Huawei has rolled out their new Huawei Honor 7 in India. It is a highly capable device and comes with a good price tag. Huawei has been making headlines due to many reasons since last year, and it has turned out to be a strong competitor in the Chinese smartphone market. After the launch of Huawei Honor 7, we took an initial overview of the phone and here is the answers to your questions.

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Pros

  • Both the cameras shoot excellent quality pictures
  • Vivid, crisp and bright display
  • Fingerprint scanner works good.
  • Unibody design made out of aluminium metal
  • Great power-packed performance
  • Quick charging

Cons

  • No 4K video recording, no 60 fps mode either
  • Non-removable battery
  • Single SIM in India

Huawei Honor 7 Quick Specs

Display Size: 5.2 Inch IPS LCD with, 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 424ppi
Processor: 1.5 GHz Hisilicon Kirin 935 chipset, quad-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM: 3 GB
Software Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop based Emotion UI 3.1
Primary Camera: 20 MP autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX230 with f2.0 aperture
Secondary Camera: 8 MP with 26mm wide angle lens.
Internal Storage: 16/64 GB
External Storage: Up to 128 GB
Battery: 3100 mAh battery Li-Po
Connectivity: 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack
Others: Single SIM in India, supports 4G

Huawei Honor 7 India Hands on Review, Features and Camera Overview


Question – Does Huawei Honor 7 have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?
Answer – Yes, it comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top.

Question – How is the Display of Honor 7?

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Answer – The Huawei Honor 7 display is perhaps an awesome offering. It offers bright, crisp details and vibrant colours with 1080p sharpness – watching videos and playing games is pleasant on this panel. The viewing angles are very nice and the panel performs very well with outdoor visibility.

Question – How is the Design and Build Quality?
Answer – The design of Huawei Honor 7 is quite premium this time, and more than a little familiar. The front of the Honor 7 seems derivative from Apple and Sony’s handsets, with a slightly brushed aluminium back which feels nice to hold, as well as giving the handset a sturdy feel. The phone has a tough and solid built. Huawei could have pushed a bit harder on the design that really leaves an impression, although the design isn’t bad. You can have a look at the device in the photo gallery below.

Huawei Honor 7 Photo Gallery

Question – Are the Capacitive navigation buttons backlit?

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Answer – Capacitive navigation keys are not present in the body, On-screen touch navigation buttons are available.

Question – Is there any heating issue?
Answer – During our initial usage, there is not much of a heating problem in this device.

Question – How is the Finger print sensor?
Answer – The fingerprint sensor is really snappy, the response time was awesome and there was no issue in reading the fingerprint. Everytime I kept my finger on the sensor, the unlock speed and recognition was on the spot. This fingerprint sensor can be customised for other shortcut navigation features according to your choice.

Question – Is fast charging supported in Huawei Honor 7?
Answer – Yes, fast charging and reverse charging is supported. Fast charger is not included in the box.

Question – What size SIM card is supported?
Answer – The Honor 7 accepts Nano SIM, supports 4G. Indian version of Honor 7 supports single SIM.

Question – Does it have LED notification light?
Answer – Yes, this device has LED notification light.

Question – How much is Free Storage?
Answer – Out of 16 GB, around 11 GB is available at user end. You can extend this using MicroSD card; the microSD card can be placed on the SIM 2 tray.

Question – How much is free RAM on first boot?
Answer – Around 2 GB RAM is available on first boot. Multitasking is smooth.

Question – Does it support USB OTG?
Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported.

Question – How is the Camera Quality?
Answer – The camera quality is pleasantly surprising, regular pictures clicked with Honor 7 were very good, with clear level of detail, colors reproduced accurately. The camera performs really well in capturing details.
Selfies shot using front camera are also very impressive, with a resolution higher than many of the front-facing camera found in phone of this price range. You can find the snaps below shot by the Honor 7 camera.

Question – How is the UI on the phone?
Answer – The device comes with Android Lollipop based Emotion UI 3.1, the UI carries very easy-to-operate kind of design. Using this phone felt really smooth and nippy, great interface and full of new and useful features. Unfortunately, some part of Honor 7 look a little uncooked.

Question – How many sensors does Huawei Honor 7 have?
Answer – Fingerprint scanner, Magnetometer, proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, barometer and temperature sensors are available.

Question – How loud is Loudspeaker?
Answer – Loudspeaker is quite loud, though not the loudest but still maintains effective loudness and quality.

Question – Can Huawei Honor 7 play Full HD 1080p Videos?
Answer – Yes, the handset can play Full HD 1080p and HD 720p videos.

Question – How is the battery backup?
Answer – We will update you more with battery backup as we spend more time with the device, but for now we are getting more than one day back up with moderate usage.

Question – Can Honor 7 be connected to Bluetooth headsets?
Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset.

Question – What will be the available colour variants?
Answer – The Honor 7 will be available in GOLD, SILVER and GRAY variants.

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Conclusion

Huawei Honor 7 is a great device for its price, still not something very rare or special to make it stand out of the league. This phone definitely carries a lot of good things to bid on, camera performance is great and good computing speed too. You may get better options than this in the present and coming time, but still its the price that makes the difference.