Huawei Honor 7X review
MAX YOUR VIEW
The naming of the event highlights that the Honor 7X will have a FullView screen. With the Honor 7X more people will be able to enjoy the FullView experience, as the technology moves away from being only available on flagship smartphones.
The Huawei Honor 7X has a large 5.93” FullView display that spans from edge-to-edge. The FullView display is elongated to fill more of the front of the phone. This gives the display a 18:9 aspect ration.
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Aside from giving the phone a different look, this longer display sees a big functional change. The screen gets a Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels), which gives another 240 lines of pixels over FHD (1920 x 1080). This means that when you view a webpage, you see more of it and new games are coming out to take advantage of the wide angle cinematic view.
The Huawei Honor 7X really does look the part with its curved aluminium metal frame, meeting a piece of 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on the front. On the back there is a LED flash and two camera lenses, all of which sit side-by-side along the antenna stripe.
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The top edge of the phone is unbroken with the charging point, 3.5mm audio jack and speaker all being positioned on the bottom edge. The Honor 7X can be purchased in either Blue, Black or Gold and the phone is pretty light and slim (165g / 7.6mm).
Phone Set Up
Fast fingerprint recognition
You will of course want to set up fingerprint recognition and the Honor 7X will recognise a fingerprint and unlock the phone in just 0.25 seconds. The sensor is positioned on the back and it can also be used to drag down the notification window or to take a photo.
Phone Clone app
The Huawei Honor 7X can be purchased with either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. This is backed up by a microSD card slot that accepts up to 256GB cards.
You can make easy work of transferring your music, videos, photos and other data over from your old iPhone or Android phone, by downloading the Huawei Phone Clone app. Download this onto your old phone and you simply need to scan the QR code that is produced, to transfer over all of your old content.
The Huawei Honor 7X runs Android 7.0 Nougat and this is enhanced with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 user interface. With this interface you get to enjoy the One-key Screen Split function, which allows you to, for example, watch a video while using WhatsApp or Facebook.
You can create an App Twin for Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp, which is useful if you have work and personal accounts. Huawei apps compliment Android’s and these include a Notepad, Health, HiGame, Themes, Phone Manager and others.
The Huawei Honor 7X is powered by the Huawei-made Kirin 659 octa-core 2.36GHz processor with 4GB RAM. This is a powerful processor so you certainly won’t experience any lag issues when opening apps, multitasking or browsing the internet.
Camera & Video
Dual lens camera
The dual lens camera comprises of a 16MP lens and a 2MP lens. These work together with a new Portrait Mode and PDAF ultra-fast focus. Capturing that bokeh blurred background has never been easier.
The 8MP selfie camera has an Effects function to help your selfie photos standout on social media. Even though there is only one lens, you can enable bokeh and the camera app will automatically blur the background for you.
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The selfie camera comes with Gesture Control, so you can turn your palm to the camera in order to start a shutter countdown.
More than a full day
The 3,340mAh battery can, from one charge, last more than a full day (typical usage pattern). This is mostly thanks to the 16nm Kirin chipset, which is very power efficient. Should you need an extreme amount of standby time, then you can activate Ultra Power Saving Mode.
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Written by: Michael Brown