Huawei Honor 7 – Get Ready to be Surprised

huawei honor 7

Huawei has been among the first choices of all who would like to get a decent phone without spending a fortune (take note Samsung, Apple and Sony!). In fact, I hear from more and more people every day that Huawei produces some great phones. Let’s check it out ourselves!


The Features

The Huawei Honor 7 looks like a modern-day smartphone. Its body is mostly metallic, and the design is really sleek, giving a nice sense when holding the phone is hands. Its screen size is 5.2” with a pixel density of 424 PPI.

The Honor 7 uses an octa-core Kirin 935 processor with 3 GB of RAM. What is really awesome about this phone is the battery, namely a 3100mAh battery, larger than the battery of the majority of the phones on the market.

The phone has an amazing 20-megapixel back camera, and 8-megapixel front camera. What I really find interesting about this phone is what’s bellow the back camera. You know how all companies release phones with fingerprint scanners? Even though it is a cool feature, I still don’t find it that exciting (even though I do like it, it is not my number one factor for liking or disliking a phone). However, seems like people love this feature, and Huawei delivered it – in a bit different way. The fingerprint scanner is located bellow the camera, and it can do much more than scan your fingerprint. According to your needs, you can set different actions on the fingerprint scanner, like for example, going back to the home screen.


The Specifications

BODY Dimensions 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm (5.64 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


DISPLAY Type IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~72.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
  – Emotion UI 3.1


PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 935
CPU Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T628 MP4


MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 16/64 GB, 3 GB RAM


CAMERA Primary 20 MP, 5152 x 3888 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash,check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps, HDR, check quality
Secondary 8 MP, LED flash, panorama


SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes


COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Infrared port Yes
Radio Stereo FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0


FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer


BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)



The Verdict

I can say that this is a pretty amazing phone for a price of $429. There is a bit room for improvement (like with any other phone in fact), like for example making the phone lighter or upgrading to 2K, but still, these are just some touches. I would give this phone thumbs up!


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