Hisense A6 dual-screen smartphone review

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Hisense A6 is a smartphone with two screens, so it would be logical if the manufacturer said that this is a combination of a smartphone and an e-ink reader. But Hisense decided that it would be more useful if the device was presented as a smartphone that protects the eyes of its user. In general, there is something in this. I've been using the smartphone for 3 weeks and I can say that it's really nice to switch to the E-Ink screen for reading websites, especially in the evenings when I'm in bed. Especially considering that E-Ink has a backlight.

The price of a smartphone is 31,990 rubles. The device can be attributed to the segment "Average +". Given that Hisense is only making its first steps in the Russian smartphone market, such a price, on the one hand, is ambitious, since the buyer is invited to pay a significant amount for something unknown to him. On the other hand, Hisense brought several smartphones of various prices to the Russian market, and Hisense A6 is a kind of curiosity for those who want to buy something unusual.

By the way, in China, where the smartphone was originally presented at a price of 4,000 yuan (about 37 tr.), the price also raised questions and disputes

Design, dimensions, controls

Front panel: speaker grille, 16 MP camera, unread message notification LED, flashing in different colors, 6.01-inch screen, AMOLED, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi , brightness 500 nits (470 nits in test measurement)

Back: flashlight, 12MP camera, 5.61" HD E-Ink screen, 9 backlight levels

Top end: microphone

Bottom: speaker, USB Type-C, microphone

Right side: slot for two Nano-SIM cards, one of which can be replaced with microSD, button to switch between AMOLED and e-INK screens

Left side: power button with built-in fingerprint scanner, separate volume buttons

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Probably, at the presentation of Hisense, there were engineering samples in the demo zone, because I remember that I didn’t like the smartphone at that time (also the screens were somehow faded). But the commercial version turned out to be good: both the assembly and the AMOLED screen are excellent.

The smartphone has an aluminum frame, rounded smooth edges. The device weighs 186 grams, according to my scales. It is tactilely perceived as a monolithic block of metal. In short, enjoy holding it in your hands.

You need to put two fingers on the fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone, regardless of which screen you turn to yourself. Or you can add face unlock. By the way, on w3bsit3-dns.com, among those who bought the Chinese version of the smartphone back in January, I read complaints about the operation of the fingerprint scanner. Now they are irrelevant. The scanner works great. The smartphone has disadvantages, but the fingerprint scanner definitely does not apply to them.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

There is only a speaker and a USB Type-C connector on the bottom. It's good that the headphones are included

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

On the left side there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIMs, one of which can be replaced with a microSD. Near the button to switch between screens.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

On the right side of the volume buttons and a fingerprint scanner

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

There is a LED indicator on the panel with an AMOLED screen.

Display

The smartphone has two displays.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

It's a sunny day outside, but the screen brightness is more than enough

Let's start with AMOLED. So, it measures 6.01 inches, has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a pixel density. 402 ppi. The screen brightness is 500 nits (470 nits in test measurement). The screen has an auto brightness setting. Works correctly. There is practically no difference in maximum brightness between manual and auto mode. However, the 470 nits obtained during the measurement are more than enough to use the screen even on a sunny day.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

I have no questions about color reproduction and viewing angles. A typical AMOLED screen for the middle price segment. The settings on the screen are nothing: auto-brightness, setting the scale of fonts, night mode.

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On the back is a 5.61" HD e-INK screen.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

E-INK duplicates the functions of the main screen. You can even start the camera or watch video. Of course, the pleasure from this is below average. Firstly, I don’t know exactly how many grayscales are on the screen, but to watch the video there should definitely be more of them. Especially when it comes to dark videos. If the action takes place on a light background, then everything is fine.

Secondly, as you may know, with E-INK technology, the screen is not completely updated, but partially, for this reason, traces of the previous image may remain. Some e-readers even have an option for how often to do a full screen refresh. For example, every 3 or 5 pages. Hisense A6 does not have this setting. But he has a complete update about once every three screens. The marks are relatively invisible, but they are there. On the other hand, the same YouTube is listened to more than watched, so Hisense A6 is in some sense ideal to watch and listen to a couple of videos before going to bed, without straining Corp Hair Grow eyes. I speak with knowledge of the matter, since I have a Note 9 from Samsung and even at the minimum brightness my eyes get tired, so in the evenings I regularly switched to my second BlackBerry Key2 smartphone. In the meantime, I had Hisense A6 in my hands, I enjoyed using it.

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The e-INK screen is backlit with 9 steps of brightness. That's great. But I did not like that the backlight is hidden in the settings, that is, every time you have to open "Settings - Display - Brightness Level". Of course, I would like to see the traditional Android slider in the curtain, as it is implemented for the AMOLED screen, or any other option that simplifies the process of adjusting the backlight.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

The second point that I didn't like. The backlight is white only. For example, just the other day, Amazon released Kindle OASIS, where you can control the warmth of the backlight. The idea lies on the surface, so they could implement it. But in general, this is a petty quibble, since the white backlight is perfectly enough.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

backlit screen

From the e-INK screen settings, there is only brightness control and wallpaper selection. Continuing the conversation about adjusting the backlight, I thought that there was not enough auto-brightness, which would work at least at the level that, if the smartphone understands that it is dark around, then when switching to e-INK, the screen starts with a minimum backlight.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Perhaps, Hisense for his smartphone should have either created it himself or agreed with someone so that initially some proprietary application for reading books of all formats was preinstalled on the device, with backlight adjustment, perhaps a built-in dictionary, etc. .

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

For convenient work with the e-INK screen, you need to place two different fingers on the fingerprint scanner to always comfortably unlock your smartphone. However, it's even easier to turn on the face unlock option.

Battery

The battery of the smartphone is 3300 mAh. This is not much, but thanks to the energy-efficient Snapdragon 660 and AMOLED, the smartphone can last 14 hours in video scrolling mode at maximum brightness. And also about 13 hours when refreshing the page every 15 seconds over Wi-Fi also at maximum brightness.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

I did not notice any special increase in battery life when using only the e-INK screen. For example, in a test with a browser web page refresh every 15 seconds with the backlight turned off, the smartphone lasted just under 14 hours.

