Huawei Honor 8X (6GB RAM, 128GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 18,999 announced

launchComing Soon!

58.6

excellence score

84.9

value for money score

Expected launch: November, 2018

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Design

  • Stunning, premium design - the Honor 8X looks like the quintessential Honor smartphone, featuring a glossy textured glass back finish with its dazzling light reflecting properties, metal trim, notched display, and eye-catching looks all around - the 91 percent screen to body ratio and minimal chin is undeniably impressive, giving the handset even more screen to work with that Huawei’s flagship P20 Pro - it’s a great piece of tech to marvel at that rivals the look and feel of premium flagship handsets which cost significantly more
  • The rear fingerprint scanner is highly responsive and face recognition is also very speedy, although not quite as fast as the higher-end P20 Pro
  • You can't get around the fact though that this a giant phablet - while there’s plenty of screen real estate, reaching across the panel is a stretch with one hand - combined with the glass back and sharper edges than some other large handsets, the phone can be awkward to handle at times - this is not a phone for those who value ergonomics, it's one for those who want to have the best media consumption experience

Display

  • Beautiful, bezel-less, 6.5-inch LTPS LCD display with a 2340 x 1080 resolution - even given the large display size, the Full HD+ resolution appears plenty sharp enough - the panel’s colors also pop with the appropriate fervor, resulting in bright and vivid images - sunlight legibility is also decent (though not exceptional)
  • The largest display currently in this price bracket

Software

  • The colorful icons and white UI elements of the EMUI interface can’t help but invoke Apple’s iOS - and though EMUI does deviate majorly from a stock Android experience, but the software is perfectly functional and avoids any major bloat - it also offers tons of customization, so you get options for the app drawer, notch toggle, View Mode sizes, and text sizes under the display settings to tweak the appearance more to your tastes
  • There also a number of useful software add-ons like a gesture based navigation scheme (similar to the one on Android Pie), motion controls enabling features like raising the phone to your ear to automatically answer calls or flip the phone upside down to mute, and App Lock and Filesafe to provide ways to keep bits of information secure behind your fingerprint

Performance

  • Very solid, snappy mid-range performance with the Kirin 710 SoC (similar to the Snapdragon 660) - the Honor 8X is a snappy device that zips through everything that you can throw at it

Camera

  • The camera performance of both the dual rear camera setup as well as the front camera is decent but tends to be inconsistent, mainly due to overactive AI processing - and this is one area where Honor 8X can sometimes let you down, compared to the top competition in this price bracket

Audio

  • Decent single bottom-facing speaker - sounds fairly decent and pumps out plenty of volume

Battery

  • Outstanding battery - the combination of the large 3750mAh battery + good software/hardware optimisation results in a phone that will last you a good 2 days with moderate use - and lighter users could well extend usage well into a third day - plus there are some useful battery saving modes too - in terms of battery life, the 8X is one of the best performing phones in recent times

More

  • On the whole, the Honor 8X is a great marriage of style and substance - if you don't care for the best camera phone for your buck, it's a solid choice, and one of the best looking devices you can get
  • Uses the old MicroUSB port, instead of the new USB-C standard

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. If you are on the budget, you should check it out
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. An appealing buy
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Good-looking and relatively affordable phablet
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A big-screen phone with an affordable price tag
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Almost the perfect marriage of style and substance...but photography enthusiasts might want to give this AI camera a miss
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Next best mid-ranger with an average camera
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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  11. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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  13. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  15. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
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Huawei Honor 8X (6GB RAM, 128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 396 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
  • Eye comfort mode
  • Night mode
  • Sunlight display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #16 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G51 MP4
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 400 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3750 mAh
Battery Standby662 hrs
Battery Talktime21.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight175 gm
Thickness7.8 mm
Camera
Primary Camera20MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 20MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Portrait mode
Secondary Camera16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • HDR
  • Portrait Selfies
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes

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