Huawei Honor 6 LTE Cat6 Smartphone Test
Octa-core up to 300Mbps Peak Speed
Huawei Honor 6 has a 5 inch screen and is based on the Hisilicon Kirin 920 processor; the CPU of Honor 6 has two parts in the form of big.LITTLE, one is qual-core A12 and the other is qual-core A7. The GPU has 3GB RAM based on ARM Mali-T628 qual-core.
Like other mobile phones, Huawei Honor 6 has two cameras, rear camera is 13 mega pixels with Huawei own smart engine, and front camera is 5 mega pixels. With the support of Huawei 4G modem, Honor 6 could reach peak download speed up to 300mbps theoretically, which is the double speed of LTE Cat4 downstream, and 14 times of 3G HSPA+ link speed.
Main Specifications of Huawei Honor 6
Huawei Honor 6
1920 x 1080 pixels
China Unicom Version: 3G（WCDMA）, 2G（GSM）China Mobile Version: 3G TD-SCDMA, 2G
Android OS 4.4
Hisilicon Kirin 920
Rear 13 Mega Pixels/ Front 500 Mega Pixels
7.5 mm Thickness and 5 inch 1080 Screen
Huawei Honor 6 has a 5 inch screen from JDI, from the configuration;
The inserted button follow the tradition of Huawei Honor series style, which can save the body size and increase the screen occupy rate to some extent.
3D flare texture and Diamond composite texture
The back of Honor 6 adopts the design of 3D flare texture and Diamond composite texture. The whole back of honor 6 is with good touch feel like glass, just like the Huawei Ascend P7 (http://www.4gltemall.com/
The three quarter of honor 6 is covered by metal in silver color and many buttons are listed in the metal side. On the top side, there is infrared transmitter, which is used for remote control of home electronics and reduces the noise from microphone. On the right side in middle, there are two Micro-SIM card slots and one SD card slot. User need open the tip and plug Sim card and then use the phone.
Considering the power consumption of Qual-core A15, Huawei Honor 6 has inserted battery of 3100mAh, which is under the back cover. The dimension of 139.6 x 69.7 x 7.5 mm is good for user to take in one hand.
Dynamic screen lock and Emotiion UI 2.3
Honor 6 combines the Android 4.4 and Emotion UI 2.3 operation system, which makes the Honor brand younger and simple design is more popular in young users.
Honor 6 adopt the dynamic lock screen, which will update the status from blog, news on the screen without unlock the screen. User could customize the information they are interested in and get update freely. In addition, the lock screen has a shortcut menu like iOS 7, which help use to easily open the calculator, calendar, and flashlight etc..
Honor 6 also provides own mobile phone manager and power saving management, the former is for the apps with large power consumption, files clearance and Harassment interception;
With the infrared remote controller, Huawei Honor 6 can control Huawei wireless routers and air conditioner or TV in other brands, the supported equipments are the common well-known.
Hisilicon Kirin 920 Video and Game Compatibility Test
Huawei Hisilicon has always the compatibility problem for long time based on Vivante GC CPU. Now the Kirin 920 has improved the performance and with Qual-core Mali-T628 GPU, the compatibility problem will disappear then. Now we will take tests on the Video and Game compatibility.
In the Video, only RMVB can’t be supported well and no voice comes out on MKV, other 1080p video can play smoothly without delay.
In the game test, we run the game “Need for Speed 17”, “Asphalt 8”, “Modern warfare 4” and they all works smoothly. The GPU will not be a problem for Huawei Honor 6.
Big.LITTLE Structure and Kirin 920
As the typical models of processor made-by-China, Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 920 is the new star with Octa-core. Kirin 920 is produced based on 28 nm technology and octa-core big.LITTLE structure, including Qual-core Cortex-A15 and Qual-core Cortex-A7. The main frequency of A15 could reach 2GHz. The two cores could work simultaneously and GPU is Mali-T628MP4.
Kirin 920 has inserted co-processor named i3, so it can run in low power consumption. And ISP is also made by Huawei, which can reduce the noise and supports video decode 4K H.265, but 4K is not supported.
In the telecommunication, Kirin 920 dominates the Huawei LTE Advanced module, supporting LTE Cat6 standard, and supporting TD-LTE/LTE FDD/TS-SCDMA/
Below are the test screen shot for Kirin 920:
3D Mark Test:
Kirin 920 Octa-core working:
From the debut of Honor 6, the key point is on the Kirin 920 platform. And from the test, we can see Kirin 920 is much better then predecessor K3V2 not only on the performance but also the functions. So we can conclude Huawei Honor 6 is on the top series smartphones with improved performance and compatibility ability.