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Honor 7C Camera Review: Budget phone with passable camera performance

Honor 7C is the latest budget offering from Huawei’s smartphone brand Honor. The highlights of the Honor 7C are a dual-rear camera setup and taller 18:9 display. Apart from that, Honor has packed this phone with several other trending features like face unlock, Portrait mode on the rear camera, for a starting price of Rs 9,999.

The Honor 7C has a 5.99-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by Snapdragon 450 processor with up to 4GB RAM. It has up to 64GB storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated micro-SD card slot. The dual-SIM phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI and packs 3,000mAh battery.

Coming back to the camera, Honor 7C has a dual rear camera system consisting of a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensors with PDAF and LED flash and an 8MP front camera with Soft Led flash. Let’s see how Honor 7C camera performs in different conditions.

Honor 7C Camera Specifications

Honor 7C Camera Specifications
Rear Camera Dual, 13MP Primary Sensor, 2MP Secondary Sensor with f/2.2
Rear Camera features LED Flash, PDAF, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Front Camera 8MP with f/2.0, Soft Flash
Video Recording (Rear Camera) [email protected]/30fps, [email protected]
Video Recording (Front Camera) 1080p at 30fps

Honor 7C Camera UI

The camera app is one of the software that Honor keeps same in all its phone. There is a swipe action for switching between pictures, video, and modes. To get access to the settings, you can tap on more. Overall, the camera UI simple and all modes can be used easily.

Honor 7C Main Camera

The 13MP primary camera is accompanied by the 2-megapixel camera which is capable of depth sensing. Users can get software-enhanced background blur in photos before and after clicking a picture.

The secondary camera comes into action when you tap the dedicated wide aperture mode. The wide aperture mode works best when the subject is within 2 meters. Apart from this, there are a number of other modes in the camera app including HDR, Panorama, filters, and beautification.

As for results, the 13-megapixel primary sensor clicks above-average photos in ideal lighting. The wide aperture mode blurs out the background well and you can even tweak out the level of blur in the photo. Overall, the rear camera delivers passable results, especially if we compare them with other options in the budget category.

Camera Samples

Honor 7C Front Camera

The front-facing 8-megapixel selfie camera in the Honor 7C comes with a soft LED flash for the low light selfies. However, the camera clicks selfies with some noise even in good lighting.

The selfie camera on Honor 7C somehow captures good detail and applies selective sharpening around the face, making it look crisper skin tones. There are HDR and beatification modes for the selfie snapper. Sometimes the HDR overexposes the images, so for the selfies, you should not leave it on.

The Honor 7C front camera also supports face recognition feature, which works surprisingly well in most of the situations. The phone gets unlocked by recognizing a face real quick.

Camera Samples

Video Recording

The Honor 7C comes with a Snapdragon 450 chipset that means for video recording it is limited to 1080p. Ther is 1080p at 30 fps recording support available for both the cameras. Aso, just like the pictures, the 1080p video clips also came with good detail, contrast, and rich colors. The noise levels are low in good lighting conditions.


The Honor 7C has some modern features like a trending 18:9 display that works well, face unlock feature, and it comes with capable dual cameras. The dual-rear camera performance is not bad, though sometimes it requires some patience while focusing. Overall, it works well in most of the conditions. So, if you’re looking for a feature packed budget phone, the Honor 7C is definitely a good option.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.