The metal unibody design and bigger body-to-screen ratio add to the dashing look.
So much for the appearance. Let's see what works for the phone and what does not.
One big plus is its big screen and a full-HD+ display. The importance of a 5.93-inch screen is not skin deep, as heavy users of smartphones would know.
With 18:9 aspect ratio, which is hardly available on a phone below Rs 15,000, and "Full View" HD+ display, Honor 7X ensures enriching video viewing experience. This is something gamers would also like as they get an edge of a wider view of the plot.
Powered by the 2.36GHz octa-core "Kirin 659" processor, the device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS) with the company's custom EMUI 5.1 running on top.
The pricing differentiator of the two variants is the internal storage. The 32GB variant costs Rs 3,000 less than the 64GB variant. But both variants provide the option of expanding memory up to 256GB via hybrid micro-SD card slots.
A big screen and better display would favour long hours of use. But does the battery on the phone back it up? The 3,340mAh battery does a good job in this regard. With 7X, light to moderate users does not even need to charge the phone every day.
In comparison, Xiaomi's Mi A1, which is also a 4GB RAM phone with 64GB onboard storage, packs a smaller 3,080mAh battery.
The Honor 7X has also equipped its cameras with fun and useful features. Clicking a selfie with this phone is all the easier as its 8MP front camera comes with a gesture control which means you simply have to turn your palm to the camera to trigger a countdown to click a selfie.
The dual-lens 16MP + 2MP primary camera captures images in great detail and depth. It allows you to take pictures in wide-aperture mode, portrait mode, and even to click a moving picture, a feature that we first saw in iPhone 6S.
The pictures also snap colours in their vivid glories.
What makes this dual rear camera stand out is its "Phase Detection Auto Focus" (PDAF) technology which offers ultra-fast focus time, making it easier to take pictures in fleeting moments.
The eye-comfort mode filters out blue light to help relieve visual fatigue. This feature makes reading books on the phone a delight.
What does not work for the phone?
Despite the fancy features on its cameras, the photos come out grainy in low-light conditions, especially with the front shooter.
Surprisingly, the device uses the older micro USB 2.0 connector rather than the newer USB Type-C.
And thanks to its size, some may even find it difficult to navigate the phone with one hand.
Conclusion: Overall, we feel that Honor 7X is a hardy phone with a dashing disposition and has the potential to give mid-range phones to other Chinese players, such as Xiaomi and Motorola, a stiff competition. It offers a big screen bonanza for affordable smartphone seekers.