- Oct 7, 2018
Huawei's All Brand Honor has removed several handsets between Rs 10,000 and Rs 35,000 in India in the past few months. The company launched the Honor 8X smartphone on October 16 in India. In India, the value of Honor 8X starts at Rs. 14,999. In this price segment, China's mobile maker Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone has already been quite popular among customers. Of Honor brand in this price, it is present in the handset market Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Nokia 6 Plus, Motorola One Power ( review ) and Realme 2 Pro ( review will compete). Let's know How Honor 8X is based on specifications and performance?
Design of Honor 8X
The design of Honor 8X makes it different from other companies' handsets. Glassy dual-tone color scheme has been used in the phone. The back panel of the phone is made of glass which gives it a premium look. The company has given it the name of the 'visual greeting', Honor says that it has many layers of glass (metal) in it. The design of the phone is so good that it is not calling the budget segment of less than Rs. 20,000. Due to the glass panel, fingers and scratch targets easily. To save the phone, you can put the cover covered in the retail box.
Another feature of Honor 8X is that it comes with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Honor Play, like the Honor 9N, there is a small border on the bottom of this phone. Honor 8X has a 6.5 inch (1080x2340 pixels) IPS LCD display whose aspect ratio is 19.5: 9. On the front panel of the other smartphone of the company, the Honor logo is given downward, but it has been removed in Honor 8X. You can not use the display easily with one hand. While using many features we need to use both of our hands. In India, this handset will be found in classic black, trademark blue and bold red color. We have a blue color variant for the review.
Vertical dual rear camera setup for photography will be seen on the back panel. The rear camera is slightly embossed. There will be a fingerprint sensor on the back panel for security. On the right side, to increase and reduce the power and voice button, there is a sim-tray on the left side of the phone (two Nano SIM and MicroSD card slot). At the bottom, you have a loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, primary microphone, and micro-USB port. At this price, the company has decided not to give the USB-Type C. Secondary microphone has got a place above the phone. The build quality of the phone is good, but after using the phone for some time we noticed that the scratches were on the glass backfill. The company has kept the size of the earpiece short for the sake of lowering the size of the Nokia.
Honor 8X specification and software
Honor 8X is the company's first smartphone in India, which comes with Hyacilicon Kirin 710 processor. This processor has also been used in the company's Huawei Nova 3i smartphone. This processor will be competing with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 660 chipset handsets coming in this price range. We have a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant of Honor 8X available for review.
There are two more variants of Honor 8X - 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage, and their prices are Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999, respectively. We did not have any problems on the phone while multitasking. There is no shortage of storage to keep apps and photos. With the help of MicroSD card, it is possible to extend the storage up to 400 GB.
Honor 8X has 6.5 inch full HD + (1080x2340 pixels) TFT IPS display. The company says that the Blue Light Filter (I Conflict Mode) has been used in the display, which is certified by TUV Rheinland. The phone has 3,750 mAh battery which comes with 5V / 2A (10W) charging support. The back panel has a 20-megapixel primary sensor with F / 1.8 and a depth of 2 megapixels per depth sensor. A 16-megapixel front camera will be available for selfie and video calling, its arc is F / 2.0. Both sim slots support 4G volts, the phone includes Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor and Fingerprint Sensor for Security. For connectivity, Dual-Band WiFi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth version 4.2 LE, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS, and 3.5mm headphone jack will be available.
We have been running Android 8.1 based on the respected Honor 8X EMUI 8.2.0. The handset will get an Android pie update, but the company has not announced the date at the moment. Our handset is running on September 2018 security patches which is a good thing. You will already have Facebook Messenger, Netflix, Camera360 and Lords Mobile installed in the phone. The icons are quite large, apart from this, you will get a phone manager app that will help you do many things like RAM, select applications, block data consumption, check viruses and battery consumption. Now the thing is a gesture in EMUI. If you swipe up from the bottom then the home screen, Google Assistant will open after swiping up from the left or right bottom. Honor 8X will provide software-based face fixation support. Face Unlock quickly scans the phone and unlocks. The special thing is that low-light and screen brightness increases in the night automatically, due to which the Face Unlock is capable of working correctly.
Honor 8X Performance, Camera and Battery Life
GPRT Turbo Technology has been used in Honor 8X. During the GPU turbo gaming, it gives impressions up to 60 percent and better battery life up to 30 percent. If the Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG are played on Moderate settings then it works correctly. The experience playing games like Subway Surfers and Candy Crush was great. During gaming, we found that the phone was very hot and the battery consumption was not high.
Honor 8X has scored 1,604 and 5,559 in Antwerp Benchmark on 140,435, Geekchainch Single and Multi Score Test. This result of Honor 8X is much better than Benchmark scores by Snapdragon 636 chipset, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Snapdragon 660 processor Xiaomi Mi A2 and Realme 2 Pro. In the Camera app, you will find the Presence, Knight, Portrait, Photo and Video mode. Apart from this, Pro, Slow-mo, Panorama, AR bike, HDR, Time laps and other features are given in the More section. Please tell that the rear camera is capable of recording slow-motion video with a speed of 480 frames per second.
The focus of the rear camera works fast and works well enough in the light, but the quality of the phone is not as good. If you talk about sharpness in picture quality, the 16-megapixel selfie camera is much better in this case. The picture taken at night is less than the quality average. Honor 8X is capable of recording video at 1080p at a speed of 60 frames per second, but the phone will get you set to 720p already.
Honor 8X's battery life with 6.5 inches full HD + display is quite great. Once you charge the phone, it will support you all day. Even after playing social media apps, email, video on YouTube and playing games for 15 minutes, our handset battery played with us all day. In the HD Video Test, Honor 8X has backed up 14 hours and 47 minutes. It takes more than 2 hours for the phone to charge 0 to 100 percent.
Honor wants to keep its grip strength in the market by offering a premium look to the phone and launching good smartphones at lower prices. Not only the design of Honor 8X, but the handset performance is also quite good at this price. It has been possible with the help of the company's new Silicon Kirin 710 chipset. In addition to the performance of the phone, it is a feature of vibrant display and biometric security feature that works at a faster speed. However, the camera is below the quality average. The fast charging facility in the phone will work for you. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 have maintained their hold in the market for the last six months, but now they are included in the list to include the Honor 8X in addition to Nokia 6.1 Plus and Motorola One Power.