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Not long ago, the term ‘budget phone’ was a bit of a dirty word. After all, most phones that fit into this category weren’t just cheap in price, but also performance, quality, and design. Thankfully affordable phones have seen somewhat of a renaissance, and brands like Honor have been a large part of this change. In 2017 Honor is redefining ‘budget’ once again with the brand new Honor 7X.
The Honor 7X is only $200, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the phone. The Honor 7X borrows many of the same trends as modern flagships but manages to undercut these brands by several hundred dollars at least.
Here are just a few reasons why you might want to consider the Honor 7X, which is arguably the best budget phone we’ve ever seen.
Join the 18:9 club, on the cheap. When the first ‘tall’ phones starting surfacing, they were all high-end devices that cost as much as $1000. Since then we’ve seen a few other more affordable attempts to deliver an 18:9 display, but few under $500. The Honor 7X makes 18:9 affordable, and its 5.93-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) display looks every bit as nice as many of its competitors.
Beauty that defies the price tag. In addition to its beautiful 18:9 display that’s nearly bezel-less in nature, the entire body of the phone looks and feels very premium thanks to its metal unibody design.
A modern dual camera experience. The Honor 7X manages to keep up with yet another current trend by featuring dual lenses. The primary shooter is 16 MP, backed by a secondary 2 MP lens. This second lense allows the phone to offer cool features like applying bokeh affect.
While the rear dual camera is certainly the most crucial part of the phone’s photographic experience, on the front is an 8MP shooter that’s perfect for all your selfie needs as well.
A battery that lasts and lasts. The 3,340 mAh battery is pretty standard these days, but the performance is actually much better than you’d expect due to great optimization efforts on Honor’s part. A full day’s battery life is fully achievable even for power users, though for more modest users a day and a half (or more) is more than possible.
Performance that outstrips expectations. Sure, the Honor 7X doesn’t have the latest Snapdragon 835 and won’t compete quite at that level. Don’t be fooled into thinking that means the Honor 7X lags, though.
The Kirin 659 octa-core processor, paired with 3GB RAM, is surprisingly snappy. Getting around the UI is a breeze and just about every app, and game, you throw at it is handled beautifully. Other key specs include 32GB storage, a fingerprint scanner, and EMUI (powered by Android Nougat).
So who is the Honor 7X for? The easy answer is anyone who wants a quality handset with a stunning display but can’t or won’t drop $500+ to get this experience.
In particular, gamers will enjoy the combination of great battery life, decent performance, and a wide display. The same goes for media junkies that play a lot of YouTube, movies, or other media and are looking for a display that can keep up with it all.
Bottom-line, if you are looking for high-end performance at a fraction of the price, the Honor 7X is a total no-brainer. To learn even more about the Honor 7X, be sure to check out our official review or follow along with the latest news from Honor at our hub page.