December 16, 2018

Honor 8X Specifications and Review

This year, Huawei has really upped their game with their flagship smartphones. Now they have much faster chipsets and a cool new night mode. However, flagship smartphones aren’t for everyone and Huawei has also started bringing down some of these top-end features to more affordable devices. Some of them are the P20 Lite, Honor Play, Nova 3i, and the relatively new Honor 8X. Huawei now has a lot of mid-range smartphones, but what makes the Honor 8X so special?

Let’s take a look at the 6 Honor 8X specifications and review its performance.


The Honor 8X price in India is Rs. 14,999 for the base variant. It supports 4 GB of RAM and has an internal storage of 64 GB.

2. Hardware

Hardware of Honor 8X

The Honor 8X has a single loudspeaker and as far as audio quality goes, it is still not amongst the best. There is a headphone jack, but the sound quality through headphones is rather mediocre and does not get particularly loud. However, this is one of the few smartphones that still has an FM radio so Huawei deserves credit for that. The charger for the 8X is a standard one, so you will be able to charge the device from 0%-29% in half an hour.

3. Software

Huawei Kirin processor

The 8X comes with either 64 GB or 128 GB of storage and it allows you to add a micro SD card for up to 400 GB of storage, which is really useful. It is powered by a Kirin 710 octa-core processor and has 4 GB of RAM. If you are heading out for a USB-C port, you will be disappointed because you get a MicroUSB port instead.

4. Display

rich blue color honor 8x display

The Honor 8X has a rich blue color and the frame is made of aluminium, while the back is made of glass. Overall, the design is simple but elegant at the same time except for the fact that the cameras stick out. The phone wobbles a little when you put it on a table, but if you use a casing, it definitely isn’t a problem. It is also recommended to keep it away from water since there is not IP rated protection. The bezels all around the phone are slim and the notch is relatively small-sized. You can hide it if it bothers you and it will cut into full-screen content.

The device is big and you probably will have to enjoy using the device with 2 hands. Even without the case, the sides do not feel particularly slippery. As far as biometrics are concerned, you can unlock it using the fingerprint scanner or you can use the face unlock option. The large 6.5-Inch IPS LCD display has a full HD resolution and a decently sharp pixel density. It has a tall aspect ratio and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has a good natural brightness which is good for its class. It is usable outdoors but its sunlight legibility is not amazing. There is a noticeable blue tint on the screen, no matter which mode you choose. It is recommended to select the normal mode and warmer color temperature for a more accurate color representation. This is amongst the best Honor 8X specifications.

6. Camera

Honor 8X camera feature

The Honor 8X comes with a dual camera setup. It has a primary 20 MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2 MP sensor for depth sensing. There is a face detection autofocus and an LED flash included. There is a 16 MP Selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and there is also a screen flash included for low-light selfies. The daylight shots turn out good in terms of overall quality, the color reproduction turns out good and offer good detail as well.  The sharpness in images turns out well, but the contrast is slightly on the higher side. The dynamic range is decent and the camera has a tendency to saturate detail especially in areas where there is a lot of greenery.

7. Battery

The Honor 8X is powered by a 3750 mAh battery and supports micro USB charging.  Whether you are streaming music or your favourite new TV show, the Honor 8X lasts an entire day.

If you are budget-conscious and are looking for a new Honor mobile, the Honor 8X might just be your best bet. Now you can also buy your favourite smartphone on no-cost EMI on OnlyMobiles today to make your purchase easy and convenient!