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September 30, 2018

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

As HONOR mobile phone models - HONOR 7S and HONOR 7A were almost launched at the same time, naturally, the two are often put side by side for comparison.

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First at all, let us take a look at the two contenders’ internal differences in the following table.

Specs HONOR 7A HONOR 7S
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
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China
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 2018, May
Status Available. Released 2018, April Available. Released 2018, May
BODY Dimensions 152.4 x 73 x 7.8 mm (6.00 x 2.87 x 0.31 in) 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm (5.77 x 2.79 x 0.33 in)
Weight 150 g (5.29 oz) 142 g (5.01 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~75.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.45 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density) 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
EMUI 8.0 EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Mediatek MT6739
CPU Octa-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.1 GHz Cortex A53) Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505 PowerVR GE8100
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 2/3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF 13 MP, PDAF
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 5 MP, LED flash (Global)
24 MP, f/2.0 (China)
Features LED flash LED flash
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 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 v4.2, A2DP, 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 v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, proximity
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 MP4/H.264 player
MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Photo/video editor Photo/video editor
Document editor Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3020 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Gold, Blue Black, Gold, Blue
Price HONOR 7A price in your country HONOR 7S price in your country

Looking through the specifications, we can see that HONOR 7A has a bit higher configuration than HONOR 7S.

HONOR 7S comes with a MediaTek MT6739 processor, PowerVR GE8100 GPU, Quad Core CPU, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and a 3,020mAh battery while HONOR 7A supports a Snapdragon 430 processor, Adreno 505 GPU, Octa Core CPU, 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.

What’s more, the RAM of HONOR 7A is around 50% more than HONOR 7S. And HONOR 7A has 32 GB inbuilt memory, which is much more than the 16GB on 7S. These differences between the two products show that HONOR 7A has more cores, more RAM, more cameras, and more inbuilt memory than HONOR 7S, which means HONOR 7A can process tasks in parallel without slowing down the User Interface, run more applications at the same time, take more textured photos, store more songs, videos, photos and install more applications.

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HONOR 7A has packed a few noteworthy features such as the front camera flash, face unlock, dual Bluetooth, and real-time headset monitoring. But HONOR 7S also features face unlock, LED flash on both front and back cameras, and a loud voice call function.

However, HONOR 7A is more expensive than HONOR 7S. Would you consider HONOR 7A to be your new mobile phone?

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