Huawei Honor 7C Review: It Offers Lush 5.99″ Screen With 18:9 Aspect Ratio, Face Recognition and A Personalized Camera


Honor, the Huawei sub-brand has just introduced its new Honor 7C. This is a new smartphone for the entry market with several trumps, some very surprising. Firstly, it will be a smartphone with Android Oreo and with a large screen, 18: 9 format and the Full View display used by Huawei. The Huawei subsidiary is known for its good price-performance ratio, already its predecessors Honor 6C and Honor 6C Pro convinced with solid technology at a reasonable price. But what does the Honor 7C look like and what’s under the hood? Today we will summarize it for you.

Appearance and Display

We also have a very elegant look for the mobile device and also we have a wide range of colors so that the consumer always has a new tone of their choice. Like its predecessor, the 6C Pro, the Huawei subsidiary uses a metal housing on the 7C. Only the antennas have narrow plastic strips embedded in the design. With a weight of 164 grams and dimensions of 158.3×76.7×7.8 millimeters, the smartphone is heavier and larger compared to the 6C Pro (145 grams and 147.9×73.2×7.7mm). The screen of the 7C offers lush 5.99 inches and the modern 18: 9 format, but only with simple HD resolution (1440×720 pixels).

At the bottom, you can clearly see the Logo of Honor and feature a virtual key on the screen likes the previous 7X. From this point of view, it can be clearly seen that the Honor 7C front glass uses a 2.5D design.

If we take a look at the right side of the device, we will find two buttons: the volume (up and down) and the on or off and are separated by a similar distance. On the opposite side, there is the slot for SIM cards and an expansion card and you can be put into 2 sims and 1 SDcard at the same time.

In the bottom part, the connector for the 3.5mm headphone jack is located with the USB charging a micro USB interface and speaker output.

From the perspective of appearance and feel, Honor 7C is a law-abiding high-end mobile, its 5.99-inch screen with 360-degree circular symmetry design. in the hands, its whole weight is relatively light and its feel is still good. I got a black color variant of Honor 7C, there are further 3 color options which are, Yellow, Red, and Blue.

Ex-factory the current Android 8.0 Oreo with the manufacturer surface EMUI 8.0 is installed. As already hinted at an earlier picture of Honor, the 7C can be unlocked not only by the fingerprint sensor. It is a pity that Honor 7C supports face recognition, but does not support raising the screen.

How about glory playing 7C? Glory Play 7C comprehensive evaluationWhen unlocking, you still need to manually press the power button to recognize. Fortunately, the speed of face unlocking is still relatively fast. Yes, it can be unlocked in less than 1 second after the light screen. Its face recognition uses a technology based on 1024 feature dimensions. Unlock information is stored in the local trust zone, which does not result in the disclosure of face information.

The Honor 7C is compatible with dual SIM cards. The SIM tray is separate from the tray that holds the microSD card. Unlike other models, it is necessary to insert a memory card or to insert a second SIM card. So the Honor 7C smartphone is a smartphone to use two SIMs True.

Honor 7C is equipped with Dual 13MP+2MP rear camera with aperture f/2.2 which helps to take nice images in different lighting conditions. Camera App offers features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. We do get 8MP front camera sensor for delightful selfies it does comes with aperture f/2.0. Well, on the back there is also a fingerprint scanner.

Both Cameras Shots Samples

From the real shot samples, it is not difficult to find that the Honor 7C’s daytime resolving performance is good, and the color performance is true. In the night samples, we will found Honor 7C screen in order to improve the exposure, with some noise and glare, and hoped to solve the problem later through the system update. In the self-portrait sample, Honor 7C with the addition of its soft light support, making it possible to shoot better photos under poor light and backlight conditions. In general, Honor 7C camera performance is excellent in this price.


From the performance sector, Huawei Honor 7C is powered by a Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset of 1.8 GHz with Adreno 506 as its graphics processor. Qualcomm chipset previously used Vivo V7 and Xiaomi Redmi 5. The Snapdragon 450 uses Samsung’s 14nm LPP process, which is the same process as the Snapdragon 450/ 820/821/660/625 SoC.

It is worth mention that this is also the first time in the 400 series to use 14nm process technology. Well, Honor 7C comes in two variants of RAM is 3GB and 4GB. The 3GB RAM variant offers 32GB of internal memory, while the 4GB RAM variant offers 64GB of internal memory.

Performance Test

We conducted hands-on tests such as Game testing with “The Glory of the King” and “Wildlands Action”. It was found that the Honor 7C was basically able to run fluently, but it was a bit stuck during the team fight. As a 1000 yuan Smartphones, it does not require too much performance, to meet the daily use.

Battery Test

In terms of battery life, Honor 7C is equipped with a 3000mAh high-capacity battery. We tested this phone using the 5-hour for battery life test with the model of Zhongguancun Online, including photo shooting, video playback, game testing, etc., maximally simulating Most users use the phone for one day. After testing, the following discharge curves were obtained. After the 5-hour battery life test, there is still 31% battery charging is remain, which can meet the normal use for one day

Charging Test

In charging, Honor 7C comes standard with a 5V/1A power adapter, we tested you can charge it from 0% to 17% in just 30 minutes, from the charging data point of view, the Honor 7C also performed quite satisfactory, in line with this price.


Huawei Honor 7C Standard Edition 3GB+32GB is priced at 899 yuan, and 4GB+64GB version priced is 1299 yuan, as a from the price of less than 1,000 yuan Smartphone, Honor 7C has high-end mobile phones feature such as facial recognition as well as the design of 3 card slots (dual SIM cards and SD cards) that are not common in currently avialable phones in the market.

For users who like early adopter face recognition and wants soft light self-timer, or you have the need for a dual card and internal memory extension at the same time, you may wish to pay attention to this Honor 7C. Currently, the new Huawei Honor 7C will be available in China only. The price is 899 Yuan for 3 GB RAM variant and 1299 Yuan for 4 GB RAM variant. Hopefully, Huawei will take him to globally in the near future. Well, how do you feel about Huawei Honor 7C?

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