Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, caters to a very large and diverse market. The Honor lineup consists of phones ranging from entry-level models all the way to powerful flagships.
Today the phone we’re looking at is the Honor 7S, an entry-level smartphone which costs Rs. 14,799/-.
Design and Display
The Honor 7S comes with a plastic build which is pretty much expected at this price point. Unlike on the Honor 7A, the 7S has the same textured matte plastic all around. The back of the 7S does attract a few fingerprints but not as much as a glass back smartphone.
The matte finish on the 7S does actually looks better than what you usually expect from other phones at this price point.
The right side houses the power button and the volume rocker whereas the left side has the SIM card tray. The back has the primary camera and an LED flash. The front houses the display and your usual sensors and the front-facing camera.
Talking about the display itself, it is a 5.45-inch IPS LCD panel that sports a resolution of 720×1440.
The colors were balanced and the contrast was good. However, the brightness of the Honor 7S was low. In direct sunlight, it was nearly impossible to make out what’s going on the screen.
Let’s get the numbers out of the way first. The Honor 7S uses a MediaTek 6739 processor along with 2GB of RAM. In normal tasks, the phone performs well and is snappy. While games like Asphalt 8 take a while to load, the performance is actually better than what we expected. Extensive multi-tasking is too much of an ask at this price point so if you do insist on it, you’d have to be patient.
The camera on the Honor 7S is a single 13MP shooter along with an LED flash while the front has a 5MP camera.
It performs very decently in daylight situations and even exceeded some of my expectations. Colors are accurate and not oversaturated. However, once you start moving towards low light conditions, sharpness and picture quality decrease and there’s a lot of noise. That’s to be expected though since many phones at higher price points suffer from the same issues.
The Honor 7S is an entry-level smartphone that covers the basics of what a person asks for in a phone of this price point such as 4G connectivity, a large screen, passable cameras etc. For first-time smartphone users in particular, this looks like a great choice in this price segment.