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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Thought this would make a fun topic. Do you think the 7X is the best $200 smartphone out there? If yes, WHY? If not, which one is, and WHY?
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    12-07-2017 02:34 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    No. Moto G5+. Huawei still hasn't stopped being Huawei on the privacy and security front. As soon as that changes, they will be able to have a real competition against the Moto G line.
    djrakowski and tardisintime like this.
    12-07-2017 02:52 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    This is a tough call. Just on specs, I would say le max2 which has the snapdragon 820,6gb ram, QHD display, 64gb internal. But you are only buying for the hardware.

    Software support is tricky on Huawei too... The 5x was abandoned, and multiple reports of people on the 6x and even mate 9 on April patch, although some are able to get more recent patches. Still, consistency is an issue.

    Based on looks though, the 7x is definitely the sleekest at $200. Specs are good as well.
    Guytronic, Aquila and tardisintime like this.
    12-07-2017 03:10 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I think it's a workable $150.00 phone.
    Looks good and has the bigger screen going for it.
    Everything else is 2016 and like dpham indicates update support may not be available for certain regions.
    12-07-2017 03:32 PM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    Huawei software support is what is the Achilles heel here.
    My tablet is still on the May 2017 security patch. I mean they can't even push out security patches once in six months.

    Now Moto might be slightly better but they also tend to abandon their phones in terms of OS upgrade. I am not too sure if they keep pushing out security patch updates at a regular interval or not.

    On paper the 7x is a solid device and Huawei cameras tend to be better than Moto.

    I would say it is probably an even split between with a slight advantage to the Moto.
    12-07-2017 10:53 PM
  6. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    For the average customer monthly security patches isn't what they're looking into when purchasing a phone especially at this price point.

    Now specs alone between Moto G5+ vs 7x. Probably the 7x imo. bigger display, bigger battery, dual camera, ir blaster over the G5+

    Software Support though. I'm not sure really. Huawei ditched 5x. Moto delayed Moto X Pure Nougat a whole year later. And Moto do tend to abandoned their phones after a while. Like only the G4 Plus will get Oreo while the regular model will not
    12-08-2017 09:59 AM
  7. djrakowski's Avatar
    No. Moto G5+. Huawei still hasn't stopped being Huawei on the privacy and security front. As soon as that changes, they will be able to have a real competition against the Moto G line.
    I couldn't have said it any better!

    And if you're on T-Mobile in the US, they don't have full coverage of the frequencies needed to get the most of of their network... Moto, for example, covers Band 66, and Huawei/Honor don't - not even the flagship Mate 10/10 Pro.
    12-11-2017 07:37 AM
  8. djrakowski's Avatar
    For the average customer monthly security patches isn't what they're looking into when purchasing a phone especially at this price point.
    That's true... it's an attractive, high-quality piece of hardware for $200, and lots of folks looking for phones in that price range aren't concerned about software support.

    But I'd still say that the Moto G series are the best phones in this price range, regardless of what people actually end up buying.
    12-11-2017 07:40 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Huawei software support is what is the Achilles heel here.
    My tablet is still on the May 2017 security patch. I mean they can't even push out security patches once in six months.

    Now Moto might be slightly better but they also tend to abandon their phones in terms of OS upgrade. I am not too sure if they keep pushing out security patch updates at a regular interval or not.

    On paper the 7x is a solid device and Huawei cameras tend to be better than Moto.

    I would say it is probably an even split between with a slight advantage to the Moto.
    Which Huawei tablet do you have?
    12-11-2017 12:46 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    For the average customer monthly security patches isn't what they're looking into when purchasing a phone especially at this price point.

    Now specs alone between Moto G5+ vs 7x. Probably the 7x imo. bigger display, bigger battery, dual camera, ir blaster over the G5+

    Software Support though. I'm not sure really. Huawei ditched 5x. Moto delayed Moto X Pure Nougat a whole year later. And Moto do tend to abandoned their phones after a while. Like only the G4 Plus will get Oreo while the regular model will not
    The other issue is warranty. I haven't had any first hand experience, but a few members here said that warranty service was very difficult. Moto isn't great but they had to pay millions after people sued them for their warranty practices and so supposedly they are better now.
    12-11-2017 12:49 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    I couldn't have said it any better!

    And if you're on T-Mobile in the US, they don't have full coverage of the frequencies needed to get the most of of their network... Moto, for example, covers Band 66, and Huawei/Honor don't - not even the flagship Mate 10/10 Pro.
    What about volte and wfc?
    12-11-2017 12:49 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    That's true... it's an attractive, high-quality piece of hardware for $200, and lots of folks looking for phones in that price range aren't concerned about software support.

    But I'd still say that the Moto G series are the best phones in this price range, regardless of what people actually end up buying.
    It's probably the most well rounded phone for sure. The honor 7x has specs but the rest is iffy
    12-11-2017 12:51 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Which Huawei tablet do you have?
    MediaPad M3 64GB version with Mate 9 hardware.
    12-11-2017 01:00 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    MediaPad M3 64GB version with Mate 9 hardware.
    Ah ok. Mine is the 32gb. I will check to see what it is on when I get a chance
    12-11-2017 03:39 PM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    Ah ok. Mine is the 32gb. I will check to see what it is on when I get a chance
    Cool. I really like it as a media consumption device.
    12-11-2017 03:51 PM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    Cool. I really like it as a media consumption device.
    Most definitely. It is great for media consumption,especially the wide screen. Sadly I use my other tablet more since my m3 doesn't have 4glte connectivity.
    12-14-2017 09:51 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    Most definitely. It is great for media consumption,especially the wide screen. Sadly I use my other tablet more since my m3 doesn't have 4glte connectivity.
    Yeah it would be nice if I had the LTE version like my Tab S2.
    12-14-2017 10:09 AM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah it would be nice if I had the LTE version like my Tab S2.
    Yes that would be nice. Unfortunately the tab s2 and iPads are full screen. Ugh.
    12-14-2017 03:55 PM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    Yes that would be nice. Unfortunately the tab s2 and iPads are full screen. Ugh.
    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of that format for entertainment consumption.
    12-14-2017 04:01 PM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm not a big fan of that format for entertainment consumption.
    I hope that they move towards wide-screen especially with the push towards video.
    12-14-2017 10:46 PM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    I hope that they move towards wide-screen especially with the push towards video.
    I am tempted to try out the 7X.
    12-14-2017 11:02 PM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    I am tempted to try out the 7X.
    I am too. Although I am concerned about performance, as my 5x underperformed, although I hope that they fixed things. Also... Updates... My 5x was abandoned
    12-15-2017 10:32 AM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    I am too. Although I am concerned about performance, as my 5x underperformed, although I hope that they fixed things. Also... Updates... My 5x was abandoned
    The 6x was vastly improved over the 5X.
    Software updates are a definite bugaboo about this device/company in general.
    12-15-2017 10:46 AM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    The 6x was vastly improved over the 5X.
    Software updates are a definite bugaboo about this device/company in general.
    Glad to hear that the 6x performance was much better. Still my honor 5x experience makes the 7x option kinda iffy for me. If they choose to like on the 5x,they can abandon support.
    12-15-2017 12:42 PM
  25. sulla1965's Avatar
    I'd say yes! Bummer it doesn't have usb-c or NFC, But what makes this phone so good is the screen, performance, decent camera and amazing build quality. All for $199.
    12-20-2017 12:45 AM
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