Honor has covered all the bases with the 6X. This is a phone you can safely buy and be confident that it won't feel outdated any time soon.

With an impressive processor, a solid build and simple to use software the 6X is a good choice if you don’t want to spend much money.

It may not be as cheap as previous generations, but it holds its own in a market full of great budget phones.

Why should I buy the Honor 6X? 

If you’re after a phone but don’t have enough money to pick up a flagship, this is a great alternative.

In a budget market flooded with options, the Honor 6X sticks its head above the water with a premium look and good spec in almost every area.

The chipset will be able to run most of your favorite games and the battery life is solid enough to get you through a hectic day.

With a good camera on both the rear and front, it’s hard to go wrong with the Honor 6X.

Why shouldn’t I buy the Honor 6X? 

This isn’t for everyone – especially if you’re looking for a flagship-feeling phone. If you’re used to a high-end design and the best spec out there you will inevitably be disappointed if you buy the Honor 6X.

You also shouldn’t get the Honor 6X if you’d like simple to use software – if you want that on a budget we’d recommend picking up the Moto G4 Plus.

The Honor 6X is also a touch more expensive than a lot of other phones packing a similar spec, so be sure to see what else is out there and make sure you want to spend that extra $60 or £50 on the Honor 6X before you buy one.

First reviewed: January 2017

Competition

Don't think the Honor 6X is for you? Here are some alternative phones that are also worth a look.

Moto G5

Motorola's latest cheap phone may be a good alternative option for your next phone instead of the Honor 6X. Take a look at the Moto G5 as it should be a bit cheaper than the Honor 6X but offers a similar spec.

It features a 5-inch Full HD screen, 13MP camera, 3GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset and 2800mAh battery. Be sure to read the review to see if you prefer it over the Honor 6X.

Read our full Moto G5 review

Honor 5X

We really liked the Honor 5X, rating it four out of five stars and praising it for a great display, strong battery life and a powerful chip setup.

That’s all you need in a phone, and while the UI and design aren't the best around, they also aren’t huge issues.

The price of the Honor 5X has already fallen and is sure to go down even further with the introduction of the Honor 6X, so it may be worth your while saving a little bit of extra money and missing out on some of the features the 6X provides.

Read the review: Honor 5X

Moto G4 Plus 

The Moto G4 Plus is our favorite cheap phone in the world right now with a great design, gorgeous 5.5-inch Full HD display and a low price.

You’ll be able to pick the G4 Plus up for less money than the Honor 6X as well, so it may be worthwhile checking our review of the G4 Plus before you decide on the Honor 6X.

Read the review: Moto G4 Plus

Lenovo P2

Want two day battery life on your phone? You should consider the Lenovo P2, which costs less than the Honor 6X and offers much better battery life.

It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, full metal uni-body design, an impressive processor inside and all of the features you'd expect to get on a cheap phone in 2017.

It's currently ranked as our best cheap phone in the world right now too. 

Read the review: Lenovo P2

Moto G4 Play

Motorola is doing so well in the budget space right now, we had to include another version of the Moto G4 here. 

The Moto G4 Play is quite a bit cheaper than the Honor 6X, but may be a good choice if you don't want to spend as much money on your next phone.

It comes with an impressive gaming setup, a 5-inch 720p display and is set to get Android 7 software in the next few months.

Read the review: Moto G4 Play