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Can The Honor 6X Outperform The Vivo V5?

By Cameron , Jan 04, 2017 05:32 PM EST
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The Honor 6X is a mid-range smartphone that is getting a lot of attention with its decent specs and features under a $250 budget. But if compared to the Vivo V5, can it hold its ground or will it just be another mid-range smartphone not worth knowing? (Photo : FISE/YouTube)

The Honor 6X is one of the talked about mid-range smartphone right now. Praised and appreciated for its $250 price tag and decent specs, can it outperform the 2016's world's best selfie phone, the Vivo V5 which costs $261?

Design

The Honor 6 X's body dimensions are 150.9 x 76.2 x 82 mm and weighs 162 grams. On the other hand, the Vivo V5's body dimensions are 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.6 mm and weighs 154 grams. I personally don't like heavy smartphones, because I find it a hassle to be walking around with it inside my pocket. This round goes to the Vivo V5.

Display

The Honor 6X features a 5.5-inch screen with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 (403 PPI). In terms of visual performance, sources claim it to be bright, colorful, and great contrast for a $250 smartphone. As for the Vivo V5, it features a 5.5-inch screen with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (227 PPI). With its visual performance, it is said to be bright and colorful. This round goes to the Honor 6X.

Platform

The Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by the Huawei Kirin 655 chip. There are reports claiming that it will have an OS update, but the date is unknown. Performance wise, it is said to be good, especially in games for a $250 smartphone.

The Vivo V5 on the other hand, it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a MediaTek MT6750. In terms of performance, it is also said to be good, but with gaming performance, it is a half-half score. Well, according to sources, in terms of casual games, it does pretty well. But for heavy games, you will be disappointed. This round goes to the Honor 6X.

Memory

The Honor 6X is reportedly having different internal memory storages. Well, for the model to be sold in the U.S., it features a 32 GB with 3 GB of RAM smartphone. For global model, it features a 32 and 64 GB with 3 or 4 GB of RAM.

The Vivo V5 features a 32 GB with 4 GB of RAM. Personally, I hate it when a smartphone offers different RAM storages under the same model name. It makes no sense for me. But hey, we all got our personal opinions, right? Based on my personal opinion, this round goes to the Vivo V5.

Camera

For its camera specs, the Honor 6X features a rear camera with 2 "lenses." The first lens a 12 MP rear lens and the other is a 2 MP sensor that is used purely for depth information. On the other side, it features a 8 MP front snapper. In terms of camera performance, it is said to perform well in low-light conditions.

For the Vivo V5, it features a 13 MP rear camera and a 20 MP front camera. With its camera performance, it has mixed reviews. Well, it performs quite well in conditions where there is light, but under too much artificial lights, some users claim that it causes a little problem. In regards with low-light conditions, it's not that great, but forgivable. And for its video capture, it's not that great either, because there is this slow-mo effect, struggles with dynamic range, stabilization, and more.

For this round, I will make it a tie. The reason is because there was no source that really tested the Honor 6X's cameras in full details. If you know one, preferably a video, please do send me a link in the comment box. I will be happy to watch it.

Battery

The Honor 6X houses a 3340 mAh battery. According to Huawei, the Honor 6X battery can last up to 2 days with regular use and 1 and half days of heavy usage. As for the Vivo V5, it features a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. With its battery performance, it is reported to last throughout the day with moderate use. If what Huawei saying is true, then this round goes to the Honor 6X.

The Tally

The tally is Honor 6X with 3 wins and the Vivo V5 with 2 wins, making the Honor 6X the winner of this match-up. And one more thing I would like to add: hopefully, in terms of RAM storage, the "global" model version of the Honor 6X will offer 4 GB of RAM. If that were to happen, it would be a great smartphone to have mid-range or not.

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