Unfortunately, the smartphone does not have any energy-saving modes, as, for example, on Yotaphone, when with a minimum charge all voracious services were stopped and the phone, in fact, turned into a simple dialer, but it could last a couple of days.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

But there is a fast charger that charges a smartphone in about 1 hour.

Memory, chipset, performance

The smartphone uses the already classic Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It's hard to say anything new about the chipset. It is enough to run all the games and, of course, no lags and friezes in the menu. However, after the release of the 675th, 710th, 730th, this chipset goes more and more into the price segments "Average-" and "Economy".

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From an engineering point of view, everything is not bad with a smartphone. The throttling test (checking for a decrease in power from overheating during a long load) the smartphone went well. However, I can't help but notice that the chipset warmed up to 62 degrees. And the upper part of the aluminum frame got very hot.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Communications

The smartphone has a modern body kit from communication technologies - Wi-Fi ac 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0. GPS works well.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Of the features, I will only highlight that the speaker mesh is located only on the side of the AMOLED screen, so even if the call was made via e-INK, the smartphone will have to be turned over.

Well, and, of course, the minus is the lack of NFC.

Camera

The smartphone has two cameras. Frontal 16 MP. Main camera 12 MP, f/1.8. Unfortunately, you can’t say much about the cameras, since their feature set is minimal. There is a night mode when the smartphone takes 5 pictures at a time, and then sticks them together. There is no manual shooting mode. In the settings, you can change something minimally. For example, look at the options for changing the white balance.

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The quality of the camera can not be called good, especially in a smartphone for 32 thousand rubles. For example, a Motorola G7 Plus review was recently released for 19,990 rubles. There, the camera is several times more interesting, both in terms of quality and settings (for example, spot color selection, slow motion mode, cinemagraph, etc.)

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Software Features

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0. This is a plus. The system is as clean as possible. No add-ons. From the gesture control, just tap on the screen so that it lights up, and turn on the screen when you pick up the smartphone. There is also a mode with gloves.

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The main feature of Hisense A6 is a rethought control system. We are used to the fact that an Android smartphone has three buttons: back, home, overview of running applications. All Hisense smartphones (well, or only those two that I have on the test) have two buttons. One is back, and the second combines returning to the home screen, reviewing running applications and opening the screen with installed applications.

As you can see, if you just press it, it will take you to the home screen. With a short swipe, an overview of open messages is launched, and with a long swipe, a menu of all applications opens. They probably did this to somehow stand out from the competition. In my opinion, the idea is not bad, but the third button could not be abandoned. And just the central home button would be multitasking.

It's nice that the smartphone comes with a clean operating system. No ad junk. Only one application of the online store Hitbuy.com, which, in fact, sells Hisense smartphones.

Impressions, pros/cons and competitors

Using a smartphone, I could not leave the feeling that the company had not done enough. It was as if all the forces had gone to implement the e-INK screen, after which everything else was added according to the residual principle. This approach, when a smartphone has only one outstanding feature, and all the rest are basic, has become outdated for a couple of years. Today, the consumer wants a universal device that is good in everything, but in general it is wonderful in some ways. Moreover, the trend is typical not only for the upper price ranges.

Look how I subjectively assessed this smartphone:

  • AMOLED screen - 3/5
  • e-INK screen - 3.5/5
  • Performance - 3/5
  • Battery life - 3.5/5
  • Camera - 2/5
  • User Experience - 3/5
  • Overall score - 3/5

Let's just get this straight. 3 out of 5 is a good base score, which means that the smartphone can be used perfectly and be satisfied. 4/5 and 5/5, in my opinion, this is the prerogative of the flagships.

In the case of the Hisense A6, the general perception of the device would be quite easy to correct. For example, like this. So, Hisense already has a cool e-INK screen option. I gave him 3.5 out of 5 for the reason that it is slightly not screwed up (brightness adjustment is hidden in the settings, the backlight is only white, there is no built-in proprietary application). However, the e-INK screen itself is a plus. It cannot be said that the function is contrived. She comes in handy in a number of cases. All other features are average. Use normally.

But the camera is too simple. I'm not talking about making 2 photomodules (although why not?), but if they played with post-processing algorithms to stretch the quality and add more software features, then the perception would immediately change. For example, a portrait mode with background blur, some filters, more settings for controlling the camera (for example, the ability to adjust WB online). Also, given that contactless payments are ubiquitous in Russia, withdrawing a smartphone without NFC is an indicator that the company has not completed its homework and has not adapted to a specific market.

In my opinion, if the smartphone, in addition to the e-INK screen, had an even more interesting camera and NFC, then it could easily be called a "player" even with a price of 31,990 rubles. However, in the current scenario, the price seems excessive. After all, smartphone consumers are too spoiled by technology to overpay for just one chip.

On the other hand, if you are not a photographer, but use a smartphone for the Internet, watching videos, playing games and really like to read from the e-INK screen, then you should pay attention to Hisense A6. This is a quality product that will not disappoint you.

For Hisense A6, I decided not to make a block of competitors, since everything is simple here. If you don't need an e-INK screen, then just buy the Samsung Galaxy A50 for 19,990 rubles and enjoy life. The A50 has a more thoughtful shell, better battery life, and a camera that will tell you if someone blinked in the picture or the frame came out blurry. And if you also want to read books, then buy any of the reading rooms for the remaining 12 thousand. However, if you don't need two separate gadgets, then buy Hisense A6.

So if you really want a smartphone with an e-INK screen, then Hisense A6 has no competitors.

