Your smartphone is your sidekick. It’s your social lifeline, your office assistant, and your family photo album — all in one pocket-sized package. Given the important role of this device in your everyday life, choosing the right smartphone to fit your budget and lifestyle is a decision not to be taken lightly.
Honor smartphones have earned a reputation for long battery life, cameras with lots of customisable shooting features, and an affordable price point, which makes the brand a stand-out amongst the competition. At just £169.99 without a SIM card, this device is one of the most budget-friendly smartphones on the market.
Beyond the low price, the Honor 7C offers a number of useful features for everything from snapping selfies to gaming on the go. Below are seven notable things about the latest in the line of Honor devices, the 7C.
1. Dual-lens camera
The Honor 7C’s dual-lens camera comes equipped with a variety of features that mimic the functionality of high-end DLSRs. The flat-mounted, rear 13MP and 2MP camera contains one lens that lets you capture an image and another that focuses specifically on depth detection, enabling a variety of interesting depth-of-field effects (such as a blurred background and sharp, in-focus subject — perfect for portraits). The front camera, intended for selfie mode and other front-facing photos, features an 8MP lens and a F/2.0 wide aperture.
2. Front selfie toning light
Another camera feature that the Honor 7C touts is an intelligent, adjustable selfie toning light. This feature makes it simple to adjust the lighting and brightness of front-facing photos, even if you’re in a dimly lit scenario. Choose fine-grain control in manual mode for extra detailed photos, and play around with three different levels of illumination to snap a clear shot in just about any lighting environment.
3. FullView screen
The Honor 7C’s 5.99-inch FullView display features an 18:9 aspect ratio (versus the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio), which means users have more screen space for gaming, watching videos, or viewing and editing photos. On-screen navigation keys and a minimalist design add emphasis to the large screen, which contributes to the phone’s overall sleek look.
4. Face Unlock
The Honor 7C’s Face Unlock feature quickly and effectively recognizes authorized users for a hands-free unlock experience. The technology uses 1,024 facial points to accurately detect users’ faces and provide state-of-the-art smartphone security. The feature, which was released last May in an OTA (over the air) update, is simple to set up.
5. Party Mode
The Honor 7C also includes “Party Mode,” an audio and music play feature that can connect the phone with up to nine other Honor devices via Bluetooth. This creates an effectual surround-sound environment, so Honor users can enjoy movie night or their favorite hit song by tuning their devices to a show or playlist in tandem.
6. Metallic case
The designers of the Honor 7C payed special attention to the device’s tactile feel, producing a rounded-edge design that fits easily in your hand. The phone is also available in three colours — blue, black, and gold — so you can match your device to your other everyday accessories and personal taste.
7. EMUI 8.0
Lastly, the Honor 7C’s EMUI 8.0 system, which is based on Android’s 8.0 Oreo, allows for a series of customisable modes to enhance the user experience. A couple modes to experiment with include “Uninterrupted Gaming Mode” for when you’re in the midst of a high-intensity gaming session, and “One-Handed Mode” for when you’re multitasking. Functional features like One-Click Split (for simple split screens), Launch Mode (for a battery-saving boost), and Navigation Dock (for increased efficiency) make the device easily personalisable, intuitive, and user-friendly.