The Honor 7X has finally been launched in India. This handset is priced at Rs. 12,999 with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. The 7X is competing with the Mi A1 handset and both these handsets for now are priced the same. Check this Honor 7X review to know how good the handset is.

For the price of Rs. 12,999 the build and finishing of this Honor 7X is just mind blowing. It looks and feels like a premium phone, plus the 5.93 inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio gives an extended usage experience.

One feels good when they hold the Honor 7X for the first time, plus the price tag will add extra smile on your face. Having said that not everything is really good on this handset. Talking about performance it is decent, camera is also decent at times works great but I was expecting more out of the camera.

Honor 7X review

Honor 7X features, specifications

Inside the box (unboxing the Honor 7X) :  Handset, user manual, warranty card, data cable (USB to micro USB), silicon case and travel charger 5V/2A.
SAR Value : 1.23 W/kg
Body : Metal body, curvy design, I got the blue color version with matte finishing, feels good, comfortable to hold and gives a good grip.
SIM Type : Nano + Nano / Micro SD
Weight : 165 grams
Screen  :  5.93 inches, 2.5D curved glass with 2160 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+) resolution, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are great
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, magnetic, hall, and step (Gyro sensor is missing)
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 4GB (about 1.93GB free on first boot)
ROM : 32GB (about 21GB free on first boot)
OS : Android Nougat 7.0 + EMUI 5.1

Honor 7X 5.93 inch FHD+ 18:9, 2.5D curved screen

Honor 7X Performance

CPU :  Huawei Kirin 659 2.3GHz 64 bit octa core
GPU :  Mali T830 GPU
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 39 degrees

Honor 7X performance was decent, good for normal usage but when it comes to gaming the hardware is not that powerful.

Honor 7X back panel

Honor 7X Benchmark

Antutu : 61839 /10129
NenaMark3 :  59.4fps (3-2)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  201 MB/s read  and 93 MB/s write

Honor 7X Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 in high quality mode it lagged, game play was not that smooth. The game played well in medium quality mode.

Honor 7X  Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 16MP + 2MP, auto focus, LED flash
Front Camera : 8MP
Video Recording : FHD resolution

There are dual cameras on the back and there are two modes Wide aperture and Portrait mode. I did not find any difference among these two mode. When using dual camera mode the bokeh effect is not that happening, plus the edges on the subject in focus is not at all sharp. Other good dual camera phones do a better job.

Honor 7X dual cameras

In general the camera quality is excellent, but was expecting more out of the dual camera mode. Low light shots are great if you use the specific mode. There are lot of professional modes. Try using a tripod with night shots you will be amazed at the quality.

Honor 7X can shoot FHD videos, video quality is good and the front selfie shots are okay. If you check the selfie shots the background is more sharper than the selfie subject.

Camera Rating : 4.2 out of 5

Honor 7X camera samples

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear. The finger print sensor on the back is quite fast and accurate. I did not find any issues with the networks. 4G with VoLTE is supported, Reliance Jio worked. I did not find the direct video calling icon in the dialer or in contacts.

Honor 7X  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3340  mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 2 hours 30 minutes (3% to 100%) using the charger provided
Battery Life : 5 to 6 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One day battery life, less than one day with heavy usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 32 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 16 minutes / 4% / 35 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 16 minutes / 5% / 39 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  10 minutes / 3% / 35 degrees

Verdict

The best thing on the Honor 7X is the looks, the premium feel and the 18:9 aspect ratio screen. Now This handset is competing with the Mi A1. So which one is the best. Let me make it simple – Honor 7X looks are missing on the Mi A1 and the Mi A1 performance is missing on the Honor 7X.

Rating : 4.2 out of 5

Honor 7X price in India starts from Rs. 12,999.

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. Honor 7X now getting Face unlock, if anyone got the update do leave your feedback.

  2. Hi Gogi,
    I am facing problem with Jio data connection not working, voice calling is working . I put jio sim in Honor 7x sim 1 slot and I tried everything even a data saver option off, data roaming enabled, data is set to jio sim, etc. apn checked but nothing worked. Please give me a solution

  3. Hi Gogi,
    Yesterday I put a new Jio sim on Honor 7x in sim 1 slot. Although call is working but I am not able to use the data, in youtube, its showing no connection. can you please tell me what is the solution to it. I disabled the data saver also.

  4. Hi Gogi,
    I am facing problem with Jio data connection not working, voice calling is working . I put jio sim in Honor 7x sim 1 slot and I tried everything even a data saver option off, data roaming enabled, data is set to jio sim, etc. apn checked but nothing worked. Please give me a solution

  5. Hi Gogi,
    Yesterday I put a new Jio sim on Honor 7x in sim 1 slot. Although call is working but I am not able to use the data, in youtube, its showing no connection. can you please tell me what is the solution to it. I disabled the data saver also.