Hisense A6 dual-screen smartphone review

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Hisense A6 is a dual-screen smartphone, so it would be logical if the manufacturer said that this is a combination of a smartphone and an e-ink reader. But Hisense decided that it would be more useful if the device was presented as a smartphone that protects the eyes of its user. In general, there is something in this. I've been using the smartphone for 3 weeks and I can say that it's really nice to switch to the E-Ink screen for reading websites, especially in the evenings when I'm in bed. Especially considering that E-Ink has a backlight.

The price of a smartphone is 31,990 rubles. The device can be attributed to the segment "Average +". Given that Hisense is only making its first steps in the Russian smartphone market, such a price, on the one hand, is ambitious, since the buyer is invited to pay a significant amount for something unknown to him. On the other hand, Hisense brought several smartphones of various prices to the Russian market, and Hisense A6 is a kind of curiosity for those who want to buy something unusual.

By the way, in China, where the smartphone was originally presented at a price of 4,000 yuan (about 37 tr.), the price also raised questions and disputes

Design, dimensions, controls

Front panel: speaker grille, 16 MP camera, unread message notification LED, flashing in different colors, 6.01-inch screen, AMOLED, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi , brightness 500 nits (470 nits in test measurement)

Back: flashlight, 12MP camera, 5.61" HD E-Ink screen, 9 backlight levels

Top end: microphone

Bottom: speaker, USB Type-C, microphone

Right side: slot for two Nano-SIM cards, one of which can be replaced with microSD, button to switch between AMOLED and e-INK screens

Left side: power button with built-in fingerprint scanner, separate volume buttons

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Probably, at the presentation of Hisense, there were engineering samples in the demo zone, because I remember that I didn’t like the smartphone at that time (also the screens were somehow faded). But the commercial version turned out to be good: both the assembly and the AMOLED screen are excellent.

The smartphone has an aluminum frame, rounded smooth edges. The device weighs 186 grams, according to my scales. It is tactilely perceived as a monolithic block of metal. In short, enjoy holding it in your hands.

You need to put two fingers on the fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone, regardless of which screen you turn to yourself. Or you can add face unlock. By the way, on w3bsit3-dns.com, among those who bought the Chinese version of the smartphone back in January, I read complaints about the operation of the fingerprint scanner. Now they are irrelevant. The scanner works great. The smartphone has disadvantages, but the fingerprint scanner definitely does not apply to them.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

There is only a speaker and a USB Type-C connector on the bottom. It's good that the headphones are included

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

On the left side there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIMs, one of which can be replaced with a microSD. Near the button to switch between screens.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

On the right side of the volume buttons and a fingerprint scanner

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

There is a LED indicator on the panel with an AMOLED screen.

Display

The smartphone has two displays.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

It's a sunny day outside, but the screen brightness is more than enough

Let's start with AMOLED. So, it measures 6.01 inches, has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a pixel density. 402 ppi. The screen brightness is 500 nits (470 nits in test measurement). The screen has an auto brightness setting. Works correctly. There is practically no difference in maximum brightness between manual and auto mode. However, the 470 nits obtained during the measurement are more than enough to use the screen even on a sunny day.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

I have no questions about color reproduction and viewing angles. A typical AMOLED screen for the middle price segment. The settings on the screen are nothing: auto-brightness, setting the scale of fonts, night mode.

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On the back is a 5.61" HD e-INK screen.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

E-INK duplicates the functions of the main screen. You can even start the camera or watch video. Of course, the pleasure from this is below average. Firstly, I don’t know exactly how many grayscales are on the screen, but to watch the video there should definitely be more of them. Especially when it comes to dark videos. If the action takes place on a light background, then everything is fine.

Secondly, as you may know, with E-INK technology, the screen is not completely updated, but partially, for this reason, traces of the previous image may remain. Some e-readers even have an option for how often to do a full screen refresh. For example, every 3 or 5 pages. Hisense A6 does not have this setting. But he has a full update about once every three screens. The marks are relatively inconspicuous, but they are there. On the other hand, the same YouTube is listened to more than watched, so Hisense A6 is in some sense ideal to watch and listen to a couple of videos before going to bed, without straining Corp Hair Grow eyes. I speak with knowledge of the matter, since I have a Note 9 from Samsung and even at the minimum brightness my eyes get tired, so in the evenings I regularly switched to my second BlackBerry Key2 smartphone. In the meantime, I had Hisense A6 in my hands, I enjoyed using it.

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The e-INK screen is backlit with 9 steps of brightness. That's great. But I did not like that the backlight is hidden in the settings, that is, every time you have to open "Settings - Display - Brightness Level". Of course, I would like to see the traditional Android slider in the curtain, as it is implemented for the AMOLED screen, or any other option that simplifies the process of adjusting the backlight.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

The second point that I didn't like. The backlight is white only. For example, just the other day, Amazon released Kindle OASIS, where you can control the warmth of the backlight. The idea lies on the surface, so they could implement it. But in general, this is a petty quibble, since the white backlight is perfectly enough.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

backlit screen

From the e-INK screen settings, there is only brightness control and wallpaper selection. Continuing the conversation about adjusting the backlight, I thought that there was not enough auto-brightness, which would work at least at the level that, if the smartphone understands that it is dark around, then when switching to e-INK, the screen starts with a minimum backlight.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Perhaps, Hisense should have either created a smartphone for his smartphone or agreed with someone so that initially some proprietary application for reading books of all formats was preinstalled on the device, with backlight adjustment, perhaps a built-in dictionary, etc. .

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

For convenient work with the e-INK screen, you need to place two different fingers on the fingerprint scanner to always comfortably unlock your smartphone. However, it's even easier to turn on the face unlock option.

Battery

The battery of the smartphone is 3300 mAh. This is not much, but thanks to the energy-efficient Snapdragon 660 and AMOLED, the smartphone can last 14 hours in video scrolling mode at maximum brightness. And also about 13 hours when refreshing the page every 15 seconds over Wi-Fi also at maximum brightness.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

I did not notice any special increase in battery life when using only the e-INK screen. For example, in a test with a browser web page refresh every 15 seconds with the backlight turned off, the smartphone lasted just under 14 hours.

