Honor came onto the scene of smartphone market as a sub-brand of Huawei in 2013. It began its international expansion in 2014, and now Honor is a recognized global brand with its foot prints in more than 74 countries.
This year, Honor tackled the budget market with Honor 7S while the parent company came with Huawei Y5 Prime. We got our hands on both of the devices and reviewed them thoroughly. While it is amusing that both smartphones are quite dapper in appearance and provides basic functionality under the hood but we comprehend that they are twins or say identical twins.
Identical Specs of Honor 7S and Huawei Y5 Prime
Display: 5.45 inches
Processor: Mediatek MT6739
RAM: 2 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Both devices not only share the key specs but basically they are carbon copy of each other. They weigh at 142g and have 73.8% screen to body ratio. Same resolution, same pixel density and even the same colour options. Coming to the price of these devices, both are available around Rs.15,000/ online.
Talking about camera, both have the same lens with same features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and the real life performance of both the devices in outdoor and low light is again alike.
In an interview, Honor President, George Zhao said that Honor is an independent organization. They have their own sales, marketing, and Research and Development teams. They share some technical platforms with Huawei, such as the Kirin chipset and some manufacturing, but the product portfolio is very different.
We don’t mind the sharing of some specs and chipsets but if Honor wants to score more in the international market, they have to come up with some unique or innovative designs rather than the carbon copies of Huawei phones.