  6. A good news for Honor 7x users interested in VR:
    Gyroscope has been enabled in 7x via a OTA update. A tweet by Honor USA confirms that.

  7. A good news for Honor 7x users interested in VR:
    Gyroscope has been enabled in 7x via a OTA update. A tweet by Honor USA confirms that.

  8. Hi Gogi,

    I have optimised my game riptide gp2 (to use full view) on honor 7x, so it cam be played full screen. but now the problem is I can’t have onscreen buttons, so If I want to use back button or home button, how do I do that. Please answer.

  9. Hi Gogi,

    I have optimised my game riptide gp2 (to use full view) on honor 7x, so it cam be played full screen. but now the problem is I can’t have onscreen buttons, so If I want to use back button or home button, how do I do that. Please answer.

  10. Hi ,

    After using it extensively for 3 days,I much say everything is best in this phone.I didn’t try high end games. I play only riptide gp2, that’s working well. but obviously gaming phone are costly like gaming laptops are costly. but camera back and front is way better. Display is awesome.phone is very fast in tasks execution. phone call , audio and video playing is best.I am very happy with it’s quality in the range. my friend bought honor 8 pro and looks of 7x is better than 8 pro.

  11. Hi ,

    After using it extensively for 3 days,I much say everything is best in this phone.I didn’t try high end games. I play only riptide gp2, that’s working well. but obviously gaming phone are costly like gaming laptops are costly. but camera back and front is way better. Display is awesome.phone is very fast in tasks execution. phone call , audio and video playing is best.I am very happy with it’s quality in the range. my friend bought honor 8 pro and looks of 7x is better than 8 pro.

  12. Gigi sir,
    please confirm if 7x rear camera performance and hardware performance is same as 9i or not??
    (I see only difference between these are front camera and ROM).

    1. I have 9i and happy with it. Want to take 7x also if it gives same level of rear camera performance, and smoothness.

  13. sir, what would be better honor 7X or coolpad play 6 .
    i want good battery life and good performance. 🙂
    my lenovo k3 note has become really slow (its been 2 years) 🙂

  14. Never mind Honor 7x. Already focus has shifted to Huawei Nova 2s. Especially if they launch the 4 gb RAM 64 gb storage version at 23 k or under. You’re getting Honor 8 Pro minus 2k screen and a slightly smaller battery but with a 18:9 aspect ratio and a better camera(f 1.8 aperture) and Oreo out of the box. It would be an awesome value for money phone and potentially set to launch this December in India! So hold on to your money a little while longer

      1. No guarantees but there’s a good chance. Huawei have been aggressively trying to secure a corner in the Indian market in recent times. Even the prices have been consistently below the exchange rate.

  15. What is the internal storage of the phone. I read smwhr4its just 20 gb. Is it true? And when Redmi 5 plus will laumch in India.

  16. Gigi sir,
    please confirm if 7x rear camera performance and hardware performance is same as 9i or not??
    (I see only difference between these are front camera and ROM).

    1. I have 9i and happy with it. Want to take 7x also if it gives same level of rear camera performance, and smoothness.

  17. sir, what would be better honor 7X or coolpad play 6 .
    i want good battery life and good performance. 🙂
    my lenovo k3 note has become really slow (its been 2 years) 🙂

  18. Never mind Honor 7x. Already focus has shifted to Huawei Nova 2s. Especially if they launch the 4 gb RAM 64 gb storage version at 23 k or under. You’re getting Honor 8 Pro minus 2k screen and a slightly smaller battery but with a 18:9 aspect ratio and a better camera(f 1.8 aperture) and Oreo out of the box. It would be an awesome value for money phone and potentially set to launch this December in India! So hold on to your money a little while longer

      1. No guarantees but there’s a good chance. Huawei have been aggressively trying to secure a corner in the Indian market in recent times. Even the prices have been consistently below the exchange rate.

  19. What is the internal storage of the phone. I read smwhr4its just 20 gb. Is it true? And when Redmi 5 plus will laumch in India.

  20. It would be great if Redmi Note 5 hardware with stock Android is made available as Mi A1 version 2. Best of both worlds! Great hardware with stock Android which guarantees regular updates.

    1. stock android is boring people are now getting bored A1 in less time i see frequent question about importing MIUI 9 in A1

  21. Some other sources say that the camera is mediocre, nothing special, still mi a1 is best in portrait mode.