Honor 7X review: A little more bang for your buck – Hardware reviews

Honor 7X officially lands with FullView display

Honor has repeatedly launched attention-grabbing options on its mid-range smartphones, options which we might usually anticipate on costlier gadgets. The Honor 7X, which options the 18:9 show already utilized by Huawei and very slim bezels, seems to be to be no exception. We have spent a while with the Honor 7X and this is what we predict.

Good

  • Nicely made
  • Twin digicam
  • Show 18:9
  • Battery

Unhealthy

  • Android 7.zero Nougat
  • An excessive amount of bloatware
  • No USB Kind C

Honor 7X launch date and value

As of December fifth, the Chinese language firm’s new smartphones have accomplished their journey to the west, and the Honor 7X, being the extra ‘junior’ system aimed toward a youthful viewers on a price range, gives a reasonably whole lot for its options.

As of the time of writing Honor is throwing in some further goodies with the gadgets to have fun the discharge. Pricing for the US is $199.99 from Honor’s official retailer in black and blue and Honor is at present feeling beneficiant sufficient to throw in an Honor 7X PC Case free with the acquisition.

In the UK, the Honor 7X prices £269 and at present comes with an Honor Band three health tracker.

Honor 7X design and construct high quality

The Honor 7X’s design resembles that of different Honor smartphones, much like Huawei and Chinese language gadgets made by different manufacturers. The expertise has been built-in right into a 7.6mm steel unibody housing a double digicam barely protruding on the physique, a fingerprint reader and two bands for the antennas.

Just a few years in the past it was uncommon to discover a mid-range smartphone with an aluminum physique, however it’s now starting to grow to be virtually boring. This reveals how the market and consumer calls for are altering.

The Honor 7X entrance is 83% occupied by the show. A small however annoying element: Honor has not built-in a USB sort C port, you’ll have to use microUSB, with all the issues that entails. The Honor 7X weighs 165 grams and is 7.6mm thick. The system is offered in black and blue.

L’Honor 7X punta su un design non originale ma funzionale. / © AndroidPIT

Honor 7X show

The 18:9 display gives a decision of 2160×1080 pixels, a regular for this format. Clients now anticipate FullHD show within the mid-range. However Honor does supply specs that greater than match the competitors.

The pixel density for the 5.93 inch display is 407 ppi. The illustration provided by the IPS panel is nice, particularly when you desire extra pure colours. Brightness and viewing angles are good even when not on the top of costly smartphones (together with Huawei smartphones). The display protector glass will get soiled simply.

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A big 18:9 show for the Honor 7X. / © AndroidPIT

Honor 7X particular options

Honor has targeted on making a sturdy physique for its 7X. Because of built-in ‘airbags’, the 4 corners of your smartphone ought to stand up to harm attributable to a fall. Nevertheless, with a view to perceive whether or not that is the case in on a regular basis life, we have to check it for longer. For now we will affirm that it has not suffered any harm throughout the check interval, however we now have additionally handled it with due care.

Honor 7X software program

The Honor 7X runs Android 7.zero Nougat. Though this can be a frequent observe amongst Android producers, Oreo is anticipated to reach and has been out for a number of months now. Nougat is greater than a 12 months outdated. The EMUI interface is offered in model 5.1 and is visually pleasing (although your private style will likely be an element), and likewise versatile and customizable.

By default, the app drawer, i. e. the part that collects all apps, is deactivated. All icons then seem on the house display. For those who desire to type them within the drawer app, you are able to do so by activating the devoted merchandise within the settings menu.

Whereas Honor and Huawei’s costliest smartphones at the moment are virtually freed from bloatware, historical past modifications with cheaper fashions. You may discover virtually 10 third-party apps pre-installed, together with 5 video games. The consumer additionally receives numerous unsolicited recommendations on apps that could be of curiosity to him/her, however you may as well disable this characteristic.

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The Honor 7X arrives with Android 7.zero Nougat and EMUI 5.1. / © AndroidPIT

You might be ready to make use of the complete display format when displaying apps developed for 16:9 format by tapping a button on the backside of the display. Within the system settings, you possibly can specify which apps to launch in full format by default.

