Honor Pad V6 tablet review – when you want something new

Content

  1. TECH SPECS
  2. Equipment
  3. Positioning
  4. Appearance
  5. Screen
  6. Autonomy
  7. Communication capabilities
  8. Камеры
  9. Memory, chipset and performance
  10. Software
  11. Musical possibilities
  12. Honor magic pencil
  13. Keyboard for Honor Pad V6
  14. Impressions
Specifications
Operating system Google Android 10 + Magic UI 3.1
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 985 chipset, 7 nm, 8 cores (one ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2,58 GHz, three ARM Cortex-A76 cores @ 2,4 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A55 cores @ 1,84 GHz.)
GPU: Mali-G77
NPU: 2 cores
Memory 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage
MicroSD slot up to 512GB
Display 10.4 ″, IPS, 2000 × 1200 pixels, 224 PPI, 84% of usable area
sRGB 100%
Brightness 550 cd / m2
ClariVu technology
Сеть Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac / ax DualBand, Bluetooth 5.1 (BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC HD, HWA Audio)
NFC No
Разъемы USB 3.1 Gen 1
Камеры Main 13 MP, f / 1.8, autofocus
Front 8 MP, f / 2.2
Positioning GPS / GLONASS / BD / Galileo / QZSS
SENSORS Sveta
Hall
Gyroscope
Compass
Gravity
Color temperature
Sound 4 speakers
Huawei Histen 6
Battery 7250 mAh, wired charging 22 W
The weight 475 grams
Dimensions 154.9 mm x 245.2 mm x 7.8 mm
Price 29 990 rubles

Equipment

  • The tablet
  • USB-C cable
  • USB-C to 3.5mm adapter
  • AC adapter 22 W
  • Instruction and warranty card

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Positioning

This fall, Honor began shipping its tablet called the Pad V6 to store shelves. Again the use of the word Pad, not quite clear lettering “V”. Is that the number 6 is logical, since last year there was an Honor Pad 5. True, I have not heard anything about it, but God bless him.

So, the new Pad V6 is the only modern tablet from the Honor brand. Before the announcement of the device, it seemed to me that the Pad V6 would be an exact copy of the Huawei MatePad Pro, since a mirror response usually occurs: the Huawei device rolls out, and a little later – an exact copy, only from Honor. But it turned out that it was not at all like that.

The Pad V6 gadget is equipped with a Kirin 985 chipset (the MatePad Pro has Kirin 990), an IPS-matrix with a resolution of 2000×1200 pixels, 6/128 GB memory, four speakers and support for Wi-Fi 6. That is, the Honor Pad V6 is quite a flagship product.

Another interesting feature is working with a clip-on keyboard and a stylus. They are purchased separately, but with a 50% discount.

We didn’t overdo it with the price either. Today the device can be bought for 30 rubles. The keyboard will cost 000 rubles, and the stylus – 4 rubles.

Appearance

From the front, the Honor Pad V6 is a typical standard tablet. On the other hand, the designers decided something like this: one of the developers in Photoshop stretched out one of the Honor smartphones for fun, and the head of the department simply approved such a decision. It is completely incomprehensible why there is a protruding module with cameras on the back of the Pad V6. There is only one camera, and that one is 13 MP without magnification. All this is easily hidden in an 8 mm case. Congratulations, you just degraded the ergonomics of your product with an ugly hump on your back.

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Front side – glass with an average quality of oleophobic coating. The prints instantly cover the glass and are difficult to wipe off.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

The side edges are sloping and made of plastic. The back cover is also plastic. Has a pleasant gray tint. The structure resembles fine sand that plays in the light. The material is very durable: I couldn’t even scratch the cover on purpose. Here is an unambiguous offset.

The tablet is heavy considering the use of plastic, 475 grams. Well, the dimensions are usual: 154x245x7.8 mm. The screen bezels are the same along the entire perimeter and are about 9 mm. Also good.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

There are two speakers on the left and right. On the left is the power button, on the right is USB-C. There are two microphones on top, and a slot for a microSD memory card below. Yes, yes, I was not mistaken, this is not for the NM card. And one more interesting thing: a SIM card slot was originally provided in the microSD plate. Or perhaps they just took a ready-made element and blocked the slot.

On the back, as I already wrote, there is a camera, flash and another microphone.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Total: quite a nice tablet with the usual dimensions, weight and other parameters.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Apple iPhone SE 2020, Honor Pad V6 and Vivo V20

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Screen

Display 10.4 ″, IPS, 2000 × 1200 pixels, 224 PPI, 84% usable area, sRGB 100%
ClariVu technology

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

The brand itself calls the display 2K! And many are likely to buy this acronym. And this is only 2000 x 1200 pixels, that is, less than on the Honor 30 (2400 x 1080 pixels). In dots per inch, that’s 224 PPI. Backlight brightness at maximum is about 550 cd / m2. Viewing angles without distortion. Overall, the screen is good, but not the best. I missed a little more clarity in the interface, a little more contrast.

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In the settings there is an item “e-book mode”. When you turn it on, the display starts to transmit only shades of gray. It looks unusual. Another feature: Turn on or off “natural tone”. The screen changes temperature depending on the ambient light. I would enable such a feature.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Honor Pad V6 and Vivo V20

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Autonomy

Battery 7250 mAh, wired charging 22 W

It would seem that a capacious battery is used here, the processor is optimized to the maximum, the brightness of the matrix backlight is typical for such devices. But the battery life saddened me a little.

