Honor is a well known sub-brand of Huawei and the company has just unveiled the Honor 8X, a successor to the Honor 7X. Considering the fact that Honor 7X sold very well and made good profits in the US and Europe, we can only expect the same performance from it’s successor, the Honor 8X if not better.
The Honor 8X does bring an updated design to the table, noticeably thinner bezels, and a display notch. I kinda feel the display notch is getting too rampant these days, people are beginning to get tire of it but, the notch still looks good on the Honor 8X.
Honor 8X display and design
This glossy looking smartphone comes with a glass body which gives it that shiny, polished look. At the back, it has two vertically-aligned cameras at the top left corner and a LED flash sitting right below the cameras.
The display is a huge FullView Display with 6.5-inch fullHD+ (2340 x 1080) IPS LCD panel (91% screen-to-body ratio). Perfect for movie and games.
Honor 8X Processor and memory
Fueling this powerful smartphone is a Huawei Kirin 710 64-bit octa-core processor. The memory is okay for lots of smartphone users as it sports a 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of expandable native storage. I wonder why anyone with a 128GB storage would want to expand it in the first place.
Camera and battery
Under the hood is a non-removable 3,750mAh battery on the inside. In the camera department we have a dual 20-megapixel (f/1.8 aperture, PDAF) and 2-megapixel (depth sensor) cameras on the back of the phone, while a single 16-megapixel camera (f/20 aperture) sits on the phone’s front side.
Honor 8X software, features and price
Out of the box we have Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed on the Honor 8X, with Huawei’s Emotion UI 8.2 skin. The device also offers two SIM card slots (2x nano SIM). Second SIM card slot can be used to expand storage using a microSD card.
A 3.5mm headphone jack is included on the device, and Bluetooth 4.2 is also a part of the package. It is worth noting that the Honor 8X comes with a regular micro USB (2.0), not a Type-C port. Official price has not been confirmed yet but should be slighly above that of it’s predecessor, the Honor 7X.