Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 7X 32GB is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Honor 7A, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Huawei Honor 7X 32GB!

Huawei Honor 7A  Huawei Honor 7X 32GB 
Huawei Honor 7A Huawei Honor 7X
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Excellence Score
23.0
33.3
Value for Money Score
68.0
81.6
Price ₹ 8,999 onwards ₹ 10,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Dec, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.93 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 407 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass LTPS IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2.36 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 HiSilicon Kirin 659
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-T830 MP2
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), F/2.2 Aperture Dual Camera (16MP + 2MP), Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1/2.9" Sensor Size, 1.25um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture Portrait Selfie, Effects, Gesture Control
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.8 mm 7.6 mm
Weight 150 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3340 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Face Unlock; Karaoke Mode; Party Mode; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; Wi-Fi Bridge; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good looks, good hand-feel, and an ergonomic design
  • Decent fingerprint sensor at the back
  • Also supports face unlock system which works consistently after a remarkably quick enrolment process
  • Modern 18:9 'FullView' display results in a pleasantly manageable phone, despite its 5.7-inch display
  • Decent dual camera setup at the rear - can take good shots in daylight
  • Decent front camera too (you might want to turn off the beauty mode though, as it's too aggressive)
  • Dedicated microSD slot and dual SIM slots
  • Good battery life - should comfortably last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Excellent metal unibody design with a premium look and feel, top notch build quality
  • Add to that the minimal bezel 18:9 display, and the Honor 7X is a definite looker
  • The metal body curves on the sides and along the edges, giving this phone a good in-hand feel
  • Reasonably light at 165 grams
  • Beautiful, large, immersive display - watching movies and games is a great experience
  • Viewing angles are good too, and Honor lets you tweak the colour temperature to suit your preferences
  • The fingerprint scanner at the back is easy to reach and quick to unlock the phone
  • Honor's custom EMUI skin is decent (though not the best) and has a thoughtful single-handed mode which makes the phone easier to use despite its big screen
  • Good, solid, peppy performance backed by the same combination of processor and RAM as the Honor 9i
  • Both rear and front camera clicks are good in well lit conditions - and both have bokeh mode
  • Decent battery life - will comfortably last the work day with moderate use
  • If your primary requirement is for a large, bezel-less display for reading content and watching movies, then the 7X will make a good choice
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • It's an all-plastic build, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean that the phone lacks the premium touch of some of the metal phones in this price bracket
  • The display is decent, but certainly could have done with a higher resolution and better outdoor visibility
  • EMUI is not the most refined skin for Android, and comes bundled with plenty of bloatware too (although it does offer plenty of customization)
  • The performance of the phone is ok in day-to-day use, but with the budget Snapdragon 430 at the core, you certainly shouldn't expect very good gaming performance
  • Supports the old microUSB port instead of the modern USB-C
  • No support for fast charging
  • On the whole, the Honor 7A is a pretty solid phone when judged on its own, but it will face some very tough competition from Redmi 5 in this price bracket, which has, among other things, a significantly more powerful processor
  • Performance is good in daily use, but graphically intensive games will stutter - there are better performing phones available in this price bracket
  • Rear and front cameras are quite good but not the best - low light performance and portrait/bokeh mode are sometimes hit-and-miss
  • Average loudspeaker - audio from videos and music is not the best
  • Uses the older micro-USB port, instead of the USB-C standard
  • No fast charging support - will take about two and a half hours to charge fully
  • At this price range, the Honor 7X faces strong competition from the Xiaomi Mi A1 - while it doesn’t come with as impressive a display as the Honor 7X - it does boast a superior set of cameras, and stock Android OS (along with guaranteed Android updates in the future), which may make it an overall better choice for most users
Expert Reviews
  1. It's inexpensive, but we wouldn't call it a bargain
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Good-looking budget phone, but there are some misses
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Jack of all trades....should definitely be on your list if you're out to buy a new budget phone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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  12. indiatoday.intoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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  14. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
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