Huawei’s Honor sub-brand has been going from strength to strength in the past few years and their main draw has been the fact that their devices are always walking the fine line between premium feel, solid build, great performance and some aggressive pricing. The latest phone that is all set to hit the Indian market from the Honor stables is the Honor 7X, here is our first impression of this device
Honor is not trying to take on the iPhone X or the Galaxy Note 8 here, what Honor is smartly doing as always is trying to give you solid value for money and bragging rights on the look and feel. And given that fact, the Honor 7X ticks all the right boxes. It is big, it’s tall, it’s metal and it has a dramatic 18:9 screen to show off.
Make no mistake at all, the screen is the USP of this device. It’s a formidably sized 5.93-inch affair, with ultra tiny bezels on all sides. With the fingerprint scanner conveniently placed on the back, and not on the front, the display naturally has been able to take up all available room in the chassis and that makes for an excellent viewing experience on this phone. Videos, Images, Text – everything is razor sharp.
The deep blue color stands out nicely against the usual culprits that are gold, rose gold and black that are running about. The 2,160×1,080-pixel resolution makes text look pin sharp and it’s easily bright enough to use even under very harsh lighting conditions. Honor has always been good with the screens and cameras and this phone is no exception in both these departments.
Coming to the camera, the rear 16-megapixel camera takes colorful shots with plenty of detail. Huawei and subsequently Honor have very successfully nailed the dual camera set up on almost all their devices in the past and we are excited to see what this device delivers with the setup. A second lens provides depth information, letting you capture photos with shallow depth of field, and indeed there’s a ‘Portrait Mode’ just like you have come to expect from Honor phones off late. The front camera is a 8 MP shooter. There are a lot of interesting shooting modes like one dedicated for food on offer. There are also nifty tricks like funny selfie filters on offer for the young and restless.
We have, over time, come to expect the best from Huawei and Honor and they have been consistently beating our expectations, The phone here feels premium, has all the trappings of a top-end flagship like 4GB RAM and a quad-core, Huawei-made Kirin 659 processor. So we are expecting top notch performance and have no doubt that it will deliver. The battery is 3340 mAH and is supposed to last over a day. We will tell you more about all this in the detailed review to come. For now, as far as first impressions go, it looks mighty and classy and we are sure that Honor will price at a point where it will be very attractive to the young folks looking for a premium experience to flaunt without necessarily burning their wallets in the process. More information in the detailed review coming soon.