Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has been pretty active in 2017, especially in India with 3 major launches. Beginning of the year saw the launch of Honor 6X followed by the Honor 8 Pro and most recently, the Honor 9i. All of these phones were positioned in different price ranges. But before the year ends, Honor is all set to launch another phone, the 7X in December. It will be a successor to the acclaimed 6X. We have used the 7X for a few days and below are the first impressions.
The first thing you notice after holding the phone is how good it feels. The matte finish on the back as well as the curved edges help in a firm grip. At 5.9 inches, the 7X isn’t compact by any measure but Honor has done a good job in designing the phone. We got the black version of the phone (also available in gold colour) and it looks very elegant, further embraced by the finish. There are dual cameras on the back and they are separately enclosed in metal rings and are slightly protruded. The fingerprint scanner is positioned perfectly on the back and is well within the reach. Antenna lines run through the back on top and bottom.
What is more impressive than the phone’s design is its superb Full View display. The Honor 7X houses a FullHD+ panel which makes the display look crisp and vivid. Since it has an 18:9 ratio display, there are very thin bezels on all sides, which is appreciable.
Coming to the dual cameras, the primary one is a 16-megapixel sensor which is coupled with another 2-megapixel sensor. On the front, an 8-megapixel camera is fitted on the top for selfies and video calling. Wait for our full review of the Honor 7X for an in-depth camera performance test.
On the performance front, the phone gets Huawei’s in-house Kirin 659 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM. It gets 64GB of storage on board which can be expanded externally via a microSD card up to 256GB. The phone runs on Huawei’s custom skin EMUI 5.1 which is built upon Android 7.0 Nougat. With our initial usage, the performance seems snappy but we’ll put it to multiple tests and post our final views on performance in the full review.
Although price of the phone hasn’t been revealed yet, Honor has promised to launch the phone in India at an “unbeatable price”. It will be interesting to see its price tag when the phone launches on December 5th. According to the specifications and features, it seems like the phone will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus.
Until then, we’ll be using the Honor 7X and put up a full in-depth review of the phone soon after it launches. Do you have any questions regarding the phone? Let us know in the comments section below.
Photo Credits: Hannan Mansoori