Hands on with the Honor 7X

Good morning you wonderful people. Now, I’m going to put some information into this article and it’s totally up to you what you do with it. OK?

In a few days Honor will be launching a new phone. They’re telling us how this new phone will “Max your view” and you can see from the teaser below that it has a big screen with a painfully thin border. We’ll find out more about this phone on December 5th and we’ll bring you live coverage from the event. It’s going to be great. We’re hoping that there’ll be small sausages on sticks and those tiny burger things they give out too. Yum. 🙂

So now, on a completely unrelated topic.. ahem.. Here’s the Honor 7X, which looks quite a bit like that image above doesn’t it? Well… a lot like it. Strange that.

Now, as you can see from this image, it has a big screen with a painfully thin border. Blimey, I’ve just had déjà vu.

The Honor 7X is already on the Chinese Huawei website and specs include a near 6″ screen (5.93″) at 1080 x 2160 with an 18:9 ratio. It weighs in at 165g and measures 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm. Inside is Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1 and a HiSilicon Kirin 659 CPU with 8 cores (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) plus a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.

The actual on-board storage on this is either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB depending on the model and you can whack in further storage via a microSD card. There’s also 4GB of memory.

Camera-wise, well, you’ll notice that there’s a dual dual 16 MP + 2 MP arrangement on the back which has phase detection autofocus and LED flash. Up front, an 8 megapixel unit.

The usual plethora of sensors come with WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 and an FM radio. Price-wise, we think – if this were to possibly somehow magically be the device announced in a couple of weeks – it’ll be less than £270.

A black, blue and gold version is available.

Of course, we’re in no way saying that this Chinese Honor 7X (which we snapped in London yesterday) is the one that will be launched in London in a few days. Oh no…

After holding the thing, we can tell you that it’s a really solid device with a lovely high-quality build and a beautiful screen. There will, though, be some upcoming discussion around the fact that they’ve gone with a microUSB charging port.

Wait a minute. A microUSB port AND a 3.5mm audio hole?! Remember them? #oldskool

We also spotted a rather cool looking gent while we taking photos.

Wilkin decided to precariously balance his drink, even though he could’ve put it anywhere on the floor. #daredevil

OK, are you ready for some photos? Dive in! We’ll have more on this device shortly as we’ve managed to “borrow” one.. 🙂