How to make a low-cost device, youth fashion and desirable? Ask for advice from the company Huawei. Party smart brand Honor put records on the speed of sales, followed by the virtual queue to stand in the official online store, and the older models can easily compete with the leader of other manufacturers. No miracles and insidious marketing trick here is not – the manufacturer has made some really cool device, and does not ask for their fabulous sum. One such example – excellent smartphone Honor 7 worth a total of 310$. In view of the crisis for the money we expect to get something plain, without premium housing materials, attractive design and powerful filling. However, in the case of the brand Honor, everything happens exactly the opposite. The smartphone has turned out so good-looking that competes with much more expensive devices. Intrigued? Then everything in order.
Design: excellent smartphone Honor 7
Start a conversation is with the design. What did we use to see the model in the middle price segment? Multiples, not much different from each other, plastic tube without any distinguishing features? In excellent smartphone Honor 7 different. The back and side faces of the device are made of aluminum, neat buttons texture bulging chamber with a metal rim, a fingerprint on the back – all recalls Flagship Huawei solutions, but at the same time, not to the degree of mixing. Buyer will not be difficult to distinguish excellent smartphone Honor 7 from Huawei P8 or Mate 7, and it’s not in the size of the screen. Made of plastic, only two small inserts in the top and bottom. They are distinguished by the presence of textures and serve to protect the signal from the screening module for wireless connections. Thanks staining color metal housing – dark gray or silver – plastic on the body looks very organic. At first glance, I do not guess that the rear panel is not 100% metal.
Speaking about the position of the parts on the body, in addition to those already mentioned camera and fingerprint scanner, it is worth noting two speakers with a neat perforation at the lower end, located between the port micro-USB. On top is a 3.5mm audio output and a microphone, as well as an IR emitter which allows the use of excellent smartphone Honor 7 as a remote control home appliances. An extensive library of devices, providing compatibility with other smartphone devices, is already complete. On the right side are the volume rocker and power button. The latter is decorated with a texture of polishing and is located in a small depression. On the left side of excellent smartphone Honor 7 is one of the hardware “chips” devices – programmable key Smart Key, which is out of the box configured to run services Mail.run, but the user has the discretion to change its functionality. Just above is a dual tray card format nano-SIM. If you use two rooms at the same time is not required, instead of a single card can be installed microSD for memory expansion.
Speaking of ergonomics, excellent smartphone Honor 7 turned thin and light. Despite the straight lines and sharp angles of the side faces no problems with grip – in his hand nothing bites. The device can be comfortable to use with one hand, it fits easily into any pocket and does not cause excessive discomfort size. Through the 5.2-inch diagonal screen, thumb man’s hand can reach nearly any point of the screen. But if something goes wrong, the software allows you to move the interface to simplify the management of one hand. Speaking of the display, it is worth noting the technology for manufacturing an array IPS, which is indicative of the highest quality images. The density of 423 ppi provides clear images without visible pixels, high contrast, saturated colors. Also worthy of praise high margin of brightness for use during the day in the sun and correctly configured white balance with faint sympathy to the cold shades.
OS: excellent smartphone Honor 7
The excellent smartphone Honor 7 running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with firm shell EMUI 3.1. In my opinion, Huawei was able to make the best alternative in terms of design and functionality. And from version to version of Emotion UI is only getting better. For a start, it is worth noting such pleasant things as the automatic change the lock screen wallpaper every time you turn, the presence of a quick search for content on the device, themes and comfortable shutter for quick access to settings and notifications. But it’s not limited in EMUI 3.1 also has a “one-handed” management mode, gestures launch applications from a locked screen, simple control mode for the owners of the older generation, and the additional functionality of the fingerprint reader for a camera shutter, call notification center and other activities.
Perfomance: excellent smartphone Honor 7
As far as performance and battery life, this is no problem. Within a 64-bit, eight cores Hisilicon Kirin 935 (4 core Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.2 GHz while the remaining four core Cortex-A53 – 1.5 GHz) Graphics – Mali T-628 MP4, 3GB RAM and 16 GB internal. With this stuffing a user can easily run the most demanding games, not to mention the great work with the applications and interfaces. “Iron” excellent smartphone Honor 7 not only comfortable to use it today but also be sure that the smart phone for a long time to be relevant. Even the battery for such fillings has established adequate – with a capacity of 3100 mAh. Additionally, the smartphone implemented in software switchable profiles to save battery power. Thus, the charge will last for a long time, even in active use, and when the power saving modes, the battery Honor 7 can hold up to three days.
If we talk about the camera in the main unit uses the 20-megapixel sensor, an advanced AF system PDAF, protected by a sapphire lens and dual LED flash. The front camera is an 8-megapixel sensor and flash. Both cameras shoot at, the photos are bright, clear and highly detailed. At night and in difficult light Honor 7 did not quite live up to some of the flagships of 2015, but the experience of using the camera still remains positive. I do not have to do a discount on the price of the device.
Verdict: excellent smartphone Honor 7
As a result, excellent smartphone Honor 7 – a great example of how to make an inexpensive smartphone that will surpass in daily use some flagships. During the tests, and I could not find it is, at least, one significant disadvantage to be able to sigh and to justify its cost of 310$. Stylish design with metal casing, a small high-quality screen, good camera, excellent software, extended battery life, powerful beguiling, and attractive price. The excellent smartphone Honor 7 – one of the best smartphones in the price range of 250-300$. If you have not decided on a Christmas present for yourself or loved ones, be sure to pay attention to it. In addition, before the end of the official online store of low-cost Huawei offers a smartphone complete with cover, bumper, and protective film.
Source: The guardian