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Honor 8X will steal your heart with its incredible design. It has the following pros and cons:
- The phone comes with a glossy, unique design which makes it attractive.
- It has a headphone jack.
- The phone comes with a modern 19:5:9 display, which is vibrant and punchy.
- The performance of this phone is quite decent, making it value-for-money.
- The battery is adequately fueled and keeps chugging through the whole day.
- The phone is a bit hefty.
- It comes with an old Micro-USB port.
- The phone does not come with fast charging
- The cameras on this phone are quite average.
- As a mid-range phone, the Honor 8X fares well. It is a value for money phone and hence, is a recommended model for Honor fans.
Honor is all set to capture the midrange market with its Honor 8X. Priced at Rs. 12,999, the phone will attract you with style, and keep you attached with its hardware.
The Honor 8X has most things going right for it. The phone has a good design, excellent display, and adequate performance. However, it falters in the camera department. It can be a great phone for average users, but photographers should not have high expectations from the photographic abilities of this phone.
Honor 8X stands tall in the market due to its unique design – it has a glassy dual-tone rear which makes it seem like it is made of glass. Honor refers to it as a visual grating effect since it uses multiple layers of glass to achieve the effect. However, this feature makes it prone to fingerprint smudges. The 8X has a vertically stacked camera which slightly bumps out. The right side hosts the power button and the volume rocker. The phone does come with a headphone jack, but it stays with the old Micro-USB port which makes this set a dated model. However, all in all, the build quality of Honor 8X is excellent craftsmanship and can be appreciated from the start.
Honor X comes with a massive 6.5-inch screen. The display has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. It is quite colourful and crisp. Plus, the phone has a modern 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Due to the lack of bezels and a thin chin, the phone gives a brilliant 91% screen-to-body ratio, which makes sure that the phone remains immersive. Plus, it has a blue light filter called Eye Comfort mode which, according to Huawei, is certified by TUV Rheinland. The display is strong enough for its price range.
The Honor 8X arrives with the Huawei-made HiSilicon Kirin 710 Chipset. The phone is paired with 4GB of RAM. Huawei Nova 3i used the same chipset. As a mid-range chipset, it is quite a capable one, with four of its Cortex-A73 cores running at 2.2GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7 GHz. It is an efficient and fast processor, but along with that, the fluid EMUI that Huawei has brings about a smoothness in the functioning of the phone. Multitasking is mostly smooth, though intensive apps like Facebook messenger can make it a bit stuttery. The phone comes with a GPU Turbo to optimize gaming, and for that reason, you can run PUBG or Asphalt 9 on medium settings. You won’t experience any lags. Heating is also kept minimal. It gets a score of about 5,559 points on Geekbench multi-core tests, which is an awe-inspiring score.
The Honor 8X arrives with a dual camera module on its back – it has a 20MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth-sensing camera as well. You have AI integration on this camera too. However, with AI, the images can come out overexposed. The autofocus on this camera is quite fast and with good lighting, it is mostly accurate. The photos come out sharp and punchy. However, the night-times shots are just about passable. The details are lacking even when artificial light is used. AI does not perform well in low-light and tends to blow-out bright colours. Beautification makes the images appear too artificial.
The 16MP selfie camera does a better job regarding both image definition in ideal light situations as well as keeping up the sharpness of the images. The night shots come out mediocre, but the screen flash can help a little bit.
The Honor 8X can record 1080p video maxed at 60fps. You get jerky videos due to lack of stabilization.
Honor 8X is fitted with a 3,750mAh battery. An HD video loop test found out that it can stay alive for about 14 hours and 47 minutes, which is quite impressive. The phone is able to chug on for a whole day without a problem when it is put through moderate tests like a 15 minute session of gaming, streaming YouTube videos, using WiFi for social networking, and calling. The battery may have seemed inadequate for the HD+ screen, but it remains potent enough. It does not have fast charging and can take around 2 hours to go from dead to 100% charge.
Honor 8X looks excellent and as a mid-range model is comes with decent specification. It has a bright and punchy display which is powered by a capable battery. Along with that, the phone has a powerful processor under its hood that makes it one of the fastest in the mid-range market. However, it falters in the camera department, producing muted photos which lack enough details to satisfy an average photographer. There is no fast charging on this phone as well. It has several competitors to tackle, which include Note 5 Pro and ZenFone Max Pro M1. Also, new models like Nokia 6.1 Plus and Motorola One are great contenders. However, the Honor 8X remains capable and can be an excellent choice for many midrange users.