Huawei Honor 7 FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a planning to get a Huawei Honor 7 or currently own one? Do you have any questions about it? Here’s Sydney CBD Repair Team answering those queries.

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Which OS version is running in the phone?

The Honor 7 from Huawei runs Android 5.0.2 but that is nothing like the stock Android or close to it, but Huawei’s own custom EMUI 3.1 version, i.e. the Emotion UI that has been a part of Huawei phones always. The v3.1 is the latest version of the UI.

How much is the internal storage provided in the device?

Of the 16GB internal storage given in the phone, about 9.6GB storage is available to the user, and other storage is used by the OS and pre-installed apps. There is a MicroSD card slot provided for storage expansion, and that is a maximum of 128GB supported.

What can the fingerprint sensor on Honor 7 do?

The fingerprint sensor is excellent on the Honor 7, as it adds some functionality rather than just unlocking the phone. It is a very useful one with different actions possible with tap and slide.

Since this comes with Trustzone technology, the data is secured and cannot be stolen. This is a 360-degree unlock capable and self-learning sensor that gets better with usage.

What does the Smart key in Honor 7 do?

On the left frame, the device has a smart key and it can function in opening shortcuts as well as apps, assigned for single press, double press and a long press. Check the Honor 7 smart key article to understand more.

What about the rear camera on the Honor 7?

The device comes with a 20-megapixel camera, which is assisted by the Phase detection autofocus system, and it is claimed to focus on the object in just 0.1 second. It is the Sony IMX230 sensor with F/2.0 aperture and a Sapphire glass lens cover. The camera app has some live filters and a demist filter as well, and there is a good food mode for taking great food photos.

Does the battery in Honor 7 support fast charging?

It is a 3100 mAh battery with 600 Wh/L and the battery has a Smart Power 3.0 technology, which makes the device support fast charging with a 9V/2A charger. Though, the company mentions that the box package of Honor 7 does not provide a 9V charger but a 5V one, and the fast charger will be available as a separate accessory.

The Honor 7 also supports reverse charging, so you can use the phone to charge the other phones around.

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How good is the selfie camera on the phone?

On the front of the device is a 8-megapixel camera with 26mm wide angle lens, and there are some good software inclusions provided. One of them is the beautification an a perfect selfie where the features of the face once set, they are automatically set on every selfie taken.

There is also a flashlight provided on the front, which would be a continuous torch to help in capturing selfies. The front-camera is a fixed focus one.

Are there any gesture features provided in the Honor 7?

There are quite a few motion control features available on the Honor 7, and these include the following.

  • Flip to mute: Flipping the device will mute the ringtone for any incoming call or notification
  • Pick up: Picking up the device will reduce the ring volume
  • Raise to ear: While on a particular contact page, you can raise the phone to ear (depends on the direction than the position) to call the person, or can do the same to pick up the call when there is an incoming call
  • Shake: Shaking the phone rearranges the app icons
  • Tilt: Tilting will movie icons and widgets on the home screens
  • Double tap to wake: This feature also called as Double touch, and it does the same functionality where the screen gets activated when double tapped on a turned-off screen.
  • Draw: Drawing a letter on the turned-off screen opens an app that is set for that letter

How much RAM is freely available to the user on fresh boot?

About 2.1GB RAM is freely available to the user after a fresh boot. After using a few apps and then closing all of them down, about 1.9GB was available.

Can I change the theme on Honor 7?

There are a few themes available in the device, and one can switch between the themes. The default one is Bazzar, and the other themes that are available to change to, include Utopia, Stellar, Color interaction, New Bloom and Bazzar_Golden.


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