Huawei’s Honor brand is offering ten of the new Honor 6X devices for testing. The devices are being made available to anybody over eighteen, an EU citizen and living in France, Germany, Italy or the United Kingdom. Honor is offering the smartphone to testers because it would rather customers, or potential customers, test the Honor 6X’s features as opposed to a room of designers and engineers. Potential testers are invited to sign up at the source website showing below and ten people will be selected, who will then receive their device by January 30 2017. This is the start of the testing phase: during this time, these ten individuals will be asked to test the device in four categories: the dual camera setup, the battery, device performance and the conclusion. Testers will need to submit feedback after each week of testing, to include text and photographs. The results will be summarized by Honor and published on their website. At the end of the testing period, Honor will judge all ten participants and will pick a winner, who will be notified by the 3 March. He or she must confirm that they agree to the prize; the other nine contestants must stop using their test device and return it to Honor.
The Honor 6X is a relatively newly announced smartphone based around a 5.5-inch, 1080p resolution IPS LCD panel. Under this screen there’s a Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 655 chipset with either 3 GB or RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The Honor 6X is a dual SIM device, but the second SIM slot can take a MicroSD card instead of a second SIM card of 256 GB capacity. There’s a dual rear camera arrangement featuring two 12MP cameras and there’s a 8MP front facing camera for selfies and video calling. The device runs Honor’s Emotion 4.1 user interface over Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon) and there’s a 3,340 mAh battery powering the show, which benefits from fast charging.
It’s great that Honor are seeking real people to test their devices, and furthermore those individuals who are prepared to perform the tasks that Honor are setting will be committed to the test. At the time of writing, the testing opportunity is only available within the European Union and there is no North American equivalent at this time.