Update 2015-27-3: 3000 mAh powebank, Engine headphones and Backcover will be bundled with the box, only for few lucky winners.
Huawei has today introduced Honor 4X in India for 10,499 INR. This places it in an intensely competitive zone with devices like Yureka, Moto G and upcoming Meizu M1 Note and Lenovo A7000. This 64 bit chip powered smartphone has plenty to justify its worth and if you are intrigued, here are some basic questions and their answers.
Honor 4X Quick Specifications
- Display Size: 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1080 HD resolution
- Processor: 1.2 GHz 64 bit Quad Core Snapdragon 410
- RAM: 2 Gb
- Software Version: Android 4.4 KitKat based Emotion UI 3.0
- Camera: 13 MP AF camera, 1080p Videos
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera, 720p Videos
- Internal Storage: 8 GB
- External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
- Battery: 3000 mAh battery Lithium Ion, Non removable
- Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – Yes
Question – Does Honor 4x have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?
Answer – Honor 4x doesn’t list Gorilla Glass protection on top, and we are not yet sure if it comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. However, since the phone comes preinstalled with a scratch guard on top of display, Gorilla Glass protection is unlikely.
Question – How is the Display of Honor 4x
Answer – The large phablet sized display holds HD resolution. it is a pretty decent display, though not the best that we have seen. Whites are great, and blacks are a little less dark for our taste. viewing angles are good and maximum brightness levels are also very good. Auto-brightness seemed to work inconsistently, but that shouldn’t be a major issue. On the whole, it is a very good display for the price.
Question – How is the Build Quality?
Answer – Honor 4x has a nice texture on the rear side, which also lends it a nice grip. side frame is also made of plastic and pops out along with the metallic power key and plastic volume rocker. Speaker grill and micro USB port are present on the bottom surface, while audio jack is present on the top. The handset is reasonably slim and feels sturdy and comfortable when held in hand.
Question – Is there any heating issue in Honor 4X?
Answer – So far, we haven’t experience any inconsistent heating issue.
Question – What comes inside the Box?
Answer – 1 Ampere wall charger, Documentation, USB Cable, headphones, 3000 mAh battery bank, a scratch guard pre-installed, a rear case
Question – What size SIM card is supported? How is the call quality?
Answer – Both SIM cards slots accept Micro SIM. Call quality is pretty good. we haven’t faced any issue so far.
Question – Does it have LED notification light?
Answer – Yes, LED notification light is there. You can switch off LED notifications from settings.
Question – How much is Free Storage? Can Apps be Transferred to SD card?
Answer – Out of 8 GB, 4 GB is available at use end, Apps can be transferred to SD card.
Question – Does it support USB OTG?
Answer – No, USB OTG is not supported.
Question – How is the Camera Quality?
Answer – The 13 MP camera seems to be an above average shooter. Day light performance is very good, but low light performance suffers from noise and sometimes unexpected blurs. We liked the front camera performance of Honor 4x.
Honor 4X Camera Review, Features, Photo Samples and Overview [Video]
Question – How much did Honor 4X score on Antutu and Nenamarks 2?
Answer – Redmi 2 scored 19858 on Antutu and 52.3 fps on Nenamarks 2. We didn’t experience any major lag yet, put UI performance doesn’t seem butter smooth. On the whole, we didn’t face any major performance issue.
Honor 4X Benchmarks, Features, Gaming Review and Overview [Video]
Question – How much RAM is Free on First Boot?
Answer – Around 600 MB is free on first boot.
Question – How many sensors does Honor 4x have?
Answer – You can see the full list in the image below.
Question – How is the Device software?
Answer – Huawei is using Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Emotion UI 3, which is again rich in option and features. Whether you like it or not will be more a matter of personal taste. There is no app drawer by default and animations are slightly slow. Each time the lock screen greets us with a new wallpaper, which is something we like. Cellular video calling is not supported. You can always use third party launcher according to your taste.
Question – How is GPS Locking?
Answer – GPS locking is good both indoors and outdoors.
Question – How loud is Loudspeaker on Honor 4X?
Answer – The Honor 4X loudspeaker is quite loud. watching media content won’t be a problem at all.
Question – Can Honor 4x play Full HD 1080p Videos?
Answer – Yes, the handset can play Full HD 1080p and HD 720p videos of several formats smoothly without any issues.
Question – Can Honor 4x be connected to Bluetooth headsets?
Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset
Question – How is the battery Backup?
Answer – In our initial couple of days of moderate to heavy usage, Honor 4x has impressed us with its battery. We can easily make it past one day mark with moderate to heavy usage.
Question – Does Honor 4X supports 4G LTE in India?
Answer – Yes, it supports 4G LTE Bands in India, but you will have to confirm with Airtel customer service center in your area to know if they will provide support and settings in your area.
Honor 4X Unboxing, Review, Features, Camera, Price, Benchmarks, Gaming and Overview
Huawei Honor 4X seems to tick all right boxes for a lucrative budget smartphone. The handset will be available via registration-flash sale routine, starting from 30th March 2015. You can ask us more questions regarding Honor 4x in the comment section below. We will update this post with more information in future.