Honor 7A
REVIEW SUMMARY
Design
8
Display
8
Performance
7
Battery
7
Camera
7

Honor 7A is yet another budget device that was recently introduced by the Chinese smartphone company in Pakistan. It is the successor of last year’s Honor 6A smartphone and comes with a new design but with a few specs that we see in the previous device.

From the first look, you can see that Honor 7A is similar to the Honor 7C except for the size and the build quality. In its new budget devices, Honor has tried to incorporate the midrange designs in affordable prices owing to the latest smartphone trends but are the specifications at par as well? Let’s find out as we review our findings of Honor 7A

Unboxing

Here’s what you’ll get in the box:

Design

Honor 7A is a low-cost Android device but the looks beg to differ as it is a beautiful smartphone. Unlike its predecessor, it does not come with a metal body but instead features a plastic body with an aluminum frame.

The smartphone offers a much more screen than many budget devices do in this category. Honor has successfully presented a tall screen to the user along with providing the ease to comfortably hold it in one hand.

Honor 7A is not a sturdy device and feels light in the user’s hand. At the back of the smartphone, we have a fingerprint scanner and a camera with a flashlight making a small bulge that does not take away anything from the design of the smartphone.

Honor 7A back
Back of Honor 7A

We have a MicroUSB port at the bottom of the smartphone along with a speaker while the headphone jack is present at the top of the device.

Honor 7A bottom
MicroUSB port and Speaker of Honor 7A
Honor 7A headphone jack
Headphone Jack of Honor 7A

At the right side, we get the usual power and volume rocker keys and there is a SIM tray on the left which can simultaneously house two SIM cards and a MicroSD card.

Honor 7A right side
Power and Volume Rocker Buttons of Huawei 7A
Honor 7A SIM tray
SIM Tray of Honor 7A

Display

Honor 7A comes with a 5.7 inches display that comes with a 1440 x 720 screen resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Though we would love a higher resolution while using a large display, 720p is just fine given the price category of the smartphone.

It is quite impressive to get so much screen space in the smartphone thanks to its reduced bezels. The images on the screen are bright and an 18:9 aspect ratio makes watching movies an entertaining feat.

Performance

Just like many other budget devices, Honor 7A comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage and the user definitely need to invest in a good MicroSD card to use their smartphones without any hiccup.

The smartphone features the same chipset that we saw in its predecessor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 which doesn’t cause any trouble in the everyday working of the device like making calls, using the Internet, sending messages etc.

During multitasking, we experienced a slight lag in opening and switching between apps but it won’t be a major cause of inconvenience for the regular users. Like Honor 7C, the smartphone comes with Game Suite that can automatically identify and collect games present on the device and provides different modes to enhance the gaming experience and also features Dual Bluetooth feature that can allow the user to connect their smartphone with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.

Honor 7A packs a 3000mAh battery which takes 2 hours and 47 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%. We love the battery life of this smartphone as it provides 8 hours of video playback time to the user. (we tested it by playing movies continuously on the airplane mode).

During our light usage which included making calls, browsing the internet, listening to the music and using social media, the smartphone battery fell by 18% in 1 hour. The heavy usage, on the other hand, consumed 25% of the device’s battery in 1 hour which is not a bad score at all in the budget category.

Camera

Honor 7C comes with a 13MP camera at the back and an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper. The interface of the camera is quite simple and user-friendly where you have to swipe right to see different modes and left to see the camera settings.

The rear camera takes amicable pictures but we hardly see any major difference in the standard and HDR modes of the camera. A slight change in the color of building and grass can clearly be seen in the HDR mode picture as compared with the Automode picture below.

Standard Mode on Honor 7A
Standard Mode
HDR Mode on Honor 7A
HDR Mode
Standard Mode on Honor 7A
Standard Mode

The smartphone also offers an All Focus mode that can change the focal point of the picture after it has been taken. It works well when you are taking close up shots.

All Focus Mode on Honor 7A
All Focus Mode

The front camera, on the other hand, is quite an improvement from the Honor 6A and provide better-looking selfies.

Final Verdict

Honor 7A is a good performer which offers a tall 18:9 screen aspect ratio in just Rs. 17,499. As far as budget devices go, it is quite a good choice in its price category that can do anything that is expected from a smartphone possessing a 2GB RAM.

Do you want a bit more screen, power, and dual cameras? Read our Honor 7C review

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