Huawei Honor 7 Review
Huawei has been a popular Chinese electronics company that has been selling electronic devices for quite some time. Just like other cost-effective smartphone companies, Xiaomi and Gionee, Huawei too launched its own brand by the name of Honor. The company’s Honor 6 series of phones had been a big hit in the market among the mid-range smartphones. And now, Honor brings up its latest flagship device – the Huawei Honor 7. The phone has already gained a lot of heat even before its launch. This is because it had been rumoured to be priced a lot higher than expected. But, the day it got launched, the slacked price made it even more approachable.
Huawei is already confirmed to be working with Google to work upon the next Nexus phone which will be launched in 2016. This can certainly be a great trigger for the company in competing with top brands in the smartphone business. Moreover, the export of the phone has now been carried out which is a good thing for most phone lovers. Privileges of the Gearbest and OppoMart, the phone can now be easily purchased in most countries. The phone surely looks impressive with the monster specs it possesses. But, how capable it will be, is still to be found out. That said, let’s see what all is packed in this phone.
Externals: Design and Display
The Huawei Honor 7 feature an aluminium alloy body with a 5.2-inch screen running a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. This full HD screen offers 423 ppi of pixel density. The OS featured in the device is Android v5.0 Lollipop. Besides that, you get a fingerprint sensor behind the body, a great addition to a mid-range phone for sure. The screen on the Honor 7 is quite impressive than most smartphones in this range. While the interface has been designed as per the Chinese market, it still has been backed up with the Western interface featuring the global language for ease. The design of the phone has been made sleek yet sturdy so that it offers a premium finish but still stays handy. It does feel a little heavy looking the weight it possesses. But, what can you expect from a phablet? Overall, the phone does not feel a cheap rip-off of some other device in this range.
Internals: Software and Hardware
The phone comes controlled by Huawei’s own 64-bit octa-core Kirin 935 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores at 2.2GHz + four Cortex-A53 core at 1.5GHz) supported with 3GB of RAM and ARM Mali-T628 GPU. The smartphone runs EMUI 3.1 featured on the Android OS offered in it. The phone additionally comes with a microSD card space, with an expansion slot up to 128GB. Many might have doubts about the processor chip used in the phone. However, the chipset is Huawei’s most capable chipset, which can certainly handle the device with the high-end specs it possesses. Moreover, the device has enough RAM to support almost all apps running and that too without any lag. To ensure that the device stays up to the mark, it offers a strong battery life, which will make use of the power to keep the device active for a longer duration.
Camera and Connectivity
The Huawei Honor 7 boasts a 20-megapixel back camera with an autofocus position recognition features. Huawei claims that the camera is able to offer autofocus features in an impressive 0.1 seconds. The back camera consists of a Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 size aperture, 6-lens module, and sapphire glass security on the top. An 8-megapixel front-confronting wide-point settled focus camera with an f/2.4 aperture size is additionally on board the handset. Similar to the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, the Honor 7 also highlights a sensor for fingerprint detection directly underneath the back camera that empowers clients to open the cell phone by simply tapping once.
With a powerful camera and quick shutter, the phone surely is capable of being one of the best mid-range devices in the market. You get all the features that you look upon in a high-end device.
Considering the connectivity option, the Huawei Honor 7’s integration components incorporate dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and 4G LTE. Weighing 157 g and measuring 143.2×71.9×8.5mm, the Honor 7 is supported by a 3100mAh battery that has a fast charging element. This element is capable of charging the smartphone completely within 1 hour 25 minutes, and around 50 percent in half an hour.
Huawei Honor 7 would be considered a device that is rare to find. The quality specs it possesses are most unlikely in the phones available these days. Moreover, if you look up for a mid-range smartphone offered by popular brands, you will not be able to get all the specs that this phone offers and that too with a fingerprint sensor. Besides that, there are a plethora of other features offered in this devices. The days are gone now when people used to consider Chinese brands as unreliable. Huawei has already been considered as an established company in many European and Asian countries which is why, the Honor 7 can be considered a great device if you have a mid-range budget. On top of that, the previous models, Huawei 6 and 6 Plus, have already earned a reputation in the Chinese market.
Huawei Honor 7’s launch in the international market will surely open new doors for the company. And if the phone really offers what it says, it will definitely be a great leap for the phone in the future. It is great to see that the price, which was earlier, rumoured to be quite high has now been inferred to be less. And, people are surely going to love this device once they get their hands on it. And why not? After all, it packs really awesome specs that customers would really love to try out. You can get the device at 350 USD. The price for the three variants differs. So, the phone can be bought between 350 and 450 USD.