Honor 8X - Review

Honor is one of the most popular brands among the people. The brand has a lot of different model phones with various features. Recently, the brand has released attractive models to the modern world. Honor 8X is among one which comes with attractive features. This can be purchased by any kind of people as it’s available in affordable price. It is also available online where people can buy it with some discounts. Here we will provide a complete review about the Honor 8X. So continue to read the article for knowing about that.

Key features

  • It is covered with full screen in front, glass in back and framed with metal
  • It has large screen size 1080 x 2340
  • It comes with Mid-range CPU

Overall Design

  • Metal and glass design
  • micro USB charging
  • Very high screen-to-body ratio
The design of the Honor 8X is similar to the most expensive phones but it is available in quarter of those mobile price. This front screen is quite similar to an iPhone XR or OnePlus 6. It comes with ultra-slim screen 6.5 inch that makes the Honor 8X pleasant to use. This is slim at 7.8mm thickness. As mentioned, it has glass back and metal sides which gives an attractive look to the mobile. It also has 20MP and 2MP dual-lens rear camera and a 16MP front camera which allows you to take perfect pictures at any angle.

1. Screen

  • 6.5-inch 19.5:9 LCD screen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Notch, which can be hidden
  • Customizable color profile
The Honor 8X comes with a large, 6.5-inch 19.5:9 LCD screen with a fairly narrow notch. The notch can be blocked by activating the top black bar. This model allows you to use slightly unruly 'vivid' color mode, but it is not quite tasteful like expensive phones. However, it is one of the best models with attractive screen like expensive mobiles.

2. Battery life

  • 3,750mAh battery
  • micro USB charging
The Honor 8X is packed with 3,750mAh battery, which is quite good for longer run. It provides stamina to the mobile for a longer time even in a heavy usage like several hours of audio streaming, a couple of hours of intermittent browsing and about 30 minutes of YouTube streams. The battery lasts longer than the iPhone XS. The mobile only lacks 13% of the battery level when 90 minutes of 720p video playback played at maximum brightness. A micro USB can be used to the Honor 8X for charging. The battery would be charged fastly in variable voltages. So, it is one of the best choice among the Honor and Huawei’s brand.

3. Camera

  • Dual rear 20MP/2MP cameras
  • Night mode
  • 16MP front camera
The Honor 8X has ultra-low light mode like Huawei P20 Pro and dual-lens system that is good for synthetic wide aperture (background blur) shots, and an AI mode. This camera makes the mobile feature-rich camera phone. However, we noticed a small issue in this model, which is shooting speed. It is not an instant snapper but just slight shutter lag. However, this is not a major problem common in the most of the different brand mobiles. The main 20MP sensor with f/1.8 offers quality image. With good pixel, the daylight shots are sharp and detailed. It has a high-res sensor and some very solid dynamic range post auto-optimization that handles mixed lighting levels well. Everything looks a little less natural than through a top-end 12MP camera paired with intelligent processing. However, this is exactly what we expected from the Honor 8X. So this is a great choice considering the cost. The second camera only has a crude 2MP sensor, but the images are much better than what you see when shooting. With this, you can also get some dynamic-looking images.

4. Software

  • Android 8.1 with EMUI
  • Good performance
  • Quite a lot of pre-installs
The Honor 8X has Android 8.1 and Huawei’s EMUI that offers long-standing detractors. Now this is the version available in the most Honor phones. A new Android version is fairly visually coherent and offers lots of customization. EMUI just have home screens but does not have one as standard. However, the Android staple can be reinstated in the Settings menu.  This apps menu is slightly different from the normal. It can be scrolled vertical and also has alphabet shortcut on the right hand-side.

5. Games and video

  • Display is great for games and video
  • Reasonable quality, but it is a mono, speaker
The Honor 8X has a big screen which is great for gamers. It has more powerful chipset, which is good for demanding 3D games like Ark Survival. Its Kirin 970 CPU has a 12-core Mali-G72 graphics chipset handles games much better. Pros
  • Great value
  • Very modern look
  • Good performance
Cons
  • Flaky camera background blur mode
  • Micro USB charging
  • Honor Play is more powerful
 

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