The Chinese brand Huawei has recently became popular in the Indian smartphone market with its Honor series. A few months ago, it launched the Honor 4X smartphone that specially targeted the customers who desperately wanted 4G connectivity in India.
The price of 10499 rupees has put this smartphone into direct competition with Micromax Yu Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. However, the area of expertise that Huawei specializes in has helped this phone to stand out in the crowd. But is the Huawei Honor 4X worth a buy?
Build and Design
The Huawei Honor 4X inherits the same curvy design, which is trending all over the world. The sturdiness of the body cannot be questioned in any sense. Back panel has nice texture, but sometimes gets slippery. The build quality of this phone feels solid with premium craft and it becomes hard to find any flex or twist.
The phone features a 5.5 inch HD IPS panel with a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. The pixel density of 267 might not give the best experience out there, but will not give the worst either. The color reproduction is natural and the graphics look sharper as well. Day time viewing angels are great, thanks to the IPS panel.
The 1.2 octa-core processor (HiSilicon Kirin 620 chipset) at the heart of this phone will give decent performance, but users will face a little disappointment in intense processing. The Mali 450 GPU enhances the graphic experience by making everything smooth on the screen. Out of 2GB RAM, users easily get a 1GB free when the phone is idle. The 8GB of on-board storage can be expanded up to 32 GB using a micro SD card.
At the back of the Honor 4X, it houses a 13 MP giant shooter, which is capable of capturing some nice shots. Also, it is capable of shooting full HD videos at 30 frames per second. However, the sharpness of the captured images always remains in question and it may not prove to be the best camera for low light imaging. The 5MP camera at the front enables selfie lovers to live up to their dream.
The Huawei Honor 4X is powered by a massive 3000 mAh battery. You can easily spend two days with moderate usage on a single charge. The list of sensor on this phone includes accelerometer, proximity sensor and compass.
Indian LTE 4G Connectivity
The Huawei Honor 4X features two SIM card slots, both of which support 4G networks. In India, the 4G network is still to be shape up all over the country, but is expected to gain coverage in coming years. Therefore, it would be a better choice to go with a phone that has excellent LTE 4G supports.
Other connectivity features on the Huawei Honor 4X are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and micro USB.
The Huawei Honor 4X runs a customized version of Android 4.4 KitKat, which is named as EMUI. The interface very much matches that of MIUI and iOS 8. However, the response from the phone is great and you will not find any lag while operating it.
- Sturdy and premium body
- IPS panel gives great viewing angles
- 13MP rear and 5MP front camera
- 2GB RAM
- 3000mAh battery provides great power back up that lasts about 2 days on average use
- 4G support on both the SIMs
- Low pixel density
- Although it has got an octa-core processor but the clock speed has been locked at 1.2 GHz only
The Huawei Honor 4X is an intermediate level phone with many special features to offer. Lag free user interface, great camera and 5.5” HD IPS display are some of the specs of this phone. The 4G connectivity offer at both SIM ports can prove to be worthy in coming days. A powerful configuration with Indian LTE support is worthy consideration at the selling price of 105000 rupees.
|SIM||Dual, MicroGSM, 4G+4G; Android Kitkat to Lollipop; DTS Sound, 3 Sensors, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM, USB|
|Screen||5.5 Inches, HD, 720×1280 Pixels, 16M, 267 PPI|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 620; Mali-450; 2GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support|
|Camera||13 MP[P], 5 MP[F], 1080P Recording|