Huawei Honor 8X

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The Huawei Honor 8X currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.5"
Camera
20+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

A solid mid-ranger, with a tantalizingly low price, systematically making its way on to more and more international markets. Even so, we find it hard to give it an instant recommendation purely on the basis that many other Huawei and Honor phones exist and could easily offer a better match for your...

- GSMArena
Pocket-lint

The Honor 8X offers great value for money, giving you a lot of phone for your money. There's some innovation in the camera and great battery life, but EMUI is a little bloated and the display could be better.

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
The Inquirer

The specs are great, camera and screen are both strong, and we have high hopes for the overall experience in everything except the divisive software overlay. If you can deal with some bloatware, a longer wait for Android updates and a bit of tacky design, the payoffs in terms of battery life, perfor...

- Holly Brockwell, The Inquirer
Stuff

It has a bigger screen than either, one with loads more pixels packed in than the Moto One. There’s more CPU power, more camera megapixels, more mAh in its battery. There are just a couple of spots where the Honor 8X seems lesser. We don’t want to use microUSB charging in a £250 phone anymore, Honor...

- Stuff
Android Authority

The Honor 8X is a tale of some quite remarkable accomplishments marred by a few unfortunate issues. At first, I thought the handset’s giant size would be the dividing factor, but the phone’s thin profile helps to minimize this issue enough that I eventually became accustomed to it. However, the came...

- Robert Triggs, Android Authority


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Huawei released the Honor 8X on October 11, 2018.


Huawei backs up the Honor 8X with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.5"

The Huawei Honor 8X's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
20+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3750 mAh battery.

Honor 8X Specs

Overview
Release date October 11, 2018
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/2100/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Blue, Red, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.04 x 7.66 x 0.78 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 175 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 396 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (2MP second camera)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Glory 8X

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

More value for less

A solid mid-ranger, with a tantalizingly low price, systematically making its way on to more and more international markets. Even so, we find it hard to give it an instant recommendation purely on the basis that many other Huawei and Honor phones exist and could easily offer a better match for yo...More

A solid mid-ranger, with a tantalizingly low price, systematically making its way on to more and more international markets. Even so, we find it hard to give it an instant recommendation purely on the basis that many other Huawei and Honor phones exist and could easily offer a better match for your specific set of needs, in roughly the same price bracket.

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Pocket-lint

Big bang for the bucks

from Pocket-lint

The Honor 8X offers great value for money, giving you a lot of phone for your money. There's some innovation in the camera and great battery life, but EMUI is a little bloated and the display could be better.

Read full review

The Honor 8X offers great value for money, giving you a lot of phone for your money. There's some innovation in the camera and great battery life, but EMUI is a little bloated and the display could be better.

Read full review

Less

The Inquirer

A feature-packed budget beauty

from The Inquirer

The specs are great, camera and screen are both strong, and we have high hopes for the overall experience in everything except the divisive software overlay. If you can deal with some bloatware, a longer wait for Android updates and a bit of tacky design, the payoffs in terms of battery life, per...More

The specs are great, camera and screen are both strong, and we have high hopes for the overall experience in everything except the divisive software overlay. If you can deal with some bloatware, a longer wait for Android updates and a bit of tacky design, the payoffs in terms of battery life, performance and good old-fashioned value for money are substantial. The dual-SIM-plus microSD inclusion is another upside, making this an appealing phone for work or travel, and the handset looks better than you'd expect for the cost.

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Stuff

One of the better phone deals of the year

It has a bigger screen than either, one with loads more pixels packed in than the Moto One. There’s more CPU power, more camera megapixels, more mAh in its battery. There are just a couple of spots where the Honor 8X seems lesser. We don’t want to use microUSB charging in a £250 phone anymor...More

It has a bigger screen than either, one with loads more pixels packed in than the Moto One. There’s more CPU power, more camera megapixels, more mAh in its battery. There are just a couple of spots where the Honor 8X seems lesser. We don’t want to use microUSB charging in a £250 phone anymore, Honor, and there’s no 4K video capture. That may be a deal-breaker for some of you, but this phone still seems like a bargain to us.

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Android Authority

Almost the perfect marriage of style and substance

from Android Authority

The Honor 8X is a tale of some quite remarkable accomplishments marred by a few unfortunate issues. At first, I thought the handset’s giant size would be the dividing factor, but the phone’s thin profile helps to minimize this issue enough that I eventually became accustomed to it. However,...More

The Honor 8X is a tale of some quite remarkable accomplishments marred by a few unfortunate issues. At first, I thought the handset’s giant size would be the dividing factor, but the phone’s thin profile helps to minimize this issue enough that I eventually became accustomed to it. However, the camera performance and dated hardware choices, like the microUSB port and single bottom-firing speaker, detract from an otherwise superb experience.

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Digital Trends

More of the same from Honor, but that’s not a bad thing

from Digital Trends

If it can come in at this price again, it will be great value. What it doesn’t do is stand out. The 8X is Honor on cruise control, following up the Honor 7X with a safe device that if it were on a boat, it would be excel at not rocking it in the slightest. Arguably that’s all you want from a...More

If it can come in at this price again, it will be great value. What it doesn’t do is stand out. The 8X is Honor on cruise control, following up the Honor 7X with a safe device that if it were on a boat, it would be excel at not rocking it in the slightest. Arguably that’s all you want from a mid-range phone; but not only do we know Honor has got the talent to create talked-about phones like the Magic 2, but there’s also plenty of competition out there too.

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Android Headlines

A nicely packaged budget handset

from Android Headlines

This handset, however, is extremely affordable, and at that price point, it really does have a lot to offer, same as the Honor 7X. The Honor 8X comes with an updated design, much thinner bezels, much larger display, and a more powerful set of internals. The device runs Huawei’s skin, whether yo...More

This handset, however, is extremely affordable, and at that price point, it really does have a lot to offer, same as the Honor 7X. The Honor 8X comes with an updated design, much thinner bezels, much larger display, and a more powerful set of internals. The device runs Huawei’s skin, whether you like it or not, but that skin did become a lot better over the last couple of years, and it’s up there with the competition.

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