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    Honor 7X hands-on review


    Introduction

    Huawei is the latest manufacturer to join the 18:9 ratio hype with its subsidiary brand Honor after plenty of companies keep introducing phones with tall screens. The Honor 7X was just launched in China and we already have first-hand impressions of the device.

    Huawei has upgraded the chipset compared to the Honor 6X and there is a Kirin 659 ticking inside the new device. It's not a high end chipset, mind you. Performance-wise it should be quite similar to the Kirin 658 as seen in the popular mid-ranger Huawei P10 Lite.

    The screen on the Honor 7X is also visibly different from the Honor 6X's - now it has 18:9 ratio and 2160 x 1080 pixels for resolution, or Full HD+ as some already call it.


    Honor 7X front • Gold • Blue • Black

    The cameras are still dual but positioned in a horizontal setup. Some might say they even look like Minion eyes. Huawei is not rushing with ditching the headphone jack, it's still down there.

    Huawei Honor 7X

    • Screen: 5.93" LTPS-LCD 18:9, Full HD+ resolution (407ppi); Gorilla Glass
    • Camera: 16 MP sensor + 2 MP sensor
    • Video: Full HD recording
    • OS: EMUI 5.1, based on Android Nougat 7.0
    • Platform: HiSilicon Kirin 659; octa-core CPU (4 x CortexA53 2.36GHz + 4 x CortexA53); Mali T830-MP2 GPU
    • Memory: 4GB of RAM; 32 GB, 64GB or 128GB storage (microSD slot available)
    • Battery: 3,340mAh/3,240mAh (sealed); USB Power Delivery
    • Misc: Huawei Histen 3D Audio, microUSB, fingerprint reader
    • Price: CNY1,299 - CNY1,999/$200 - $300 (available on October 17)

    Looks like quite the improvement from the Honor 6X. Check out are our initial thoughts after the first hands-on experience on the next page.

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