Honor 8X review
AI powered with FullView display
Our Honor 8X review takes you into the amazing technology and user experience you get with this smartphone. Honor has created an almost borderless design to immerse you into entertainment. The AI processor handles everything from battery management to recognising scenes when shooting photos.
Nearly Borderless display
The Honor 8X has a 6.5-inch display with slim bezels, just 4.25mm at the bottom. This gives the phone an almost borderless look and a screen-to-body ratio of 91%. This design gives you a 6.5-inch display in a device that has the body size of a 5.5-inch phone. The 1080p High Definition display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
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This latest Honor smartphone is available in black, blue, red and pink. Using an advanced technique with 15 layers of rich reflective craftsmanship on the glass back, the device has a two-tone high-end finish.
The Honor 8X weighs in at 175g and measuring 7.8mm thick, the phone is slim and compact.
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The phone uses the Hisilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor and 6GB RAM. This phone delivers an amazing performance when multitasking and using demanding apps.
Phone Set Up
The advanced Face Unlock feature has been optimised to quickly recognise your face and unlock the phone. It can even recognise your face in different lighting.
Kirin 710 processor and GPU Turbo
The powerful Kirin 710 chipset delivers amazing power and efficiency. Featuring a 12nm Cortex-A73 generation based SoC and a G51 GPU, this chip goes beyond the previous versions performance with:
130% GPU performance increase
75% CPU single-core performance increase
The advanced GPU Turbo boosts efficiency in graphics processor for gaming while reducing battery consumption.
There is a 64GB and 128GB memory variant available. If you need lots of space for your photos and other files there is a dedicated microSD card slot. Cards up to 256GB can be used.
The Android OS gets a boost with the latest EMUI 8.2 from Honor. You get all of the familiar apps from Google such as Chrome, Maps and YouTube. The big display is also great for the split screen mode which allows you to use two apps at once.
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The Honor EMUI enhances the user experience with extra features and a smart file processing system. This coupled with the advanced processor makes this phone a real joy to use.
Fans of mobile games will love this device, the GPU is optimised with full FPS and FPS stability just for gaming. All of this is managed so efficiently that you get lots of use between charges.
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Unique Eye Comfort Mode
As we use our devices more and more, manufacturers are now looking at helping to reduce eye-strain and improve the overall experience on a display. The Honor 8X display has a unique Eye Comfort Mode which will reduce blue light radiation. This reduces eye fatigue and is certified by TUV Rheinland. The screen also has Sunlight display technology for clear viewing in bright daylight. Night mode is perfect for when you want to do some bedtime reading.
Camera & Video
AI Dual Camera
The Honor 8X dual rear camera includes AI technology for recognising different scenes and objects. The camera is made up of a 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera lens. The camera has a f/1.8 aperture and includes AI beauty effects for retouching images.
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When the AI chip recognises different scenery or objects it will automatically change settings and decide whether a flash is needed to make sure you get a great shot. Some of the things it can recognise include:
The nighttime feature is excellent on the Honor 8X. The phone eliminates handshaking by using a long exposure and uses machine learning or multi-frame stabilisation.
The AI comes in handy if you are capturing fast moving objects. The AI Sport shot will reduce the shutter speed when it detects motion to get the right photo.
If you love to capture video, the Honor 8X can create short videos at 480fps. This is Super-slow motion at 16X real speed, you can also opt for manual or automatic video shooting modes.
Selfie fans have lots to enjoy on the Honor 8X. The 16-megapixel front camera has 4-in1 light fusion to create professional looking shots. Enhanced ISO and multi-frame image processing can be used for beauty enhancements and bokeh effects.
For adding more drama to your shots you can choose from different Portrait Lighting options, these are:
AI power management
The 3,785mAh battery is enhanced with the AI processor managing available power efficiently. You will get lots of usage time before you need to plug in again. The battery will give you uo to 21 hours of talk time or 675 hours of standby time.
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Written by: Carmel Brown