News & Reviews: Honor 7 review
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2016
Honor Malaysia have announced that the metal bodied Honor 7 and Honor 7 Enhanced will get a price cut of RM200 starting from 26 September 2016. This means the Honor 7 formerly priced at RM1399 will be priced from RM1199 while the Enhanced goes to RM1299 from RM1499. We expect prices at third-party sellers to decrease even more significantly so check out our review of the Honor 7 or our hands-on of the Honor 7 Enhanced for a closer look.
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016
Flagship smartphones are generally faster, have more features and usually cost a lot more than what you’d normally pay for a smartphone. However, things are changing and smartphone manufacturers are now coming out with smartphones that not only offer flagship features but do so at more affordable price points. At just RM1399 the honor 7 is honor’s flagship featured smartphone coming with a metal build, fingerprint sensor and 20MP rear camera. Does it equal or better more expensive flagship smartphones? After using it for quite some time I can honestly say I’m mostly impressed by it but read the full review of the honor 7 below for all the details.
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015
With Christmas just around the corner, Honor ended their year-end sale on VMALL.MY with a bang. Over 150000 fans and customers participated in Honor’s festive season celebration by purchasing attractive discounts, deals and gifts.
The highest sale during the three day period went to Honor 7 with over 4000 units sold, Honor 7 is also the first model to achieve over 100000 unit sales in Malysia, and the third to join Honor 4C and 4X in the exclusive 100K club. Besides that, fans and customers who purchased the Honor 7 were also entitled to a 6-month one-to-one replacement guarantee and a 6-month cracked LCD replacement insurance policy.
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015
Huawei recently revealed that their honor team in france have been doing very well in the French market particularly for their Thanksgiving sales. The star of the show was the honor 7 which was ranked first in leading online stores such as Amazon France and Rue de commerce with a total sales for the French market surpassing 10000 units as of 27 November 2015. The honor France team attributed this due to various activities such as "Your smartphone story" and collaborations with Deezer and others. Our own experience with the Honor 7 has been exceptional so if you are interested in this RM1399 feature-packed smartphone for yourself you can get it on VMALL.my or check out our hands-on and unboxing videos below.
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2015
On 11.11, over 200000 customers flocked to the Honor Gala Day and went “gaga” over their fantastic offers. In just four seconds at Vmall.my, 100 units of battery packs (RM11) were instantly sold. The battery packs turned out to be the top seller on top of the 15000 units of Honor smartphones that were also for sale on the day itself for a total sale value of RM12 Million.
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015
- 13000 mAh powerbanks at only RM11
- free RM30 vouchers that can be used to buy the honor 4c, honor 4X, honor 6 Plus and honor 7 for those who checked-in between 1 November 2015 and 9 November 2015
- every 100th buyer of an honor 4c, honor 4X, honor 6 Plus and honor 7 will get the phone for free, with their money reimbursed afterwards
- deals on accessories as low as RM11
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2015
The honor 7 was launched just a bit more than a week ago and it looks like we'll be getting the review unit soon. Priced at a competitive RM1399 the honor 7 looks to bring a number of upgraded tech specs and existing features from previous Huawei and honor smartphones like the honor 6 and even the recently launched Huawei P8 flagship. We're certainly looking forward to it but while we wait for it to arrive, here are some of the various features we are looking forward to in the Honor 7.
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2015
Huawei have officially announced their Honor 7 smartphone today for Malaysia and like the Honor 6 Plus before it, it comes with many flagship features for a very affordable price tag. This time around, the Honor 7 offers a full metal unibody frame and backplate with ceramic coating complete with a fingerprint scanner like the Huawei Mate 7. It is also the first Honor smartphone to come with a 20MP rear camera which also comes with phase detection auto-focus, dual tone LED flash and a sapphire protective glass layer. Tech specs include a 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 935 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.2-inch FHD display, 8MP front camera, 3100 mAh battery, fast charging and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Pricing is set at RM1399 for the dual SIM 4G LTE version with 16GB storage. The phone will be available for pre-order starting from 22 September 2015 to 27 September 2015 with an extra RM50 VMALL.my discount voucher, 6 months one-to-one exchange warranty and a 32GB microSD card for the first 1000 participants.
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015
The Huawei Honor 7 smartphone was officially announced for Europe recently with a full metal body airbrushed with a ceramic coating, fingerprint sensor and 20MP rear camera with phase detection auto focus. Other tech specs include a 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage + microSD support, 5.2-inch FHD display, 20MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, 3100 mAh battery and fingerprint sensor. The Honor 7 measures in at 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5mm and weighs in at 157g which is quite light still for a full metal smartphone. While Europe is getting just the gray and silver colour versions, we expect that the gold coloured version will also be available when it comes to Malaysia, estimated to be sometime in September 2015. Apart from that, there don't seem to be any other differences from the previous announcement. No specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but the 16GB version is currently going for about $322 (RM1356) in Europe. You can also check out our comparisons with the Honor 7 vs Meizu MX5 or the OPPO R7 Plus vs Honor 7 vs Meizu MX5 as well.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2015
Announced at around the same time, the Huawei Honor 7 and Meizu MX5 share a number of similar features such as an all metal body, more than 5-inch sized full HD display, fingerprint scanner and 20MP rear cameras. Neither are currently available here in Malaysia yet but at 1800 CNY (RM1081) the Meizu MX5 is priced lower than Honor 7 which is going for 1999 CNY (RM1214). The Honor 7 is more compact due to its 5.2-inch display but the Meizu MX5 is thinner at 7.6mm and lighter at 149g despite the larger 5.5-inch display. Both come packing with the latest 64-bit processors, the Honor 7 with a HiSilicon Kirin 935 while the Meizu MX5 comes with a MediaTek MT6795 Helio processor.
The Honor 7 ups the Meizu MX5 with an 8MP front camera but the MX5 has a slightly higher 20.7MP rear camera compared to the 20MP rear camera on the Honor 7. The Honor 7 rear camera uses phase detection autofocus while the Meizu MX5 uses a laser autofocus. Which autofocus is better? Well, the debate on that still hasn't quieted down yet, especially if Huawei uses newer algorithms and sensors like in the Samsung Galaxy S6 which also uses phase detection autofocus. So far, there are still no details yet on which will be coming to Malaysia first, but both have a presence here so we would say in the coming months. For the full comparison check out our Huawei Honor 7 vs Meizu MX5 tech specs comparison tool. Check out our other comparisons in this article or take a spin with our phone comparison tool yourself.