As is often the case with Huawei, Chinese models are sold in the West under exotic names. New example with the Enjoy 7S: the mid-range smartphone will be proposed to us under the name of P Smart. It will be sold at around 260 euros.
With them particularly, there is a good trend and a less good trend. The good trend is the widespread shortening of the time between the Chinese launch and the Western launch of the products. A few weeks, or at most two or three months, separate the two commercial starts (we are not talking about formalization, but about the availability of terminals). And this is excellent news because, at a time when the market is constantly renewing, a mobile that takes too long to appear in the shop is a mobile that is quickly obsolete.
So, Huawei or Honor?
The bad news is the very rough consistency (and not homogeneous between two countries) of the catalog of the brand. Already, Huawei takes liberties between his two brands (Huawei and Honor) by undressing Paul to dress Jacques. But even when a Huawei remains a Huawei, it changes its name internationally. We have developed this point several times in recent months. And that is not going well. Last example to date: the Enjoy 7S, formalized mid-December only.
But you will not find it under the name Enjoy 7S. Indeed, Huawei has changed it’s for its international marketing. It will be proposed under the name of P Smart, certainly to build on the popularity of the Px series. Note also that this is not the first “Enjoy” suffered the same fate: the Enjoy 6S became the Honor 6C. We also thought, on the occasion of the formalization, that the phone could also join the range Honor. It is not the case. When we tell you that it’s inconsistent.
A good deal (but not as good as in China)
For the rest, the P Smart takes the technical sheet of its Chinese version, which looks like a small version of the Honor 7X. This includes the 5.65-inch Full HD + 18 / 9e display; the Kirin 659 octa-core clocked up to 2.36 GHz, the 3000 mAh battery, full connectivity, fingerprint reader, dual 13 + 2-megapixel photo sensor, the 8-megapixel webcam and EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
The version sold in France is, unfortunately, the worst of the two proposed in China: 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage (expandable by microSDXC). Its selling price will be significantly higher than in yuan: 269 euros, against 192 euros. At this rate, we would have much preferred the 4 + 64 GB version, even if, in the face of Western competition, this P Smart is a pretty good deal.
Cover Photo credit – consumer.huawei.com