Unfortunately, the smartphone does not have any energy-saving modes, as, for example, on Yotaphone, when with a minimum charge all voracious services were stopped and the phone, in fact, turned into a simple dialer, but it could last a couple of days.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

But there is a fast charger that charges a smartphone in about 1 hour.

Memory, chipset, performance

The smartphone uses the already classic Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It's hard to say anything new about the chipset. It is enough to run all the games and, of course, no lags and friezes in the menu. However, after the release of the 675th, 710th, 730th, this chipset goes more and more into the price segments "Average-" and "Economy".

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From an engineering point of view, everything is not bad with a smartphone. The throttling test (checking for a decrease in power from overheating during a long load) the smartphone went well. However, I can't help but notice that the chipset warmed up to 62 degrees. And the upper part of the aluminum frame got very hot.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Communications

The smartphone has a modern body kit from communication technologies - Wi-Fi ac 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0. GPS works well.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Of the features, I will only highlight that the speaker mesh is located only on the side of the AMOLED screen, so even if the call was made via e-INK, the smartphone will have to be turned over.

Well, and, of course, the minus is the lack of NFC.

Camera

The smartphone has two cameras. Frontal 16 MP. Main camera 12 MP, f/1.8. Unfortunately, you can’t say much about the cameras, since their feature set is minimal. There is a night mode when the smartphone takes 5 pictures at a time, and then sticks them together. There is no manual shooting mode. In the settings, you can change something minimally. For example, look at the options for changing the white balance.

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The quality of the camera can not be called good, especially in a smartphone for 32 thousand rubles. For example, a Motorola G7 Plus review was recently released for 19,990 rubles. There, the camera is several times more interesting, both in terms of quality and settings (for example, spot color selection, slow motion mode, cinemagraph, etc.)

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Software Features

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0. This is a plus. The system is as clean as possible. No add-ons. From the gesture control, just tap on the screen so that it lights up, and turn on the screen when you take the smartphone in your hands. There is also a mode with gloves.

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The main feature of Hisense A6 is a rethought control system. We are used to the fact that an Android smartphone has three buttons: back, home, overview of running applications. All Hisense smartphones (well, or only those two that I have on the test) have two buttons. One is back, and the second combines returning to the home screen, reviewing running applications and opening the screen with installed applications.

As you can see, if you just press it, it will take you to the home screen. With a short swipe, an overview of open messages is launched, and with a long swipe, a menu of all applications opens. They probably did this to somehow stand out from the competition. In my opinion, the idea is not bad, but the third button could not be abandoned. And just the central home button would be multitasking.

It's nice that the smartphone comes with a clean operating system. No ad junk. Only one application of the online store Hitbuy.com, which, in fact, sells Hisense smartphones.

Impressions, pros/cons and competitors

Using a smartphone, I could not leave the feeling that the company had not done enough. It was as if all the forces had gone to implement the e-INK screen, after which everything else was added according to the residual principle. This approach, when a smartphone has only one outstanding feature, and all the rest are basic, has become outdated for a couple of years. Today, the consumer wants a universal device that is good in everything, but in general it is wonderful in some ways. Moreover, the trend is typical not only for the upper price ranges.

Look how I subjectively assessed this smartphone:

  • AMOLED screen - 3/5
  • e-INK screen - 3.5/5
  • Performance - 3/5
  • Battery life - 3.5/5
  • Camera - 2/5
  • User Experience - 3/5
  • Overall score - 3/5

Let's just get this straight. 3 out of 5 is a good base score, which means that the smartphone can be used perfectly and be satisfied. 4/5 and 5/5, in my opinion, this is the prerogative of the flagships.

In the case of the Hisense A6, the general perception of the device would be quite easy to correct. For example, like this. So, Hisense already has a cool e-INK screen option. I gave him 3.5 out of 5 for the reason that it is slightly not screwed up (brightness adjustment is hidden in the settings, the backlight is only white, there is no built-in proprietary application). However, the e-INK screen itself is a plus. It cannot be said that the function is contrived. She comes in handy in a number of cases. All other features are average. Use normally.

But the camera is too simple. I'm not talking about making 2 photomodules (although why not?), but if they played with post-processing algorithms to stretch the quality and add more software features, then the perception would immediately change. For example, a portrait mode with background blur, some filters, more settings for controlling the camera (for example, the ability to adjust WB online). Also, given that contactless payments are ubiquitous in Russia, withdrawing a smartphone without NFC is an indicator that the company has not completed its homework and has not adapted to a specific market.

In my opinion, if the smartphone, in addition to the e-INK screen, had an even more interesting camera and NFC, then it could easily be called a "player" even with a price of 31,990 rubles. However, in the current scenario, the price seems excessive. After all, smartphone consumers are too spoiled by technology to overpay for just one chip.

On the other hand, if you are not a photographer, but use a smartphone for the Internet, watching videos, playing games and really like to read from the e-INK screen, then you should pay attention to Hisense A6. This is a quality product that will not disappoint you.

For Hisense A6, I decided not to make a block of competitors, since everything is simple here. If you don't need an e-INK screen, then just buy the Samsung Galaxy A50 for 19,990 rubles and enjoy life. The A50 has a more thoughtful shell, better battery life, and a camera that will tell you if someone blinked in the picture or the frame came out blurry. And if you also want to read books, then buy any of the reading rooms for the remaining 12 thousand. However, if you don't need two separate gadgets, then buy Hisense A6.

So if you really want a smartphone with an e-INK screen, then Hisense A6 has no competitors.

Hisense A6 dual-screen smartphone review

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Hisense A6 is a smartphone with two screens, so it would be logical if the manufacturer said that this is a combination of a smartphone and an e-ink reader. But Hisense decided that it would be more useful if the device was presented as a smartphone that protects the eyes of its user. In general, there is something in this. I've been using the smartphone for 3 weeks and I can say that it's really nice to switch to the E-Ink screen for reading websites, especially in the evenings when I'm in bed. Especially considering that E-Ink has a backlight.

