Huawei Honor 7 was released in the month of July and it is exclusively available via Flipkart for Rs. 22,999. Huawei has already impressed many with its devices like P8 and this time, this 5.2-inch device is going to bring more fans. The device is powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor with clocking speeds of 2.2 GHz and 1.5 GHz coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Honor 7 will be a direct competitor to Meizu MX5, Sony Xperia Z3+, LG G4 and few other high-end devices.
Followed are tips and tricks of the device that will be helping in guiding to know more about the device.
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when your purchase a new device. Honor 7 is a dual SIM smartphone supporting dual standby. The SIM 2 is Hybrid as it is a combination of SIM card and a memory card. You use this port either to insert an SIM or else can use to extend the memory on your device by interesting an external micro SD Card. The back of the device is sealed hence the SIM card port is on the left edge of the device. Now to insert an SIM card, Open the tray by inserting the using the SIM ejector pin and place the SIM card(s) on the tray. Now put the tray back in the respective port and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device.
What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
Honor 7 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual Standby. The SIM cards supported by the device is Nano SIM card. As mentioned above the secondary SIM is a hybrid SIM that can either be used to extend the memory of the device or can be used for a secondary number. This is always an added advantage as the user can have access to two different numbers from single handset.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
To share your data, go to the settings of the device and tap on the option more. Now select the Tethering and portable hotspot, wherein you can set-up the Wi-Fi hotspot and the security levels on the device to start sharing your data. Make sure you have and activated internet package before proceeding with the above instructions.
How to take a Screenshot on my Honor 7?
To take a screenshot on Honor 7, there are two ways
Method 1: Hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you hear a sound or feel the vibration.
Method 2: In this method we can take a screenshot by pressing the smart key of the device that is present on the left of the device. The smart key has many other functions and this one of them.
This screenshot will be saved in the gallery, and the user can view it and send it as a message via any application.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
To check if any Android update is available for Honor 7, go to the settings and scroll down to find About phone. Now select this option and tap on System update, wherein you have the option to check for the update. If you have an update, then download it, and it can be installed whenever needed.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
The device comes with sensors like Fingerprint, Proximity, accelerometer, gyro, and compass. These will be useful daily for various reasons like counting your steps, location for maps and fingerprint sensor for security.
Are there LED notification lights on the device?
Yes, LED notification light is present on Honor 7 that will be blinking whenever there is a missed notification like a call or message. Once the notifications are read or seen this light stops blinking. You need to activate the LED notification lights from the settings of the device to use this feature.
How much the internal storage on the Honor 7?
10.35 GB is of memory is user available out of 16GB provided by the company. Rest of the memory is utilized by the system OS and other pre-installed applications on the device. The user can use the secondary SIM slot to place a microSD card and extend the memory up to a maximum of 128GB.
Does the device support OTG?
Huawei Honor 7 does support OTG (On The Go) drive. This helps the user to transfer data from phone to the drive or vice versa without having to connect it to a system every time. This saves the time of the users and also can carry the OGT drive easily.
What is the SAR Value of the device?
SAR value is a very important aspect that a user should be considering while buying a smartphone. For this device, the head SAR rating is 1.13 W/kg while its body SAR is at 0.52 W/kg.
Will the Honor 7 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
The device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and the device will be getting Android Marshmallow update very soon. We would love to see the device getting the update soon, and there is also a enhanced edition of this handset that comes with Android Marshmallow out of the box.
What are the operations of smart key and where is it located?
The company has provided a dedicated button on the left of the device also called as the smart key that initiate various functions on the action of its users. With this key, the user can perform actions accordingly, with a single press, double press, and long press. The user needs to assign the function of these actions by going to the settings of the device and selecting the option Smart Key. Actions like taking a screenshot, opening an application or accessing Google now, etc.
Does the device have a fingerprint sensor?
Yes, the device comes with an advanced fingerprint sensor. In the Huawei Honor 7, the fingerprint sensor is located at the back and apart from giving security to your device, it can be used as a shortcut as the touchpad can recognize the sliding gestures and various functions can be performed by. To set these functions, go to the settings of the device and select the option Fingerprint ID. From here the user can assign a function to every gesture accordingly. This is an interesting feature that Huawei has pushed on to its device and also gives the users the required security.
What are the on-screen gestures available on the device?
The users can double-tap to wake the Honor 7 or open apps of your choice, even when the screen is locked. The device supports tracing of four characters ( c, e, m and w) that can be assigned to open a selected application directly from the lock screen. The user just needs to draw the alphabet on the lock screen, and the device is ready with the application assigned to that letter.
What is speech recognition? How to activate it?
Speech recognition is a feature that we have seen in the company’s earlier device like Huawei Mate S and P8. With this feature, the user can send text messages and make voice calls over voice commands without having to touch the phone. Although it cannot launch any application, this is a useful feature added to the device.
Will the handset support NFC connectivity?
The device does not support NFC connectivity, but it does feature all other options, including 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The device also has an IR emitter at the top that uses hit and trial method to connect to an electronic device.
Will Honor 7 Feature Quick Charging?
Yes, the device supports Quick charging, but the charger provided with the device is not supported with this. Qick charging is a feature that is not found on all the devices which will let the device to charge faster with the appropriate charger.
Can the device capture 4K videos?
No, the device does not support 4K recording on it. The handset can only capture 1080p videos at 30fps, but we would love to see the 4K video recording feature on the device because of its high-end specifications.
Will the device support 4G LTE?
Yes. The device will be supporting 4G LTE connectivity on both the SIM’s and it has become an important feature in the phone as everyone is looking to be updated and have the 4G connectivity in their device. Although all the network operators still do not provide 4G connectivity yet, everyone is eager to get a device that supports LTE so then they can use it when their network operator provides it.
What is the resolution of the rear camera?
The device comes with a 20 MP camera on the rear with a f/2.0 aperture and 27mm lens. It also comes with a dual-LED (dual tone) flash on the rear and an LED flash on the front. This autofocus camera is capable of taking 1080p videos at 30fps, and it is accompanied with an 8 MP camera on the front. Features like HDR, panorama, face detection, Geo-tagging and touch focus are also available. It also comes bundled with features to enhance the images you can take with super night mode, panorama, slow motion and a food mode. There is also light mode that will take all the light and give you a creative image. The user can quickly launch the camera app by holding the volume down button.
How much battery is available on the device?
The device comes with a non-removable 3100 mAh battery on the back that will provide a standby up to 350 h on 3G and talk time of up to 8 h 20 min in 3G. This a good battery considering the price range of the device and will easily last a day with normal usage.
These are tips and tricks of Huawei Honor 7 and do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page for more queries around the device.