Huawei recently introduced Honor 7X in India which, as per the company claims, has been selling well. It’s one of the rare few 18:9 display phones available for under Rs. 15,000 and that’s perhaps its biggest selling point. The hardware Huawei is using is pretty decent but it’s not undercutting the competition outright.
In case you aren’t inclined to buy Huawei’s offering and are exploring other options, here are the best Honor 7X alternatives you could go for in the same budget.
Xiaomi Mi A1
The biggest Honor 7X challenger is Xiaomi’s Mi A1. The handset has a regular 16:9 display panel, but it has quite a few significant advantages over Honor 7X. In a nutshell, it offers a better camera and faster performance.
The Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset is quite reliable, especially when paired with light Android One software and the dual camera system on the Mi A1 is the perhaps the best one available for under 15k. Furthermore, the handset is delightfully slim, has a good quality full HD display and is now available at discounted price.
Moto G5s Plus
Motorola’s Full metal body handset, the Moto G5s Plus, is a solid and premium phone with a front fingerprint sensor (a rarity these days). The handset is slightly overpriced compared to Honor 7X, but Amazon is offering extra 2000 INR off if you trade your old phone that can still power on.
You can buy Moto G5s Plus for its display quality (even when it’s regular 16:9 panel) and better camera performance (for the single camera). The dual camera performance isn’t remarkable, though.
Samsung Galaxy On Max
If you want to buy a familiar brand, Samsung Galaxy On Max is a well-balanced option which should be particularly enticing to consumers looking for a big display phone.
The handset has a regular 16:9 5.7-inch screen (which is more usable area than on a 6-inch 18:9 display), a front fingerprint sensor, a 32GB built-in storage along with a dedicated card slot, and a 3300mAh battery.
Vivo V7 is a rather compact 18:9 display handset that also delivers remarkable selfie experience. The Vivo V7 lowest price at the time of writing is Rs. 16,809, but you can also leverage additional sale discount on different cards to further reduce the effective price.
The Vivo V7 is also one of the alternatives that you can buy from offline stores. The phone has fast Face unlock, is powered by Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM, and houses a 3000mAh battery.
Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro
If you want to buy from Indian brand only, Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro can be a viable alternative. The handset includes a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 display panel and also has dual cameras (on the front).
The extra 8MP selfie shooter is used for depth sensing (or Portrait selfie mode). The phone is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The LG Q6 was the first affordable phone to brandish a good quality 18:9 display panel, and the Q6+ adds extra RAM and Storage to make it a viable alternative at least for basic users.
So, if you are looking for a branded and more compact option (compared to Honor 7X), The Q6+ is definitely worth considering.
Top 6 Honor 7X Alternatives you can buy in India
All of the options in the list address specific consumer preferences. If you are a regular user basically looking for a good allrounder, the real choice should lie between the Mi A1 and Honor 7X at the moment. Out of the two, the Mi A1 is a better performer and has a better camera and the Honor 7X has better look and feel. You decide.