The Honor brand has been on a roll since last year, with the launches, be it the Honor 7x, Honor 9 lite, Honor 10 or the 7C all making a splash in the market on the strength of a solid roster of specifications. The result has been a visible increase in market share and of course, increasingly, high expectations for their launches now. The Honor 7A comes with this ‘legacy’ to uphold now, and boy, does it do a good job? Priced at Rs 8999, this is one smartphone that will settle the argument for a lot of buyers who are looking for value.
As in the previous Honor phones, the phone impresses by bringing in features that were available only at higher end models till barely six months back.
It all starts with an all aluminium body, that encases a 5.7inch screen offering a Fullview display on an 18:9 aspect ratio. A combination that gives this a premium feel straight away. But unlike phones that stop at the feel, this one packs in a lot of premium features too. All features that were available only on phones priced 13K and above till recently. In fact, even now, you will be surprised at the number of brands who are struggling to offer an 18:9 aspect screen in this price segment.
If you thought hardware specs was passé, then the brand continues to surprise with ‘soft’ features. So besides the fingerprint unlock, it has brought in the face unlock feature on this smartphone. And to think it was barely a year ago that everyone was getting all excited about the feature on the iPhone X! The proprietory Honor EMUI is also a real benefit in this phone, for the reason that the increased efficiencies it brings to the handset, in terms of battery saving, better system efficiency and smart features like navigation dock, one click split etc actually matter on this smartphone.
Because despite the 3 GB ram, 32 GB storage, Octa Core processor and micro sd card support, the Honor 7A simply offers you an upgrade at no cost, when you consider the competition in this price segment till recently.
And if it’s an Honor offering, how can you forget the camera? The 7A doesn’t disappoint there, offering you a camera that will really please. The first camera is a 13MP dual lens, with built in features like Bokeh effects and more. That means you are getting a picture quality worthy of flagship cameras from a year back! The selfie camera is also no slouch, offering an 8MP shooter with an aperture of F/2.2 which shd go some way in ensuring quality selfies. An adjustable selfie toning light ensures that taking selfies does not have to be a job for an expert with this phone camera.
Continuing on small but interesting features, you have the ‘Ride mode’ which allows you to drive without distractions. And the dual Bluetooth, which allows the device to connect with two devices at a time using Bluetooth. Very useful for a group of friends.