of “slipperiest fingerprint magnet” from the Galaxy S7, received the Nougat update in Japan last week. Now, the update is shipping internationally as well. Phone Arena reports several readers have submitted screenshots of the update, indicating a hefty 2.27 GB file size.

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According to Huawei Japan, the update includes not just the usual Android Nougat features you’d expect but also some additional stability, power management and security improvements. Furthermore, the update to EMUI 5.0 brings Huawei’s machine learning tech with it. It promises to deliver some of the Mate 9‘s “born fast, stay fast” characteristics to the Honor 8. That, and an app drawer option.

You can wait for the Nougat update to arrive via OTA or manually update your Honor 8 with the HiCare app. As with all update rollouts, it may take a while to arrive on your device. If you want to catch a sneak peek of what to expect from EMUI 5.0, take a look at our EMUI 5.0 review on the Mate 9.

Do you like the look of EMUI 5.0 or do you prefer the older Honor interface?