Honor 8X is a premium looking mid-range smartphone with impressive hardware. AI-powered dual camera setup, 6.5inch full HD+ display with the screen to body ratio of 91%, Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC are the main USP of this device. With all these great features, is it a great midrange smartphone? Here is our Honor 8X review based on our experience with the device.
Honor 8X Review-Pros And Cons
- 6.5inch full HD+ display with notch.
- EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
- HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC with Mali-G51 MP4 GPU.
- 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage.
- 20MP primary camera with 2MP depth sensor.
- 16MP front facing camea.
- 3750 mAh battery.
Honor 8X Pros
First, let us start with the features which are good.
Honor 8X sports dual tone gradient aurora glass in the back which provides a stylish look to this device. Design wise it is one of the best-looking smartphone in the mid-range smartphones we have seen.
6.5-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 on Honor 8X impressive. It has a small notch and thin chin at the bottom. There is an option to hide the notch and change the color temperature. Overall the display provides good viewing angle and color saturation.
Honor 8X comes with HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC with 4GB/6GB RAM variant. We have tested the 4GB variant. We didn’t face any lag or shuttering while multitasking or running regular apps like Instagram, WhatsApp or playing videos. The graphic demanding games like Asphalt 9 ran smoothly without any frame drop.
Dual camera setup which consists of a 20MP primary sensor with f/1.8 and a 2 MP secondary sensor with AI support takes good photos in well-lit conditions. Photos had plenty of details and colors are vibrant. The AI support can recognize more than 500 different scenario and around 22 categories. Front facing camera performance in well-lit condition is good.
Real life battery performance of Honor 8X is incredible for the price and features this phone has. In spite of using 4G LTE all the time with a lot of youtube video streaming and few games phone easily lasted more than a day.
Honor 8X Cons
Here are the few demerits of Honor 8X.
Average camera performance in low light
The camera struggles in low light situations. The taken photographs lack details. AI is also not helpful. It just oversaturated bright colors.
The bundled charger takes more than 2 hours to fully charge from zero. It would have been great if this had a fast charging capability.
A bit bulky for small hands
Though having a large screen phone has a lot of advantages, it also difficult to handle in one hand especially if you have small hands. It feels bulky and difficult to handle.
Outdated micro USB port
It would have nice if this device had a new generation USB-C port.