Honor 8X: Everything you need to know

Quick Specs: Honor 8X is the successor to the Honor 7X. Announced Sep 2018. Features 6.5″ FullView Display 2.0, Hisilicon Kirin 710, 20 MP + 2 MP dual camera, 16 MP front camera, 3750 mAh battery, AI noise-cancelling for phone calls. Get the full specs, price, news, and updates below.

Honor is Huawei’s five-year-old sub-brand for budget smartphones that are largely sold online.

Huawei claims the Honor 8X sports a ground-breaking 91% percent screen-to-body ratio, a figure that is higher than any we have looked at in the past.

Honor 8X specs, features, and price

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G mobile network: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network: LTE bands 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 8.1 Oreo + EMUI 8.2

Design, Form Factor and Appearance

  • Dimensions: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • Display: 6.5-inch, 2,340 x 1,080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Ambient light, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Colours: Black. Blue. Red. Pink.

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Internal Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-G51 MP4
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography and Video

  • Rear Camera: Dual – 20 megapixels auto-focus + 2 megapixels depth sensor, AI assistance, AI image stabilization (AIS), LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording, slow motion video
  • Front-facing Camera: 16 megapixels, f/2.0, AI Portrait 2.0, 1080p@30fps video capture.

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Multimedia Playback

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Audio:
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio:

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Charging: 10W fast battery charging.
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 3750mAh
  • Announced: September 2018
  • Availability: September 2018

Honor 8X Price

The Honor 8X went on sale in China on the 5th of September  for 1,399 Chinese Yuan, and is available globally with prices starting from around $280/235 Euros/999 AED.

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MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

It has a solid design, a big screen, rear dual camera, solid battery, and does not cost an arm and a leg. The Huawei Honor 8X is very good value for the roughly $200 it costs. We have good vibes about this one.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Honor 8X News & Updates

April 2019: The 8X was clearly loved by consumers in China. By December, it had sold 6 million units globaly. It was the best-selling smartphone online in China for four straight months, and it had ramped up 10 million units in sales in less than 6 months.

July 2019: 9 months after its launch, the 8X became the highest selling Honor smartphone ever, with over 15 million units sold.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the Honor 8X are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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