Honor 7 – Photoshoot with Choo Mei Sze

[Tech & Gadgets]

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Following the launch of the Honor 7 (which you can read about here – https://timchew.net/2016/01/06/honor-7-smartphone-latest-flagship-by-honor/), established MC and entrepreneur Choo Mei Sze and I both got our hands on the latest flagship from Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei and put it to the test, bringing it with us during our daily lives.

I’ve always preferred using flagship smartphones due to their superior hardware specs. The Honor 7 certainly excels in that department and is on par with most of the other flagship phones out there. In fact, in the camera department, the Honor 7’s 20MP rear camera exceeds that of most other phones!

The phone’s processor keeps apps running smoothly and I didn’t notice any lag. The on-board 16GB memory though fills up rather fast especially if you take lots of pics however you can always add a SD card to keep your photos and videos, and save the on-board memory for apps. Game apps run smoothly while the fingerprint scanner is very useful for unlocking the phone. 

The fingerprint sensor can also be used answer calls simply by touching and holding the sensor, or to take selfies with one hand by tapping your finger on the sensor. Swiping down on the sensor brings down the notification panel, and then double-tapping it clears all the notifications.

 

Here are some photos of Mei Sze with the Honor 7 shot by MHB’s official photographer Andy Kho (www.andykho.com).

Click on the individual photos to view a larger version.

 

And here are some photos that I shot of her with the Honor 7 at her company’s new year dinner recently.

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Here are some photos taken with the Honor 7’s cameras.

A pic with Lin Lin using the front camera with lots of background light

A pic with Lin Lin using the front camera with lots of background light. Used the beauty mode at Level 5 (out of 10) here.

Lin Lin, Sarah and Grace using the rear camera in rather dim lighting

Shot Lin Lin, Sarah and Grace using the Honor 7’s rear camera in rather dim and uneven lighting

Mei Sze with her friend

Mei Sze using the Honor 7’s front camera to shoot a selfie with her friend in good lighting conditions

A selfie with blogger Fish indoors using the Honor 7's front camera

A selfie with blogger Fish indoors using the Honor 7’s front camera

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Fish using the front camera to take a selfie with Shirley using the in-camera beauty mode

 

The Honor 7 actually has a front flash for selfies. However as I (and most of the girls I know) don’t like using flash when take selfies, I didn’t use it. Probably useful for the most hardcore of selfie takers who want to take selfies even in really low light conditions! The front camera has a wide angle lens though so it’s good for taking selfies with multiple people (ie. groufie – a word I hate using) or yourself against a nice backdrop if there’s no one around to help you to take a photo.

The rear camera has a “Good Food” mode which assists to automatically warmify food pics to make them look more appetising (saving you the trouble of editing later). For the more creative types, there’s also the Light Painting function (a feature that is also present in Huawei’s flagship phones) with four preset modes – Car Light Trails, Light Graffiti, Silky Water and Star Track.

There are also some nifty smart gestures like the ability to quickly snap a screenshot by tapping twice on the device’s screen with your knuckle, or access your favorite applications in locked-mode by drawing a pre-designated letter on the screen.

A new smart key on the left-hand-side of the device, allows you quickly conduct Google searches. An interesting feature is the voice wakeup feature where you can call out your wakeup keyword then asking the phone to call one of your contacts. If you’re the forgetful sort and frequently forget where you placed your phone, you can go to the room where it’s in, call out your keyword and ask: “Where are you?” then listen as the device calls out to you.

 

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

HEIGHT: 143.2mm

WIDTH: 71.9mm

DEPTH: 8.5mm

WEIGHT (WITH BATTERY): About 157g

COLOUR: Fantasy Silver / Mystery Grey

SIM CARD: Dual SIM (supports Nano SIM card)

DISPLAY:5.2 inches Screen Color:16 million colors Type:TFT Resolution:1920 x 1080 pixels Pixel Density: 424ppi

PROCESSOR: Hisilicon Kirin 9354 * A53 2.2GHz + 4 * A53 1.5GHz with big.LITTLE technology

OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 5.0 + EMUI 3.1

 

MEMORY

RAM: 3GB

INTERNAL MEMORY: 16GB

EXTERNAL MEMORY SUPPORT: Micro SD Card (up to 128GB)

 

CONNECTIVITY

NETWORK: FDD LTE: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20WCDMA: B1/B2/B8 GSM : Main card: 850/900/1800/1900 Second card:850/900/1800/1900MHz

WIFI_CONNECTION: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac2.4GHz / 5GHz

SENSORS: AccelerometerProximity sensorAmbient light sensorGyroscopeHall-sensor

 

CAMERA

FRONT: 8 MP FF camera

REAR: 20 MP FF camera

 

MULTIMEDIA

AUDIO ENCODING: AAC, MP3, AMR-NB, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI

AUDIO FILE FORMAT: MP3, WAV, MID, AMR, MP4, 3GP, OGG, AAC, FLAC, M4A, MKV

VIDEO ENCODING: H.263, H.264, MPEG-4

VIDEO FILE FORMAT: MP4, 3GP, MKV, WEBM

EMOTION UI: EMUI 3.1

BATTERY: 3100mAh

CLOUD SERVICE: No

 

IN THE BOX

DEVICE: 1 pcs

BATTERY: 1 pcs (built-in with handset)

CHARGER: 1 pcs

USB CABLE: 1 pcs

QUICK START GUIDE: 1 pcs

WARRANTY PERIOD: 1 year

 

The honor 7 is currently available in (2) two colours, Mystery Gray and Fantasy Silver for RM1,399.00  at Vmall.my (*quick-charging charger sold separately).

For more info, head over to www.facebook.com/HuaweiHonorMY or vmall.my

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