Detailed Review: New Honor 7X

The newly launched smartphone, Honor 7X is all set to impress the customers with an impressive 18:9 aspect ratio screen. This phone is available at a starting price of Rs. 12,999 and you can order in the different e-commerce websites such as Flipkart. Honor is famous for its attractive smartphone models and its new 7X is the successor to its previous model named 6X.  This new model was launched shortly after the launching of the Honor 9i, which was Honor’s first phone with a Full-View display. The new Honor 7X brings some cool features with it and its way more affordable than other models of the X series. Have a look at the detailed review of this phone.

Amazing design:

Those who like smartphones with big displays will surely like the big display of Honor 7X. This phone has a 5.93-inch screen with thin borderlines on all sides. You can see an 8-megapixel front camera above the touchscreen. Just like the Honor 9i, it has the fingerprint scanner at the back which is easy to reach and you can unlock the phone quickly. The metal unibody gives this smartphone a premium look and feel. The metal body has curves along the edges and the user will have a good in-hand feel. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone. The 3.5mm headphones socket, loudspeaker, primary microphone, and Micro-USB port are on the bottom of it. It weighs around 165 grams and has a 7.6mm thickness with a powerful 3340mAh battery. The overall design is amazing!

Detailed specifications and cool features:

As many Honor smartphones are powered by Huawei-made processors, the new 7X is also powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC. This processor is also used to power the Honor 9i. The octa-core chip in the processor has four cores which are locked at a 2.36GHz frequency and the other four cores are clocked at a 1.7GHz frequency.

The user gets a choice to choose between two variants among which one has 32GB of internal storage and the other has 64GB of internal storage, but both of the variants carry a 4GB RAM. If you want then you can expand the storage up to 256GB by using a microSD card in the provided hybrid dual-SIM slot. Otherwise, you can accommodate two Nano-SIMs in Honor 7X. It supports 4G and VoLTE connectivity for both SIMs, but only one SIM can access the 4G network at a time.

The phone has a full-HD+ resolution with 2.5D curved glass and it lets the user tweak the color temperature to suit their individual preferences. It offers good brightness in indoors but at outdoors you need to bump it up. It comes with Android Nougat and you can choose any layout with and without an app drawer. You can run the apps at the 18:9 aspect ratios and enjoy the big screen display.

Performance, cameras and battery life:

The Honor 7X sports the same processor and RAM as the previously launched Honor 9i and offers the same level of performance to the users. You can enjoy paying graphics-intensive games as they run without any lags. Due to the big full HD display, you will surely enjoy watching movies and videos into it. However, the phone gets slightly warm after playing for a long time.

This phone offers 3340 mAh battery. As the battery life is small when you play games for a long time it significantly drains the battery life. Whether with the light use or medium use, the battery can last for one working day. But playing games and watching videos for long hours can bring a big impact on the battery life. You can use a battery saving software if you want.

Talking about the dual back camera, it is paired with a 16 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera and it’s fairly easy to use the camera app apart from the default auto mode. Before using the camera, the user can select any of the available options including moving picture, wide aperture, and portrait modes. In the Pro Photo mode, the user gets a lot of available options to choose from.  If the user wants then he can download additional features. The cameras offer great picture quality. If we talk about the front camera, then it’s of 8MP and you can click super cool selfies with it. The user can click great pictures even at night.

Final verdict:

At a pretty affordable starting price of Rs. 12999, the new Honor 7X is a great smartphone with many latest features and great dual cameras. You can enjoy a big display but the average battery will not allow you to play games for long hours. We found that the camera performance isn’t up to the mark and the battery life could have been better. But if you want to enjoy new trendy features within a limited budget then the Honor 7X is a good option to choose.