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Honor 7X Review – The £269 Smartphone

Rating: 8.0.

Looking back over 2017, one of the biggest smartphone trends has undoubtedly been the move towards ‘bezel-less’ phones. Apple, Samsung, LG, Google and more have all cut their phones’ bezels down to an absolute minimum to give you more screen in a smaller chassis. However, for those who can’t afford the latest flagship device, a bezel-less phone has simply not been a possibility. Until now, that is, thanks to the Honor 7X.

At £269 here in the UK, the Honor 7X is several hundreds of pounds cheaper than the likes of the Pixel 2 XL, the iPhone X or the Galaxy Note 8. For that money, though, you still get a premium aluminium body, a dual-camera setup and that glorious 18:9 ‘full view’ display.

Just how good is this thing, and it should it be the new go-to device for consumers with less than £300 to spend? Let’s find out.

Specification

OS Android 7.0 + EMUI 5.1
COLOUR Blue
CHIPSET Kirin 659, Octa-Core (4*2.36 GHz+4*1.7 GHz)
BATTERY 3340 mAh (typical)
CAMERA Main dual camera: 16MP + 2MP, Front camera: 8MP
STORAGE ROM: 64GB, RAM: 4GB, Expandable storage: up to 256GB, Micro SD
CONNECTIVITY Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz, Support Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0
SIZE Dimensions: 156.5mm(L) x 75.3mm(W) x 7.6mm(T), Weight: 165g
SIM SLOT TD-LTE/FDD LTE/WCDMA/GSM, SIM card 1 (SIM only), SIM card 2 (SIM or microSD card up to 256 GB)
FINGERPRINT Yes
NFC No
SENSOR Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Gravity sensor, Status indicator
EXTERNAL INTERFACE Micro-USB 2.0, mircoSD, 3.5mm headset jack
OUTPUT 5V/2A
OTHER 2.5D Curved Glass, Metal unibody design

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