Honor 7X vs ZTE Axon 7 Mini: best budget smartphone for 2017 in the US

Honor 7X vs Axon 7 Mini

Budget smartphones have largely improved from the days of past in terms of the RAM, storage data, and the premium building materials used. Today, we’ll be discussing two of the smartphones which while given their price, make it a point to not ignore anything! Let’s do a comparison between the Axon 7 Mini and the Honor 7X. Which one of these new budget wonders will end up in your pocket?

Honor 7X

 

The Honor 7X improves on its predecessor along changes to its design language borrowing some resemblance to Android’s iOS counterpart. It comes equipped with Huawei’s HiSilicon KIRIN 659 coupled with a Mali-T830 MP2. 4 Gigabytes of RAM, this phone is the pinnacle of the low-budget smartphones. Video game performance on this low-budget device is surprisingly smooth. There’s little to no screen stutter while loading some graphically intense games.

Furthermore, it comes equipped with a 16MP rear camera pair with a 2MP depth capturing camera sensor. This layout is very familiar as we have seen this type of utilization before in the Honor 8, last year’s device. The pictures taken by this device leave little to be desired for a phone at this price. Though the Portrait mode may be a hit and miss from time to time, it is nothing a software update couldn’t fix. Sample Pictures are shown below:

 

Honor 7X camera samples

Honor 7X is winning the Indian subcontinent over with its awesomeness!

Axon 7 Mini

With its weight at only 153 grams, the Axon 7 Mini does not fall too much behind as it really shows how much power can be crammed in such a lightweight device without making too many sacrifices. Not straying at all from the footprint of its bigger brother the Axon 7, the Axon 7 Mini carries the same aesthetics all around with small changes such as the soft finish on the front speaker grills.

Don’t be fooled with its budget price point though as this device is powered by the Qualcomm® Octa-Core Snapdragon™ 617 Processor coupled with an Adreno™ 405 GPU, and 3 gigabytes of RAM which will provide enough power to handle almost everything you can throw at it. Some significant screen lag was noticed when playing some graphically intense games. However, most games were able to run without a hitch.

The Axon 7 mini comes equipped with a 16MP rear camera which has a Sapphire Lens, EIS+ PDAF, and an aperture of F/1.9 for those night photography lovers. The camera controls are very easy to use an have some borrowed design language aspects from other premium devices. Overall, the quality of the images from this low-budget smartphone are astonishing and have a more crisp result than those from the Honor 7X.

Picture Samples are shown below:

Axon 7 Mini

The main difference found on both of these devices would have to be the battery lives, with the Honor 7x outlasting the Axon 7 Mini with a 4-hour screen on time. The Axon 7 Mini hitting the marker at only 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Both phones have their strengths and their weakness but which one is the clear winner? That is clearly subjective! If you want a phone that you can utilize for its camera the Axon 7 Mini will not let you down. However, if you are looking for a smoother performance and better video game play, the Honor 7X will definitely keep you entertained for hours more

What do you think about these devices? Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!

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From a young age I found myself fascinated with science and technology. I am the go to guy amongst family and friends when it comes to troubleshooting and repairs. Today, I find myself having a very fulfilling life with my ever so loving Best friend/ Wife. We share many if not all the same interests in technology.