honor 7 is an Android smartphone for digital natives, and you have the chance to win one

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Oh, what a great time it is to be alive! We have our flying cars to get around, tiny nanobots heal our bodies, and our smartphones pack more processing power than the machines used to send men on the moon. Okay, the first two technologies may still be out of reach, but the latter isn't. Smartphones of today are powerful, good-looking, and, perhaps most importantly, affordable. The honor 7 smartphone is an ideal example of that, and while it may not seem like it, you have the very real chance of winning one. But more on that in a bit.

Striking metallic design

The honor 7 is the young brand's flagship device and an embodiment of what today's digital natives seek for in a smartphone. The moment you see it, your attention is drawn by its stylish design and classy build. You pick it up a moment later, and your fingers instantly recognize the solid, reassuring feel a metal construction delivers. Better yet, the honor 7's proportions allow for comfortable single-handed operation despite the considerable size of the phone's display.

The convenience of a fingerprint reader

But design isn't all that the honor 7 has to impress with. On its back resides a fingerprint reader – a feature that's growing in popularity among smartphones as it provides an intuitive and convenient layer of protection against prying eyes. The honor 7's reader is fast and easy to use, as it is placed below the main camera, right where the user's finger would naturally rest. And replacing your lock screen PIN isn't its only function. You may use it to restrict access to certain files and apps on the honor 7 or to pull down your notifications bar with a swipe gesture.

A Smart Key for quick access to favorite apps 

Clearly, the honor 7 s built with user convenience in mind. Building on top of that idea, the smartphone features a Smart Key – a programmable button allowing quick access to key functions and frequently used apps. Imagine launching your favorite music player or chat client, initiating a Google search, or enabling the handset's flashlight feature using the Smart Key from any screen – yup, the honor 7 makes that possible.

20MP camera for breathtaking photos

The camera experience can make or break a smartphone. After all, it is among the most frequently used features on any modern handset. Ensuring the top-notch performance of the honor 7 is a 20MP camera based around a Sony IMX230 sensor, with F/2.0 optics and phase detection autofocus. Specs aside, the honor 7 is well capable of taking splendid photos, as we know from experience. The high resolution of the image sensor captures images in stunning detail, even in tricky lighting conditions. And for all experienced photographers and adventurous enthusiasts, the honor 7 is equipped with modes and features that show its camera's true potential. Using the Light Painting and Super Night modes, one can produce stunning low-light images, while HDR and burst shot let you capture the perfect moment in great clarity. 

In the mood for a selfie? The honor 7's front-facing camera comes in handy. Its 8MP of resolution and wide viewing angle let you and your buddies easily fit in the frame, while the front-facing LED flash fills the image with soft, warm light. Built-in beauty filters ensure that everyone looks their best. 

A modern UI experience

While the honor 7 is based on Android 5.0, on top of it runs a custom user interface. Called EMUI 3.1, it makes the smartphone easier and more fun to use by omitting unnecessary features and adding new ones. Themes, for example, give the UI a fresh new look with their new icons, wallpapers, and accent colors. Always-on voice commands allow hands-free interaction with your honor 7 and let you find it in case it gets lost between the cushions of the couch. The built-in one-handed mode is easily enabled and makes using the honor 7 a piece of cake. The software's intelligent monitoring feature informs you of apps that use power in the background and let you close them on demand. And if you ever need to take a screenshot, all it takes is a double-tap with a knuckle on the screen.

And with a little luck, it can all be yours

The honor 7 delivers great value for its money considering the specs and features packed inside it. But as they say, the best things in life are free. In time for the holiday season, honor is launching an honor 7 giveaway, and you may grab one for free with a bit of Fortuna's help. The launch of the giveaway will be announced here, at PhoneArena.com, on November 14. Stay tuned to learn how to participate in the giveaway for a chance to win a brand new honor 7 smartphone!

About honor

honor is a leading smartphone e-brand operated by Huawei Technologies’ Consumer Business Group. In line with its slogan, "for the brave", the honor brand was created to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products that offer superior user experiences, inspire action, foster creativity and empower the young to achieve their dreams. In doing this, honor has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to take the steps needed to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for its customers.

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  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Huawei Emotion UI



13. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I hope that this is a real giveaway, not a way to buy subscribers like some other sites do.

10. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

uh oh, another giveaway i wont be able to participate in. because 17 *cries in the corner* *ded*

12. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Since you are probably living with your parents, then you could actually participate in your fathers/mothers name. (instead of him/her). If your parent win,then you could take the phone.

14. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

oh, damn right! i am so dumb and clueless for a teenager its just horrible. ;'( oh well, thanks for reminding me that! :)

9. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Seems like a very nice phone.

6. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

PA I think regular stories and paid ads should go seperate. Otherwise it becomes a BS site!

5. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

iSelloutArena is at it again I see!

4. Fellwalker

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

As I was reading I was thinking that this was a remarkably positive review. Then I realised it was an advert. Disappointing, phonearena.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Phonearena Rating: 5.8/10

8. Acer_Predator unregistered

Phonearena is JOKE when it comes to review rating .. Espec.on android .. Just wait when huawei will be morw popular even parena will be giving more rate ..

11. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

But that review tho

1. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Great build quality. I wish it had the Kirin 950.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They'll reserve it for the flagship.

7. Acer_Predator unregistered

Dont worry honor 8 is coming..

15. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

this phone looks like my beat up HTC One Max back from 2012.. are they brothers?

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