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.
|OS||Android 7.0 + EMUI 5.1|
|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)|
|SENSOR||Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Gravity sensor, Status indicator|
|EXTERNAL INTERFACE||Micro-USB 2.0, mircoSD, 3.5mm headset jack|
|OTHER||2.5D Curved Glass, Metal unibody design|