This year has been the year in which Huawei-subsidiary Honor has emerged from a neglected smartphone brand to one of the major competitors in the sub-Rs 20,000 categories. One of the popular smartphones for this year was the Honor 6X that gave buyers exactly the set of specifications they needed at exactly the price they wished for. And now, the story seems to be the same with the Honor 7X, which the company has been teasing since few days and finally launched yesterday (November 5).
Honor 7X price and availability
The Honor 7X was launched in an event in London and is an obvious successor of the 6X in terms of specifications. But for the price, it stays on the same level as the 6X – Rs 12,999 (base model). Although it rarely happens that a smartphone brand launches a handset’s successor at the same price, but when it does, it surely brings a smile on the faces of many.
Those staying in India can get their hands on the device via Amazon India starting December 7, 12PM. The base model, like we mentioned above, is priced at Rs 12,999 and comes with a 32GB storage option. The 64GB storage version comes at Rs 15,999. Both will be there in Blue, Black and Gold colour variants.
Honor 7X specifications
Coming to the specifications, the Honor seems to be leaving no stone unturned as it has included a couple of obvious and much-expected features such as dual rear cameras and an 18:9 aspect ratio screen. The smartphone runs EMUI 5.1 skinned on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. However, we expect the Chinese tech firm to bring Android 8.0 Oreo on it soon. There’s no official word though.
A 5.9-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution screen takes a good amount of space on the front. The IPS display has 18:9 aspect ratio, something that has become a norm this year. The entire package is powered by the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, which is placed alongside 4GB RAM.
As for the camera, the Honor 7X rocks a 16-megapixel and a 2-megapixel sensor at the back. The 2-megapixel sensor is for capturing the depth levels and delivering a better portrait mode shot. Selfie lovers get an 8-megapixel camera. Both the 32GB storage and 64GB storage models support microSD card slot and two SIM cards.
The connectivity options include the usual set of specs including 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and a micros-USB port. Honor is not yet ready to give up on the 3.5mm headphone jack so you can still use it. You also get 3340mAh battery onboard, which should be enough to go for 12 hours.
With the given price tag and the set of specifications, we can definitely pitch the smartphone against the likes of Moto G5S Plus, which has been one of the best value-for-money smartphones out there. The handset costs Rs 15,999. Here’s a short comparison table:
|Honor 7X||Moto G5S Plus|
|Price||Rs 12,999/ Rs 15,999||Rs 15,999|
|Display||5.93-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS 18:9 aspect ratio display||5.5-inch Full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with 16:9 aspect ratio|
|Processor||Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659||octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 635|
|Camera||16MP+2MP rear cameras and 8MP front camera||13MP+13MP rear cameras with 8MP front-facing camera|
|Storage||32GB/64GB with microSD card support||64GB with microSD card support|
|Android||EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Battery||3340mAh battery||3000mAh battery|