Huawei Honor 7 is powered by an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor (2.2GHz quad-core+1.5GHz quad-core), Mali-T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
It runs Android 5.0 with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 Skin featuring a unified app launcher and homescreen. The interface has been tweaked and the phone also supports gesture driven functions.
The back sports a recessed square-shaped fingerprint sensor that sits below rear the camera which protrudes slightly out due to a metal ring that surrounds it. There’s also a dual-LED flash right next to the camera lens.
The rear camera has a 20MP Sony sensor (f2.0 aperture) with a dual-LED flash and a sapphire lens cover and an 8MP front facing camera (f2.4 aperture) for selfies with a front flash.
We shot a few pictures with the phone and found the ones taken in good lighting condition to exhibit decent amount of detail and vibrant colours. There was no shutter lag and the phase detection auto focus helps in focusing quickly. The company claims it can focus in 0.1 second.
The front of the phone sports a full-HD (1080x1920p) display and has thin bezels. The display looked crisp and bright with wide viewing angles and decent sunlight legibility. The panel offers good touch response and the phone uses on-screen buttons for navigation.
The right edge of the phone sports the volume rocker and the power button, while a programmable SmartKey button is at the left edge. The metal buttons were very responsive and offered a decent tactile feedback. The power button is easy to reach and sports a different texture. The SmartKey button can be set to fire three different apps or functions with a single click, a double click, or a long press. Other keys can also be programmed as an SOS button.
You’ll also find the SIM card-microSD card tray at the left edge. The variant available in India doesn’t offer dual-sim capability.
The micro-USB port is at the bottom sandwiched between two grilles one of which acts as the speaker and the IR port and 3.5mm jack are placed at the top.