Huawei announced its latest smartphone under the Honor sub-brand in India. The Honor 7 was initially launched in China back in June and later in European countries.
The Honor 7 has a precise dimensions and metallic finish offer an optimal form-factor and premium feel, while its smart and multimedia capabilities inspire action and creativity. Packing flagship specs under the hood the device provide an excellent value for money.
However, Honor 7 has a competitor looming ahead - the so-called Flagship Killer 2016 - the OnePlus 2. Let's pit both devices against each other and find out whether they have much differences between each other.
Build and Design
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Build and Design
The Honor 7 sports a premium look with the unibody design built with aluminum metal. The phone has a tough and solid built. The device's precise dimensions and metallic finish offer an optimal form-factor and premium feel, while its smart and multimedia capabilities inspire action and creativity.
There isn't any camera hump too as the 20MP unit sits flush on the back and below it is a square shaped fingerprint sensor which works fast.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 features a slim metal profile with a plastic on the back. It has the same sandstone finished back cover, which came with the first gen of the device. The camera has been now brought down from the top of the device to the center of the devices, thereby giving it a look of those camera centric Lumia devices.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Display
The Honor 7 sports a sharper 5.2 inch IPS-NEO LCD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels at a pixel density of 423ppi. The display is sharp and readable in sunlight. It uses an IPS Neo Technology which results in great viewing angles and colour reproduction.
While, the OnePlus 2 comes with 5.5 inch LTPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels counting 401ppi. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Under The Hood
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Under The Hood
Honor 7 is powered by a its very own Kirin 930 octa core chipset alongside 3GB of RAM. It also features a Mali T628 GUP unit inside for better gaming experience. While, the OnePlus 2 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset featuring octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 430 GPU.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Operating System
The Honor 7 runs on its very own EMUI 3.1 skinned on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system along with Oxygen 2.1 UI on top.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Camera
The Honor 7 flaunts a 20 megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, which the company claims can deliver autofocus speeds of 0.1 seconds. The camera features a Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6-lens module, and sapphire glass protection on top. For the creatively inclined the Honor 7 offers a host of personalized filters as well. It has an 8 megapixel front-facing camera for taking stunning selfies as well as for video calling.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 features the same 13 megapixel rear camera from its predecessor, but with improved genetics. It also features a PDAF or Laser Autofocus Technology for faster focusing times and has a 5 megapixel front facing camera.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Storage
The Honor 7 is available in two storage options: 16GB and 64GB on-board storage. There is also a card slot option to expand memory up to 128GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the One Plus also come with two storage options 16GB and 64GB on-board storage, same as the Honor 7. However, there is no option to expand storage.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Fingerprint Scanner
One of the best feature of the Honor 7 is its fingerprint sensor. The smartphone flaunts a fingerprint scanner on the back. The sensor is really snappy and the response time is faster. While, the OnePlus 2 also has the fingerprint scanner on the home button.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Battery
Honor 7 comes with a 3,100mAh battery, which the company claims to power the device up to 8 hours of talk time over 3G. The smartphone also comes with fast charging features. The OnePlus 2 is backed with non-removable 3,300mAh battery.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Price
With the stunning display, premium build and a faster fingerprint the smartphone is priced at a comparatively less price of Rs. 22,999. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 is available for Rs. 24,999.
Honor 7 vs OnePlus 2: Verdict
Both smartphones have their own pros and cons. While, the Honor 7 wins most while considering the design, built quality, display and price. The Honor 7 is easier to buy and has a far superior camera than the OnePlus 2.