Huawei Honor 7X Review

After a 2017 big sweep, Honor offers another excellent smartphone. Honor 7X was not a surprise, since it got launched already for weeks on the Asian markets. But there was a lot of waiting for a product that, given the hardware and its price, had ruffled the mind of many readers.

Unboxing

The beautiful packaging of Honor 7X contains an internal USB-cable. There are a couple of good stereo headphones and a power supply for quick 9V/2A charging.

Build

The design of Honor 7X is the big difference, which inherits all the hardware available. The profile recall the color of the body covered by a beautiful double layer front-glass back. The back was then made with a technique that allows light to refract on it so spectacular.

This same body retains the imprints enough, but never too showy. There is a nice touch of class to have integrated camera lenses in the outer glass. And then have risen each step to the touch in that area. The smartphone being so smooth is a bit slippery when placed on smooth surfaces. While it is comfortable to hold in hand.

Honor 6X Specs

The processor chosen for Honor 7X is a HiSilicon Kirin 659, 1.7GHz octa-core. It differs by the clock frequency from the Kirin 650 in Huawei P9 Lite. We have a T830 MP2 Mali graphics processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. It is expandable by purchasing a microSD. This will occupy a slot that otherwise you could also use for a second SIM card.

Connectivity is excellent and LTE. There is Wifi ac dual-band and Bluetooth 4.2. Do not miss the NFC, as is also the notification LED inside the ear capsule. There are two other differences compared to P9 with the presence of an infrared port. And the fact that the precise place of the fingerprint reader can also work as a quick shortcut if pressed. The speaker is on the lower part and guarantees quality and volume above average.

Camera

The camera is a dual 16 megapixel. One of the two sensors is a classic RGB. While the other is monochromatic that captures more light (by its nature) but only in black and white. What is this sensor? It should enhance photos of the main camera. Considering the fact that unlike Huawei P9, it cannot get used "solo". And its only function is to calculate the distance of objects in space and in post-production. The quality of the shots is very good in almost any shooting condition with very fast focusing. Thanks to laser autofocus and fast click.

Then the competition from much higher price are the shots with little light to show some limit. Honor 7X is one of the best in its category. The videos are in Full HD at 60fps. The front camera takes good selfies at 8MP, with a virtual flash and option for panoramic shots.

Display

The panel is 5.9 inches and has a Full HD resolution (1080x2160 pixels). IPS technology also allows it to ensure well calibrated colors. But you can still adjust the settings and brightness. The only "but" is the automatic brightness that sometimes sets to its smallest setting.

Software

There are big news about the software. Let's talk about Android 7.0 Marshmallow customized by Huawei Honor interface EMUI 5.1. It may not please everyone, but it's great customization allow it to find favor with the majority. We can manage the permissions of the app, the notifications and access to the network. Then there is an app for themes (many for free download), a health app and NFC tags.

Among the functions are the possibility to reduce the screen for use in a hand. There is the possibility to change the system tray and eyes protection for the display. There is also good multimedia software for video and music. The default browser is Google Chrome instead. Android 8 Oreo should arrive shortly.



Battery

With a 3340 mAh non-removable battery, the results are excellent. Even with heavy usage, the smartphone will run a full day. With moderate use, it is not impossible to use it for two days.

Honor 6X Price

Honor 7X is now launched on the market at a price of Rs. 14,999 in its version of 32 GB. Considering the price of Huawei P9 and competition, this is definitely a great price. Honor 7X can get purchased now in black, gold or blue.


Final Judgement

Huawei Honor 7X has improved with good display, camera, build quality and battery life. Considering also the beautiful design and its low price, Honor 7X is one of the phones of the year so far.