Huawei’s smartphone brand Honor has found its place in the top 3 of the smartphone market. With its new launch of a bezel-less smartphone, named Honor 7X, it has shaken the full market. It is a mid-range phone with all the supreme features and functions which an Indian User needs. The 18:9 aspect of this phone is in the limelight. Big players like Xiaomi and Moto have not yet still launched a phone with such features at such a less price. This phone range’s from Rs. 12,999 to Rs. 15,999 (for the 4GB variant). Honor 7X from Huawei scores around 62,486 in the Antutu Benchmark test, while in GeekBench it scores 903 in single-core and 3518 in multi-core. The Honor 7X is aimed squarely at those of you who don't want to splash the cash on elite handsets, but still, want some of the pizzazz that comes with them.
Honor 7X From Huawei: What’s Good in it?
Everyone likes their phone to have a big display and Honor 7X ticks this box. It has an 18:9 aspect display which is bright and vivid and the colour reproduction is accurate. The zoom to fit feature makes the videos take up the entire screen and it looks quite good without appearing stretched. Its display has a 2160 × 1080 pixel resolution and it does not need to keep the brightness at the maximum for the proper display. The front is dominated by a 5.93-inch screen with thin borders on the side but having comparatively thicker at the top and bottom. There are dual cameras at the back with one having 16 megapixels and the other 2 megapixels, the front camera has an 8-megapixel shooter selfie camera. The dual camera setup at the back is accompanied by a single-LED flash. The camera app is fairly easy to use and apart from the default auto mode, you can select between wide aperture, moving picture and portrait modes. Viewing angles are good and Honor lets you tweak the colour temperature to suit your preferences. Honor has been thoughtful enough to include a single-handed mode which makes the phone easier to use despite its big screen. There are no sharp angles to dig into your palms as you shift it around to probe far-flung regions of the display. It has a metal unibody which gives the premium look and feel.
Honor 7X From Huawei: What’s Not Good in it?
Even though Honor 7X comprises of all the major and more than that features but still lacks a few things. Photos taken with the Honor 7X look good at first glance but they lack the clarity and produce a grainy shot. When pictures are taken in the night, one has to totally depend on the flash. The selfies taken too are not clear and take time to produce a proper image. The phone also lacks the detail of a Type – C port. The battery life lasts long but when one plays games continuously, there is a great loss of battery and the phone also tends to get a little tad warm. There is an inherent choppiness to the experience – the blame of which lies to an extent in the software which is feature packed but cluttered and slightly heavy. The power and volume buttons are positioned on the right and we found that we had to stretch to hit the volume buttons. The other major point of complaint with the Honor 7X is still on Android Nougat (in a day and age of Android 8.0 Oreo). However, just as a caveat – there's no NFC on this phone, so you won't be able to use it to make mobile payments through Android Pay. Also, the phone doesn’t support fast charging which can be a major problem for many of the last-moment ones.
Honor 7X From Huawei: Verdict
If you’re going to the market for a mid-range phone and you like the idea of a decent camera and the oodles of screen, then Honor 7X is the best phone you can get. For a mid-market handset, the 7X is quite impressive, packing a lot of specs we’d usually expect to see in the high-end-devices and Honor has managed to bring this innovative look to a phone towards the cheaper end of the market.It is a modern looking phone with all the power and space you’d want in a mid-tier device. When you consider a 15K smartphone, you will look at devices like the Moto G5 Plus and the Mi A1 to name a few. The Honor 7X has a better display than the Mi A1, which means that you can enjoy movies on it a lot more. However, the output from the speaker of the Mi A1 is far superior. When it comes to everyday performance, the phone is snappy and can give the Mi A1 a run for its money.
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