Year 2017 has been year of devices with large screens with Full display. Huawei has been quick to jump onto the trend with a slew of devices porting 18:9 display. Now this phone is from the shame ramp show too, the Huawei 7x, targeted in the mid-range bracket.
The phone looks like it’s following the trend of current generation and borrow the design cues from the 9i and that is not bad thing. The matte finish on the back will put the fingerprints and smudges away, even the metal build of the phone is quite commendable. The beautiful antenna lines and curved sides gives a premium feel to the phone. Despite being a long phone it doesn’t feel too big to handle, it’s comfortable in your pocket and in your hand.
To the front we have 5.93 inch 2160 x 1080 IPS LCD panel which produces good colors and excellent viewing angles. Above it we have the camera sensors and the ear-piece. To the left we’ve got hybrid sim-slot and to the right the usual volume rocker and the power buttons, which has got a nice clicky feeling to them. The speaker grill, the micro-USB port and the 3.5mm headphone are placed at the bottom.
You may miss the USB C-type as going with the current fashion. At the back there’s a dual camera setup with a flash and a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is fast and responsive and got some other gestures built-in too, like pulling down the notification tray and double tap to clear it. Unfortunately there’s not IP rating for water or dust resistance.
On the software front the Honor 7x runs on EMUI version 5.1 which is sadly not the latest, that has been built on Android 7 Nougat as a result there are few elements which are quite dated and less future proof. The UI on is fast and snappy, powered by the high-silicon Kirin Octa-Core 659 chip which is built on 16 nanometer manufacturing process this should be decent performer coupled with 4GB of RAM and Mali-T830 MP2 GPU for graphics, but not for the people who game extensively. The phones come in three storage variants i.e. 32GB/64GB/128GB on-board. The battery capacity remains untouched at 3340mAH.
The dual camera setup consist of 16-MP primary sensor with 2-MP secondary sensor for depth capture. The pictures are sharp enough to show-off the camera strength, even the so called ‘Bokeh effect’ is quite well done. The camera app also has many options to choose from with full-fledged pro-mode and wide aperture for the DSLR effect. The 8-MP front camera is good for social media sharing but lacks details if you look closer.
This phone is quite similar to the Honor 9i, that we already covered on Readersbash. The biggest difference may be the price, for which we have to wait for the launch which is on the December 5th. So this phone can be great option for the potential buyers if 9i is what you looking for.