LAS VEGAS — Huawei's new smartphone looks like a steal for budget-minded business users. The Honor 6X — unveiled this week at the CES tech trade show in Las Vegas — is a killer deal, with a premium design, strong security and a roomy 5.5-inch display, all for just $250. It's launched this week and is available unlocked from a variety of online retailers.
The Honor 6X stands out because it looks like a much more expensive smartphone than it is. The premium metal design looks sharp, and feels a lot sturdier than what you get from other phones in this price range.
Workers will also like the phone's fingerprint reader, which is built into the back of the device and lets you unlock the phone with one tap. The fingerprint reader even has some extra functionality, letting you swipe through photos or documents by moving your finger left and right over the sensor. It's a small addition that's pretty handy.
Other hardware highlights include an octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. That configuration helped the phone feel pretty snappy during my hands-on demo. You also get 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot to add extra storage. Finally, Huawei claims the phone's 3,340-mAh battery will give you a full two days of battery life, but we'll have to see how it fares on our full battery test.
We rated this phone's predecessor — the Honor 5X — as our favorite budget business phone in 2016. So far, the Honor 6X looks like it could claim that spot on our current list of best smartphones in 2017. Check back soon for a full review.