How much does it cost? The 8X isn’t the most expensive phone. You’ll be able to pick it up for around Rs.40,000 island-wide. Considering its price and features, we think it’s worth it.
It was released towards the end of 2018, so it’s somewhat new. It looks modern as it’s large. Its screen stretches 6.5 inches across. If you have small hands, holding the device can be hard.
The device’s dimensions are as follows, 160.4 mm x 76.6 mm x 7.8 mm. As you can see, it’s thin. This helps it feel rich. Something that also helps is how heavy it is. It comes in at 175 grams.
The 8X was made from glass and aluminum. The glass on it is the strengthened type, so good luck trying to scratch it. The glass-sandwich helps it feel rich. However, it also causes it to collect fingerprints. Know that the mobile is slippery too – how clumsy are you?
Looking across its sides, you’ll find a microSD slot. Its presence isn’t a surprise, only more expensive phones have been coming without the feature. The ROM it comes with is decent anyway, so the ability to expand its storage is the icing on the cake.
There is a fingerprint sensor on its rear. We think it’s easy to reach.
You can pick the mobile up in four colours. They are black, blue, red and pink. On every option except for the black, there would be a shiny metallic effect.
The panel on its front is LTPS IPS LCD. It sadly doesn’t produce the best colours. The device has some decent screen-to-body ratio, though. It’s 84%, which is why there’s barely any bezel action going on. The 8X is sharp too. Its screen resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels.
As it’s so big, being able to immerse in whatever you’re watching would be a breeze.
Don’t worry about denting its front, it was made from Gorilla Glass 3.
Out of the box, it runs Android 8.1. You can upgrade it to the latest Android 9. No, you won’t be able to upgrade it to Android 11.
The OS would be run through EMUI, Huawei’s propriety UI. It’s customizable. That being said, it can get sluggish due to how heavy its themes are.
The 8X comes with the Kirin 710 chip housed. It’s a processor fit for a mid-ranger. It can easily handle everyday tasks, just don’t get heavy-handed with it.
You can pick the mobile up with quite a bit of RAM – 4 or 6 gigs. The 6 gig variant would make apps load very fast, and force-closing would never be an issue.
ROM-wise, 64 and 128 GB are available. They’re pretty decent. But it’s great that you get a MicroSD slot as well.
Its dimensions are thin, but you get a decently sized battery. The one inside it is 3750 mAh. No, it isn’t removable. Expect the Honor 8X to fully drain in around a day.
Charging it would take a while, sadly. You’d have to plug a 10 W regular charger into its micro USB port. These days, micro USBs are considered dated.
Let’s talk about its camera. We don’t think Honor produces the best set-ups. The camera on the 8X is no different. There is a 20 MP primary wide lens along with a 2 MP depth sensor on its rear. Together, they take pictures that are not colour accurate.
There is a powerful LED flash, though. The LED unfortunately won’t be available on its front.
Speaking of its selfie camera, there is a single 16 MP wide shooter. We don’t think it would keep you Instagram-ready.
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