- Honor 7X
The Honor 7X certainly looks the part. It has a metal unibody design and spacious 6-inch screen like all the hot phones these days. Dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor on the back, too! So far, very on-trend. It’s big, but the rounded, brushed metal edges are comfy to hold, and it’s easy to find the volume, power, and fingerprint sensor when you need them. You may not even want a case for it. (This one provides decent protection if you do).
When you first boot it up, the 7X is snappy, running on 2016’s Android 7.0 with Huawei’s Emotion UI interface slapped on top, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory (with MicroSD slot), and a custom eight core Kirin 659 processor, also designed by the folks at Huawei, the manufacturer that owns Honor—though Honor would prefer you think of it as a separate phone maker). Despite not yet running Android 8.0, my 7X is at least getting monthly security updates, which is also nice.
Battery life is also fantastic. There have been few days when I’ve had less than a 40 percent charge by bedtime. It charges with a Micro USB port, not the newer USB-C, but there’s nothing wrong with that, either. It’s nice to have a jack to plug my headphones into, as well. Many phones have ditched the poor headphone jack in the last two years, but I was more than glad to have it in the Honor 7X.
Giveaway Ended: 2018.04.02.