Homtom HT6 promises to be more than just a large battery phone


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Homtom surprised us all with their first model, the Homtom HT6, with huge 6000mAh+ battery, but the company assure us that the HT6 is more than a large battery brute.

2015 has been the year of ever increasing battery capacity, it’s finally great to see smartphone get the huge battery sizes they need for continued heavy usage, but those large batteries can sometimes come at the expense of other features.

We have seen phones released with monster battery packs only to suffer poor camera performance or ship with substandard build quality, and Homtom for one don’t want to be tarred with the same brush.

Obviously it is the large 6250mAh battery in the HT6 (providing 7 days of normal use and 3 days of heavy usage) that grabs the headlines, but there are other features worth considering too. For example that large battery comes with Pump Express fast charging for speedy charging times of up to 70% in just 30 minutes. According to Homtom’s figures that’s enough juice to get you through most of the week (but, we would need to put the phone through proper test to see if this is correct or not).

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Homtom say that other features worth considering are the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.5-inch HD display, 13 mega-pixel Sony rear camera, and 5 mega-pixel front camera boasting the usual beautification features, and a comparatively slim design of only 9.9mm (slim for the size of the battery).

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We’ve reached out to Homtom for a review unit of the HT6 and are excited to see if the battery life and other features live up to the claims. Anyone out there already tried one?

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15 Comments

  1. claude
    October 11, 2015

    No price ?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      October 11, 2015

      around $160 on presale , i think

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    October 11, 2015

    well … i hope Doogee have finally found their way..
    looks like a decent offering

    • s
      October 11, 2015

      lol nope

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 11, 2015

        time will tell

        • Xalis
          October 11, 2015

          One thing is sure, pressure points will be a issue like with any other Doogee phone, and I find it expensive, i rather get a $150 dolar Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 + $12 dollar 1000mAh Xiaomi power bank than this Doogee phone.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            October 11, 2015

            yeah … but maybe this new generation of doogee is finally trying to do some good … dontcha think ?

            final word … it most definitely looks good but an in depth evaluation and only the VERY candid reviews will tell how much committed Doogee are to saving their brand !

            • Steve B
              October 12, 2015

              Articles like this don’t really help when even resellers advertise true camera as 8.0MP (SW 13.0MP) rear, front 2.0MP (SW 5.0MP) front.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              October 12, 2015

              thats a valid point … but im kinda psuedo optimist and i hope to see something good from doogee …

              maybe their 8mp is better than 13 mp out there …

              but again … lets hope for the best and wait

            • Steve B
              October 12, 2015

              Possibly, but then they should just leave it at 8MP and optimise it really well (apparently far easier than on 13MP), adding 30% essentially made up info (interpolation) don’t help anything other than the headline figure.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              October 12, 2015

              true …
              i OFTEN wonder about the VLSI and Software engineers working in Chinese Smartphone companies

              are they ALL born with a COMPLETE and UTTER absence of common sense :p ?

  3. Dis
    October 11, 2015

    I want to know the weight and isn’t it only 1080p?

  4. mike fiera
    October 11, 2015

    I got one on pre order.. Will let ya know 😉

  5. CoinPhone
    October 12, 2015

    No Gyro sensor and E-compass , again? Sigh… Just like the beautiful F5. Wasted.

    • Mohamed Ayed
      January 28, 2016

      But they said it does have a gyroscope at their website :/
      http://www.doogeemobile.com/doogee-homtom-ht6.html

      I bought a vr headset and it’s not working propertly with it thought, maybe that’s the reason? They were conning people?