Huawei Honor 7 review: Rags to riches

31 July 2015
The Honor 7 is Huawei's bid to bring an extra touch of class to the upper midrange. Some serious hardware in a highly attractive shell may as well help the Chinese pull it off. Whether it is meant to co-exist with the P8 flagship or be its alternative...

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  • AnonD-460470

Leszek, 22 Oct 2015So does Honor 7 come with Fast / Quick charging or not? Various ... moreIt does support fast charging. Not with the provided charger though. You need a charger that supports quick charging.

  • Zzk

Leszek, 22 Oct 2015So does Honor 7 come with Fast / Quick charging or not? Various ... moreWell if says that retail pacakging may vary. As for me (I'm from Malaysia) it has quick charging ability :)

  • Leszek

So does Honor 7 come with Fast / Quick charging or not? Various forums say yes, GSMArena review claims no. Anyone can tell?

  • Sesopurp

Bought this for my daughter. My fist imression is that this is an outstanding, well built phone. Very user friendly and it really gives you a lot for your money. I am accustomed to the very top models from the leading brands, and now I want to buy Huawei for myself next time. It's half the price... The leading brand manufacturers should really be shaking in their pants, because the Honor 7 has really impressed me...

  • Anonymous

CMC, 01 Aug 2015what is the point if not equipped with LTE for US?This phone are not for us market

  • AnonD-119666

realix, 12 Sep 2015c'mon really ,maybe bad usingmy usage of phone, same with other my previous s1, s3, xperia, lumia, nexus, and never dead in 1 year. not even dead in 2 years. after 2 years, they eventually will dying, NOT DEAD.

  • realix

AnonD-119666, 05 Aug 2015u want to know why? because the battery quality sucks. i have ho... morec'mon really ,maybe bad using

  • realix

Anonymous, 12 Aug 2015The chipset doesn't support it. My two sensebut some update maybe can change this or no ? And actually about video ....look like they need some update for filming ,I think from 20 mega pixel camera they can get better quality of video

  • Sanny

Do we encryption feature available in this model?

  • MustHONOR

Anonymous, 28 Aug 2015It doesn't have NFC according to Honor? What is going on?The NFC is only on the 64gb i guess !

  • Anonymous

It doesn't have NFC according to Honor? What is going on?

  • lazyphone

New ota 5.02 !
Updated music player (in app center) with equalizer and some settings .

  • Anonymous

AnonD-402280, 01 Aug 2015"Huawei Honor 7 is equipped with a pretty standard IPS LCD ... moreWell said

  • Anonymous

erina, 01 Aug 2015why honor's camera no 4K for 20 megapixels ?The chipset doesn't support it. My two sense

  • hmmm

A_Huaweilover, 07 Aug 2015Bad battery life... no 1440p screen/amoled... No 4k... I WANT... more4k on a 5.2inch screen is irrational.

But battery life scores are quite weird. Even lower than the Honor 6 despite Honor 7 using much newer A53 cores (and plenty other improved internal hardware changes from connectivity to memory), and equivalent to battery life of Huawei P8 despite H7 having nearly 500mAh bigger battery. So either test results are not accurate or most likely the UI is not optimized well enough compared to the premium priced P8.

  • okay

AnonD-95907, 05 Aug 2015Basically, Huawei takes all the best things from competitors. Ma... moreJust because Sony & Samsung is the only phones you have ever heard off before 2015 doesn't mean you should go around making such accusations.

The three model battery level was there even on Huawei's Ascend P6 which was released back in mid 2013 .

  • Anonymous

A_Huaweilover, 07 Aug 2015Bad battery life... no 1440p screen/amoled... No 4k... I WANT... morei want honor 7 tooooooooooooooooo

  • A_Huaweilover

Bad battery life...
no 1440p screen/amoled...
No 4k...
I WANT HONOR 7 !!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-95907, 05 Aug 2015Basically, Huawei takes all the best things from competitors. Ma... moreUsing best technologies from various brands to provide good user experience is not a bad thing IMHO

  • Anonymous

am checking everday. When will you post other benchmarks gsmarena