Whatever you think about trickle-down economics, trickle-down tech — in which high-end features make their way into lower-cost phones over time — is a real thing. The Honor 6X is a perfect example of that. Just two years ago, budget phones struggled to get the basics right and were so ugly you’d be embarrassed to pull one out in the wild. But now, the Honor 6X offers a premium-feeling design with a curvy metal back, dual rear cameras and a big, bright 5.5-inch full-HD screen, all for just $250. The highlights don’t end there, because the 6X also comes with a built-in fingerprint reader and offers nearly 10 hours of battery life.
Even with some dated features — the 6X includes a micro USB port and an older version of Android — Honor’s latest mid-tier phone is one of the best smartphone values around.
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