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Huawei Honor 7X First Impressions

Here are our first impressions of the Honor 7X, the new mid-range smartphone from Huawei.

Staff   |    Published: January 22, 2018 8:52 AM IST

The trend we have noticed when it comes to smartphones in 2017 is to sport a tall edge-to-edge display, and dual-camera setups. Sticking to that trend is the new Honor 7X, which was launched for the Indian market today. As the name suggests, it is the successor to the Honor 6X that was launched in India earlier this year. With a price tag starting from Rs 12,999, the Honor 7X debuts in a highly competitive segment that has good options from the likes of Xiaomi, and Motorola among others. So can the new Honor smartphone stand out in this competitive segment? Here’s my review.

Right out of the box, you can see that the Honor 7X’s display is one of its USPs. The tall 5.93-inch display features an aspect ratio of 18:9, and stretches right to the edges with very slim bezels on the sides. The top bezel only has enough space for the front camera, sensors, and the earpiece, while the bottom bezel only has space for the Honor logo. Most of the front is dominated by the screen.

The display sports a full HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) resolution, which is a treat to look at. Visuals are crisp and punchy too despite it being an IPS panel. Text look sharp, and viewing angles are good too. Even outdoors during the day, the display is legible. There’s a 2.5D glass on top, which adds to the overall premiumness of the device.

As we see with most devices these days, the Honor 7X has a ‘Daytime Screen’ feature that automatically boosts the brightness in bright conditions. On the other hand, it also has an ‘Eye Comfort’ mode that filters the blue light for an easy-on-the-eye experience. Basically these just seem like unnecessary jargons for auto adaptive brightness feature. That said, the transitions between different brightness levels is quite smooth. Overall, the Honor 7X’s display is quite good, and dare we say among the best in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment.

For more, watch our first impressions video of the Honor 7X!