The Chinese company Huawei has launched Honor 7, a monster of phones at very good price and features are rocking the mid-range smartphone market. The company has launched Honor 7 at Rs. 22,999 ( around, £249.99, $393, AU$547), which is a very reasonable price. While coming to its design, it has a metal body and a good looking background, but it is not as thin as P8 due to their is more and better hardware to accommodate. Its design, display, performance and camera are rocking and you need to read more about its performance and features.
Good performance and features
Single Layered UI
Battery Life is not so good
Let’s come to Honor 7’s display. Its body is made up of aerospace-grade aluminum, which makes it light in weight ( only 157 g ) and gives a premium look. Its 5.2 inches full HD IPS LCD touchscreen display has 1920×1080 screen resolutions with 424 ppi and measuring 143x72x8.5 mm. On the front panel of the phone, there are no physical buttons, but the Back, Home, and the Overview buttons appear on the touchscreen. There is also a “Smart Key” button on the left edge of the phone, which can be set to open specific apps by pressing single-press, double-press or hold.
Camera and Battery
The smartphone comes with 20 Megapixel rear camera and 5 Megapixel front camera with dual-LED flash on its back. Its rear camera features face detection autofocus which delivers autofocus speed of 0.1 seconds. The rear camera also features sapphire glass protection on top, 6-lens module, Sony IMX230 sensor, geo-targeting and f/2.0 aperture making it the best phone at the low price. Its front camera 26mm wide-angle fixed focus camera features with a f/2.4 aperture along with a front-facing flash. The rear camera records videos with 1080p video footage. Its front camera also have good features and is enough good to make video calls.
If we compare its battery specifications with its price, then it is the best phone we see in the today’s smartphone mid-range market. While watching a video on automatic brightness, it gives 11 hours and 6 minutes battery backup. It has 3,100 mAh battery with a quick charging feature. The phone can be fully charged in 1 hour and 25 minutes and can charge from zero to 50% in only 30 minutes. The phone also comes with reverse charging feature that allows users to charge other devices using this phone.
Hardware and Performance
The Honor 7 comes with Huawei’s 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin935 processor with four 2.2GHz cores and four 1.5 GHz cores. Its 3 GB RAM and Mali-T628 GPU makes it faster in performance and best phone at very low cost. The smartphone comes in two versions with internal memories 16 GB ( for Rs. 22,999 ) and 64 GB with a microSD card slot with up to 128 GB storage. The phone’s performance is not so good if we compare with One Plus 2 or Samsung Galaxy S6, but it is best in its performance at its price.
The phone comes with an integrated fingerprint scanner that we use it almost entirely in place of our security pin. We can set it to simply unlock the phone or can also be used to navigate apps and menus by tapping or swiping on it. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor just below the rear camera which can read fingerprint sensors in 5.0 seconds.
Software and UI
Currently, the Honor 7 runs on Android Lollipop 5.o and hopes to upgrade to Android 5.1 and recently launched Android 6 .0 Marshmallow. The software can run all the essential productivity apps such as Microsoft Office, Evernote, and Wunderlist. It uses Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 interface and insists on separating notifications from the menu shortcut button screen. The more annoying in the in the inclusion of Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 interface, it brings a multitude of frivolous gaming app trials and widgets that takes valuable storage space without any purpose.
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
5.2 inches, Multitouch
Android 5.0 Lollipop
64-bit HiSilicon Kirin935
16 GB / 64 GB
20 MP with dual-LED Flash
5 MP with LED Flash
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Radio, 2.0 microUSB
Price to Value Ratio
The phone comes with the amazing fingerprint scanner at the cost of mid-range smartphones. The phone values at this cost as no other smartphone has this fingerprint feature at the cost of Rs 22,999. The design and display are also unexpected that Honor has put at the mid-range price.
The phone’s USP is its camera and fingerprint scanner. The dual lens let you change the aperture and focus in the wide Aperture mode. Its fingerprint scanner which is located just below the rear camera claimed to take only 0.5 seconds to unlock the device or make payments.
In the end, we will say that it is the best smartphone that comes with great features at the mid-range cost. It’s good to hear that it comes with fingerprint sensor at the cost of mid-range smartphones. But the main problem is that the Emotion UI is not so good and user-friendly.
Overall, the Honor 7 is best at its price. You can buy this phone if you are looking for the best mid-range smartphone.