Honor 7C Review

Honor is launching one product after another. After launching the Honor 10 equipped with AI feature in India, Huawei’s Honor brand has now screened two budget smartphones. These smartphones are Honor 7A and Honor 7C. Both the smartphones are equipped with face recognition, 18: 9 display and dual rear camera. We have for review the Honor 7C, which starts at Rs 9,999. It is competing with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Oppo Realme 1. Is the Honor 7C so powerful that it can compete with other mobile phones in this range? We have investigated …

Honor 7C Design

The flat metal backplate, 2.5D curved glass at the front, gives the Honor 7C a very premium and sleek look. Lack of antenna line, branding on limited space of Honor, back panel seems clean due to short notice. Better placement of horizontal dual camera setup is given. The rear panel is made of Kuljama metal but plastic is used in the top and bottom.
Honor 7C comes in Black, Blue and Gold color options. We have reviewed the blue variant of the phone, which is a unique option in itself. The phone is not very heavy, however. However, it is wide, making it difficult to use with one hand. Build quality is better. The phone gives a solid feel in the hand and there was no problem even when it fell during the review. The fingerprint sensor given in the rear is fast and accurate. Also the placement is also fine. Through this, users will also be able to take pictures, calls and notifications with many shortcuts.

The left part of the Honor 7C Honor 7C is for the SIM tray, with separate slots for two Nano SIMs and a microSD card. The right side is equipped with a volume adjustment, power button, where the thumb is easily reached. At the bottom is a micro-USB port, surrounded by a headphone jack and speaker. Lack of USB-Type C port can hurt many users.


Honor 7C specification and display

The Honor 7C works with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, which is part of smartphones like the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Oppo A71. Let us know that Honor 7C and 7A are the company’s initial phones in which the company’s own Kirin processor has not been used.

There are two variants of the smartphone. There is a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage which costs Rs 9,999. Second 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. We have reviewed the powerful variant, which costs Rs 11,999. You will be able to use up to 256 GB MicroSD card.

Honor 7C has a 3000 mAh battery. The phone runs on EMUI 8.0, which is based on Android 8.0. In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GLONASS, 4G VoLTE and Micro-USB port. The user will also get a headphone jack in it. The phone supports dual SIM but only one 4G SIM can be used at a time. The second SIM will be limited to 3G automatically.


Honor 7C has a 5.99-inch HD Plus IPS LCD display. The display of Honor’s smartphone so far has been excellent, but there is something missing in this phone. The colors are vibrant, the viewing angles are fine but the screen is not visible in the outside light and the display becomes reflective. First party apps on the 18: 9 display work fine and due to EMUI 8.0 the third party apps do not fit the aspect ratio.

Honor 7C performance, software and battery life

Talking about performance, Honor 7C worked fine in common use. However, the phone started getting stuck when used fiercely. There were occasional complaints of phone being stuck when several apps were running in the background simultaneously. We encountered keyboard and UI animations during the review.

Snapdragon 450 has been used well in Xiaomi Redmi 5. We were surprised that Honor 7C with similar processor had performance related problems. On the positive side, Honor 7C is not hot. Despite playing heavy games, there were no complaints. Asphalt 8 stuck a bit while loading but everything was smooth while playing the game.

Honor 7C supports face recognition. For this, the phone’s 8-megapixel front camera is used. It works well Support in better light is excellent but it disappoints in low light or direct sunlight.


Honor 7C runs on Huawei’s EMUI 8 custom scan, which is given on top of Android 8.0. The EMUI has improved much over the years. Now it has become more diverse and comes with many handy features. However, EMUI 8.0 has lag issues and many unwanted apps are also present. The phone comes with 5 Gameloft games and many pre-installed apps like UC Browser, Messenger, Netflix and Trucollar.

Battery life is good, but it cannot be called great. Honor 7C ran for 10 hours 40 minutes in our video loop test. In common use, the phone runs throughout the day. A charger was needed around 10 pm. The smartphone does not support quick charging and takes more than two and a half hours to fully charge with a dedicated charger.

Honor 7C cameras

There is a dual camera setup in the back of Honor 7C, in which the user will get 13 megapixel primary and 2 megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera is 8 megapixels, which is equipped with fixed focus snapper and F 2.2 aperture.

The cameras are average. Photos taken during the day look good in the phone’s display. But there is a lack of detail to look closely. In our experience, pictures taken during the night were blurred. Noise was too much. Videos were also recorded of average quality. There was also a lack of detail in these. There was also a complaint of focus shifting.


You will also get wide aperture mode. There are 7 levels to blur. The blur effect is not accurate and edge detection is also poor. The 8-megapixel selfie shooter takes good pictures in better light. But in low light the photos become noisy. Beauty mode is already active while taking a selfie. But the pictures look artificial.


The look of Honor 7C is sleek, build quality is good, many work features are also available. Battery life is good and the display also has to be praised. But EMUI is slow and many unwanted apps are given. The performance of the front and rear cameras is very average.

If you are thinking about buying this phone, then you can also think about Realme 1, which does not have fingerprint sensor but is much better in other aspects. At the same time, Redmi Note 5 is more value for money phone. The Honor 7C is priced close to the Honor 9 Lite, which offers a higher resolution display, better cameras and a sleek glass body.

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