Huawei has launched its latest flagship smartphone the Honor 7 in India, and it is currently listed only on Flipkart.
The Honor 7 will be available to buy through Flipkart at a price of Rs. 22,999 and since being an Online only brand the phone will not be available at physical stores.
The mobile will be available in mystery Grey and Fantasy Silver both of which look good. The smartphone will start selling staring 15 October.
Yet another smartphone launch, but Huawei has been slow in new product launches, they last launched the Huawei Honor 6 Plus.
The good thing about Huawei smartphones have been better built quality and efficient design with unheard heating and low percentage for other issues. Unlike some of other brands which have shut down the quality control department.
Huawei Honor 7 competes with the Moto X Play and OnePlus 2 in the 20 to 25k price range.
The Honor 7 will be the successor to Huawei’s previous flagship Honor 6. The Huawei Honor 7 comes with significant improvements in design & offers premium looks and superior performance with all new processor.
The Honor 7 don’t have much plastic or fragile Glass finish that was present in the Honor 6. Instead, the body is entirely made of aluminum alloy with the nonremovable back. Huawei claims that the body is well designed and ventilated to dissipate heat from the processor.
The edges are trimmed and smoothed, allowing the phone to slide easily into pockets and easy to grab.
The smartphone measures 8.5 mm in thickness which may seem a little higher to some readers, but it needs more room for its 3100 mAh massive battery.
Overall the Honor 7’s build quality is sturdy and well suited for easy usage. The screen size is ideal with 5.2 inch display & it weighs around 157 grams.
Display & Camera
The display measures 5.2 inches and comes with a Full HD 1080p resolution (424 ppi) from its TFT display panel.
Above the display lies the notification light and an 8 MP wide angle camera illuminated by an LED flash.
The primary rear camera uses a 20 megapixel Sony IMX30 sensor which is good for clicking clear images, the dual tone LED flash makes sure the accuracy of color temperature in the subjects.
Performance and Software
Powering the Huawei phone is the Octa-core Krin 935 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, Mali T628 MP4 GPU.
The smartphone utilizes 3 GB RAM for better multitasking and faster processing.
The honor 7 scores an impressive Antutu benchmark score of 52,045 beating the and One plus One and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The Huawei Honor 7 smartphone comes in 16 GB and 64 GB version but initially only the 16 GB version is available in India.
The phone also includes a micro SD slot for further expansion of storage up-to 128 GB.
The Honor 7 runs on Android Lollipop with Huawei’s Emotions UI on top.
The Huawei UI supports gestures and features like tilt to move pages, you can reduce the display area size for better usability with one hand and special shortcuts for easier navigation.
Finger Print Sensor and Audio
The Huawei Honor 7 includes a Fingerprint sensor below the rear camera.
The fingerprint sensor is one of the fastest with recognition speed of 0.5 seconds.
The finger print sensor also supports gestures like swiping from top to bottom which slides downs the notification bar. We can use it to wake up the screen.
Huawei has added an IR transmitter to the top of the smartphone, helps to control IR based devices like TVs and ACs using your smartphone.
The speaker grill is located right below the smartphone on either side of the USB connector. The phone includes a technology known as Smart pre-Amp for loud and clear Audio through the speakers.
Battery & Connectivity
Honor 7 offers all day battery life even with high usage with the 3100 mAh battery.
Moreover, the phone includes faster charging allowing 0 to 50 % charge in 30 minutes. Fast charging is becoming a regular feature in modern smartphones.
The smartphone is a single sim device, utilizes a single Nano sim. Honor 7 misses out on the Dual Sim support considering a lot of users actually want a dual Sim mobile for data usage or for seamless connectivity.
Lastly, it comes with 4G LTE connectivity and also supports the native 3G and 2G data connectivity.
Key Specs For Huawei Honor 7
- Single Nano Sim
- Connectivity – 4G LTE , 3G , 2G , WIFI , Bluetooth.
- Display – 5.2 inch screen.
- Resolution – Full HD TFT display.
- Processor – Octa-core Krin 935 processor.
- RaM – 3 GB RAM
- Internal Storage – 16 GB internal storage, expandable upto 128 GB external Storage.
- Operating System – Android Lollipop 5.0 with EMUI.
- Weight – 157 grams
- Thickness – 8.5 mm.
- Additional Features – Fingerprint sensor, IR transmitter.
- Battery Capacity – 3100 mAh battery.
Overall it is a good smartphone based on the initial thoughts more on the Huawei Honor 7 when we test it for the camera quality and gaming.
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