Honor 7C design
Flat metal back plate, front 2.5D curved glass, Honor 7C gives a very premium and elegant look. Lack of antenna line, branding in Honor’s limited space, rear panel looks clean due to short notice. The horizontal dual camera system offers excellent placement. The back panel is made of gulzama metal, but the top and bottom are made of plastic.
The Honor 7C comes in black, blue and gold color options. We have reviewed the blue variant of the phone, which is a unique option. However, the phone is not very heavy. However, it is wide and difficult to use with one hand. The build quality is excellent. The phone gives a solid feel to the hand and does not face any problem when it falls during review. The fingerprint sensor given on the back is fast and accurate. The more placement the better. This allows users to take pictures, calls and notifications with multiple shortcuts.
Honor 7C The left side of the Honor 7C is on the SIM tray, which has separate slots for two Nano SIMs and a microSD card. The volume adjustment on the right is fitted with the power button, where the thumb can be easily reached. Below is a micro-USB port with a headphone jack and speaker around it. The absence of a USB-type C port can affect many users.
Honor 7C Specification and Display
The Honor 7C works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor that is part of smartphones such as the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Oppo A71. The Honor 7C and 7A were the company’s early phones that did not use the company’s own Grin processor.
There are two types of smartphones. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and is priced at Rs 9,999. Second 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. We have reviewed the powerful variant which costs Rs.11,999. You can use a microSD card up to 256GB.
The Honor 7C has a 3000mAh battery. The phone runs on EMUI 8.0, which is based on Android 8.0. As for connectivity, the phone has WiFi, Bluetooth, Clonas, 4G VoltE and a micro-USB port. The user also gets a headphone jack. The phone supports dual SIM, but can only use one 4G SIM at a time. The second SIM will be limited to 3G on its own.
The Honor 7C features a 5.99-inch HD Plus IPS LCD display. The display of the Honor smartphone was excellent so far, but something was missing from this phone. The colors are vibrant and the angles are nice, but the screen is not visible in the outside light and reflects the scene. The first-party applications on the 18: 9 display work well and are not compatible with third-party applications due to EMUI 8.0.
Honor 7C performance, software and battery life
Speaking of performance, the Honor 7C worked well in general use. However, the phone started to get stuck when used heavily. There were occasional complaints that the phone got stuck while running multiple applications in the background at the same time. We encountered the keyboard and UI animations during the review.
The Snapdragon 450 is well used in the Xiaomi Redmi 5. We were surprised to find that the Honor 7C had performance issues with the same processor. On the positive side, the Honor 7C is not hot. Despite playing tough games, there were no complaints. Asphalt 8 got a little stuck while loading, but everything was smooth while playing the game.
Honor 7C supports face recognition. For this, the phone’s 8-megapixel front camera is used. It works well and has excellent light support, but it can be frustrating in low light or direct sunlight.
The Honor 7C runs on Hawaii’s EMUI 8 custom scan, which runs on Android 8.0 and above. EMUI is much better than previous years. Now it has become very different and comes with many simple features. However, EMUI 8.0 has regression issues and many unwanted applications. The phone comes with 5 Gameloft games and pre-installed apps like UC Browser, Messenger, Netflix and Truecolor.
Battery life is good, but that’s not to say it’s great. The Honor 7C ran for 10 hours and 40 minutes in our video loop test. In general use, the phone runs all day. The charger was needed around 10pm. The smartphone does not support quick charging and takes more than two and a half hours to fully charge with the dedicated charger.
Honor 7C cameras
The Honor 7C has a dual camera system on the back, which gives the user a 13-megapixel primary and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera is 8 megapixels, with a standard focus snapper and F2.2 aperture.
The cameras are average. Photos taken during the day will look great on the phone’s display. But lack of detail to look closely. In our experience, pictures taken at night are blurred. The noise was high. Videos were also recorded with average quality. Among these was the lack of detail. There was also a complaint about focus shifting.
You will also get wide aperture mode. 7 levels are assigned to the blur. Blurring effect is not accurate and edge detection is poor. The 8 megapixel selfie shooter takes good pictures in excellent light. But in low light the photos get louder. The beauty method is already active when taking a selfie. But the pictures look artificial.
The Honor 7C has a sleek look, the build quality is good and many work features are available. Battery life is good and the display is to be appreciated. But EMUI is slow and many unwanted applications are provided. The performance of the front and rear cameras is quite average.
If you are thinking about buying this phone, you may also be thinking about the RealMe 1 which does not have a fingerprint sensor, but in other respects it is much better. At the same time, the Redmi Note 5 is the high value of the paid phone. The price of the Honor 7C is close to that of the Honor 9 Lite, which offers a higher resolution display, better cameras and a sleek glass body.