huawei honor 6 plus review aa (7 of 29)

As promised, Huawei’s Honor 6 Plus smartphone is on schedule to arrive in the UK this month, featuring high quality mobile technology at a reasonable price point. Not only can you already pre-order the SIM-free handset for delivery on May 18th, but the Chinese manufacturer has teamed up with national carrier Three, which should give Huawei some additional exposure in the country.

As part of the exclusive deal, it looks like Three customers will get their hands on the smartphone a little sooner. The Three website lists the estimated delivery date as May 6th. The Honor 6 Plus is available from Three starting at £24 per month with a £19 upfront payment, or for £299 on pay-as-you-go, the same price as the SIM-free option from Amazon.

In terms of hardware, the Honor 6 Plus is proper high-end handset. The phones features a 1080p 5.5-inch display, octa-core HiSolicon Kirin 925 SoC, 3GB of RAM, dual 8 megapixel rear cameras and an 8 MP front camera. You’ll also find 32GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot that supports an additional 128GB of storage or dual-SIM connectivity, a huge 3,600mAh battery and Huawei’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat based Emotion UI 3.0 software. You can check out our hands on review for a closer look at the complete package.

Huawei has been building close ties with the mainland European and UK markets over the past few years, and regularly launches its flagship products in the European capitals. Just last month Huawei came to London to unveil its new P8 smartphone. Although there’s still a way to go, partnering up with a major UK carrier is a sure sign that Huawei intends to break into the mainstream UK mobile market. Pre-orders are live now.

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