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 01-10-2018 11:10 PM
bald1 
 
After a great deal of online reading / research, I decided to take the plunge with the Huawei Honor 7X. From everything I've seen it looks to be great bang for the buck and a solid fit for a non-gamer, non-heavy streamer, etc. I'm a retiree on Straight Talk so paying $500 or more for a phone doesn't pass my sanity check.

Ordered from the Honor US site with free shipping late Monday. UPS is scheduled to deliver Friday. Not bad at all.

I'm moving from a (gasp) 6+ year old LG L35G running android 2.3.6. The 7X will ship with android 7.0/EMUI 5.1 but the Huawei CEO has confirmed that it will receive android 8 (oreo) with EMUI 8.0 in the near term. Buying an unlocked phone invariably has meant no security or OS upgrades. My antique LG never got squat in terms of updates. Not the case here as the factory has committed to direct support.

Not concerned about the EMUI layer. Only cause for pause for me is the size. I'm moving from a 4.31" x 2.32" x 0.47" phone to a 6.16" x 2.96" x 0.30" unit which will present challenges for carry for this old man. It apparently ships with a clear silicon case in addition to another with some goofy cartoonish artwork. Been doing some looking around and if the supplied cover proves less than satisfactory, the Ouba Air Hybrid Armor Defender Protective Case and Crystal Clear Back Cover for Huawei Honor 7X - Clear for $8 on amazon looks promising. As for carrying, the Nite Ize XXL Hardshell Clip Case looks reasonable for between $8 and $9 again on amazon. It fits the iPhone 7+ so it should also be a fit for the Honor 7X. Not locked into either of these as the market is expanding with new offerings for the 7X. We'll see....

Would welcome comments from others who have the 7X.
 
 01-11-2018 04:39 AM
bald1 
 
Well, not that it is something I need or really want, it was just announced that the 7X will receive facial recognition functionality OTA in Q1 2018. This reaffirms the commitment Huawei / Honor has to providing updates to this phone. Works for me!
 
 01-11-2018 05:38 AM
tfusr19
 
If I did already have a couple of Huawei 6" phablets, I'd get the Honor 7X - congratulations .

If you don't like EMUI, or even if you do, you should try the highly rated Nova Launcher free version from the Play Store. I like it enough to use the Prime version on all my devices.
 
 01-11-2018 06:40 AM
bald1 
 
Appreciate the suggestion about the Nova Launcher. I'll certainly keep that in mind. Which phablet models do you have?

I don't know if many folks comprehend the bang for the buck the 7X offers. Now with face recognition and Oreo/EMUI 8.0 on the horizon for a $200 phone. Amazing!
 
 01-13-2018 01:32 AM
bald1 
 
Got it!

Ported my contacts and calendar through Google. Set up my email accounts, wifi, etc. Started customizing things to suit. HUGE difference between my old LG running android 2.3.6 and this puppy.

The size difference is still taking some adjusting to.
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 01-13-2018 01:36 AM
tfusr19
 
I have a Hi Ascend XT and a Huawei Ascend Mate 2, both 6". Nothing like the 7X though since the XT cost a lot less and the Mate 2 is over 2 years old. Enjoy your 7X


Originally posted by bald1:
Appreciate the suggestion about the Nova Launcher. I'll certainly keep that in mind. Which phablet models do you have?

I don't know if many folks comprehend the bang for the buck the 7X offers. Now with face recognition and Oreo/EMUI 8.0 on the horizon for a $200 phone. Amazing!
 
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