Huawei Honor 7A review – High quality and affordable

The Huawei brand is going from strength to strength thanks to the huge choice of handsets that suit any budget or taste. In my Huawei Honor 7A review, I take a look at a handset that is more affordable but still gives you great features.

 

Huawei Honor 7A Design

 

 

The latest trend in phone design sees the display dominating the front of the device with very little chassis around the sides. Huawei has gone with this look with the Honor 7a. The phone has a FullView 5.7-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The body is made from aluminium that has been shaped with flowing curves for a nice fit in the hand. The phone weighs just 150g which is average for this level of phone and it is slim at 8mm thick.

 

Huawei Honor 7A Features

 

The display is superb with a resolution of 720 x 1440 and those extra pixel rows mean leas scrolling down on web pages. There is an eye comfort mode to help reduce eye strain when using the phone for long periods or at night.

 

 

You get a choice of security options with this device. You can select to unlock with your fingerprint or use Face Unlock. This has become the standard across all devices from mid to high-level phones. The Honor 7A takes it up a notch with App Lock that allows you to secure certain apps with passwords to keep them private.

 

The phone has one of the best sounding speaker setups I have tested. It uses turbocharged speakers with a high power SMART PA to deliver loud sound. The phone can be used in group sound mode with up to eight Honor 7A devices to create immersive surround sound. I am not sure how likely it is that you will get enough friends together with the same phone for this feature though.

 

 

Under the hood, the Huawei Honor 7A packs a 1.4GHz processor and 2GB RAM. While this isn’t the most powerful package out there it is enhanced by the iAware2.0 smart management software. This detects how you use the phone and optimises performance by freeing up memory and increasing efficiency by up to 20%. This actually makes the phone responsive and gives a decent performance when running multiple apps.

 

 

Android Oreo is on board so you have lots of familiar features including Google Maps, YouTube and Google Assistant. As with other Huawei phones, you get the EMUI on board with extra features from the manufacturer. These include floating navigation dock, three-finger screenshot and one-click split feature for using two apps side by side.

 

Other features include an audio monitoring option to create your very own recording studio and dual Bluetooth for using a speaker and headset at the same time.

 

 

The battery is a middle of the road 3,000mAh power pack with the added bonus of smart battery software and energy saving optimisation. I got a full day of mixed usage out of the phone before needing to plug in. The battery should give you up to 31 hours of talk time or 35 days of standby time.

 

Huawei Honor 7A camera

 

 

The main camera on the Huawei Honor 7A is a 13-megapixel lens with multiple shooting modes. It worked well across a number of different scenes and lighting scenarios. There are plenty of editing options for you to tweak the finished article before posting.

 

 

Selfies have been enhanced on the Honor 7A with a selfie toning light. This can be adjusted to suit the ambient light and the wide aperture takes in more light in darker environments. The usual post-editing options are included to slim the face and smooth out blemishes. A nice touch is the smile feature, this activates the selfie shutter when the camera detects a smile.

Verdict:

The Huawei Honor 7A is an excellent device for the affordable price. The aluminium body, superb display and great camera features make this a superb phone in the budget range.

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