News by Luke Jones on Friday August 28, 2015.
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Huawei has officially confirmed its Honor 7 smartphone for the European market, where the company will be hoping for even some of the success the device has enjoyed so far. Nine million units have been pre-ordered in China, and while that is not a guarantee of purchase (as it would be in other countries) it does mean plenty of people are interested in the new mid-range device.Of course, Huawei does not have that kind of market presence in Europe, but still the Honor 7 represents a solid buy for consumers on the Old Continent. And with a price take of 350 Euros, Huawei is certainly being competitive. The smartphone is available in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Finland and Spain, starting today.
Before getting into the shared specs, we will discuss the difference between the three Honor 7 models. Firstly there is the entry level 16GB model comes with LTE connectivity, then there is a version with the same storage but also Dual SIM-standby LTE, and lastly a flagship worthy model with 64GB of on board storage. The things all devices share in common make any version of the Honor 7 a compelling mid-range choice. Firstly, it looks stunning and the aluminum alloy body only lends to the very premium aesthetics of the handset. Under the hood the specs are excellent, and include a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD screen with a pixel density of 423ppi. Huawei's own 64-bit Kirin 935 chipset runs the shot; that?s the one that is clocked at 2.2 GHz maximums for four Cortex-A53 cores, and 1.5 GHz for the other A53 quartet. The chipset has been coupled with 3GB of RAM, while there micro SD card slot to expand memory, and a 3100 mAh juicer that Huawei will fully charge (zero to 100%) in one hour and twenty five minutes. There is also a fingerprint sensor included just under the camera module on the rear. The cameras on the Honor 7 are very impressive. Around the back the main lens is 20 megapixel effort that comes with such goodies as Phase Detection Auto Focus, F2.0 aperture, 6-lens module, and sapphire glass. The front facer continues the impressive trend, an 8 megapixel shooter with wide-angle lens. A splendid package we say, the Huawei Honor 7 will arrive with Android Lollipop out of the box with the company's own Emotion UI 3.1 running over the top.
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