The price of a smartphone is 31,990 rubles. The device can be attributed to the segment "Average +". Given that Hisense is only making its first steps in the Russian smartphone market, such a price, on the one hand, is ambitious, since the buyer is invited to pay a significant amount for something unknown to him. On the other hand, Hisense brought several smartphones of various prices to the Russian market, and Hisense A6 is a kind of curiosity for those who want to buy something unusual.

By the way, in China, where the smartphone was originally presented at a price of 4,000 yuan (about 37 tr.), the price also raised questions and disputes

Design, dimensions, controls

Front panel: speaker grille, 16 MP camera, unread message notification LED, flashing in different colors, 6.01-inch screen, AMOLED, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi , brightness 500 nits (470 nits in test measurement)

Back: flashlight, 12MP camera, 5.61" HD E-Ink screen, 9 backlight levels

Top end: microphone

Bottom: speaker, USB Type-C, microphone

Right side: slot for two Nano-SIM cards, one of which can be replaced with microSD, button to switch between AMOLED and e-INK screens

Left side: power button with built-in fingerprint scanner, separate volume buttons

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Probably, at the presentation of Hisense, there were engineering samples in the demo zone, because I remember that I didn’t like the smartphone at that time (also the screens were somehow faded). But the commercial version turned out to be good: both the assembly and the AMOLED screen are excellent.

The smartphone has an aluminum frame, rounded smooth edges. The device weighs 186 grams, according to my scales. It is tactilely perceived as a monolithic block of metal. In short, enjoy holding it in your hands.

You need to put two fingers on the fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone, regardless of which screen you turn to yourself. Or you can add face unlock. By the way, on w3bsit3-dns.com, among those who bought the Chinese version of the smartphone back in January, I read complaints about the operation of the fingerprint scanner. Now they are irrelevant. The scanner works great. The smartphone has disadvantages, but the fingerprint scanner definitely does not apply to them.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

There is only a speaker and a USB Type-C connector on the bottom. It's good that the headphones are included

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

On the left side there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIMs, one of which can be replaced with a microSD. Near the button to switch between screens.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

On the right side of the volume buttons and a fingerprint scanner

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

There is a LED indicator on the panel with an AMOLED screen.

Display

The smartphone has two displays.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

It's a sunny day outside, but the screen brightness is more than enough

Let's start with AMOLED. So, it measures 6.01 inches, has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a pixel density. 402 ppi. The screen brightness is 500 nits (470 nits in test measurement). The screen has an auto brightness setting. Works correctly. There is practically no difference in maximum brightness between manual and auto mode. However, the 470 nits obtained during the measurement are more than enough to use the screen even on a sunny day.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

I have no questions about color reproduction and viewing angles. A typical AMOLED screen for the middle price segment. The settings on the screen are nothing: auto-brightness, setting the scale of fonts, night mode.

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On the back is a 5.61" HD e-INK screen.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

E-INK duplicates the functions of the main screen. You can even start the camera or watch video. Of course, the pleasure from this is below average. Firstly, I don’t know exactly how many grayscales are on the screen, but to watch the video there should definitely be more of them. Especially when it comes to dark videos. If the action takes place on a light background, then everything is fine.

Secondly, as you may know, with E-INK technology, the screen is not completely updated, but partially, for this reason, traces of the previous image may remain. Some e-readers even have an option for how often to do a full screen refresh. For example, every 3 or 5 pages. Hisense A6 does not have this setting. But he has a complete update about once every three screens. The marks are relatively invisible, but they are there. On the other hand, the same YouTube is listened to more than watched, so Hisense A6 is in some sense ideal to watch and listen to a couple of videos before going to bed, without straining Corp Hair Grow eyes. I speak with knowledge of the matter, since I have a Note 9 from Samsung and even at the minimum brightness my eyes get tired, so in the evenings I regularly switched to my second BlackBerry Key2 smartphone. In the meantime, I had Hisense A6 in my hands, I enjoyed using it.

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The e-INK screen is backlit with 9 steps of brightness. That's great. But I did not like that the backlight is hidden in the settings, that is, every time you have to open "Settings - Display - Brightness Level". Of course, I would like to see the traditional Android slider in the curtain, as it is implemented for the AMOLED screen, or any other option that simplifies the process of adjusting the backlight.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

The second point that I didn't like. The backlight is white only. For example, just the other day, Amazon released Kindle OASIS, where you can control the warmth of the backlight. The idea lies on the surface, so they could implement it. But in general, this is a petty quibble, since the white backlight is perfectly enough.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

backlit screen

From the e-INK screen settings, there is only brightness control and wallpaper selection. Continuing the conversation about adjusting the backlight, I thought that there was not enough auto-brightness, which would work at least at the level that, if the smartphone understands that it is dark around, then when switching to e-INK, the screen starts with a minimum backlight.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Perhaps, Hisense for his smartphone should have either created it himself or agreed with someone so that initially some proprietary application for reading books of all formats was preinstalled on the device, with backlight adjustment, perhaps a built-in dictionary, etc. .

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

For convenient work with the e-INK screen, you need to place two different fingers on the fingerprint scanner to always comfortably unlock your smartphone. However, it's even easier to turn on the face unlock option.

Battery

The battery of the smartphone is 3300 mAh. This is not much, but thanks to the energy-efficient Snapdragon 660 and AMOLED, the smartphone can last 14 hours in video scrolling mode at maximum brightness. And also about 13 hours when refreshing the page every 15 seconds over Wi-Fi also at maximum brightness.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

I did not notice any special increase in battery life when using only the e-INK screen. For example, in a test with a browser web page refresh every 15 seconds with the backlight turned off, the smartphone lasted just under 14 hours.

Unfortunately, the smartphone does not have any energy-saving modes, as, for example, on Yotaphone, when with a minimum charge all voracious services were stopped and the phone, in fact, turned into a simple dialer, but it could last a couple of days.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

But there is a fast charger that charges a smartphone in about 1 hour.

