Honor 7A discussion thread

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The Honor 7A has been designed to especially appeal to music lovers. The company notes that the smartphone features a smart amplifier chip as well as high-sensitivity speakers that allow users to increase the volume as high as 88dB. Further, Honor notes that this is an 80% improvement over its predecessor, the Honor 6A.

Another interesting feature in the Honor 7A is real-time headset monitoring. It works in a manner similar to what musicians use during live performances in which they are able to isolate their singing and hear themselves correctly. Also, if you have a bunch of friends over and and want to liven up the party, you can create a hotspot that will allow you to simultaneously play music from up to nine devices.

So, which audio feature interests you the most? Would you like to see a new audio feature on an Honor phone? Type it out in the comments below. Remember, Honor is keeping a close eye on this thread and your suggestion might become a reality.

Of course, there is also the matter of a certain competition going on. *wink-wink*

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Nerevarine

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Does it have a proper high quality DAC ? What about this amplifier you mentioned ? Any model number for it, so we can do our own research atleast?
 

SaiyanGoku

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Does the phone supports aptx?
Given that the phone is priced at 9k, it should have been launched with Snapdragon 450 but it has old Snapdragon 430. Which features of Qualcomm's Aqstic audio technology are working and which ones are disabled on the phone?
 

Nerevarine

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This is so stupid, If you are promoting "audio features" of a smartphone, you should give tests and reasons why it is better than other phones, what kind of chip it has.
This is digit forums not facebook.
So far in my searches in google, I cant find anything of note that gives this phone any significant advantage in terms of audio. (like say ESS SabreDAC present in high end LG Phones)
 

SaiyanGoku

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This is so stupid, If you are promoting "audio features" of a smartphone, you should give tests and reasons why it is better than other phones, what kind of chip it has.
This is digit forums not facebook.
So far in my searches in google, I cant find anything of note that gives this phone any significant advantage in terms of audio. (like say ESS SabreDAC present in high end LG Phones)
Give them some slack. It is a 9k phone, not 90k which lacks 3.5 mm jack :lol:
Have a Mi A1 at home and frankly it has damn good output from using wired earphones.
 

Nerevarine

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Not saying it should have ESS Sabre dac itself but atleast, a proper review from Digit while promoting brand is required before creating buttload of threads that mean very little.
 
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The Honor 7A is much more than a pretty piece of plastic and metal. The phone is powered by an octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with up to 3GB RAM. This should be more than enough to run most of apps on the Play Store. Speaking of the processor, it employs the same big.LITTLE architecture used by most other octacore chipsets in the market. The processor features four power efficient Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.1GHz and four performance cores clocked at 1.4GHz. This offers a balance between battery-life and performance.


Of course, hardware is just one part of the story. Software also plays a pretty big part. The Honor 7A runs Huawei’s EMUI 8.0, which is an independently developed OS that is based on Android 8.0. This means that buyers get the same performance enhancements that came with Oreo.

A cool feature with EMUI is gaming mode. This little feature ensures that you aren’t disturbed by incoming calls, messages and notifications. So your attention can be focused on the game. Another nifty little feature that comes with the OS is Smart Power system. that aims to ensure that you get the most from the 3000mAh battery.


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So what do you think of the performance features in the Honor 7A? Do you think there could be a couple of new features added to make things better? Sound off in the comments below.

Of course, there’s also the matter of a contest going on. So comment away! ;-)

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SaiyanGoku

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Now, wait a minute. Why are we discussing about the performance of Snapdragon 430 running a bloated UI? Thread would make sense if it had a SD 450 or stock android. (Relevant article on xda: Project Treble on the Honor 9 Lite - How AOSP Fixed a Budget Device )

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The Honor 7A runs Huawei’s EMUI 8.0, which is an independently developed OS that is based on Android 8.0. This means that buyers get the same performance enhancements that came with Oreo.
That's a big lie you know. Performance improvements in Oreo are negated by bloated EMUI itself as evident from xda article linked above.
 
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Design has been a pretty notable part of Honor smartphones. This philosophy seems to hold true for the company’s budget smartphones as well. The Honor 7A is said to be inspired by Scandinavian minimalism. The phone features a simple design aesthetic that puts ergonomics at the same level as the looks.


