Honor 7X Global Launch in London

Honor 7X the latest smartphone from the Huawei’s e-brand Honor is the one to reckon with. The smartphone is the successor of hugely popular Honor 6X device from last year. Just like the last year’s 6X, the Honor 7X has ticked all the right boxes with its specs, features, and price. So, let’s have a look at 7 things that make Honor 7X a must buy device –

1. Price

Apart from being a competitive market, India is also an extremely price sensitive market. Hence, the price makes or breaks a product no matter how good it is. The recent great devices from Sony, LG, HTC have had a tough luck in the market because of their pricing. Luckily, Honor has been able to price most of their device really well and so is the case with Honor 7x. The device which was announced for £269/€299 globally comes with a marginal INR 13,999 price tag only for India.

Now, isn’t that a winner already?

2. Design

In this cluttered smartphone market, Honor and Huawei have always managed to be different from the rest. We have seen some class-leading design in phones like Nexus 6P, Huawei P10, Honor 8 and the exclusive Porsche Design range of Huawei smartphones take it to another level.

Even though, Honor 7X is a budget device it comes with a full metal unibody design and Gorilla Glass protection. And that’s not where it ends, it also is the first smartphone from Honor to come with an Airbag design.

Honor 7X Airbag Design

No, it’s not similar to the airbags in your car but offers similar protection for all four corners. At the launch in London, George Zhao, President, Honor Smartphones gave a demo by dropping the smartphone not once but twice. The phone handled the drops immaculately and there were no damages.

George Zhao, President of Honor

For a bezeless smartphone, it is very important to handle a certain amount of shocks and drops without shattering the screen and Honor 7X takes it easily.

3. Camera

Before the dual camera smartphone trend caught up with smartphone makers. Huawei and Honor had launched half a dozen dual lens camera smartphones. And each one getting better with time. So, by the time the competition launched a dual lens camera setup smartphone, Huawei/Honor had leapt ahead in terms of expertise and imaging advancements.

Hence, the result is industry leading across the range of products that come out from Huawei/Honor stable. Be it the starting range Honor 6X or the flagship killer Honor 8 Pro.

Here are some unedited photo samples of the Honor 7X –

Honor 7X Low Light Photo Sample

Now that you have seen how capable the Dual Rear Camera Setup on the Honor 7x is, let’s have a look at the Selfie Camera.

It’s the first time a smartphone maker has cared about us, men. Yes, the Honor 7x comes with Gender specific enhancements so that your stubble face doesn’t look like a waxed rosy plum face.

Honor 7X Gender Filter

Apart from that users also get Live Cosplay stickers and filters.

Honor 7X Live Cosplay Filter

4. Performance

Huawei and Honor smartphones will always have an advantage over most other Android smartphones thanks to its in-house silicon capabilities. Whilst most companies rely on the likes of Qualcomm and MediaTek, Huawei uses its own Kirin set of processors.

We don’t want to get into a debate about which processor or chipset is better. It totally depends on one device to another. The crux of the matter is that when a company is able to make both the hardware and software in-house it is able to provide better integration, performance, updates, and customizations. And that’s where Huawei and Honor will always have an upper hand with its proprietary Kirin processors and EMUI OS overlay.

Honor 7X Kirin 659 Performance Benchmark

The 2.36GHz Octa-core Kirin 659 16nm chipset coupled with 4GB RAM takes care of everything you throw at it. In fact, it never feels like an under 15K device when it comes to performance.

5. Display

Following the trend of 2017, Honor 7X too comes with an 18:9 Bezleless Display. But it’s not just about the 18:9 ratio, the 5.93″ display in a 5.5″ body comes with a 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) resolution. There are several enhancements like –

  • Built-in Intelligence System that recognizes scenes in Videos and optimizes the display
  • One-Key Split Screen
  • All Weather Eye Protection with Day (Optimized Pixel, Sharper Images) and Night (3nits) Mode

Honor 7X 18:9 Display

6. Software

Honor 7x comes with Android 7.0 out of the box but Android 8 (Oreo) OTA update is expected soon. Like all other Honor phones, the 7x also uses homegrown EMUI OS overlay. This one comes with EMUI version 5.1.

Honor 7X Max Your View

The advantage EMUI gets over stock android are plenty but the most important is the camera app on Honor smartphones. The stock Android camera app doesn’t support Dual Camera Lens setup and in-general is too basic even for single camera setup smartphones.

7. Connectivity

The Honor 7X comes with a plethora of connectivity options *GSM, (1800/900 MHz), HSPA+, 3G, (2100/900 MHz), 4G, LTE, FDD, TDD, GPRS, EDGE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz* but there is a special feature in this phone that changes things around. It’s come with a feature called WiFi Bridge that lets users use 7X as a WiFi ROUTER to further connect up to 4 other devices and share the available Wi-Fi among friends. Isn’t that ingenious?

Honor 7X all colours

These were just 7 things about the newly launched Honor 7x. We will share our in-depth and unbiased review soon for you to learn more about the device. If you have any suggestions, feedback or queries then please leave a comment below or tweet to us on @theunbiasedblog.

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  1. Honor 7X

    If you want a very good looking phone with a great display then yes you should definitely buy the HONOR 7X.

    I’ll mention some pros & cons and if it really suits your requirement then you can go for it.


    DISPLAY : As I’ve mentioned in a different question the biggest catch of this device is the 18:9 aspect ratio screen. The phone look future ready .

    PERFORMANCE: The Honor 7x is powered by Huawei Kirin 659 which is very similar to the snapdragon 625 in terms of power efficiency and performance and you’ll experience a lag free performance in day to day use.

    FRONT CAMERA : The front facing 8 Mega pixel Camera is the best at this price segment.

    Customizable UI: The Honor 7x comes out of the box with EMUI on the top of Android Nougat so you can customize the UI according to your preference.

    RAM: It comes with 4 gigs of RAM which is more than enough for daily usage.

    Now coming to the CONS:

    The 3340 mAh battery takes more than 2.30 hours to charge completely from 0 to 100 percent.

    The dual camera set-up struggles a bit it low or artificial lighting.

    Also the bokeh mode or potrait mode is not good as Mi A1.

    You’ll get only 32 gigs of internal memory whereas you can get double storage for almost the same price in Mi A1.

    If you expect a system update at every month then you’ll be disappointed because honor is not that good in rolling out the software updates.

    The gaming experience is also not so smooth as compared to device having SD625 chipset .

    So these were some pros and cons about the device from which you can decide that this device suits you or not .

  2. Hey Nikhil ,

    That was Great Review to read. I have seen Many Review blogs, But Your post Grabbed my attention. The way you explained was Nice and Beautiful pictures Shows the Quality of camera. Thanks for taking time sharing great info with us.

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