Memory, chipset, performance

The smartphone uses the already classic Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It's hard to say anything new about the chipset. It is enough to run all the games and, of course, no lags and friezes in the menu. However, after the release of the 675th, 710th, 730th, this chipset goes more and more into the price segments "Average-" and "Economy".

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From an engineering point of view, everything is not bad with a smartphone. The throttling test (checking for a decrease in power from overheating during a long load) the smartphone went well. However, I can't help but notice that the chipset warmed up to 62 degrees. And the upper part of the aluminum frame got very hot.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Communications

The smartphone has a modern body kit from communication technologies - Wi-Fi ac 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0. GPS works well.

Hisense A6 Dual Screen Smartphone Review

Of the features, I will only highlight that the speaker mesh is located only on the side of the AMOLED screen, so even if the call was made via e-INK, the smartphone will have to be turned over.

Well, and, of course, the minus is the lack of NFC.

Camera

The smartphone has two cameras. Frontal 16 MP. Main camera 12 MP, f/1.8. Unfortunately, you can’t say much about the cameras, since their feature set is minimal. There is a night mode when the smartphone takes 5 pictures at a time, and then sticks them together. There is no manual shooting mode. In the settings, you can change something minimally. For example, look at the options for changing the white balance.

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The quality of the camera can not be called good, especially in a smartphone for 32 thousand rubles. For example, a Motorola G7 Plus review was recently released for 19,990 rubles. There, the camera is several times more interesting, both in terms of quality and settings (for example, spot color selection, slow motion mode, cinemagraph, etc.)

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Software Features

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0. This is a plus. The system is as clean as possible. No add-ons. From the gesture control, just tap on the screen so that it lights up, and turn on the screen when you take the smartphone in your hands. There is also a mode with gloves.

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The main feature of Hisense A6 is a rethought control system. We are used to the fact that an Android smartphone has three buttons: back, home, overview of running applications. All Hisense smartphones (well, or only those two that I have on the test) have two buttons. One is back, and the second combines returning to the home screen, reviewing running applications and opening the screen with installed applications.

As you can see, if you just press it, it will take you to the home screen. With a short swipe, an overview of open messages is launched, and with a long swipe, a menu of all applications opens. Probably, they did this in order to somehow stand out from the competition. In my opinion, the idea is not bad, but the third button could not be abandoned. And just the central button "home" would be multitasking.

It's nice that the smartphone comes with a clean operating system. No ad junk. Only one application of the Hitbuy.com online store, which, in fact, sells Hisense smartphones.

Impressions, pros/cons and competitors

Using a smartphone, I could not leave the feeling that the company had not done enough. It was as if all the forces had gone to implement the e-INK screen, after which everything else was added according to the residual principle. This approach, when a smartphone has only one outstanding feature, and all the rest are basic, has become outdated for a couple of years. Today, the consumer wants a universal device that is good in everything, but in general it is wonderful in some ways. Moreover, the trend is typical not only for the upper price ranges.

Look how I subjectively assessed this smartphone:

  • AMOLED screen - 3/5
  • e-INK screen - 3.5/5
  • Performance - 3/5
  • Battery life - 3.5/5
  • Camera - 2/5
  • User Experience - 3/5
  • Overall score - 3/5

Let's just get this straight. 3 out of 5 is a good base score, which means that the smartphone can be used perfectly and be satisfied. 4/5 and 5/5, in my opinion, this is the prerogative of the flagships.

In the case of the Hisense A6, the general perception of the device would be quite easy to correct. For example, like this. So, Hisense already has a cool e-INK screen option. I gave him 3.5 out of 5 for the reason that it is slightly not screwed up (brightness adjustment is hidden in the settings, the backlight is only white, there is no built-in proprietary application). However, the e-INK screen itself is a plus. It cannot be said that the function is contrived. She comes in handy in a number of cases. All other features are average. Use normally.

But the camera is too simple. I'm not talking about making 2 photomodules (although why not?), but if they played with post-processing algorithms to stretch the quality and add more software features, then the perception would immediately change. For example, a portrait mode with background blur, some filters, more settings for controlling the camera (for example, the ability to adjust WB online). Also, given that contactless payments are ubiquitous in Russia, withdrawing a smartphone without NFC is an indicator that the company has not completed its homework and has not adapted to a specific market.

In my opinion, if the smartphone, in addition to the e-INK screen, had an even more interesting camera and NFC, then it could easily be called a "player" even with a price of 31,990 rubles. However, in the current scenario, the price seems excessive. After all, smartphone consumers are too spoiled by technology to overpay for just one chip.

On the other hand, if you are not a photographer, but use a smartphone for the Internet, watching videos, playing games and really like to read from the e-INK screen, then you should pay attention to Hisense A6. This is a quality product that will not disappoint you.

For Hisense A6, I decided not to make a block of competitors, since everything is simple here. If you don't need an e-INK screen, then just buy the Samsung Galaxy A50 for 19,990 rubles and enjoy life. The A50 has a more thoughtful shell, better battery life, and a camera that will tell you if someone blinked in the picture or the frame came out blurry. And if you also want to read books, then buy any of the reading rooms for the remaining 12 thousand. However, if you don't need two separate gadgets, then buy Hisense A6.

So if you really want a smartphone with an e-INK screen, then Hisense A6 has no competitors.

Hisense A6 dual-screen smartphone review

Hisense A6 is a smartphone with two screens, so it would be logical if the manufacturer said that this is a combination of a smartphone and an e-ink reader. But Hisense decided that it would be more useful if the device was presented as a smartphone that protects the eyes of its user. In general, there is something in this. I've been using the smartphone for 3 weeks and I can say that it's really nice to switch to the E-Ink screen for reading websites, especially in the evenings when I'm in bed. Especially considering that E-Ink has a backlight.

