Huawei Honor 8X has been launched in China today as an upper mid-range beast with the Kirin 710 chip which has been in competition with the Snapdragon 710.
The device sports a tiny notch which houses the selfie camera and speaker grille. It sports an AI-powered dual rear camera at the rear with 6GB/128GB space variants.
Huawei Honor 8X Specs and Features
・6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 6GB/4GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.2GHz Hisilicon Kirin 710
・64GB/128GB built-in storage
・20MP + 2MP rear camera and 16MP front camera
・3750mAh non-removable Battery
Design And Display
The Honor 8X was built with aluminium alloy just like the Honor Play. We can see the rear fingerprint which offers quick access to the smartphone in its usual position.
At the top left corner, we are greeted by the dual rear camera in a vertical position, while the dual-LED flash comes underneath. It measures 7.8mm in thickness and weighs 175g overall.
The 8X offers more screen than bezels, all thanks to the extremely tiny bottom chin and notch. There’s a selfie camera, LED flash and speaker grille sitting on the notch. It boasts of a tall 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 396 pixels per inch density for sharp visuals. The screen also stretches up to 84.4% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood is the mid-range powerhouse, the Kirin 710 which comes with an 8-core processor clocking at a fast speed of 2.2GHz as well. The processor is paired with a Mali-G51 MP4 graphics processing unit.
There are two versions when it comes to RAM and storage space. There’s one with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space, while a cheaper variant has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top.
Camera And Connectivity
There’s a AI-powered dual 20MP + 2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture on the 20MP shooter, while the 2MP camera is the depth sensor. The 16MP selfie camera comes with f/2.0 aperture as well.
The Honor 8X supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
Battery And Availability
The Huawei Honor 8X is powered by a non-removable 3750mAh battery with fast charging technology. Huawei Honor 8X will be available on shopping stores, starting from $249 to $299, that’s about (N85,000 – N100,000).
Full Specification of Huawei Honor 8X
・Announced: September 2018
・Status: Available. September 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)
・Material Type: Aluminium Alloy
・Dimensions: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue, Red, Pink
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
・Pixel Density: 396ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 84.4%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.2GHz
・Chipset type: Hisilicon Kirin 710
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-G51 MP4
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/128GB
・Back Camera: 20MP + 2MP
・Front Camera: 16MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes.
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Face Unlock: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes