Conclusion and availability
Overall the honor 7 ticks all the right boxes in the specs and features department. It also supports dual-SIM with 4G LTE, with the 2nd sim slot doing double duty as a microSD expansion. In our short hands-on, it performed over 50,000 points on Antutu, beating the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and it doesn’t seem to break a sweat while running multiple applications. Looking at this versus the Huawei P8, the honor 7 is a better buy.
Of course, the Huawei P8 is positioned to be more premium with its thin and flat design, and most importantly it lacks the camera bump making it more aesthetically pleasing. Perhaps the only compromise on the honor 7 is the lack of NFC and the special director mode which lets you record video from multiple devices at the same time.
Despite having a microSD slot, the hardcore users might find the entry 16GB storage to be insufficient and honor says that they will observe each market demand. So there could be a possibility of a larger 64GB version if the situation permits.
Coming to Malaysia in September
The honor 7 is now available for orders on the European VMall from now until 31st August. For us folks, it is expected to arrive in Malaysia sometime next month. In the UK, it is priced at 209.99 GBP (about RM1,364) with its 40 GBP promo discount and we are expecting it to have a similar price range once it hits our local VMall.my. While on paper it isn’t as glamourous as other 4GB RAM touting flagships out there, the honor 7 stands out for having a metal unibody design, better cameras and a more responsive fingerprint scanner. With its tremendous success in China, this is likely to be a hit here. Hopefully the pricing will remain attractive despite our appalling exchange rate.
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