Honor 7X FAQ

Honor 7X

Honor recently launched its new mid-range handset, the Honor 7X. While the Honor 6X saw a staggered launch, the 7X has seen a wider launch and will go on sale in India, the United States and parts of Europe within the next week or two.

If you are on the fence about buying the Honor 7X or have some questions about it, check out our FAQ below which should help clear yours doubts surrounding it.

Read: Honor 7X Review

Q) What are the full specifications of the Honor 7X?

A) The full specs of the Honor 7X are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • Display: 5.93-inch 1080 x 2160 IPS LCD, 2.5D curved glass
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 659 clocked at 2.36GHz
  • GPU: ARM Mali T830-MP2
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: Primary: 16MP PDAF, LED flash, 1.25um pixel size, Full HD video recording; Secondary: 2MP depth camera
  • Front camera: 8MP, 77-degree wide-angle lens, Full HD video recording
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, Hybrid dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB, FM Radio
  • Battery: 3340mAh non-removable
  • Others: Android 7.1 Nougat with Emotion UI 5.1

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No. The Honor 7X features a unibody aluminium design which means its battery and back cover are not removable.

Q) Does Honor 7X suffer from any kind of heating issues?

A) The handset does get a bit warm when under load or playing heavy games but its nothing too serious to be a cause for concern.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Honor 7X features a hybrid SIM/microSD card slot. This means that you can either use 2 SIM cards or a microSD card and 1 SIM card on the phone at any given time.

Q) How many variants of the Honor 7X is Huawei launching in India?

A) 2. The first one comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage space with a price tag of Rs 12,999. The second variant packs 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space and is priced at Rs 15,999.

Q) Is the display of the Honor 7X protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.93-inch display of the Honor 7X is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It features a 2.5D curved strengthened glass that is less prone to scratches, but it is not Gorilla Glass.

Q) What benefits does the dual-camera of the Honor 7X offers?

A) The secondary 2MP depth sensor on the Honor 7X allows the handset to capture photos with a fake bokeh effect that makes portrait photos ‘pop’ more.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Honor 6X located? Is it touch based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the Honor 7X is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Honor 7X?

A) 5.

Q) Does the Honor 7X feature native fingerprint app locking functionality?

A) Yes, the handset comes with the ability to lock apps using the fingerprint scanner without requiring the use of any third-party apps.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Honor 7X?

A) Yes, you can. The handset can record also record videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s Emotion UI 5.1 on top of it.

Q) Will the Honor 7X get the Android 8.0 Nougat update?

A) Huawei has proimsed to roll out the Android 8.0 update for the Honor 7X in Q1 2018.

Q) Does the Honor 7X support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Does the Honor 7X feature native support for video calling?

A) Yes, the Honor 7X has native video calling support.

Q) Is Quick charging supported on the Honor 7X?

A) Yes, the Honor 7X does support Huawei’s own SuperCharge fast charging technology. The charging speeds are similar to what you will get with Quick Charge 2.0

Q) How much free storage space does the Honor 6X has out of the box?

A) The 32GB variant of the handset has around 21GB of free storage space out of the box.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some of the pre-installed apps on the Honor 6X to free up space on the internal storage on the device.

Q) Are the on-screen navigation keys on the Honor 7X customisable?

A) Yes, the on-screen navigation keys on the Honor 7X are customisable to a certain extent.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Honor 7X?

A) No, the Honor 7X does not feature an infrared blaster.

Q) Does the Honor 7X feature a notification LED?

A) Yes, the Honor 7X features a notification LED.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Honor 7X?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, a case and some regulatory papers.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Honor 7X supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) What colors is the Honor 7X available in?

A) The Honor 7X is available in Aurora Blue, Gold and Black.

Q) When does the Honor 7X go on sale and where?

A) The Honor 7X will be sold exclusively in India through Amazon. The 4GB RAM/32GB storage variant of the handset is priced at Rs 12,999 while the 64GB variant is priced at Rs 15,999. The first sale of the handset took place on December 7 and the next one is slated to occur on December 12.

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