Barely two weeks ago, Honor unveiled its latest midrange class: the Honor 7X. Today the phone has been made available for sale in Netherland. The suggested retail price is 319 Euros. Yes, that is higher than the previous version of the Honor X series but it deserves the raise.
On December 5th, Honor ‘s President George Zhao was on the stage in London to present the company’s latest budget phone. The Honor 7X is a successor of the highly successful mid-range Honor’s offering, the Honor 6X. The series is so popular that since the introduction in 2014 no less than 40 million units have been sold. And given the excellent bang for the buck that it offers, we do not expect this to end soon.
Honor 7x Price & Availability in The Netherlands
The Honor 7X is, as said before, the newest mid-range offering from the Chinese phone maker. Although, it is only two weeks old – or should we say: two weeks young? – it is now already available in the Netherlands. Among others, Belsimpel offers the device. The phone is available in stock. That means that if you order it today, you have it in your home tomorrow. Though it is about 70 Euros expensive than its forerunner, Honor 6X which was priced 249 Euros at launch. But we also see a significant leap forward in terms of design and technical specifications. We think it is certainly worth the price difference. Currently, the phone is available in Black and Dark Blue colors.
Honor 7x Specifications
The Honor 7x comes with a 5.93 inches IPS LCD display which a tad bigger than 5.5-inch display of the Honor 6x. The screen resolution has also been upgraded from Full HD to Full HD +, or 2160 by 1080 pixels. Thus it has an 18: 9 or 2: 1 aspect ratio instead of 16: 9 like most smartphones in the middle segment. If you look at the size comparison photo of the Honor 7x vs Honor 6x, you might notice that despite such a huge increase in the display size, the overall size difference is very little. In fact, the Honor 7x is slightly narrow therefore it can be held easily. The Honor 7x is, however, a bit taller.
The Honor 7X comes with an upgraded, slightly powerful processor the adopting Kirin 659 instead of Kirin 655. There are a total of eight cores and can reach clock speeds of up to 2.3 GHz. The same chipset is also present Huawei M Lite. The Mali-T830 ensures that the games run smoothly. In addition, you get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage capacity. There is a hybrid SIM card tray which can either support dual SIM, but you can sacrifice one SIM slot to use it as a microSD card slot.
Honor 7X Cameras
As with the Honor 6X, Honor has placed two cameras at the back. These have a resolution of 16 and 2 megapixels, respectively. The secondary 2MP camera allows you to create a bokeh effect to mimic the DSLRs. The inclusion of phase detection autofocus (PDAF) algorithm helps to focus even more quickly on the subject. There is an 8MP camera on the front for some high res selfies.
The battery has a capacity of 3340 mAh. That is more than enough power to get through the whole day. Unfortunately, you have to settle for a microUSB 2.0 connection. So keep in mind that charging may take a while.
As for the software, it comes with Android 7.o out of the box with EMUI 5.1 skin. We would have loved the EMUI 8.0 but I guess that will come with the Android 8.0 Oreo update.