At the end of May, Honor quietly launched its latest most affordable device, Honor 7S in Pakistan with a price tag of Rs. 14,499. The new smartphone is here to target the mobile phone users who want a good-looking smartphone but are on a tight budget.
Honor has recently been making strides in the Pakistani handset industry thanks to the introduction of many budget and midrange devices including Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X, Honor 7A and Honor 7C. The Chinese company has enticed many smartphone users with the beautiful device but does it deserve to be a part of your life? Let’s review our experience with the Honor 7S to find out:
Here’s what you will get inside the box:
From the very first look, you can see that Honor 7S looks exactly like Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 including the body dimensions, design and even the weight of the smartphone. There is nothing to complain in this case as we loved the design of Huawei’s budget device.
The smartphone comes with a plastic body that is neither too big nor too small, offering just the right size to the user who can comfortably hold it in one hand. There are power and volume rocker buttons on the right side of the device which are quite easy to reach.
On the left side, we have a SIM tray that can house a two SIM cards and a MicroSD card at the same time.
At the bottom, we have a MicroUSB charging port while the headphone jack is present at the top.
The smartphone doesn’t come with a dedicated speaker so you will have to make do with the earpiece which will not offer the same sound experience.
Just like Huawei Y5 Prime 2018, Honor 7S comes with a 5.45 inches FullView display with 720 x 1440 pixels of screen resolution and 295 ppi. The smartphone offers an 18:9 aspect ratio which is quite impressive for a budget device.
The 73.8% screen to body ratio gives enough screen space for the users to enjoy watching videos on this device. The display of Honor 7S is bright and clear coupled with great viewing angles.
Honor 7S is powered by MediaTek MT6739 chipset and come with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage where the user would need a good MicroSD card for their smartphone.
As this is a budget device, you cannot expect it to run your fast-paced work and personal life on the go but what Honor 7S can do is perform all the basic tasks that we expect from any smartphone like keeping us connected to the digital world, effectively making calls, using social media, sending texts, etc.
The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 and comes with EMUI 8.0 which can be seen in almost all of the new Huawei devices.
The smartphone packs a 3020mAh battery that takes 2 hours and 50 minutes to charge from 0% to 100% to it is advisable that the user should put their phones on charge during the night.
During our moderate usage, the smartphone’s battery fell by 21% in 1 hour while Honor 7S consumed 30% battery during our heavy usage which means that you will have to keep an eye on that battery if you plan to continuously stream videos and music.
Honor 7S features a 13MP camera with phase detection autofocus on the back which can take decent pictures for a budget device. The camera interface is quite user-friendly where you just have to swipe right to access different modes and swipe left to see the camera settings.
In the macro shots, we can see the well-balanced contrast and color saturation while the HDR mode sharpens and sometimes overexposes the original picture.
There is a 5MP selfie snapper at the front of the device with beauty mode that can take alright selfies.
Honor 7S being a budget device is not a smartphone for power users but is an excellent choice for the people who are looking for a device that can look trendy without losing the basic functionality of the phone. The specs are justified by the price tag and the user will get the value for its money.