When your smartphone on rear side looks like some of the today’s most expensive phones, you do get excited about it. Honor 6X is such a smartphone, it’s dual-lens camera setup excites us a lot. The 12-megapixel primary sensor and 2-megapixel wide aperture lens together clubs for an impressive team as they set out to offer DSLR-like bokeh effects and many more features.
Before it’s launch in the country that is exclusively going to available with Amazon India this month. We had the chance to spend quality time with the device’s camera. We took it for spin during different lighting conditions and in each condition it turns out to be a great camera at heart. You get detailed pictures even in the low lighting conditions. While in the natural and artificial it showcases the maximum details one can expect to see in the object. There is virtually no noise, which goes in flow with the high-quality 12-megapixel sensor.
We recommend you should stop yourself from expecting a Huawei P9 beater, because it’s not at that level, although, you should be more than happy. The company hasn’t confirmed whether the 6X packs the same Sony IMX268 hardware as the Honor 8 does, but from the experience of using both the devices, it indeed feels like the same sensor. The brand has taken an approach that someone should have ages ago. The approach of offering a lower-end priced handset with sort of camera you get in a Premium Android handset. Meaning one that keeps resolution sensible and improves the low-light photo quality in doing so.
There’s always lots going on when we talk abut the Honor phones in terms of software in camera department. You get a separate “shallow depth of field” mode which is said to blur out the background or foreground. The secondary camera works it’s magic here as it examines which objects are far away, thus helping in defocusing or focusing them. In this way the object stands out. Do make a note that the object needs to be within 2 meters range to get the best result.
The wide aperture mode lets you dial in the aperture from f/16 to as wide as f/0.95. What it means is that it allows for large bokeh effects like you get in DSLR. The quality is at such level that you can compare the output with a DSLR if doing an amateur photography. As you change the aperture it does give you more or less depth of field. Though, do make a note that it does allow more light into the camera. But it’s not a true aperture change in the purest form as seen on the DSLRs. However, it indeed convinces user that they can change aperture since the bokeh effect works out quite well.