After launching in China and Europe, the Honor 7X is coming to the United States. Huawei’s budget smartphone with an 18:9 display, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage is up for pre-order for $199.

The phone features a Kirin 659 octa-core processor, a 3340 mAh battery, and a 5.9 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel display.

While the 32GB of built-in storage is pretty good for a phone in this price range, there’s also a microSD card slot with support for cards up to 256GB if you need more storage space.

On the back of the phone there’s a dual camera system with a 16MP and a 2MP camera, and on the front there’s an 8MP selfie camera.

The Honor 7X isn’t quite a no-compromise phone. It has Huawei’s latest mid-range processor instead of one of the company’s more powerful chips. It has 802.11b/g/n WiFi rather than speedier 802.11ac. And it has a micro USB 2.0 port rather than a USB 3.0 Type-C port.

But the phone does have a fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.1, and support for a second SIM card if you don’t need to use a microSD card. Oh, and the phone has a headphone jack.

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12 replies on “Honor 7X smartphone is coming to America for $199”

  1. I assume no adoptive storage. Is that correct? Seems to me that I’ve heard Huawei doesn’t do adoptive storage

  2. Well I do like my new 6x. My only complaint is that the phone is too thin. I would much rather have a tougher phone than a thinner one any day.

  3. Is Huawei “dumping” phones in the US market when it sells at this price? It looks they are selling them below cost when you factor in the retail markup that must be included in the $199 price. Are there pre-installed apps that collect “meta-data” which is sold? If it is too good to be true, it usually isn’t true. What is the catch?

    1. I guess they are not dumping when they do a minor update from the Honor 6x and charge $50 more. Sorry about the above comment.

  4. how does this compare to the honor 6x (other than screen size) which I just acquired last week for $149)?

    1. I just took a quick look at the specs and the 7x only looks to be a small upgrade with the change in dimensions being the biggest thing. As far as the hardware inside, the difference in performance looks to be minor.

      1. I think that Huawei purposely changed the screen display to 1080 x 2160 to make it look better than the 1080 x 1920 that the Honor 6x has. The Honor 7x camera is 16MP vs 12MP on the Honor 6x.. but the sensor size is identical. Honor 7x has fast charging where 6x has no fast charging. I would expect the photo quality to be the same as Honor 6x.
        I am liking the Honor 7x less now… considering how small the upgrade from the 6x is.

  5. What about fast charging? That’s one of the best features of my mid-range Qualcomm device, particularly when combined with the lower power draw of a mid-range chipset.

    1. “Supports Supercharge: 5V 4.5A”
      “50% charge in 30 mins”
      Note: Supercharge requires a 5A cable and special wall adapter. Probably does not come with the phone… just like the $1000 iphone X.

      1. Thanks! Although when it comes to fast charging in the car, that also doesn’t come with (most) Qualcomm phones. At least it supports something.

  6. low-light and bright background compensation camera performance are important to me… if this performance is equal to the other flagship phones, I am happy with their other specs. Watch out Korea, China is going to take your marketshare in the US.

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