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Honor 4X hands-on and first impressions

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After launching the Honor Holly and the Honor 6 last year, Huawei’s sub-brand today launched two more phones in India called the Honor 4X and the Honor 6 Plus. We spent some time with the former, which is priced at Rs 10,499, and here are our first impressions. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report

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The phablet with dimensions of 152.9×77.2×8.7mm isn’t the easiest to operate with one hand. But considering the size, it is quite light with a weight of 165 grams. As for the design, well let’s just say it won’t stand out in the crowd.

honor-4x-hands-on (8)The front is dominated by the big display with capacitive buttons underneath. At the back is a removable panel made out of plastic, which also boasts a woven texture. The rear is Spartan at best with only the Honor logo and the camera at the top-left corner. Removing the panel exposes the microSD card slot, the two SIM card slots and a non-removable battery. On the right are the power button and the volume rocker, a 3.5mm audio jack at the top, and the speaker grille and Micro USB port at the bottom.

The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, which does a decent job in terms of reproducing colors. Text looks sharp and viewing angles are good as well. The display however suffers under direct sunlight and legibility falls below desired levels. The screen is also quite reflective, which adds to the frustrations when outdoors.

The Honor 4X is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. While on paper this should translate into smooth performance, in real world there is a slight lag when you have multiple apps open. Things however improve quite a bit, when you clear the background apps.

honor-4x-hands-on (9)In the photography department, there is a 13-megapixel snapper at the back, supplemented by a 5-megapixel snapper up front. The primary camera comes with a host of options including panorama, HDR, Audio note, best photo, watermark and all-focus. The last option lets users change the focus of a photo after it has been shot.

Outdoors under ideal lighting conditions, the primary camera is able to perform well. Indoors when the lighting isn t the most ideal, there is loss of details, but for a smartphone in this price range the results are satisfactory.

Selfie lovers will be more than happy with the front camera as well. The quality of the photos is good enough to be shared on social media without the need for a lot of editing. Like most phones these days, there is also a beauty mode.

honor-4x-hands-on (15)On the connectivity front, the Honor 4X is one of the few handsets that comes with dual-SIM support where both the slots support LTE networks. It also compatible with both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks.

There is a massive 3,000mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough to survive more than a day. In our short time with the handset, we didn t have to often look out for plug points. But we will take a detailed look at the handset s battery life in our review.

honor-4x-hands-on (4)On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android KitKat wrapped under EMUI 3.0. The UI is heavy on animations and comes bundled with a lot of features like Magazine Unlock among others.

In the short time we spent with the smartphone, we didn t have many complaints, except the reflective screen. We will however be taking a more detailed look at the smartphone in our review. So stay tuned.

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  • Published Date: March 24, 2015 5:10 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 28, 2015 12:22 PM IST


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