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September 30, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 7A vs HONOR 7X

It is unbelievable that the HONOR 7A, announced four months later than the HONOR 7X, is more affordable than the HONOR 7X. Is it because that the HONOR 7A is good value for money?

Back in April, 2018, HONOR released HONOR 7A, which is one of HONOR smartphones designed for low price range product lines (along with HONOR 7C). While there is also another phone model - HONOR 7X, which was released 4 months ahead of HONOR 7A. What are the differences between these two models? It is obvious that the pricing for the two products has a big gap. What is the reason behind? In this article, we will compare the two mobile phones in details.

In the following table, all the specs with significant differences are highlighted in blue.

Specs HONOR 7A HONOR 7X
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, April 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2018, April Available. Released 2017, December
BODY Dimensions 152.4 x 73 x 7.8 mm (6.00 x 2.87 x 0.31 in) 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.16 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)
Weight 150 g (5.29 oz) 165 g (5.82 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm² (~75.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.93 inches, 90.7 cm² (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
- EMUI 8.0 - EMUI 8
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU Octa-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.1 GHz Cortex A53) Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-T830 MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32 GB, 2/3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L21) or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L22) or 32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM (L24)
MAIN CAMERA Modules 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor 2 MP, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.0 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - DTS sound
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Infrared port No No
Radio FM radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0 microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
- MP4/H.264 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+ /Flac player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/ Flac player - MP4/H.265 player
- Photo/video editor - Photo/video editor
- Document editor - Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 647 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
MISC Colors Black, Gold, Blue Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Gray
Price HONOR 7A price in your country HONOR 7X price in your country

Compare HONOR 7A vs HONOR 7X: Body and Display

HONOR 7A

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HONOR 7X

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HONOR 7X has a bigger dimension than HONOR 7A, and this allows HONOR 7X to have a better resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels vs 720 x 1440 pixels in HONOR 7A.

Compare HONOR 7A vs HONOR 7X: Performance

From the comparison table, we can see that HONOR 7X is equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 659, which also performs better than the Snapdragon 430 chipset on HONOR 7A. In addition, HONOR 7X also has 4G RAM, which is also bigger than 7A.

HONOR 7A

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HONOR 7X

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Compare HONOR 7A vs HONOR 7X: Camera

HONOR 7A

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HONOR 7X

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To summarize, the benefit on choosing HONOR 7X over HONOR 7A is that it has faster CPU, more RAM, better screen resolution, better camera resolution and also bigger battery. A 3340 mAh battery capacity of HONOR 7X is a bit larger than that of HONOR 7A’s 3000mAh. Even so, as HONOR 7A and HONOR 7X are in different price ranges, as can still say that HONOR 7A is a great budget phone, considering its price is only £129.99 (UK price).

After reading the above comparison, which device will you prefer?

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