For example, when playing a video, the battery is discharged in 7 hours, with toys it comes out no more than 4 hours. It seemed to me that I was “midshipman Krivoruchko”, but after reading reviews on other sites, I came to the conclusion that Honor Pad V6 really does not work for long. In general, the luminescence of the screen at auto brightness is about 4 hours.

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The device is charged for about 2 hours. There is no wireless charging or reversible charging.

Communication capabilities

Сеть Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac / ax DualBand, Bluetooth 5.1 (BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC HD, HWA Audio)
NFC No
Разъемы USB 3.1 Gen 1
Positioning GPS / GLONASS / BD / Galileo / QZSS

Basically, everything is collected in the table above. I can’t single out anything interesting. The only nice bonus is working with the Wi-Fi ax. True, you need to have a high-speed network and an appropriate router in order to evaluate all the capabilities of Wi-Fi ax. By the way, you can find an overview of the Honor router with support for Wi-Fi 6 here.

Камеры

Камеры Main 13 MP, f / 1.8, autofocus
Front 8 MP, f / 2.2

For a tablet, the Honor Pad V6 cameras are very good. I liked the colors, the exposure, the adequate dynamic range, the relatively good sharpness, and the lack of frank soap in the evening.

The front camera is great: here you get both a wide angle and natural colors.

The tablet can record video to the main module in 4K resolution at 30 fps, FullHD at 60 fps. Selfie – FullHD 30 fps.

Photo examples

Video example

Memory, chipset and performance

The Honor Pad V6 is only sold in one configuration: 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. These parameters are more than enough for this type of apparatus.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

The speed of the RAM is 28 MB / s – this is a very high speed, it can be called a flagship! The built-in memory has speeds of 000/760 MB / s – well, they just made me happy!

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

That is, Honor has put a very fast memory in its new tablet.

The chipset in Pad V6 is Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 985. It was presented in April this year. For example, it runs Honor 30. You can read more about the processor here.

The tablet is very fast, completely non-braking and has smooth animation. If you compare the Honor Pad V6 with the Huawei MatePad T10s, then the latter will seem to you an extremely laggy device.

The Pad V6 instantly installs programs, quickly launches applications, there is no delay between switching windows. You really enjoy using your tablet.

Under the high load of the processor, the case of the device hardly heats up. In the Antutu test, the tablet scores 380 points. This is a very good result!

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Software

Everything is very simple: the gadget is equipped with Google Android version 10, but the proprietary Magic UI 3.1 shell is stretched over the system – an analogue of EMUI 11.

There is no support for Google services. I used the Aurora Store to install the programs.

Here you can read about the new features of the shell system.

Musical possibilities

It is worth highlighting the presence of four speakers: two on the right and two on the left. It’s not quad, it’s stereo. The volume is high, the sound is clear, deep, watching movies and playing games is super! Even if you accidentally cover the lower speakers with your palms, the upper speakers will still be heard. The manufacturer does not say about the Harman Kardon setting. But in the MatePad Pro it was. And the sound is the same as in the Pad V6.

You can listen to music with 3.5 mm headphones using the included adapter. A somewhat perverse scheme, but quite real.

Honor magic pencil

It is purchased separately. It costs 10 rubles. I think it’s just an unrealistically high price. Actually, this is probably why it is sold with a 000% discount when purchased with a tablet.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

The stylus fulfills 4096 levels of clicks. And the set includes four feathers with two types of stiffness. They are marked in red and blue.

To pair the tablet and stylus, the latter must be magnetically attached to a special charging unit, but now it must be connected to the tablet using a USB-C cable. The stylus cannot be magnetized to the tablet.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

In general, the impression is that “we came up with an additional feature for the tablet, but implemented it as best we could”.

It charges very quickly: just 10 minutes is enough for an hour of work. The total battery lasts for 10 hours.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Keyboard for Honor Pad V6

Conditionally it consists of two parts: the back cover, to which the tablet is attached, and the keyboard. Equipped with a USB-C port and an on / off button.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

The keyboard has 14mm keys and the keys are 1.3mm apart.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

Unfortunately, I only had a keyboard with Latin characters in my review. When you close the halves, the tablet goes into standby mode.

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The cost is 8 rubles.


Impressions

In my opinion, Honor has got the best tablet on all fronts:

  • High speed of work and smooth animation without lags
  • Good IPS screen without PWM
  • Decent cameras with the ability to record 4K clips
  • Cool speakers

But there is clearly something wrong with autonomy. Most likely, the matter is in a non-commercial sample and with the release of a new firmware, the manufacturer will fix everything. The absence of GMS is already the norm for Huawei / Honor. Otherwise, there are no questions.

I think if the tablet were set at a price of around 20 rubles, it would be the best bedside device for watching movies, reading information and fast surfing the net.

Honor Pad V6 tablet review - when you want something new

There are few competitors, but they are serious:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4 for 30 rubles. Typical Samsung Tablet
  • Apple iPad (2020) 32 GB Wi-Fi for 30 rubles. There is critically little internal memory, and so – the perfect tablet 😉
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5 for 35 rubles. Lightweight, with an excellent screen matrix.

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