Honor 7X efficiency

The Honor 7X comprises a Hisilicon Kirin 659 processor. The octa-core chip runs as much as 2.3GHz and has entry to 4GB of RAM. Enough to make sure easy efficiency in on a regular basis use: Honor 7X has not proven stuttering or different weaknesses.

It’s a mid-range system, regardless of the presence of 4GB of RAM. Within the benchmark assessments it reported common outcomes. For instance that hardcore avid gamers will discover higher options to the Honor 7X available on the market. With 64GB of inside reminiscence, your smartphone gives sufficient house for images, apps, music and films. However when you want some further house, you possibly can insert a reminiscence card or alternatively benefit from two SIM playing cards on the similar time.

Honor 7X benchmark outcomes

 Honor 7XHuawei Mate 10 Lite
3DMark Sling Shot Excessive399 402 
3DMark Sling Shot619 622 
3DMark Ice Storm Limitless12174 12325 
Geekbench four (Single / Multi Core)872 / 2849 910 / 3150 
PCMark Work 2.zero4323 4675 
PCMark Storage7802 7001 

Honor 7X audio

Audiophiles would do nicely to look elsewhere as a result of the Honor 7X’s driver just isn’t in a position to meet the wants of very severe music followers. The small speaker on the backside of the smartphone just isn’t promising. At the very least Honor continues to be keen on the beloved headphone mini-jack.

Honor 7X digicam

The twin digicam on the Honor 7X physique is unmistakable and options two 16+2MP sensors. The 2 sensors enable the bokeh impact for use. Do not anticipate to shoot 4K movies. The entrance digicam gives 8MP photographs.

The twin digicam’s 2MP sensor just isn’t used to enhance picture element however to file the depth info you want, for instance, to remodel on a photograph’s focus, bokeh or portrait mode. You’ll be able to see how Huawei has a software program benefit over different producers. Synthetic blurring not often fails and works nicely general. A skilled eye can instantly acknowledge the distinction between a synthetic or actual blurred impact.

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The portrait mode does a very good job. / © AndroidPIT

The standard of the images is greater than spectacular contemplating the band of the system. The images present lovely colours and wealthy particulars, the topic normally takes heart stage. When the brightness is low, you’ll discover imperfections in photographs.

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When brightness is nice, photographs are good. / © AndroidPIT

The entrance digicam doesn’t supply portrait mode with a bokeh impact, however it might probably smoothe wrinkles and ornaments faces with small tips that may be deactivated.

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The twin digicam is turning into a regular characteristic. / © AndroidPIT

Honor 7X battery

With 3340 mAh, the Honor 7X’s highly effective battery gives a day away from an influence outlet. Through the check, our smartphone was in a position to keep alive for as much as two days with out being recharged. The Honor 7X’s standby energy consumption is pleasantly low and helps to make sure good battery life.

Quick charging or induction wi-fi charging expertise just isn’t obtainable. Pity.

Honor 7X technical specs

Dimensions:156.5 x 75.three x 7.6 mm
Weight:165 g
Battery measurement:3340 mAh
Display screen measurement:5.93 in
Show expertise:LCD
Display screen:2160 x 1080 pixels (407 ppi)
Entrance digicam:eight megapixels
Rear digicam:16 megapixels
Flashlight:LED
Android model:7.zero – Nougat
Person interface:Huawei EMUI
RAM:four GB
Inner storage:64 GB
Detachable storage:microSD
Chipset:HiSilicon Kirin 659
Variety of cores:eight
Max. clock velocity:2.36 GHz
Connectivity:HSPA, LTE, NFC, Twin-SIM , Bluetooth four.1

Closing verdict

The Honor 7X has achieved nicely in our assessments. The design is interesting however purposeful, the big show does justice within the eyes of customers and the entire bundle is spectacular. For a smartphone on this value vary, the digicam is particularly good with two sensors, which lets you do greater than with only a single sensor.

The Honor 7X gives extra on the show, reminiscence and digicam aspect than different mid-range smartphones. However, nevertheless, it actually wants an up-to-date Android model and fewer bloatware. Nonetheless, because of its affordable value, the Honor 7X will undoubtedly be appreciated by many customers.

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