There has been an interesting trend in the budget smartphone segment. If you recall, not many years ago low-cost phones meant only bare-bones features. Thankfully, times are changing. Now, budget phones not only come with appealing features, they also sport a stylish design. And a new phone to imbibe both the qualities is the Honor 7A.
The Honor 7A comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage and runs on Android Oreo 8.1. Priced at only Rs 8,999, this new budget-friendly phone follows in the wake of the popular Honor 9 Lite.
Let’s see why you might want to get this phone.
1. A Dual Camera
Dual camera setup is still trending and thankfully, the Honor 7A doesn’t disappoint. It carries a combo of 13-megapixel and a 2-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.2. From capturing your fun-filled moments with your buddies to clicking admirable pictures in the portrait mode, this camera can do a lot.
What makes it even cooler is that you can adjust the background blur after the photo has been taken. Branded as the Wide Aperture mode, you can slide the slider even in real time.
This is a feature, which is quite uncommon in the sub-Rs 10,000 price bracket. So, if you’re on a lookout for a decent phone which captures pictures in bokeh mode, this just might be the one.
2. Fast Face Unlock
The Face Unlock is one of the key highlights of the Honor 7A and as claimed, it’s fast. Once you enroll your face data, unlocking the phone is straightforward. What makes it better is that the features have a few options which you can customize as per your preference.
One such option is the ‘Smart lock screen notifications’. This handy feature displays the lock screen notification only when the phone recognizes the face. Cool, right?
Apart from that, the standard unlocking mechanism is still there as a backup option.
For a phone in this price bracket, Face Unlock is certainly an uncommon feature.
3. The Power of EMUI 8.0
The Honor 7A runs the in-house EMUI version 8.0 on top of Android Oreo and it’s feature-rich. Apart from sporting several features such as gestures, easy screenshot shortcuts, and app lock, EMUI 8.0 is capable of recognizing user behavior so that the system is more tuned to the user.
Though EMUI is not as minimalist as Stock Android, it’s not as cluttered as some of the other custom ROMs out there, which makes it fairly usable.
4. Immersive Full View Display
The Honor 7A features a Full View IPS LCD display with the now popular 18:9 aspect ratio. The HD+ display ensures that you get a sharp and vibrant display with great color reproduction.
The bright screen and the immersive display is sure to bump up your movie-watching experience. What’s more, with Automatic Brightness detection, you won’t have to fumble for the brightness slider once you move into a dimly lit room or step out to bright sunlight.
5. The Flash Advantage
The front camera flash is gold for you if you are a selfie buff. The Honor 7A comes equipped with a selfie tone light to give the right amount of light when shooting in low-light conditions. Plus, the wide aperture of F/2.2 makes sure that your selfie is bright and crisp in the daytime.
Interestingly, you can customize the selfie tone light as per your preference. While the default is the Auto-flash, you can also opt for the soft-glow option if you don’t want a glaring white light on your face. In areas with low light or darkness, the auto-flash does the trick. Bye bye, dark selfies!
With many of the competitors choosing to ignore this vital feature, the Honor 7A keeps up its end of the bargain in keeping the selfie buffs happy.
6. Dedicated Slot for microSD Card
Storage is never enough. With the world consuming more and more media everyday, an expandable storage makes sense. But storage at the cost of the secondary SIM slot? Nah … that’s so 2017!
The Honor 7A comes with a dedicated slot for microSD card which means that you can stick both the SIM cards and the memory card together. Enjoy the extra bytes of storage with the advantage of two SIM cards.
7. Smart Navigation Control
Though the Honor 7A doesn’t feature a complete gesture control, it does its bit in emulating the same. It contains a neat Navigation dock option, which lets you navigate around the phone using a set of gestures. The gestures are easy and straightforward.
The Honor 7A has a neat Navigation dock option, which lets you navigate around the phone using a set of gesture
A simple tap on the dock will do the action of the Back button, while a touch-and-hold action will open the recent app.
The good thing about this feature is that you can hide the navigation bar completely and let the gestures do the job and in the process, enjoy the Full View display in all its glory.
Will You Go For It?
Last but not the least, the Honor 7A sports a metallic body and measure just about 7.80mm. With svelte edges and rounded corners this phone does its bit to stand out from the crowd.
What’s more, if you don’t want to carry the now-dated gold variant, you can opt for the shiny new blue or the cool black variant. So, should you buy the Honor 7A? Seeing these exciting features, it certainly seems like a great value for price proposition.
The Honor 7A is coming soon and is a Flipkart exclusive device. Check the link below.