In an event in London, Huawei under it’s Honor brand has launched the Honor 7X and in this post, I’m sharing reasons why you shouldn’t buy this smartphone. Before I go into details you should be aware of its pricing, availability, specifications, and features. The starting price of Honor 7X smartphone in India is Rs. 12,999. The smartphone comes in Black, Blue, and Gold colors and it will be available exclusively on Amazon.in & on Honor India Store, starting from December 7th at 12:00 P.M. The smartphone comes in two variants – 32GB variant cost Rs. 12,999 while the 64GB variant cost Rs. 15,999. The registrations for the first flash sale are already open and comes with a number of launch offers. Originally, the Honor 7X is the successor of Honor 6X that was launched in India earlier this year. As of now, you know the pricing, availability, and launch offers. Now it’s time to know the specifications and features that you will get when you buy the Honor 7X smartphone.
Display, Processor, Memory, and Operating System
On the specifications front, the smartphone features 5.93-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 659 (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at a 1.7GHz processor) which is paired with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with EMUI 5.1 on top of it and has 32GB/64GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card.
On the camera side, the smartphone features dual camera setup on the back – a 16-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel secondary camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling. The smartphone comes with camera features like PDAF,
SIM Card Slot, Connectivity Features, and Sensors
The smartphone has Hybrid SIM card slot and comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS. The smartphone comes with sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and proximity sensor.
Dimensions, and Weight
The smartphone measures 156.5×75.3×7.6mm and weigh 165 grams.
The smartphone has unibody metal design and features a fingerprint sensor on the back.
The smartphone packs 3340mAh built-in battery.
Honor 7X Alternative
At such a price tag, the Honor 7X will compete with Xiaomi Mi A1.
Honor 7X vs Xiaomi Mi A1 Comparison
|Specifications||Honor 7X||Xiaomi Mi A1|
|Display||5.93-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resoltion of 2160 x 1080 pixels, and 18:9 aspect ratio||5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU||2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor which is paired with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU|
|Memory||4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD||4GB RAM, 64GB storage (eMMC 5.0), expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1||Android 7.1.2 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Rear-Camera||16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera||12MP rear camera with wide-angle lens, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, secondary 12MP camera with telephoto lens, 1.0 μm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture, PDAF|
|Front-Camera||8MP front-facing camera||5MP front-facing camera|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS / GLONASS||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C|
|Dimensions||156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6mm||155.4 × 75.8 × 7.3mm|
|Battery||3340mAh battery||3000mAh battery|
Reasons Not To Buy Honor 7X Smartphone
By looking at the specifications front the Honor 7X offers a good package. Although when you go into details you will find that the phone lacks in features like NFC, IR Blaster comes with a micro USB charging port and does not have a fast charging support. Even if you check out other reviews on the internet you will see that many of them praising Honor 7X. Apart from this, when you check out the price difference between two variants – 32GB & 64GB, you’ll find that there is Rs. 3,000 difference which is very big. Even though a 32GB pen drive doesn’t cost too much :).
Coming back to the topic, If I want to ask you all are you ready to spend Rs.12,999 for the 32GB variant or Rs.15,999 for the 64GB variant? This is when you are not getting primary things on smartphone like USB Type-C port, Android 8.0 Orea operating system, fast charging support, etc. As you can see that we already compared the Honor 7X with Xiaomi Mi A1 and in most of the places, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is the winner, be it the dual rear camera, operating system, thickness, processor side, a single variant where they are offering top-end specifications, an infrared sensor, etc.
Now it’s on you, where you want to spend your money and which smartphone you should buy.
Honor 7X specifications
- Display: 5.93-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resoltion of 2160 x 1080 pixels, and 18:9 aspect ratio
- Processor: Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz) with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
- SIM Card Slot: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
- Rear Camera: 16MP rear camera with LED flash, secondary 2MP camera
- Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor: Yes
- Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6mm
- Weight: 165g
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS / GLONASS
- Battery: 3340mAh battery