Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has unveiled the Honor 7X for the global market at a launch event in London on 5 December. For the Indian market, the price of the Honor 7x will be Rs 12,999 for the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant and Rs 15,999 for the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB variant. The device will go on sale exclusively on Amazon India starting from 7 December.
As far as the specifications go, the Honor 7X has a 5.93-inch Full HD+ LCD display sporting a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels thanks to its 18:9 aspect ratio.
On the hardware front, the device has a Huawei-made HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC clocked at 2.36 GHz with an octa-core architecture. Along with this, as mentioned earlier, there are two RAM and storage variants of 3GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, both of which can be expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card. The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat along with Huawei’s custom EMUI 5.1.
In the optics department, the Honor 7X has a dual 16 MP + 2 MP camera setup with LED flash and the front of the phone has an 8 MP front-facing sensor. The fingerprint sensor of the device is placed at the back below the dual-camera unit.
In terms of connectivity options, 4G+, 4G, 3G and 2G bands along with Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB v2.0 and dual-SIM slots. The device is powered by a 3,340 mAh battery and will be available in Black, Blue, Gold and Red colours.
Along with the dual-camera system on the back and the affordable price tag, it seems that the phone has quite a few devices in its crosshairs. Among the list of those devices, we decided that the Xiaomi Mi A1, Nokia 6, Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo K8 Note seemed to be worthy competitors.
Although all of the devices lack the full-screen display of the Honor 7X, the hardware present in all of them is quite the same. In fact, all the devices mentioned below (with the exception of the Redmi Note 4) have a dual-camera system as well. The devices (except for Nokia 6) also have the same design element of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Let’s see how does the Honor 7X stack up against the competition. It is worth noting, however, that these smartphones are being currently compared based on their specification on paper. Real-world tests should follow soon.
|Smartphone||Honor 7X||Xiaomi Mi A1||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4||Lenovo K8 Note||Nokia 6|
|Display Size (inch)||5.93||5.5||5.5||5.5||5.5|
|Resolution (pixels)||1080 x 2160||1,080 x 1,920||1,080 x 1,920||1,080 x 1,920||1,080 x 1,920|
|Pixel Density (PPI)||407||403||401||401||403|
|Display Type||IPS LCD||LTPS IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Dimensions(mm)||156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6||155.4×75.8×7.3||151x76x8.5||154.5×75.9×8.5||154 x 75.8 x 7.9|
|SIM Type||Nano-SIM||Nano-SIM||Micro, Nano-SIM||Nano-SIM||Nano-SIM|
|Connectivity Types||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / CDMA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 659||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Mediatek Helio X23||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|CPU Clock Speed (GHz)||4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz & 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz||8x Cortex A53 @ 2.0 GHz||3x Cortex A72 @ 2.3 GHz, 3x Cortex A53 @ 1.85 GHz and 3x Cortex A53 @ 1.4 GHz||8x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHz|
|GPU||Mali-T830 MP2||Adreno 506||Adreno 506||Adreno 505||Adreno 505|
|RAM||4 GB, 3 GB||4GB||2GB,3GB,4GB||3 GB, 4 GB||3 GB, 4 GB|
|On-Board Memory||32,64 GB||64 GB||32,64GB||32,64 GB||32,64 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes, upto 256 GB||Yes, up to 128 GB||Yes, upto 256GB||Yes, upto 256 GB||Yes, upto 256 GB|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass|
|Primary Camera||16 MP, f/2.9 and 2 MP, f/2.9||12 MP, f/2.2 and 12 MP, f/2.6||13MP, f/2.0||13MP, f/1.7 and 5 MP, f/1.7||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Optical Image Stabilization||No||–||–||No||No|
|Camera Array||Dual Camera||Dual Camera||Single Camera||Dual Camera||Single Camera|
|Autofocus System||Phase detection autofocus||Phase detection||Phase detection||Phase detection||Phase detection autofocus|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP||5 MP||5MP, f/2.0||13 MP, f/2.0||8 MP|
|OS Version||Android 7.0 (Nougat)||Android One 7.1.2||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android Nougat 7.1.1||Android Nougat 7.1.1|
|AI (Smart Assistant)||Google Assistant||Google Assistant||Google Assistant||Google Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE||v4.2, A2DP, LE||v4.1, A2DP, LE||v4.2, A2DP, LE||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes, Rear button||Yes||Yes, Rear button||Yes, Rear button||Yes, Home button|
|Radio||Yes, FM Radio||Yes||Yes, FM Radio||Yes, FM Radio||Yes, FM Radio|
|USB Type||microUSB 2.0||Type-C Reversible connector||microUSB v2.0||microUSB v2.0||microUSB 2.0|
|USB Standard||USB v2.0||USB v2.0||USB v2.0||USB v2.0||USB v2.0|
|Fast charging||No||Yes||No||Yes, Turbo charging||No|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Gold, Red||Black, Gold, Rose Gold||Gray, Gold, Black||Fine Gold, Venom Black||Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper|
|Prices in India||Rs 12,999||Rs 14,999||Rs 11,999||13,999||Rs 14,999|