The new Honor 7 is an upgrade to Honor 6 Plus, which was launched last year. Here’s a quick sneak peek into our Huawei Honor 7 review and we have also included the review video at the end for those who are too busy to read the whole thing! Though Huawei as a brand has been in Indian market for quite some time now, but from last 1 year we have seen that it’s making its presence known by focusing on launching devices of its online brand- Honor. And the latest launch of this brand is Honor 7, which was launched at a recent event at New Delhi and has been priced at Rs 22,999.
Design and build:
At a first glance, the design of Honor 7 would look really elegant and classy to you. The device comes with all metal unibody which is a happy upgrade from carbon fiber material on the previous phones. The back panel has a metallic and glossy finish. The branding on the device has been kept minimal, includes only a logo on the back side at the center.
The device weighs about 157 grams and is 8.5 mm thick. The back side comes with a fingerprint scanner placed right below the main camera. The front side of the phone comes with the 5.2-inch display and a smart key button that can help you perform few tasks with only a single or double click. The volume button and power button are right next to each other on the right-hand side. The only disadvantage of the good design is that phone might feel a little slippery to some people. Also, it would have been great if volume button would have been a little protruding out, that would have made it easier to press.
Huawei Honor 7 review, the Hardware:
Honor 7 has vastly improved its hardware from its predecessor by introducing Kirin Chipset in the device. The device houses latest Kirin 935 SoC which comes on Octa-core processor and two quad core cortex a53 cluster at 2.2 GHz and 1.5GHz respectively. There is also Mali T628 MP4 for graphics solution. The device is available in two variants, 16GB, and 64 GB. You can also expand the storage by loading the device with an additional MicroSD card. The Kirin Chipset makes sure that even in the benchmarks and other day to day activities the device performs good enough. On paper the chipset might not sound as powerful as its Snapdragon counterparts but in practice it is so.
Huawei Honor 7 review, the Display:
As mentioned above, Honor 7 comes with 5.2 inches full HD display which looks sharp and clear. The IPS panel ensures good viewing angles and works perfectly under bright sunlight. The biggest disadvantage is that the display is good but isn’t something stellar which we have come to expect from flagship devices by other brands.
Huawei Honor 7 review: Camera.
Huawei Honor 7 comes loaded with a 20 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera for selfie addicts. There is a front flashlight with the front camera so that you can get clear selfies without adjusting your face towards the light. Keeping in mind the social photo sharing these days, two kinds of effects have been made available in the camera segment: Good food mode to enhance food photographs and Light Painting mode which can help you with light graffiti and editing. The camera app is fairly advanced and the camera on this device is really great.
We have also included the full size picture samples for you to see!
Here’s an unedited full HD video sample from the Honor 7:
Here’s a time lapse video sample from the Honor 7:
Here’s our Huawei Honor Band Z1 review for those people who are interested in wearables:
A massive 3100mAh Li-polymer battery can help you use your phone care free for at least 1 day on papers, but when you use it excessively, the battery will exhaust within 14-17 hours. Also, one of the biggest disappointment is the non-removable battery, which is truly a hassle for many users.
For the price at which this smartphone retails it’s a tough competition for the OnePlus Two and many other budget flagship smartphones out there.
Here’s is our initial review for the Huawei Honor 7 smartphone:
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