Honor returns to Moto G territory with the £150 6A

It doesn't strike the best balance between feature set and price, though.

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Jamie Rigg
July 28th, 2017
In this article: 6a, gear, honor, honor6a, huawei, mobile, smartphone

Huawei sub-brand Honor has released a powerful flagship and interesting mid-ranger in the past few months, so it's headed back to wallet-friendly, entry-level territory for its next European launch. The Honor 6A is more or less what you expect from a £150 handset these days: A 5-inch, 720p display, octa-core Snapdragon 430 chip, 2 gigs of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and 13MP/5MP cameras.

It sports a metal unibody design and runs Android 7.0 Nougat tucked away behind Huawei's EMUI 5.1. Again, nothing particularly special for a device at this price point. In fact, what's most notable about the Honor 6A's spec sheet is what's missing -- namely a fingerprint sensor and NFC chip for Android Pay support. These little value-adding features are par for the course this year, making the Honor 6A look a little ill-equipped next to equally affordable phones like the Moto G5, Vodafone Smart V8 and Wileyfox Swift 2.

According to Honor, the new 6A will be available to pre-order online from July 31st for £150, so don't ask us why you appear to be able to reserve handsets right now for the strange price of £144.90. Given the phone's competitive... issues, shall we say, the Honor 6A feels like it might make more sense paired with a contract. Carrier partner Three will begin offering the device on August 4th on contracts starting at £11 per month with no upfront payment, making it one of the cheapest deals on the network.

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