Following the release of the popular inexpensive Honor 5X last year, Huawei announced the successor Honor 6X at CES 2017. As you'd expect, the Honor 6X follows the same basic principles: a mid-range offering without much flair that gives you a few nice features packed into a cheap overall device.

The Honor 6X is a 5.5-inch 1080p phone with a metal body, powered by Huawei's own Kirin 655 processor paired up with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Internationally there will also be a model that offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There's a large 3340 mAh battery inside, but unfortunately it charges over Micro-USB rather than the newer USB-C plug. You don't get many more advanced hardware features, but you do get a rear-mounted one-touch fingerprint sensor for security and convenience. On the software side we're looking at Marshmallow with Huawei's own EMUI 4.1 customizations, which is a step behind its latest software shown off on the likes of the Huawei Mate 9.

It doesn't sound all that exciting, that is until you know that this is just a $249 phone sold unlocked. At that price it's competing with various other low-end and mid-range phones with their own shortcomings, and the Honor 6X compares pretty favorably.