Huawei Honor 8X Max was introduced as well as the watered-down variant of the Honor 8X. Don’t be deceived by the name, the 8X Max houses the Snapdragon 636 which can’t be compared to the Kirin 710.
Nonetheless, the Max means bigger power because the device is powered by a massive 5000mAh battery. The cameras got downgraded as well. Let’s find out more.
Huawei Honor 8X Max Specs and Features
・7.12-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2244 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 6GB/4GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636
・64GB/128GB built-in storage
・16MP + 2MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・5000mAh non-removable Battery
Design And Display
The Honor 8X Max looks exactly like the 8X Max from the rear. It’s built with the same aluminium alloy and sports a rear fingerprint which offers quick access to the smartphone in its usual position.
The dual rear cameras are still in its usual position at the top left corner, same with the “Honor” and “AI Camera” inscription. It’s bulkier measuring 8.1mm in thickness and weighing 210g overall.
The 8X Max offers more screen than bezels compared to the 8X. It sports a water-drop display with a Selfie-Notch, this gives room for more screen. However, there’s an Honor logo at the bottom chin. It boasts of a taller 7.12-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels and 350 pixels per inch density for sharp visuals. The screen also stretches up to 83.4% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the Snapdragon 636 from Qualcomm does the trick. The chip is accompanied by an 8-core processor clocking at a fast speed of 1.8GHz as well. While the Adreno 509 graphics card handles graphics.
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
The dual 16MP + 2MP rear camera are AI-powered and enhanced to take clearer photos. The cameras have f/2.0 + f/2.4 aperture respectively. The selfie camera has been downgraded to an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture as well.
The Honor 8X Max 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 Max is powered by a non-removable 5000mAh battery with fast charging technology. Huawei Honor 8X Max will be available on shopping stores, starting from $249 to $299, that’s about (N85,000 – N100,000).
Full Specification Of Huawei Honor 8X Max
・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: 177.6 x 86.3 x 8.1 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue, Red
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 2244 pixels
・Pixel Density: 350ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 83.4%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 509
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/128GB
・Back Camera: 16MP + 2MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No
・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