After launching the Honor 7X in three colors back in December, Honor has now launched the smartphone in Red color as Valentine’s Day is coming up. Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has announced this limited-edition Honor 7X Red variant in India. The phone will be available exclusively from Amazon India.

The Honor 7X Red edition will also retail at the same price as the original Honor 7X i.e., at a starting price of Rs. 12,999. The Red Honor 7X is exactly the same as the earlier models, except it is red and really stands out in terms of looks. The Honor 7X Red color edition will be the fourth color option, after the already available Blue, Black and Gold colors.

Red Color Adds Charm

We have been seeing red colored phones since the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that were launched early last year. There have been many phones since then, packed in red, and now this budget Honor 7X Red catches the attention.

With the same design language, Honor has opted for a slightly shinier finish to the red color variant. It comes with a metallic finish with no shiny specks visible, and also it does not reflect any light. There is a considerable contrast to the matte and subdued finish of the metal.

The antenna lines on the back have a slightly different shade of red, compared to the rest of the back panel, and they are visible.  The Honor 7X feels great to hold, with the metal feeling premium as the phone fits in your palm despite the 5.9-inch large screen.

Big Beautiful Display

The Honor 7X display is quite immersive to look at, particularly with the minimal bezels and good visibility. The device comes with a 5.9 inch full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) LCD display with 2.5D curved glass. The device has minimum bezels on each side, enhancing the user’s experience.

The display ticks off the checklist with its good brightness and contrast levels. Also, the colors look vibrant too, without being extra loud. There is an Eye Comfort mode, which boosts brightness when you are using it under different lighting conditions such as outdoors to negate the reflections.

Perfect Cameras for a Mid-Ranger

The Honor 7X retains its dual camera setup for this mid-range phone. There is a 16MP primary sensor coupled with a secondary 2MP sensor to capture the depth of field for bokeh effect shots. If we talk about camera performance, the autofocus is fast and there is no shutter lag. Coming to the picture quality, the dual camera setup captures images with good detailing.

Up front, there is an 8MP camera for selfies. The selfie camera also performs well and the images are clear. Even though the phone comes with a single camera at the front, it can still click bokeh shots through a software algorithm. The phone clicks some good selfies in all lighting conditions.

Camera Samples

Power and Performance

The Honor 7X is powered by Huawei’s own octa-core Kirin 659 chipset paired with 4GB RAM. It comes in 32GB or 64GB internal storage options and the storage is expandable up to 256GB via a hybrid SIM card slot.

If we talk about the Kirin 659, the octa-core processor performs well during intensive tasks in day to day use and performs without any stutter. The Honor 7X currently runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with the company’s custom EMUI 5.1 skin on top. It is confirmed that the company will soon release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the device.

The phone is powered by a 3,340mAh battery which is enough to provide one-day battery life. Connectivity options on the device include the usual Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Conclusion

The Honor 7X remains an excellent mid-range smartphone to consider as it costs significantly lesser than most of its rivals. The new Red color variant adds more beauty to the already premium looking device. The Honor 7X Red color surely has the charm to be fit for a Valentine’s Day gift.

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