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Honor 6X Released And Does The iPhone Portrait Trick For a Lot Less Money [Video]

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The Honor 6X released in late 2016 is a decently priced smartphone that packs many features higher priced smartphones does, it can even do the iPhone's Portrait Trick, and more, for a measly $250 that can literally put more expensive Android phones to shame.

Gone are the days when budget phones are seen as bland, plastic devices that feature outdated specs with poor cameras. Today, quality budget phones come in metal frames with processors that are powerful enough to rival even those of the more expensive brands and they come with solid performing cameras too, Honor 6X is one such budget smartphone.

Dual-camera phones are slowly becoming the norm in smartphones with the latest entrant being Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The Honor 6X features a 12MP RGB sensor and a 2MP monochrome in its dual-lens rear camera set up similar to the iPhone 7 Plus and the Huawei Mate 9.

The Honor 6X can effectively do "bokeh" shots and the user can adjust the amount of blur in the image by adjusting its aperture. Technically, the aperture is not a physical unit as that of a real DSLR but software that mimics the physical aperture on a typical camera, Engadget reported.

Additionally, Honor executives reveal that the Honor 6X was designed with filters in mind that is targeted for users between the ages of 18 and 25, according to The Verge. Moreover, the same executives shared that though the Honor 8 takes better photos, the Honor 6X does better work employing filters since it can simulate apertures in its wide aperture mode designed to make a subject stand out.

Honor 6X specs

The Honor 6X features a 32GB internal storage which is expandable, 3GB of RAM, an 8MP front-facing camera. It has a 5.5-inch full HD display powered by the Huawei Kirin 655 octa-core processor, a micro-USB port, a MicroSD and SIM card slot, and a fingerprint scanner. It also packs a 3,340mAh battery, with the unit coming in three colors: gray, gold, silver.

One drawback it has is that the Honor 6X comes with EMUI 4.1 sitting atop Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. However, an update to EMUI atop Android Nougat during the first or second quarter of 2017 is announced.

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