Honor 7X BND-L21
Smart Phone by Huawei
first glance the HonorX7 with its large18:9 screen blending seamlessly into the
aluminium chassis could easily be mistaken for a top of the range phone but
this is, however, in the mid-price range. The slim design fits comfortably into
the hand with the fingerprint sensor conveniently located on the back.
phone can accommodate either two SIM cards or the second SIM can be replaced by
a microSD card. Setting up the phone is straight forward with every step shown
in detail in the online .pdf manual while the phone clone app simplifies the
migration of data to your new phone. T
On the bottom edge of the device is a 3.5mm headphone
jack along with the micro USB port and speaker grille.
The 18:9 screen is designed to give video gamers a wider view of
the scene but also gives better space when working in split screen mode. I
found the ability to switch to a split screen with a single click useful as it
allows you to monitor incoming notifications on one screen while working on the
The phone comes with an impressive main dual camera
16MP + 2MP and an 8MP front camera. The main camera comes with many settings
which are easily accessed by sliding the screen left or right. The dual camera
mode comes into its own when the wide aperture setting is enabled, a slider on
the screen allows you to set aperture by number or simply by assessing on
screen the degree to which the background is out of focus. The front camera
works well for selfies or video calling with options to create your perfect
selfie. A useful feature when you do not have time to open the camera is the
ultra snapshot setting where two quick presses of the volume down button will
take a photo even if the screen is off. I took pictures under various lighting
conditions and was happy with the results. Sliding down from the top of the
screen reveals among the options the ability to take instant screen shots.
Honor X7 comes with a Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Compass, and
Gravity sensor. The compass will be much appreciated by those who use apps for
identifying stars and satellites.
absence of NFC on this phone means that it cannot be used for the many tap-and-go
services which are increasingly common these days for many payments or even as
an alternative to an oyster card on London Transport.
I use an android tablet I had no difficulty in adapting from my old windows
phone layout to an android one and soon found settings that suited me. It was
interesting to note that there is also a simple mode that reduces the layout to
a few large icons which may suit some users.
I considered the phone to be good value for money. It does most of the things
that you expect from a smart phone in this price range or even a much higher price range and does them well and
quickly. The absence of NFC will however limit the market and seems a strange