Honor 7X also sports a tall display surrounded by thin bezels on the side, top and bottom. The unibody metal design makes the handset look premium.
Following the launch of Honor 9i in October, Huawei’s sub-brand is all set to introduce the Honor 7X in India. This smartphone is likely to make its debut in December.
Like most phones launched this year, Honor 7X also sports a tall display surrounded by thin bezels on the side, top and bottom. The unibody metal design makes the handset look premium. The 7X comes with a single speaker, a headphone jack and a micro-USB port for charging. Also, the sub-brand logo is visible at the bottom while the fingerprint scanner is placed on the back cover.
Though the Matte Black phone looks quite stylish, it is prone to smudges made by fingerprints. However, overall the build quality is very good. And, despite a full HD+ 5.93-inches display offering resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, the phone is not bulky. The vivid display comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and seems perfect for watching videos, especially while on the go.
Honor 7X is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB. Since the Honor 6X has two variants, it is expected that there will be another 32GB variant of the 7X for the market in India.
Currently the Honor 7X has bloatware which makes it difficult to use the internal storage of 64 GB to its optimum level. Moreover, the Android feature could have been better as the device runs on Android Nougat 7.0 along with EMUI 5.1. Hopefully, the smartphone will be upgraded to Android Nougat 7.1.2 soon. Honor 7X’s 3340 mAh battery can last for a day on a single charge.
The cameras are certainly one of the strong features of this smartphone. The dual-camera setup consists of 16-megapixel as well as 2-megapixel sensors on the rear. This camera setup enables you click portrait shots with blurry backgrounds. The handset also has a wide aperture mode along with the Motion Picture option which is akin to the Live Photos option on Apple’s iPhones. The 8-megapixel camera on the front is for clicking selfies as well as video calling. The results of the first few photos we took looked quite promising. To be precise, it was possible to click good photos with the wide aperture mode in natural as well as indoor light.
As of now, the Honor 7X seems to be a stylish option offering several trendy features like dual rear cameras, a display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, Portrait and Bokeh mode, to name a few. However, as the 7X is expected to cost around Rs. 15,000, it will face a lot of competition from several existing as well as upcoming smartphones in this price segment. But, it may stand apart from the rest of the competition as a cost-effective smartphone which is capable of clicking good images as well.
Huawei’s Honor is gearing up to launch its V10 flagship in China on November 28, according to a teaser on the sub-brand’s Weibo account.