The price of a smartphone is 31,990 rubles. The device can be attributed to the segment "Average +". Given that Hisense is only making its first steps in the Russian smartphone market, such a price, on the one hand, is ambitious, since the buyer is invited to pay a significant amount for something unknown to him. On the other hand, Hisense brought several smartphones of various prices to the Russian market, and Hisense A6 is a kind of curiosity for those who want to buy something unusual.

By the way, in China, where the smartphone was originally presented at a price of 4,000 yuan (about 37 tr.), the price also raised questions and disputes

Design, dimensions, controls

Front: speaker grille, 16 MP camera, multicolor flashing unread notification LED, 6.01" AMOLED screen, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi, 500 nits brightness (470 nits in test measurement)

Back: flashlight, 12MP camera, 5.61" HD E-Ink screen, 9 backlight levels

Upper end: microphone

Bottom end: speaker, USB Type-C connector, microphone

Right side: slot for two Nano-SIM cards, one of which can be replaced with microSD, button to switch between AMOLED and e-INK screens

Left side: power button with integrated fingerprint scanner, separate volume buttons

Probably, at the presentation of Hisense, there were engineering samples in the demo zone, because I remember that I didn’t like the smartphone at that time (also the screens were somehow faded). But the commercial version turned out to be good: both the assembly and the AMOLED screen are excellent.

The smartphone has an aluminum frame, rounded smooth edges. The device weighs 186 grams, according to my scales. It is tactilely perceived as a monolithic block of metal. In short, enjoy holding it in your hands.

You need to put two fingers on the fingerprint scanner to unlock the smartphone, regardless of which screen you turn to yourself. Or you can add face unlock. By the way, on w3bsit3-dns.com, among those who bought the Chinese version of the smartphone back in January, I read complaints about the operation of the fingerprint scanner. Now they are irrelevant. The scanner works great. The smartphone has disadvantages, but the fingerprint scanner definitely does not apply to them.

There is only a speaker and a USB Type-C connector on the bottom. It's good that the headphones are included

On the left side there is a slot for 2 Nano-SIMs, one of which can be replaced with a microSD. Near the button to switch between screens.

On the right side of the volume buttons and a fingerprint scanner

There is a LED indicator on the panel with an AMOLED screen.

Display

The smartphone has two displays.

It's a sunny day outside, but the screen brightness is more than enough

Let's start with AMOLED. So, it measures 6.01 inches, has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18:9, and a pixel density. 402 ppi. The screen brightness is 500 nits (470 nits in test measurement). The screen has an auto brightness setting. Works correctly. There is practically no difference in maximum brightness between manual and auto mode. However, the 470 nits obtained during the measurement are more than enough to use the screen even on a sunny day.

I have no questions about color reproduction and viewing angles. A typical AMOLED screen for the middle price segment. The settings on the screen are nothing: auto-brightness, setting the scale of fonts, night mode.

On the back is a 5.61" HD e-INK screen.

E-INK duplicates the functions of the main screen. You can even start the camera or watch video. Of course, the pleasure from this is below average. Firstly, I don’t know exactly how many grayscales are on the screen, but to watch the video there should definitely be more of them. Especially when it comes to dark videos. If the action takes place on a light background, then everything is fine.

Secondly, as you may know, with E-INK technology, the screen is not completely updated, but partially, for this reason, traces of the previous image may remain. Some e-readers even have an option for how often to do a full screen refresh. For example, every 3 or 5 pages. Hisense A6 does not have this setting. But he has a complete update about once every three screens. The marks are relatively invisible, but they are there. On the other hand, the same YouTube is listened to more than watched, so the Hisense A6 is in some sense ideal to watch and listen to a couple of videos before going to bed without straining Corp Hair Grow eyes. I speak with knowledge of the matter, since I have a Note 9 from Samsung and even at the minimum brightness my eyes get tired, so in the evenings I regularly switched to my second BlackBerry Key2 smartphone. In the meantime, I had Hisense A6 in my hands, I enjoyed using it.

Secondly, as you may know, with E-INK technology, the screen is not completely updated, but partially, for this reason, traces of the previous image may remain. Some e-readers even have an option for how often to do a full screen refresh. For example, every 3 or 5 pages. Hisense A6 does not have this setting. But he has a complete update about once every three screens. The marks are relatively invisible, but they are there. On the other hand, the same YouTube is listened to more than watched, so the Hisense A6 is in some sense ideal to watch and listen to a couple of videos before going to bed without straining Corp Hair Grow Corp Hair Grow eyes. I speak with knowledge of the matter, since I have a Note 9 from Samsung and even at the minimum brightness my eyes get tired, so in the evenings I regularly switched to my second BlackBerry Key2 smartphone. In the meantime, I had Hisense A6 in my hands, I enjoyed using it.

The e-INK screen is backlit with 9 steps of brightness. That's great. But I did not like that the backlight is hidden in the settings, that is, every time you have to open "Settings - Display - Brightness Level". Of course, I would like to see the traditional Android slider in the curtain, as it is implemented for the AMOLED screen, or any other option that simplifies the process of adjusting the backlight.

The second point that I didn't like. The backlight is white only. For example, just the other day, Amazon released Kindle OASIS, where you can control the warmth of the backlight. The idea lies on the surface, so they could implement it. But in general, this is a petty quibble, since the white backlight is perfectly enough.

backlit screen

From the settings of the e-INK screen, there is only brightness control and wallpaper selection. Continuing the conversation about adjusting the backlight, I thought that there was not enough auto-brightness, which would work at least at the level that, if the smartphone understands that it is dark around, then when switching to e-INK, the screen starts with a minimum backlight.

Perhaps, Hisense for his smartphone should have either created it himself or agreed with someone so that initially some proprietary application for reading books of all formats was preinstalled on the device, with backlight adjustment, perhaps a built-in dictionary, etc. .

For convenient work with the e-INK screen, you need to place two different fingers on the fingerprint scanner to always comfortably unlock your smartphone. However, it's even easier to turn on the face unlock option.

