Huawei Honor 7
Huawei has released another high-end Android smartphone named Honor 7 recently in China that boast a lots of an attractive features at a reasonable price. This shiny and promising flagship phone is currently sold in China but others smartphone enthusiast reside in another countries could ordered the phone from retailers such as OppoMart. However, the phone created by the Chinese smartphone maker may not appear compatible with the LTE networks in North America as it only supports LTE band 1 and band 3 which is compatible in some European and Asian countries.
Although the phone which was launched in June 2015 had its flaw on the network, it does not fall shorts in others areas. Honor 7 is packed with 5.2 inches IPS LCD display that brings out the 1080p resolution and a respectable pixel density of 423 pixels per inch. It also features ARM’s Mali-T628 GPU, a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor comprising a 64-bit 4 Cortex A53 core processor that clocked at 2.2GHz, an additional octa-core clocked at 1.5GHz and 3GB of RAM that gives the user a great multi-tasking experience. In addition, the metal-clad phone can be found in three variants including 16GB, 16GB dual-SIM and 64GB internal memory that could be expanded up to 128GB with a micro-SD card.
The phone which is case in an aluminium alloy design is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop and Huawei’s Emotion UI interface (EMUI 3.1) skinned on top of the Android. For camera enthusiasts, the phone comes with a 20MP Sony IMX230 rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 6-lens module, and sapphire glass protection. On the front of the phone, users can found an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera is good for taking a quality pictures as it features phase detection auto focus for fast 0.1 second focus claimed by Huawei. Honor 7 also features the fingerprint sensor that can be found under the rear camera to unlock the phone by tap.
The phone which is weighing at 157 grams is backed by a beefy 3,100mAh battery that can be charge up to 50 per cent in 30 minutes and would be fully charged in around 1 hour and 25 minutes with the help of fast charging feature with the phone. As for the connectivity, it is installed with NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and 4G LTE. To put it briefly, the Honor 7 is a great low-cost smartphone available in gold, dark grey, and silver colours with incredible specifications that can compete with the likes of Xiaomi and Gionee in both Western and China developed markets.
Honor 7 vs Mi Note
The Mi Note which is released by Xiaomi Company earlier this year is a great low-cost smartphone with numerous great specifications. In short, the phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 mobile chipset processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, Adeno 330 GPU with 16GB base model and 64GB of internal memory. It also features 13MP Sony rear camera, a 4MP front camera and 5.7 inches full HD display.
There are not much difference between the Honor 7 and the Mi Note on the LTE bands as both phones are not compatible with North America LTE band and both phone’s battery life did not has much difference as both come with 3000mAh. Nevertheless, the bigger screen featured by the Mi Note which is 5.7 inches IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution does not beat the pixel density featured by the Honor 7 as the Mi Note has only 386 pixel per inch while the Honor 7 is at 423 ppi.
The Sony-sourced 13MP which is the primary camera of the Mi Note may take low quality pictures when compare with the Sony-sourced 20MP featured in the Honor 7 while the 4MP front-facing camera of the Mi Note could not compare with the 8MP front-facing camera of the Honor 7. Therefore, camera enthusiast should go for the Honor 7 in term of photographing or video making. On the other hand, the 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is quite faster compare with the 2.2GHz HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor.
Apart from that, the Mi Note has two variants which are 16GB and 64GB while the Honor 7 has three variants but it is not essential to some users. Do note, that the Mi Note did not has much space as the Honor 7 as the phone has leave out micro-SD slot behind which is bad to heavy downloader. On the software, the Mi Note is running on Android 4.4.4 which is mentioned during the released of the phone in the market but it could be upgrade to Android 5 Lollipop claimed by Xiaomi.
As for connectivity, the Mi Note has GPS, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi but it did not have NFC like the Honor 7. Users could also found that the Mi Note is slightly bigger than the Honor 7 and is also a little bit heavy compare to the Honor 7. In conclusion, the Honor 7 has a good strength in many areas of specifications that a modern smartphone could had when compare with the Mi Note but Honor 7 appear to be a bit lack on the processor side.
Huawei Honor 7 Pros and Cons
- The phone has a great screen
- The phone is built in solid construction
- The phone has a good battery life
- The phone has a high quality 20 MP rear camera
- The battery could not be replace
- The SIM 2 Slot of the phone shared with the micro-SD card
- The phone performance is quite lag