Huawei Honor 6A is a Budget Friendly Midranger

Huawei, specifically its sub brand Honor, held an event today, announcing a couple of tablets as well as a new phone, the Honor 6A. Like the tablets, the phone is priced accordingly for the low end/budget category, with features that reflect that price point.

The Huawei Honor 6A will be available in China from June 1st for CNY 800 (~Rs. 12,000) for the 2 GB/16 GB model and CNY 1,000 (Rs. 15,000) for the 3 GB/32 GB version.

There’s no word yet on when the phone will come to Pakistan.

Design and Display

Starting from the design, it seems evident that the phone belongs in the low end category. The front design looks like something out of 2013, with a very minimalist look. Up front you have a 5″ HD IPS LCD (1280 x 720) display, which is another staple for phones in this price range. There’s an earpiece on the top flanked by the proximity sensor and the front camera.

The Honor 6A sports a metal back which is a nice touch. There is the fingerprint sensor underneath the camera and the LED flash.

Internals and Storage

On the inside the Honor 6A features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. It comes in 2 different versions with 2 GB RAM and 16 storage or 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. For the OS you get Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 skin on top.

It’s a dual SIM phone by default.

Camera and Battery

For the primary camera, the Honor 6A uses a 13 MP sensor 28mm sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus and an LED flash. On the front it has a 5 MP shooter.

A 3,020 mAh battery powers the phone, offering 12 hours of continuous video playback. With a 5 inch 720p display and a Snapdragon 430, the Honor 6A will easily last you through a couple of days of medium usage.

Huawei Honor 6A Specifications

  • Chipset: 1.5 GHz octa-core Cortex A-53
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Dual SIM (hybrid slot)
  • Design:
    • Fingerprint scanner
    • Display: 5” with 720p (1280 x 720) resolution
    • Dimensions: 143.7 x 71 x 8.2 mm
    • Weight: 143 g
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2/3 GB
    • Internal: 16/32 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB (uses second SIM slot)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, GPS, LTE
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Battery: 3,020 mAh
  • Price: 2 GB/16 GB for CNY 800 (~Rs. 12,000), 3 GB/ 32 GB for CNY 1,000 (Rs. 15,000)

A techie, Overwatch and Street Fighter enthusiast, and Editor at ProPakistani.


  • what sensors it had? please will propakistani guys include sensors in specs of all type of mobile devices to help us? there are gyro with proximity and another is compass to have virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, please correct me if i am wrong.

  • It’s passable…

    The chipset is decent but the rest is just plain… Junk… Besides, it’ll probably cost about 18-20 Grands so don’t get your hopes high… Remember, China is Huawei’s native country… There’s a reason why Samsung Galaxies are so “SO” cheap in Korea…!

    Anyhow, I absolutely hate EMUI; an unashamed clone of iOS… Not only that, but The EMUI 5.0 based on Android Nougat is terribly optimized and lags a lot… And this phone most definitely won’t get any future updates which is a bummer cause Android “O” puts a LOT of improvements (Notably optimization) on the table and at this point, I’d prefer a smartphone that will get future updates…

    Google Pixel on Android O Beta boots-up almost 8-10sec quicker and apps loading time have been significantly reduced too which is just impressive…!!! And what else, its just a ‘Beta’ so we can only imagine the performance of the stable version…!

    So… It’s best for us to wait for Nokia…! Nokia 5 will have similar Snapdragon 430, albeit with larger display (5.2″), much MUCH superior build quality (The Nokia 6, its elder sibling, is more tougher and rugged than The Classic 3310) and FHD Resolution… And if that’s not enough, it’ll also get future Android updates and will run on almost stock Android… And lastly (but definitely not the least), they’re SUPERBLY optimized…!

    Wait patiently for Nokia; you won’t ever buy a Huawei or Xiaomi again…!

    And you won’t even remember brands like Qmobile and Infinix…!

    Good Day!

    • If you are only focusing on OS, then you are right about Google Pixel and Nokia.

      Otherwise, everybody knows worth of 3rd Largest (Huawei) and 5th Largest (Xiaomi). Worth buying!

  • Whats the point of news in Pakistani site if there are no news regarding launch of this phone?

  • So Xiaomi Redmi series mobiles are compelling other brands to introduce some cheaper mobiles with better specs. BTW “6A” seems picked from “4A”.

    The only good thing maybe camera as compared to Redmi 4A that is much cheaper.

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