Battery

The battery of the smartphone is 3300 mAh. This is not much, but thanks to the energy-efficient Snapdragon 660 and AMOLED, the smartphone can last 14 hours in video scrolling mode at maximum brightness. And also about 13 hours when refreshing the page every 15 seconds over Wi-Fi also at maximum brightness.

I did not notice any special increase in battery life when using only the e-INK screen. For example, in a test with a browser web page refresh every 15 seconds with the backlight turned off, the smartphone lasted just under 14 hours.

Unfortunately, the smartphone does not have any energy-saving modes, as, for example, on Yotaphone, when with a minimum charge all voracious services were stopped and the phone, in fact, turned into a simple dialer, but it could last a couple of days.

But there is a fast charger that charges a smartphone in about 1 hour.

Memory, chipset, performance

The smartphone uses the already classic Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. It's hard to say anything new about the chipset. It is enough to run all the games and, of course, no lags and friezes in the menu. However, after the release of the 675th, 710th, 730th, this chipset goes more and more into the price segments "Average-" and "Economy".

From an engineering point of view, everything is not bad with a smartphone. The throttling test (checking for a decrease in power from overheating during a long load) the smartphone went well. However, I can't help but notice that the chipset warmed up to 62 degrees. And the upper part of the aluminum frame got very hot.

Communications

The smartphone has a modern body kit from communication technologies - Wi-Fi ac 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0. GPS works well.

Of the features, I will only highlight that the speaker mesh is located only on the side of the AMOLED screen, so even if the call was made via e-INK, the smartphone will have to be turned over.

Well, and, of course, the minus is the lack of NFC.

Camera

The smartphone has two cameras. Frontal 16 MP. Main camera 12 MP, f/1.8. Unfortunately, you can’t say much about the cameras, since their feature set is minimal. There is a night mode when the smartphone takes 5 pictures at a time, and then sticks them together. There is no manual shooting mode. In the settings, you can change something minimally. For example, look at the options for changing the white balance.

The quality of the camera can not be called good, especially in a smartphone for 32 thousand rubles. For example, a Motorola G7 Plus review was recently released for 19,990 rubles. There, the camera is several times more interesting, both in terms of quality and settings (for example, spot color selection, slow motion mode, cinemagraph, etc.)

Software Features

The smartphone runs on Android 9.0. This is a plus. The system is as clean as possible. No add-ons. From the gesture control, just tap on the screen so that it lights up, and turn on the screen when you pick up the smartphone. There is also a mode with gloves.

The main feature of Hisense A6 is a rethought control system. We are used to the fact that an Android smartphone has three buttons: back, home, overview of running applications. All Hisense smartphones (well, or only those two that I have on the test) have two buttons. One is back, and the second combines returning to the home screen, reviewing running applications and opening the screen with installed applications.

As you can see, if you just press it, it will take you to the home screen. With a short swipe, an overview of open messages is launched, and with a long swipe, a menu of all applications opens. Probably, they did this in order to somehow stand out from the competition. In my opinion, the idea is not bad, but the third button could not be abandoned. And just the central button "home" would be multitasking.

It's nice that the smartphone comes with a clean operating system. No ad junk. Only one application of the Hitbuy.com online store, which, in fact, sells Hisense smartphones.

Impressions, pros/cons and competitors

Using a smartphone, I could not leave the feeling that the company had not done enough. It was as if all the forces had gone to implement the e-INK screen, after which everything else was added according to the residual principle. This approach, when a smartphone has only one outstanding feature, and all the rest are basic, has become outdated for a couple of years. Today, the consumer wants a universal device that is good in everything, but in general it is wonderful in some ways. Moreover, the trend is typical not only for the upper price ranges.

Look how I subjectively assessed this smartphone:

  • AMOLED screen - 3/5
  • e-INK screen - 3.5/5
  • Performance - 3/5
  • Battery life - 3.5/5
  • Camera - 2/5
  • User Experience - 3/5
  • Overall rating - 3/5

Let's just get this straight. 3 out of 5 is a good base score, which means that the smartphone can be used perfectly and be satisfied. 4/5 and 5/5, in my opinion, this is the prerogative of the flagships.

In the case of the Hisense A6, the general perception of the device would be quite easy to correct. For example, like this. So, Hisense already has a cool e-INK screen option. I gave him 3.5 out of 5 for the reason that it is slightly not screwed up (brightness adjustment is hidden in the settings, the backlight is only white, there is no built-in proprietary application). However, the e-INK screen itself is a plus. It cannot be said that the function is contrived. She comes in handy in a number of cases. All other features are average. Use normally.

But the camera is too simple. I'm not talking about making 2 photomodules (although why not?), but if they played with post-processing algorithms to stretch the quality and add more software features, then the perception would immediately change. For example, a portrait mode with background blur, some filters, more settings for controlling the camera (for example, the ability to adjust WB online). Also, given that contactless payments are ubiquitous in Russia, withdrawing a smartphone without NFC is an indicator that the company has not completed its homework and has not adapted to a specific market.

In my opinion, if the smartphone, in addition to the e-INK screen, had an even more interesting camera and NFC, then it could easily be called a "player" even with a price of 31,990 rubles. However, in the current scenario, the price seems excessive. After all, smartphone consumers are too spoiled by technology to overpay for just one chip.

On the other hand, if you are not a photographer, but use a smartphone for the Internet, watching videos, playing games and really like to read from the e-INK screen, then you should pay attention to Hisense A6. This is a quality product that will not disappoint you.

For Hisense A6, I decided not to make a block of competitors, since everything is simple here. If you don't need an e-INK screen, then just buy the Samsung Galaxy A50 for 19,990 rubles and enjoy life. The A50 has a more thoughtful shell, better battery life, and a camera that will tell you if someone blinked in the picture or the frame came out blurry. And if you also want to read books, then buy any of the reading rooms for the remaining 12 thousand. However, if you don't need two separate gadgets, then buy Hisense A6.

So if you really want a smartphone with an e-INK screen, then Hisense A6 has no competitors.