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Honor 8x – Hands on and First Impressions

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Honor is set to launch a new smartphone in the Philippines, which is the Honor 8X. The all-new Honor 8X sports a massive display with 91% screen-to-body-ratio, a powerful AI camera, and of course, a high-performance chipset. Now, before we give our review of this handset, let’s get to know more about its specs and features on our first impressions of the Honor 8x.

SPECSHonor 8x
Display6.5-inch 2340p x 1080p LTPS display with 16,700,000 colors, 397 PPI, 19.5:9 widescreen, Multiple-point touch-sensitive screen
ChipsetKirin 710, Octa-Core (4 x Cortex-A73 2.2 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 1.7 GHz)
GPUMali G51
Memory4GB RAM, 128GB/64GB ROM (expandable up to 400GB via microSD card
Rear Camera20-megapixel (F/1.8 aperture) + 2-megapixel dual-lens rear-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)
Front Camera16-megapixel (F/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera
Dimensions160.4mm x76.6 mm x7.8mm, 175g
Battery3750 mAh
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo + Huawei EMUI 8.2

Design

The Honor 8x uses a metal middle frame and adopts a 2.5D double texture aurora glass body with a grating effect. The parallel gradation design is constructed from 15 layers and generates a different reflection from different angles.

Going to its dimensions, the Honor 8x measures 160.4mm x76.6 mm x7.8mm, and only weighs 175g. Despite its large display and size, users can still grip the handset comfortably. In addition, Honor uses advanced chip-on-film (COF) technology and a patented antenna design to narrow the width of the bottom border to 4.25mm and achieve 91% screen-to-body ratio.

Similar to most smartphones release this year, the Honor 8x bears the infamous notch. It houses the front-facing camera, earpiece, and some sensors.

Moving on to the rear part of the device, the dual rear cameras are positioned at the top-left corner with its LED flash underneath. The words “AI CAMERA” can also be seen below the cameras and the LED Flash. At the center, there’s where the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is located.

The power button and the volume rockers can be found on the right side of the smartphone, while the SIM tray can be seen on the left side. The bottom bunk of the device houses the USB 2.0 port, speaker grille, microphone, and the 3.5mm audio jack.

Overall, the Honor 8X adopts a design philosophy of minimalism, putting attention on aesthetics and details.

Display

The Honor 8x houses a 6.5-inch Full-View Display 2.0, and a 19.5:9 ratio in a 5.5-inch body. Its display also comes with the notch which can be seen on most recently released handsets. The screen is longer than the previous generation and is closer to the 21:9 ratio used by cinemas. Going to its resolution, the display of the Honor 8x also has a high 2340 x 1080 resolution (397 PPI) and 85% wide color gamut, allowing users to enjoy striking views on a sleek and compact smartphone.

The color doesn’t change when viewed from different angles. We also tried taking some shots outside and we didn’t have any issues with looking at the screen.

Camera

For taking photos, it features a 20-megapixel (F/1.8 aperture) + 2-megapixel dual-lens rear-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The photo resolution can go up to 5120×3840 pixels, and the video with up to 1920×1080 resolution (1080P,60fps). At the front, there’s a 16-megapixel (F/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera. Here are some sample shots:

Other Features

The Honor 8x is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 710 chipset with two quad-core Cortex A53 processors that functions on up to 2.2GHz of clock speed, coupled with Mali G51 GPU. This handset has 4GB of RAM paired with 128GB/64GB ROM, which is also expandable up to 400GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo + Huawei EMUI 8.2.

It also adopts a new generation of Eye Comfort mode certified by TüV Rheinland. It reduces the blue light radiation emitted by the screen and prevents eye fatigue. Honor 8X also has sunlight and night display technology, which lets users see the screen clearly in the sunlight and makes reading before sleep more comfortable.

Watching movies, aesthetically looking music videos, and even playing games look amazing on the Honor 8x. It provides vivid colors and details to the delight of the users.

In the battery department, it is fueled by a 3750 mAh battery pack which can surely provide its users a whole day of light usage.

Price and Availability

Stay tuned for pricing and availability will be available in the Philippines soon!

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