If the constant release of selfie-centric smartphones is any indication, the selfie trend will remain in the mainstream for a long time. But all too often, selfie cameras lag behind their rear-facing counterparts. The Huawei Honor 7i doesn’t have such compromise, because its main camera is also its selfie camera.
The Huawei Honor 7i’s camera is able to do its dual functionality by rotating on a pivot (think of the Oppo N3 but with a simpler rotating mechanism). When it rests on the back, it’s just like any rear-facing camera. But when you flip it up with your finger, it becomes a selfie camera. So regardless of whatever type of shot you want to take, you’re benefiting from a 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture, Sony Exmor sensor and sapphire lens protection.
Also worthy of note is the fingerprint sensor. Samsung’s flagship smartphones have them on front; a modified Nexus 5 has one on its back; but the Huawei Honor 7i posits the scanner on its side.
Huawei Honor 7i Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 5.2-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~424ppi
- 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor
- Adreno 405 GPU
- 2/3GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 13-megapixel camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 141.6 x 71.2 x 7.8mm
- Weight: 160g
- Li-Po 3100mAh non-removable battery
The international version of Huawei Honor 7i will reportedly cost somewhere between $300 and $400, depending on the model.