The Honor 6X launched earlier last month at CES and is an affordable mid-range handset priced at a competitive $249. Although the Honor 6X offers premium features like a metal chassis, 1080p display, fingerprinter reader, and a dual lens camera - at what cost are these features being introduced in lowered price handsets.
JerryRigEverything has been putting devices to the test for the past couple of years and has recently tested the Honor 6X. In doing so, he exposes the shortcuts that a manufacturer might make in order to keep costs down on a handset of this caliber. For starters, the display has a screen protector on it by default that suggests maybe the screen underneath isn't quite as durable. As the scratch test progresses, it is clear that the display isn't made from a scratch resistant glass due to it scratching fairly easily. Luckily, Honor didn't skimp on the glass that covers the camera lens on the rear, as it is not as prone to scratching like the front display.
While the metal chassis and plastic areas succumbed to heavy scratches when carved by a box cutter, this is to be expected. As a finale, the phone is subjected to a bend test where it crumbles under pressure. The YouTuber explains that higher-end models offer better structural rigidity by securing the outer shell to the frame using screws. The Honor 6X does not offer this and as such is easily bent. Although most folks won't abuse their handsets to this degree, it's interesting to see where Honor cut some corners in order to offer an affordable mid-range handset.