Huawei Honor 6X Benchmarked with Android 7.0 Nougat on Board – Significant Performance Improvements vs Marshmallow

Honor 6X

Huawei Honor 6X is one of the best budget phones in the market right now, but one thing that still holds it back is the fact that it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

While this is not supposed to mean that Android Marshmallow is a below par, the idea of having the latest software version installed on your phone makes owning a device more interesting than when it has older software. Apparently, Huawei is very much aware of this and as such, the company is working on updating the Honor 6X to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

Not so long ago, the tech giant’s U.S. branch started accepting beta applications for the Huawei Honor 6X, a program that gives select users early access to Android 7.0 Nougat OS. This is aimed at collecting feedback that is meant for making the OS stable. It is only after the company deems the OS stable enough to run on the device that it will be rolled out to the masses.

Now, even before Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to all Huawei Honor 6X users out there, we have a slight idea of what the OS comes with. As usual with any major software update, lots of new features and performance improvements are expected. As you may know by now, the Nougat treat comes with a bunch of new features for Honor 6X users, but it’s the performance aspects of the OS that are catching our attention here.

Huawei Honor 6X

According to a benchmark listing on Geekbench, an Android 7.0 Nougat-powered Huawei Honor 6X looks more promising as far as performance is concerned when compared to a Marshmallow-powered variant. Where the former variant recorded single-core and multi-core scores of 932 and 3995, the latter had 941 and 4037, respectively. Do keep in mind that the Nougat-powered variant of the Honor 6X has 3GB RAM while the Marshmallow-powered model has 4GB RAM, yet the former is very close in performance despite the 1GB RAM difference.

In short, the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat update won’t be a disappointment in terms of performance and given that these are just initial tests, the performance could get even better when the stable version comes around.

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