12,999. It is the successor to the Honor 6X (Review) and comes shortly after the initiation of the Honor 9i (Inspection), that was the brand’s first phone with a FullView screen. The Honor 7X brings this feature to the more affordable X series, which makes it accessible to a whole lot more people. 1 look at the spec sheet and it is clear that Honor has loaded up this phone with loads of features, but is that enough to give it an edge in this competitive price section? We’ll answer that question and more in our Honor 7X review.
Honor 7X layout
We enjoy smartphones with large screens, and the Honor 7X ticks this box. The front is dominated by a 5.93-inch screen with narrow borders around either side but comparatively thicker ones in the bottom and top. The metallic earpiece sits above the display, with an 8-megapixel front camera alongside. Exactly like the Honor 9i, the fingerprint scanner on the 7X is in the back. We found it effortless to reach and it was fast to unlock the phone in our experience. Honor has used a metal unibody for this smartphone that gives it that premium feel and look. It’s antenna rings running along the top and the bottom which remind us of the Honor 8 Pro (Review).
The metallic body curves on the sides and across the borders, giving this phone a good in-hand feel. The volume and power buttons are put on the right and we found that we had to stretch to hit the volume buttons. The loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphones socket, primary microphone, and Micro-USB port are all around the bottom. The dual camera setup in the rear is accompanied by a single-LED flash. Honor has gone with two different rings instead of one unit like we have seen on most phones recently. The camera arrangement protrudes a little.
The Honor 7X weighs 165 g which feels about right from the hand. It measures 7.6millimeters in thickness while packaging in a 3340mAh battery. Honor supplies a 10W charger in the box that’s capable of charging the cell phone fully in 2 and a half an hour.
Honor 7X specifications, applications and attributes
Many Honor telephones are powered by Huawei-made chips, as well as the 7X packs in a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, the exact same processor powering the Honor 9i. Together with the Honor 7X, you get to choose between 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, but the two variants have 4GB of RAM. Both also let you expand storage up to 256GB by means of a microSD card in the Hybrid dual-SIM slot. If you are not using that capability, the 7X will accommodate two Nano-SIMs.
The Honor 7X’s display boasts a full-HD+ resolution with 2.5D curved glass, but there is no mention of any type of protection. Viewing angles are great and Honor enables you to tweak the color temperature to fit your preferences. Brightness is good inside but we needed to bump it up all of the way or shade the screen with one hand when using this telephone outside.
Like the other Honor apparatus, the 7X runs on Huawei’s habit EMUI skin, especially EMUI 5.1 on top of Android Nougat. You have the choice to select between designs with and without an program drawer. Honor has been thoughtful enough to add a single-handed mode that makes the phone easier to use despite its own big screen. You might also force apps to run in the 18:9 aspect ratio if they are not scaling mechanically.
Together with the essentials, you also get a reasonable share of bloatware. The Honor 7X includes Honor’s support app named HiCare, and HiGame, a gambling program shop. There are also Web shortcuts known as Hi Honor and Honor Community.
The Honor 7X sports the same blend of procesor and RAM since the Honor 9i and scores alike in benchmarks. GFXBench returned 18fps that’s just about average. We tried playing with Shadow Fight 3 that’s a graphics-intensive match, and while it conducted without any lags, it did require some time to load.
Movies and games are immersive as a result of its big screen. However, we did note that the phone would get warm after a long gaming session, and also there could be significantly greater battery drain. With light to moderate usage, the phone lasted us one working day, but playing games and viewing videos had a large effect on battery life. The telephone lasted just a little over 8 hours at our HD video loop evaluation, which can be under-par to get a battery of the size. Honor has baked in a few battery saving applications tweaks that could be convenient, but we shouldn’t have to use them all of the time.
The camera app is rather easy to use and apart from the default auto mode, you can choose between wide aperture, moving portrait and picture styles. You receive a lot of different modes to select from too, including a Pro Photo mode which lets you fine-tune camera parameters before taking a shot. In addition you have the choice to download additional attributes if required.
Photos taken together with the Honor 7X seem good at first glance. But, zoom into picture shots and you can observe that the 7X overlooks on details and delivers slightly grainy shots. Macros are good and there’s decent separation between subjects and backgrounds. The wide aperture style provides you better depth of field by digitally adding blur depending on the aperture value that you select.
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Shooting at night requires a stable hand. In auto mode, the phone takes shots but then pauses to sharpen the output. The result is less noise but at the price of total detail. Selfies are grainy also, but are still good enough to be shared on social media.
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