One of the big stories of 2017, and what has definitely set a high marker for 2018, has been the performance of the Honor range of smartphones. From being the first firm to offer dual cameras last year, the brand has been upping its game with every launch, in each category that it picked to operate in.
In this context, the Honor 7X, the brands offering in the 12-16K segment, has delivered a product that is impossible to overlook, if you are in the market for one right now. Especially in the context of competition like the Moto G5 Plus, or the Mi A1 from Xiaomi, the Honor 7x has got its bases covered and how.
Let’s start with the design and feel, where the Honor 7X makes its first big statement. Unlike the legacy, clunky feel of the Moto G5 plus, the 7X seems to have been made to please with an amazing 18:9 display, which translates into a larger screen size of 5.9 inches as compared to the 5.2 inches on the former. The metallic body also ensures that for onlookers, it will always be a premium phone.
Complimenting the design is the lavishing of some serious power on the Honor 7X, with the Kirin 659 processor, which definitely packs in more than the Snapdragon 625 on the competition. Combined with its higher 3GB/32 GB and 4GB/64Gb pairings for Ram/Memory in the two versions, the Honor 7X more than ensures enough firepower for multitasking, gaming and more.
Keeping all this power flowing is a battery that at 3340mAH, offers just that extra bit to keep anxiety levels down as the day heads to an end.
Lest we miss out, the cameras. While there is no doubt about the impact of cameras on smartphone usage and the new selfie culture, the fact remains that people have bought their phones with the knowledge that the really standout cameras would be in phones priced 20K and beyond. The Honor 7X, building on the Huawei legacy of increasingly great cameras, puts that premise to rest. Its 16 MP and 2MP dual cameras at the rear bring you a camera experience like none other at this price point. Even the front camera, at 8MP, is nothing to scoff at, guaranteeing more than adequate selfies and more.
Finally, we come to the custom skin on the phone, the EMUI 5.1. For the record, the EMUI 5.1 has done more to balance out the argument on stock Android versus custom UI’s than most of the brands in the market today. Not only does it add some real value to the user, it comes on the back of a machine learning approach to making relevant features that few can match right now. Be it the really responsive touch interface, memory management, app management and more. Of course with Android Nougat underpinning it all, you do get the next best thing to the latest version of Android too.
The verdict is clear. You can’t ignore the Honor 7X.