Honor 7A & 7C Launched: Sub-£170 with 18:9 display

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If you are on the lookout for a budget phone with premium looks then Honor may have the perfect option for you. Today they announced the Honor 7A and 7C which are priced at £139.99 and £169.99 respectively.

Honor are know as the budget brand of Huawei and their View 10 is often a recommendation as a cheap alternative to the fantastic Mate 10 Pro.

The 7A is slightly smaller of the 2 with a 5.7-inch HD+ LCD using a 18:0 aspect ration, while the 7C has the same spec but with a 5.99-inch sized screen. Both displays run at 720 x 1440 pixels

The new Honor 7C comes with a Snapdragon 450 SoC, while the 7A has the Snapdragon 430 and they have 3GB/32GB and 2GB/16GB of RAM respectively. Both phones will use a  3000 mAh battery and they have a microUSB port which also means there is no quick charge. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack.

With the 7C you get a dual camera set-up with 13MP + 2MP (mono) the 7A has a single 13MP camera.

As you would expect with a Huawei owned brand, the phones ship with EMUI 8. I have this on 2 phones now, and I have grown to really like it, the camera app is fantastic, and the battery management helps squeeze out as much life from your phone as possible.

The Honor 7A will sell for £139.99 outright when it launches in May, and it'll be available through HiHonor.com, as well as Three UK on contract. The 7C will launch exclusively through HiHonor the same month, priced £169.99.

Out of the 2 I would be inclined to recommend the 7C, while the 7A is extremely affordable the 2GB/16GB specification could hold it back.

 Honor 7AHonor 7C
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0, EMUI 8.0Android 8.0, EMUI 8.0
ProcessorSnapdragon 430Snapdragon 450
microSDYesYes (dual-SIM triple slot)
Battery3,000mAh non-removable3,000mAh non-removable
Display5.7-inch HD+ LCD, 18:9 aspect ratio5.99-inch HD+ LCD, 18:9 aspect ratio
Front camera8MP with soft light8MP with soft light
Rear cameras13MP13MP + 2MP (mono)
Headphone jackYesYes
Face recognitionYesYes

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