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Huawei Honor 8X Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei Honor 8X Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei Honor 8X Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2018, September
  • Dimensions: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Screen: 6.5", LTPS IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Dual, 20 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 16 MP
  • Memory: 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 3750 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei Honor 8X
Release date 2018, September
Dimensions 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm (6.31 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
Body build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Black, Blue, Red, Pink
Battery 3750 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price270 EUR
Screen
Technology LTPS IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.5" inc
Screen area 103.2 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio84.0%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px
PPI /points per inch/ 397 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 20 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-20 MP, f/1.8, 27 mm (wide), PDAF
-2 MP, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30/60fps, 480fps, stereo sound rec.
Front camera, selfie 16 MP, Single
Specifications 16 MP, f/2.0, 26 mm (wide)
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); EMUI 8.2
Chipset - Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G51 MP4
External memory microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score171131
Antutu 7 score139832
GeekBench 5 Single Core331
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1312
GeekBench 4 Single Core1565
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core5451
GeekBench 4 RenderScript4055
GeekBench 4 Battery3935
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.72 W/kg (head)    
Music and Audio
Radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Charging 5V/2A 10W
- Also known as Honor View 10 Lite

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Huawei Honor 8X Review

Honor is constantly updating its product range with models that are attractive in terms of value for money. Another offering is the Honor 8X, a 2018 model that looks impressive and is light in weight.

Design

A standout detail in the look of the Honor 8X is the metal frame around its perimeter, the rounded edges of the body and the glass on the front and back. The device is scratch resistant. However, we don't recommend keeping it in your pocket next to your keys.

The smartphone is available in several colours - black, red, pink and blue. In all three colours, the back panel has a gradient effect. Under the sunlight, it looks super spectacular. This gives the impression of a more expensive device.

On the front of the Honor 8X, we see a satisfactory solution. The screen occupies 91% of it. This indicator is higher even than that of a number of flagships. At the top of the display, you will notice the now fashionable notch. In it are positioned the front camera, the message indicator and the proximity sensor.

On the rear panel is a fingerprint scanner. There is no criticism to its work. It is fast and accurate. The Honor 8X also has the ability to protect your personal data with the help of facial recognition. In the first case, you will have your smartphone at your disposal in 0.3 seconds, in the second - in 0.6 seconds.

Display

If you're looking for a smartphone with a big enough screen for gaming and watching videos, the Honor 8X is a good proposition. You'll be able to browse the web and read various documents on it with pleasure and comfort. Since the aspect ratio is 19.5:9, you can comfortably hold the device in one hand. The casing is narrow and elongated vertically.

At the heart of the screen is a good IPS matrix with a satisfactory brightness margin and maximum viewing angles. You can adjust the colours from the menu. The resolution is 2340 x 1080 pixels at a density per inch of almost 400 pixels. To the naked eye, distinguishing individual pixels is completely impossible.

Performance

The Honor 8X has a new-for-2018 platform that was developed by the company. The chipset is the Kirin 710 and successfully replaces the previous chip for mid-range smartphones - the Kirin 659. Now, the performance of just one core of Kirin 710 is 75% higher than before, and the performance of two cores is 68% higher.

The chipset itself consists of 8 compute cores, with half of them being power-efficient and the others being high-performance. They are coupled with Mali G51-MP4 graphics and 4 or 6 GB of RAM depending on the modification. As a result, you get a good level of performance that makes the operating system and the proprietary EMUI 8.2 interface run fast and flawlessly. All heavier games at minimum to medium settings are accessible. This is the time to mention the company's proprietary GPU Turbo technology that it has been consistently implementing in its products. In the Honor 8X, it does a great job. It boosts the speed of the graphics subsystem by up to 60%, lowering power consumption by up to 30%.

When considering whether to buy this Honor smartphone, keep in mind that it comes with 64 or 128 GB storage. Even if you choose the first option, you have a memory card slot available that is separate from the one for the two SIM cards.

Cameras

The Honor 8X is equipped with a dual rear camera, whose performance is aided by artificial intelligence. The main module is 20-megapixel and is complemented by a 2-megapixel, with the help of which you can take photos with bokeh effect.

With this smartphone in hand, you can count on good daylight shots. In a room when light is scarce, their quality will drop slightly. The biggest challenge is night shots. We recommend activating the "Night" mode. It will improve your footage overall. With the help of artificial intelligence, the device recognizes a number of subjects.

Let's also say a few words about the front camera. It is 16-megapixel and supports a number of smart features, including augmented reality and automatic foreground processing when shooting against the sun.

Autonomous operation

The Honor 8X is equipped with a 3,750mAh battery and several charge-saving technologies. So in moderate use you can count on up to two days of autonomous operation. Compared to its competitors on the market, the Honor 8X offers a slightly above average performance. As a minus, we can point to the absence of fast charging technology and the presence of a simple microUSB port.

Conclusion

The Honor 8X is one of the best smartphones of the second half of 2018. It can be yours at a relatively low price, and in return offers an interesting design, a large and high-quality elongated screen, dual camera, NFC chip and high performance. To this we must add ample storage, a separate memory card slot, long autonomous operation and a good camera.

Competitors

If something about the Honor 8X makes you look for its alternatives to compare with, we recommend you take a look at a few models. These are the Huawei P20 Lite, Honor Play, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Meizu 15 Lite.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei Honor 8X was around 270 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2018, September.
The weight of the Huawei Honor 8X is 175 g.
The screen size of the Huawei Honor 8X is 6.5" inches.
The size of the Huawei Honor 8X is 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.