They come in familiar packages and designs.
Honor has released two new budget 5G phones. These are the Honor Play 6T and 6T Pro. They both differ in design and performance but also come with a familiar design language. Let’s start first with the Honor Play 6T
Honor Play 6T
The Honor Play 6T features a tiny dewdrop notch on its display and the rear camera design reminds us a lot of the Redmi Note 11 but the cameras here are a lot weaker. The phone has a 6.7in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh rate and is powered by a basic 7nm Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G chipset paired with 8GB RAM and either 128 or 256GB internal storage. The storage can further be expanded via MicroSD of up to 512GB. May we remind you this is a budget phone?
Speaking of cameras, the main camera is 13mp and is complemented by the gimmicky 2mp macro and depth cameras. The front is 5mp.
It has a slightly odd choice of 22.5W fast charging for its 5000mAh battery and it’s charged via USB-C. It will launch with MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11 and for connectivity, it has Bluetooth 5.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometrics.
- 6.74in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD, 90Hz refresh rate, 260ppi
- Mediatek Dimensity 700 (7nm)
- MicroSD of up to 512GB
- 13mp (main), f/1.8
- 2mp (macro), f/2.4
- 2mp (depth), f/2.4
- FRONT: 5mp (main), f/2.2
- 5000mAh, 22.5W fast charging, USB-C
- Bluetooth 5.1, Dual-band Wi-Fi, 5G services
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11
- Titanium Silver, Phantom Night, Charm Sea Blue (translation may be off)
- 8/128: CNY 1,199 (~Php 9.7K)
- 8/256: CNY 1,399 (~Php 11.3K)
Honor Play 6T Pro
This is the more premium variant of the Honor Play 6T as you can clearly tell. The back panel has been coloured in a way that resembles metal but don’t be deceived, it’s just plastic. Even then, the phone definitely looks more premium in comparison to its specs and price. We also can’t help but notice the iPhone 13-like camera arrangement at the back.
Unlike the base Play 6T, this has a dot notch, making it look less outdated. The screen measures the same, at 6.7in and also has a 90Hz refresh rate. The resolution has been upsized to FHD+ (2388x1080px) but still uses IPS LCD.
The processor also come with an upgrade. It uses a Mediatek Dimensity 810 processor complemented with 8GB RAM and 128 or 256GB storage, like the vanilla phone.
It only has two cameras but that also means it has less gimmicks and deception. The main camera is 48mp and the second camera is the 2mp depth sensor. Remove the depth sensor and the effects are rather similar if not identical. The front camera has 8mp resolution.
It has a slightly smaller 4000mAh battery. Odd choice but we’ll go with it but this has been compensated by a faster 40W fast charging. It also has a slim measurement of 7.45mm for its overall body. For connectivity, it obviously has 5G services but also has Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi ac, and dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz). It also carries a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well as facial unlock for biometrics.
It launches with MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11.
- 6.74in. FHD+ (2388x1080px) IPS LCD, 90Hz refresh rate
- Mediatek Dimensity 810 (6nm)
- 48mp (main), f/1.8
- 2mp (depth), f/2.4
- FRONT: 8mp (main), f/2.0
- 4000mAh, 40W fast charging
- Wi-Fi ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 5G services
- MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Titanium Silver, Phantom Night, Rose Gold (translation may be off)
- 8/128: CNY 1,399 (~Php 11.3K)
- 8/256: CNY 1,599 (~Php 13K)
Both of these are now available in China and we’re just waiting for a global release.
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