Huawei’s sub-brand Honor recently launched their mid-range smartphone Honor 8X in India at 14999 Rupees. Honor 8X Comes with latest Kirin 710 CPU, Beautiful glass back design, Dual rear cameras with AI and 16MP front-facing camera. Honor 8X Review With Pros and Cons.
The Honor 8X will be competing with Motorola Power-One, Nokia 6.1, Realme U1, Realme 2 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro. Honor 8X is an Amazon exclusive and will be available from 24 October. So is this a value for money device lets find out.
Honor 8X Specifications:
Design – Honor 8s has a 2.5d glass both front and rear side and a metal body in between. The back glass looks beautifully because of the 15 layer coating which reflects the colours from various direction.
Display – The Honor 8X Comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution and aspect ratio is 19.5:9. This is an IPS LCD display with modern notch design and covers 85 per cent wide colour gamut. Because of the notch design screen to body ratio of 91 per cent.
Processor – Huawei uses their in-house HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor which is a power efficient octa-core Soc build by 12nm process. Kirin 710 is the latest midrange processor from Huawei with 4 core Cortex-A73 at 2.2GHz and 4core Cortex-A53 at 1.7GHz with AI engine.
Graphics – The Honor 8X comes with Mali G-51 MP4 GPU with GPU Turbo just like the Honor Play. This GPU scored 3D Mark’s Sling Shot Extreme OpenGL test at 955 and Vulkan test at 1125.
RAM and Storage – Huawei Honor 8X packs with 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM with 128GB ROM. The storage can be expanded via a dedicated microSD card up to 400GB.
Camera – Huawei Smartphones always has good cameras. Honor 8X features a 20MP at f/1.8 primary camera and a 2MP at f/2.4 camera for depth sensing on the back. For taking selfies a 16MP f/2.0 is there with AI features. Honor 8X can shoot videos up to 1080p resolution and doesn’t support any stabilization.
Battery – The Honor 8X has a 3750mAh Battery which gives screen on time up to 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Software – Huawei new Honor 8X runs on their own EMUI 8.2 build on Android 8.1 Oreo which doesn’t has any app drawer.
Connectivity – Honor 8X comes with all the connectivity option like 4G VOLTE, BLUETOOTH 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm jack, micro USB.
Honor 8X Review With Pros and Cons:
- The 6.5-inch display is bright and colours are natural and because of IPS LCD viewing angle also good. It also has a blue light filter called Eye Comfort mode and certified by TÜV Rheinland.
- HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor is powerful than Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.
- Honor 8X offers 4GB and 6GB RAM with 64GB and 128GB storage and expandable up to 400GB with a dedicated microSD card slot.
- The Honor 8X Looks beautiful thanks to the glass sandwich design with the metal body. It feels premium because of The 15 layer coating on the back side glass.
- The major con of the Honor 8X is the battery it comes with a 3750mAh battery while it has a large 6.5-inch display.
- Honor 8X doesn’t come with a fast charger as it should be because of the smaller battery and large display.
- The Mali-G51 MP4 GPU is not powerful than the Snapdragon 512.
- Honor 8X doesn’t have USB type-C port only has micro-USB.
- The Honor 8X can shoot up to 1080p only and doesn’t support 4k video recording also the picture quality not good compared to others on the price range.
- No stock Android it has their own EMUI custom ROM so regular updates.
Honor 8X Review With Pros and Cons Conclusion:
The Honor 8X offers a premium design with huge display latest powerful kirin 710 Soc at 14999 Rupees only. The 6.5-inch display is good for watching movies and videos.
But for gaming the Honor 8X not good, Snapdragon Adreno dominates the Mali GPU on gaming. The Honor 8X has a 3750mAh battery without a fast charger, with the 6.5-inch display its tough to for one typical day use on a single charge.
If you can overcome and compromise to these cons then you can go for it, but there are other options like Motorola One Power, Nokia 6.1, Realme U1, Realme 2 Pro and the Upcoming Redmi Note 6 Pro. Honor 8X Review With Pros and Cons.