The rear panel of the Honor 7A features a matte finish and is available in black, gold or blue. The coated edges add a dash of metallic gloss to the whole phone.

Of course, ergonomics play a key role as well. The Honor 7A features smooth curves, which the company says are designed with ergonomic principles in mind. In other words, the phone is comfortable to hold.

Then of course, is the 18:9 aspect ratio. the new aspect ratio solves a dilemma that both buyers as well as manufacturers have been facing for quite a while. Everyone likes a bigger screen, but no one wants a phone that is too big to hold with one hand. The solution? Make the screen taller so that you get a bigger screen without increasing the width. So you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Win-win!

So what do you guys think about the design of the Honor 7A? Anyone here still prefer the 16:8 aspect ratio? Comment and let everyone know. Remember, the more comments you make, the closer you get to winning goodies.

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Desmond

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Don't you mean 16:9? If yes, then yes I still prefer 16:9 because its a global standard.

No offense, but aesthetic appeal is kind of wasted on me. If I am allowed to tweak it to my hearts content, I wouldn't care whether its gold plated or a pile of junk in my hand.
 
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Dual-cameras are nothing new for Honor. The latest Honor model, the Honor 7A, continues that tradition. A 13-megapixel primary sensor works in conjunction with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The aim is to produce crisper bokeh effects that make your subject stand out from its background, creating stunning portrait shots.

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The Honor 7A features a number of shooting modes:

  • The Wide aperture mode supports aperture adjustment from level 1 to 7, to give you different degrees of bokeh effects.
  • The Beauty mode offers up to 10 levels of adjustments, letting you choose the best one.
  • You can automatically Capture smiles by letting the phone click when it detects a smile.
  • The Ultra snapshot mode quickly launches the camera when you double-press the volume down button, and snaps a picture even if the screen is off and locked! Thus, your phone is not the reason to ever miss capturing a moment!
  • Since so many of us love to shoot our food, the Food mode automatically increases the contrast and saturation, and post-processes the image, to create richer colors and finer textures for food.
  • Want to make your clicks unique, use the Watermark option, and choose from multiple types of watermarks such as time, location, weather, mood, food, and sport.
  • Finally, the AR lens option works in two very different ways:
    • Backgrounds: The software algorithms identify and separate the subject from the background, and replace the background according to your selection. You can use either still or dynamic backgrounds, or even choose an image from your gallery.
    • Effects: These are the popular effects that people use to enhance their faces or selfies... Puppy ears and the like...

So which is your favourite camera feature of the dual-camera toting Honor 7A?

Have you got an idea for a new feature that you may want added to the camera?

Post your comments, because Honor monitors all these threads and your comments will reach the R&D team.

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Desmond

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Wouldn't camera2 api already be implemented. This is probably implemented on top of that.
 

Desmond

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From what I understand android's source code, camera2 is a package that allows access to the hardware camera. They will have to implement it if they want a working camera at all. The image processing stuff must be using this as a base. All this extra functionality must be a proprietary implementation and I don't think they will give us the source code for that.

Stock camera apps are reference implementations of the camera2 api IMO.
 

SaiyanGoku

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From what I understand android's source code, camera2 is a package that allows access to the hardware camera. They will have to implement it if they want a working camera at all. The image processing stuff must be using this as a base. All this extra functionality must be a proprietary implementation and I don't think they will give us the source code for that.

Stock camera apps are reference implementations of the camera2 api IMO.
I've used phones which support camera2 api but it is disabled by default. OEM camera works ok but the phone may not support modded Google Camera (the same one as pixel phones and has better results than most stock camera apps). Once root access is granted and camera2 api is enabled in build.prop, gcam can work properly.

Blobs are different than source code. Custom rom devs can use them as a way to maintain camera quality. Otherwise they have to write own code for doing it.
 

topgear

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This is so stupid, If you are promoting "audio features" of a smartphone, you should give tests and reasons why it is better than other phones, what kind of chip it has.
This is digit forums not facebook.
So far in my searches in google, I cant find anything of note that gives this phone any significant advantage in terms of audio. (like say ESS SabreDAC present in high end LG Phones)

This line alone has made my day.
 
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