Huawei Honor 7S review

5.9/10 AVG.
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5.9/10
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The Huawei Honor 7S currently has an Informr score of 5.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
5.45"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


BGR

For starters, the Honor 7S offers a camera that is really rich for a smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. It also has a quality build and offers features such as face unlock. However, the software paired with low-end hardware kills the performance and might leave you asking for more capabi...

- Karthekayan Iyer, BGR
Deccan Chronicle

The Honor 7S is a good looking smartphone housing a decent camera along with a vibrant and bright display. However, when it comes to performance and hardware, the device isn’t easy to live with. The standard operations take longer to execute which end up being annoying at times.

- Anuj Mishra, Deccan Chronicle
Digit

The Honor 7s comes out as just another budget smartphone with nothing really special about it. The taller display is surely one of those things that are trickling down to the entry-level segment, but the inadequate memory and storage is an instant deal-breaker.

- Subhrojit Mallick, Digit
Gadgets Now

Honor 7S offers solid build, satisfactory display, an acceptable camera and battery life. However, the performance of the phone could have been better.

- Shaurya Shubham, Gadgets Now
NDTV

Honor has tried to deliver a low-cost phone with attractive features, and while it does look quite good, we found actual usage to be frustrating on multiple levels. Buyers are likely to be turned off by the lack of a fingerprint sensor and the weak specifications before they even get their hands on...

- Jamshed Avari, NDTV


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Common Questions


Huawei released the Honor 7S on June 27, 2018.


The Honor 7S price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Huawei Honor 7S prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Honor 7S user manual here.


Huawei backs up the Honor 7S with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your Honor 7S has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.45"

The Huawei Honor 7S's screen size is 5.45 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3020mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3020 mAh battery.

Honor 7S Specs

Overview
Release date June 27, 2018
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor MediaTek MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.36 W/kg
Body: 1.01 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3020 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Gold, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.65 x 7.09 x 0.83 cm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 142 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 295 pixels
Size 5.45 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Scratch Resistant
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei Honor Play 7

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Critic Reviews


BGR

A really good camera for its price segment

from BGR

For starters, the Honor 7S offers a camera that is really rich for a smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. It also has a quality build and offers features such as face unlock. However, the software paired with low-end hardware kills the performance and might leave you asking for more capability, even with the price in mind.

Read full review

For starters, the Honor 7S offers a camera that is really rich for a smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. It also has a quality build and offers features such as face unlock. However, the software paired with low-end hardware kills the performance and might leave you asking for more capability, even with the price in mind.

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

Good to look at, difficult to live with

from Deccan Chronicle

The Honor 7S is a good looking smartphone housing a decent camera along with a vibrant and bright display. However, when it comes to performance and hardware, the device isn’t easy to live with. The standard operations take longer to execute which end up being annoying at times.

Read full review

The Honor 7S is a good looking smartphone housing a decent camera along with a vibrant and bright display. However, when it comes to performance and hardware, the device isn’t easy to live with. The standard operations take longer to execute which end up being annoying at times.

Read full review

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Digit

Not enough to make your money’s worth

from Digit

The Honor 7s comes out as just another budget smartphone with nothing really special about it. The taller display is surely one of those things that are trickling down to the entry-level segment, but the inadequate memory and storage is an instant deal-breaker.

Read full review

The Honor 7s comes out as just another budget smartphone with nothing really special about it. The taller display is surely one of those things that are trickling down to the entry-level segment, but the inadequate memory and storage is an instant deal-breaker.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

You get what you pay for

from Gadgets Now

Honor 7S offers solid build, satisfactory display, an acceptable camera and battery life. However, the performance of the phone could have been better.

Read full review

Honor 7S offers solid build, satisfactory display, an acceptable camera and battery life. However, the performance of the phone could have been better.

Read full review

Less

NDTV

Good-looking and easy to handle

from NDTV

Honor has tried to deliver a low-cost phone with attractive features, and while it does look quite good, we found actual usage to be frustrating on multiple levels. Buyers are likely to be turned off by the lack of a fingerprint sensor and the weak specifications before they even get their hands on this phone.

Read full review

Honor has tried to deliver a low-cost phone with attractive features, and while it does look quite good, we found actual usage to be frustrating on multiple levels. Buyers are likely to be turned off by the lack of a fingerprint sensor and the weak specifications before they even get their hands on this phone.

Read full review

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Gizbot

A decent budget smartphone

from Gizbot

Honor 7S is one of the most affordable smartphones from Honor for the Indian market. It features a handy design in sub Rs 10k segment and offers expandable storage.

Read full review

Honor 7S is one of the most affordable smartphones from Honor for the Indian market. It features a handy design in sub Rs 10k segment and offers expandable storage.

Read full review

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Gear Diary

An EU smartphone that won’t bust your budget

from Gear Diary

The Honor 7S is definitely a budget smartphone, but for the money, you’ll be pleased with its solid build, bright screen, and a decent camera. With flagship smartphone prices climbing above $1000, it’s heartening to see that you can get a serviceable and attractive phone for 1/10th the price.

Read full review

The Honor 7S is definitely a budget smartphone, but for the money, you’ll be pleased with its solid build, bright screen, and a decent camera. With flagship smartphone prices climbing above $1000, it’s heartening to see that you can get a serviceable and attractive phone for 1/10th the price.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

Budget Oreo phone

from Notebookcheck

The Honor 7S proves to be a fairly typical budget smartphone that reveals some minor weaknesses in terms of system performance. Buyers who do not mind occasionally waiting for apps to load will get a smartphone that runs the modern Android Oreo OS and is suitable for simple tasks.

Read full review

The Honor 7S proves to be a fairly typical budget smartphone that reveals some minor weaknesses in terms of system performance. Buyers who do not mind occasionally waiting for apps to load will get a smartphone that runs the modern Android Oreo OS and is suitable for simple tasks.

Read full review

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TechRadar

A super-cheap phone where the cuts go too deep

from TechRadar

With solid build quality and a decent screen, the Honor 7S appears to be a bargain. However, poor performance and the lack of a fingerprint scanner reveal a budget phone that makes too many compromises.

Read full review

With solid build quality and a decent screen, the Honor 7S appears to be a bargain. However, poor performance and the lack of a fingerprint scanner reveal a budget phone that makes too many compromises.

Read full review

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Android Guys

Good looking, but so very slow

from Android Guys

You’ll surely become annoyed with the phone’s flat performance which is exacerbated when running games. Yes, the Honor 7S can handle a simple game like Cafeland without much lag, but try to play anything slightly more demanding and you’ll start feeling disheartened pretty fast. But if you...More

You’ll surely become annoyed with the phone’s flat performance which is exacerbated when running games. Yes, the Honor 7S can handle a simple game like Cafeland without much lag, but try to play anything slightly more demanding and you’ll start feeling disheartened pretty fast. But if you want a phone to assist you with basic tasks such as browsing the web, checking email, social media and texting, the Honor 7S might be what you’re looking for.

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