Honor 8x Hands-on Review

Honor 8x Hands-on Review

Honor 8x Hands-on Review - Honor has found itself in a very good setting. The business has a series of phones-- at least two of which are new this year currently-- and all are valued sensibly, have solid requirements, and are easy to advise. The current is the Honor 8X, and in the beginning glance it appears to be one more to contribute to the listing, but the line in between them all is ending up being progressively obscured, as well as recognizing which to buy over one more is difficult.

While most definitely not a poor thing, we do not desire it to become complacency. We have actually been making use of the Honor 8X to see whether it not being significantly various to other Honor phones truly issues.

Honor 8x Hands-on Review


The Honor 8X is a streamlined, vibrant, and also extremely capable smartphone with a huge screen, an octa-core processor, dual cams with artificial intelligence, as well as a price tag so low that you could put one in your hand, your partner's hand, as well as also somebody else's hand for less than the cost of a solitary brand-new Apple iPhone XS Max. We mention Apple's largest ever before phone due to the fact that the Honor 8X likewise has a 6.5-inch screen, with a 2,340 x 1,080 resolution right here.

Honor 8x Hands-on Review

Replace the Honor 8X name in the above sentence for the Honor 10, the Honor Play, or to a certain level the Huawei Mate 20 Lite, and very little will alter, and also you need to pierce right down to locate the tiny distinctions in the specification. No noticeable differentiators arrive when you pick up the Honor 8X either, yet it is a clear upgrade over the Honor 7X. This moment it has a glass back panel for added class. The new style looks excellent-- one side reflects light differently to the rest of the back panel-- and choosing between the blue as well as the red shade is a real plight. It's prettier than the Honor Play, as well as resembles the utter delectability of the Honor 10.

Consequently of the display's 19.5:9 facet ratio, the body is long, highlighted by the reduced chin bezel that measures 4.25 mm, all for an excellent 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. The body is 7.8 mm thick and like the Honor Play the edges are rounded for in-hand comfort, as well as the screen's 2.5 D curve suggests it blends right into the steel body well. It's all very polished, but there is nothing we haven't seen before from Honor right here.

The Honor 8X is a smooth, vibrant, as well as very capable smart device with a huge screen.

At first the screen didn't look fantastic, a dissatisfaction after the dazzling Honor Play, as well as we asked yourself if there was some problem with the brand-new eye comfort setting on the Honor 8X. Honor claims the 8X is the very first phone to have a TÜV Rheinland-certified convenience setting to minimize blue light result. Actually, after excavating via the menus we found Vibrant watching setting was active by default, causing the Honor 8X's display looking like an LSD trip. Pro-tip: Constantly inspect your settings, kids.

Honor 8x Hands-on Review

Vivid mode likewise affected the cam, where pictures handled an overly blue tint in sneak peek and also the gallery. It's still there a little, but this is much less to do with the display and more to do with Huawei's artificial intelligence features in the cam.


The dual-lens back video camera has a 20-megapixel lens paired with a 2-megapixel depth-sensing lens, and also the A.I. is an option triggered with an unique AI switch. The effectiveness varies. In the most awful cases, the colors are so amped up the scene ends up being totally gotten rid of from reality. The best cases come when it balances out an HDR-style glow with subtly boosted shades.

The bokeh setting is a victor, properly catching edges as well as blurring out the history around them.

There are a lot of various other functions to have fun with, ranging from a 3D picture setting, slow-mo video, and also the enhancement of an Evening shot mode with Huawei's image stabilization powered by AI. In our short tests this isn't as effective as the Huawei P20 Pro, where we saw the function at first. It opens the shutter for around 4 seconds and also does not require a tripod, as well as instead uses AI to constant the shot. it's worth experimenting with, supplied you take a photo in regular mode too as sometimes the Evening setting shot can be very loud.

When the Honor 8X gets a picture right, it's unsubstantiated the shot comes from a phone that sets you back so little.

When the Honor 8X obtains a picture right, it's hard to believe the shot comes from a phone that sets you back so little, just do not expect it to be consistent. This holds true of the bokeh mode, as well as when taking images in usually good lights. It's definitely one of the primary factors to have the Honor 8X.


What else? There's a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone-- which is mounted fairly high up on the body, sometimes compeling a grip modification to reach it-- a rapid face unlock feature for convenience, plus a 3,750 mAh battery, a MicroSD card slot, dual-SIM, the Kirin 710 cpu, as well as 4GB of RAM. Huawei's GPU Turbo game tweaks are likewise onboard. A solid line-up, yet nothing we have actually not seen prior to from Honor. The Android 8.1 os has Huawei's EMUI 8.2 user interface over the top, so that really feels extremely acquainted also.

Drawbacks? In addition to the occasional electronic camera missteps, we're disappointed to see a Micro-USB billing port rather than a USB Type-C on the Honor 8X. We make certain there are financial reasons that this is still being made use of, but we prefer to the newer port was embraced. NFC is also not a guaranteed feature in every market the Honor 8X arrives in, so Google Pay won't always be available. It will certainly be concerning the U.S., but the time and also price has yet to be introduced.


The Honor 8X is a strong mid-range plan and it sits somewhere between 250 and 300 euros. In China it begins at around $200, which is just how much the Honor 7X costs-- and also it launched in the United Arab Emirates at 999 AED (around $280). We're still awaiting an official U.K. and Europe rate, but if it can be available in closer to the Honor 7X's price once again, it will be terrific worth. What it does not do is stick out. The 8X is Honor on cruise ship control, following up the Honor 7X with a risk-free gadget that if it were on a boat, it would certainly be stand out at not rocking it in the tiniest. Perhaps that's all you want from a mid-range phone; yet not just do we know Honor has actually got the talent to produce talked-about phones like the Magic 2, yet there's also a lot of competition available as well.

We're mosting likely to spend even more time with the Honor 8X to see if its personality instantly shines with, however presently we 'd point you in the direction of the Honor Play, which as a gaming-centric phone has even more of a reason-to-be than the Honor 8X, without ruining the phone for non-gamers. Yes it's a bit much more pricey, yet it's a very concentrated and preferable item.