If you were looking for a pretty good phone for Christmas, this one might be your choice: The new Honor 8X. The Honor X series was at the latest with the Honor 6X the absolut secret tip among the sub 300€ smartphones. Now the Honor 8X has introduced another model to the series – we have all the details for you.
The Technical Details
Display: 16.5cm (6.5 “) FHD +, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 91% display-to-body ratio
Processor: Kirin 710 Octa-Core 2.2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 or 128 GB internal memory, expandable via MicroSD
Camera: 20 megapixels + 2MP dual main camera, 16MP front camera, AI camera, super slow motion shooting (480FPS)
Connectivity: WiFi to 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0
System: Android 8.1 Oreo / EMUI 8.2, GPU Turbo 2.0
Design: Nano-scale optical coating, three colors: red, blue, black
On the software side is still Android 8.1 used instead of Android 9.0, but the upgrade is much likely to come soon . Otherwise little has been done. The camera features have been drilled a bit and so the Honor 8X now also receives the Super Slow Motion mode with up to 480 FPS. Again, the high FPS number is achieved only by interpolation, natively are a maximum of 120 FPS at 720p possible.
In addition, there is the obligatory GPU Turbo and even the 4D Force feedback feature of the Honor Play has made it to the Honor 8X. So the phone can vibrate a bit in some games.
Technically, it relies on well-known features, only the display could now optimize the relationship between display and housing, so that a larger display can be installed without having to increase the size of the case.
To what extent it can keep up with its predecessors must show our test. Of course you will get it here as soon as it is ready. In the first impression, it is at least pleasantly high quality and the display also makes a good first impression. It remains to be seen how well the camera and the performance of the Kirin 710 does in everyday life.
What, however bothers me a lot is that a micro-USB port used instead of a usb-c one. In my opinion this should have never made it to the Honor 8X, not even with a cheap device.
The price starts at 249€ for the black Version with 64GB Memory, the blue 128GB version will set you back 279,90€ at the Official Honor store.