Year 2017 seems to be the year of smartphones. I am constantly seeing launch new smartphones every couples of weeks. Smartphones have taken the world by storm and it does not seem to stop.
The new Honor 7X is in news after Oneplus 5T. We will have a look at the specs, in case some of us may have missed it.
Starting from physical appearance, the new Honor 7X is dominated by a 5.93-inch screen with thin borders on the sides but comparatively thicker at the top and bottom. There is a metal earpiece above the screen, with an 8-megapixel front camera alongside. The fingerprint scanner is at the back of the 7X . It is easy to reach and unlock the phone in. The metal body is curved on the sides and along the edges. On the right is the power and volume buttons. The loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphones socket, primary microphone, and Micro-USB port are all at the bottom. The dual camera setup at the back is accompanied by a single-LED flash.
The Honor 7X weighs 165 grams which is neither heavy nor light. It measures 7.6mm in thickness with a 3340mAh battery. Honor supplies a 10W charger in the box that is capable of charging the phone in two and a half hours. Their battery would last for a day only.
Moving to software features, i is an octa-core chip with four cores clocked at 2.36GHz and the other four at 1.7GHz. You have 2 variants to choose between 32GB and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable to 256GB using a microSD, but both variants have 4GB RAM. It is a Hybrid dual-SIM slot where you can accommodate two Nano-SIMs which supports 4G and VoLTE on both SIMs but only one can access the 4G network at a time. So, you can either use both SIM slots for using SIM or one for SIM and other slot for microSD. Honor 7X is priced for Rs. 12,999 for the 32GB variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 64GB. Not bad!
Huawei’s Honor 7X runs on Android Nougat. Honor 7X display has a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution and one does not need to keep the brightness at maximum to have a good experience while watching videos.
Moving onto the camera, there’s a dual-camera setup on the rear of the Honor 7X, with a 16MP sensor doing most of the heavy lifting and a 2MP sensor to the side of it which is dedicated to depth-sensing. According to other reviews, it was good at focusing and taking a photo, although it could sometimes be a little slow since shooting times can be a little slow you won’t be able to take your phone out of your pocket and be able to take the picture instantly. But you’ll need to wait a few seconds to be able to focus and take a shot. The primary camera is capable of 1080p video recording while the selfie camera maxes out at 720p.
Lastly, the only thing missing in Honor 7X is a Type-C USB port here, but stuck with the older micro-USB port. It is end of 2017 and they have not yet moved to Type-C port. Also, they are hanging to older version of Andriod Nougat instead of moving to Android Oreo. If you are looking for phone with good battery life then Moto e4 Plus is right for you whose battery lasts for 2 days. If you are looking for an all-rounder then Xiaomi Mi A1 would be a better pick.
Written By: Alka Prasad