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September 28, 2018

Best HONOR Android Phones under $200

Although the cost of high-end phones has been on the rise, you are able to get a gorgeous Android phone under $200. As you can expect, it’s much easier to get a huge screen, great performance without any lag to run the most popular apps and even a metal design for less than $200.

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For example, the HONOR 7X has already taken a page out of the current affordable Android phones.

Pride itself on being a $200 smartphone, the HONOR 7X is able to provide a wider and super visual experience. It also features a premium feel all-metal design with a polished 2.5D curved glass on the front. As to the display, 2160 x 1080, LCD screen in the HONOR 7X makes it a great lead in the budget phone segment. The device can produce natural-looking colors without any noticeable gradients, along with adequate brightness levels.

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More than these highlights, the HONOR 7X is an unlocked device, when it's compatible with any GSM networks, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS. Fortunately, it has a 16-megapixel main shooter with an f/2.2 aperture, paired with a 2-megapixel secondary lens for this price. In daylight scenarios, the rear camera was quick to focus and shoot both standard and portrait images with an enhanced depth of field. The 8MP front camera features also bring you a good selfie. The new Gesture Control function means you simply have to turn your palm to the camera to trigger a countdown to a selfie. About storage, the device has two variants: 4GB RAM+32GB or 64GB, and you can add up to an extra 128GB with a microSD card.

Inevitably, some performance of the HONOR 7X are not good enough as compared to the high-end models. But they won’t let you down.

The Kirin 659 inside the HONOR 7X isn't the fastest processor, but it performs perfectly well. Despite being slightly above average capacity, 3340mAh can keep the phone going all day for most users.

best android phone under $200-honor 7X Android 8.0 Oreo update

Obviously, original Android 7.0 Nougat need to be updated. In 2018, the HONOR 7X got the key update from Android 7.0 Nougat to Android 8.0 which was pushed on over the past few months. It is most happy to tell you some additional features including GPU Turbo, Call recorder, and Party mode are implemented.

HONOR 7X Update Timeline

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
14 Sep 2018 8.0.0.360 Android 8.0 Implements GPU Turbo feature, call recording, and more
24 July 2018 EMUI 8.0 Android 8.0 Installs GPU Turbo (beta) technology, July 2018 security patch, and more
30 Apr 2018 EMUI 8.0 Android 8.0 Android Oreo, Face Unlock, Game suite, new navigation dock, and April security patch.
20 Dec 2017 D002 Android 7.0 Dubai theme and font added, New preloaded contacts added, Network name display updated for some operators and Google security patches
15 Dec 2017 D001 Android 7.0 Google security patches and Platform language issue fix
14 Dec 2017 D001 Android 7.0 Improves the device’s performance and stability to bring you a better user experience
13 Nov 2017 D001 Android 7.0 Google security patches and more

Summary

No $200 smartphone is perfect. The honor 7X is a balanced outcome of design, performance and features in its class. So with regard to its low price and high specification, HONOR 7X is belong to the best HONOR Android phones under $200,