The Honor 7X Price was announced on 5th December. The device is available in two variants in India – 4GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at Rs 12,999 and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage priced at Rs 15,999.
• OS & UI: Android 7.1 with EMUI 5.1
• Display: 5.93-inch 18:9 display
• Rear Camera: 16MP+2MP
• Front camera: 8MP
• RAM: 4GB
• Built-in storage: 32/64GB. NOTE: the review unit we received has 128GB built-in storage
• Battery: 3340mAh
Build and Design
Speaking of construction, Honor 7X is a premium in the form of MI A1 and this is not a bad thing. The smartphone produces metal with curved edges. It is so long compared to Mi A1 and thanks to the 18: 9 form factor, it is thin bezels on the sides. The top and bottom beams are quite thick and the phone has an attractive design. These bejels are so thin that they add to the aesthetics of the smartphone and are still thick so that your palm does not touch the screen if you are trying to reach one of the top corners during the use of the hand alone. To see the top and the lower bezal films and play the game, it is fairly easy to keep the phone in landscape mode.
Back, you have the fingerprint sensor easily located. You also have a dual camera setup that is furious. I wish the dual camera setup was uninterrupted as it was on Honor 8 Pro.
As we mentioned above, the smartphone has a 18: 9 display to view content. We did not face any problem with performance on every day. Apps that haven’t been optimized for the new aspect ratio show a black bar at the bottom with the option to stretch it to full screen. There are however some apps and games, like Asphalt 8, that run in full screen and take advantage of the new display. There are some 18:9 specific videos on YouTube as well and if you are watching the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer on the device, you can simply pinch to fit and enjoy the trailer in full screen.
Other apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Gmail, Chrome, etc. work well on the new aspect ratio. No complaints here.
Performance and Gaming
First of all, passing a judgment on performance must be backed by the knowledge that the Honor 7X is, after all, a lower mid-range device. While no phone in existence should perform poorly or even below average, it must be understood that the threshold of what is an acceptable performance should ideally depend on the segment a phone belongs to.
So how is the Honor 7X to use daily? I would say it is average at best. The phone performs the most basic functions like making a call and exchanging SMSs (over various apps) flawlessly but sadly enough, it occasionally tends to stutter in other usual activities like browsing social media and exploring the net in general. There have been infrequent lags while, for example, scrolling Facebook and other such apps which is simply unacceptable for any smartphone. I would also like to make it clear that I do not keep multiple apps open in the background unless I’m using them at a particular time. So if I am checking out Facebook and there are Twitter and Instagram open in the background, that would be because I’m using them during that time. As far as I’m concerned, no app remains open in the background even for an extra couple of seconds if I don’t intend to use it at that time. This means that I do my best to keep the RAM free for an app which is currently being used. Given this condition, I find it simply unacceptable that the Honor 7X still delivers jerky performance even when this behavior is not really common.
go to the camera, Honor 7X has a 16 MP camera and another 2MP camera dual camera setup. In well-published situations, the pictures clicked have colored colors that are true for the source. However, for phones priced at around 15k, there are better camera smartphones. Low light photos also present the problem of noise especially when the light is really low. Since the 7x has a dual camera, you did expect it to click good photos. However, that isn’t the case. The bokeh photos are average at best and the camera on the Honor 7X isn’t as groundbreaking as they were on the Honor 6X, with respect to their respective competitors. If a camera is of utmost importance to you, you are better off considering the Mi A1.
Using the phone for about a week, the smartphone can last you a little more than a 9 to 5 day with above average use. With brightness on auto, and 100% battery at 10 o’clock when I came home at 8 PM the phone was about 20% of the battery, which was good on usage. Brightness on auto, and about 20% of battery on 100% battery phone at 10% when I came home at 8 PM, which is good to consider. We made many calls and sent many texts during the day, clicked some images, watched YouTube videos, Facebooking and some light gaming. The smartphone lasted for about eight and a half hours on the PC Mark Battery Test, which isn’t the best in this category but it isn’t bad either.