Honor 8X Review

Honor 8X: Premium Design, Fun Features and Affordable Price

We have seen quite a few Honor devices including flagship and mid-range phones back in 2018 – maybe a plethora of – but they all strive to provide outstanding value and create a quality that goes well beyond their price tag. As an over-size phablet model, Honor 8X Review fits into the portfolio perfectly.

The Honor 8X, which does not share much of the 2016 Honor 8, is somewhat confusing, however. It has a completely new bezel-less design and a whole new set of onboard components. While the amount of the modifications generates some significant upgrades – but a number of downgrades are seen on the new phone.

We have come up with a detailed Honor 8X Review UK, including its release date and official pricing details in the UK and other countries. So, let’s get it on!

Honor 8X

Honor 8X Release Date and Price:

It’s not too old as official Honor 8X release date UK was somewhere back in September 2018 and it’s since then available on UK stores to get your hands on. It comes in four sensational colours – Black, Blue, Red, and Pink.

As for Honor 8X Price UK, it goes for £229.99, which sounds cheaper as compared to Honor 9 Lite that only costs £140. The other European countries, however, can buy one after spending €249. Looking for Honor 8X Best Price UK? The well-known UK stores, i.e. Amazon.co.uk, eBay.co.uk, Argos.co.uk, and others have got you covered.

Aside from the UK, Honor 8X can be bought in France after spending €250 whereas in the markets of Australia, Honor 8X is available at only AU$410-435).

Honor 8X Blue

Honor 8X Specifications:

Honor 8XModelsJSN-L22, JSN-L42, JSN-L11, JSN-L21, JSN-L21, JSN-L23, JSN-AL00, JSN-TL00, JSN-AL00a
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2018, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, September
BODYBuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
Dimensions160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm (6.31 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
Weight175 g (6.17 oz)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolutionLTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
TypeLTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.5 inches, 103.2 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.0
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Mali-G51 MP4
STORAGEInternal Memory64GB, 128GB,
Variants64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Memory CardmicroSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)
CAMERARear ( Dual )20 MP + 2 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Rear Camera Video[email protected]/60fps, 480fps, stereo sound rec
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )16 MP, f/2.0, 26 mm (wide)
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio Available
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery
ColoursBlack, Blue, Red, Pink
PRICEAround £229.99

Honor 8X Design:

The Honor 8X looks like an exquisite smartphone with a glossy, textured, back-end glass with its bright light, metal trim, nodding displays, and a fascinating look. The screen-to-body ratio of 91% and the minimum chin are undeniably remarkable and give more screen to work like Huawei P20 Pro. It’s a beautiful piece of technology to marvel at the look and feel of premium phones, which cost much more.

honor 8x blue mobile phone

The 7.8 mm thin profile obviously helps – but Honor 8X does not feel like a very large phone in hand. The rear fingerprint scanner is perfectly placed on a phone of this size, but the volume rocket may be slightly uphill to comfortable access.

Honor 8X Display:

With 2340 by 1080 resolution, Honor 8X houses a 6.5-inch LTPS LCD screen with a density of 397 pixels per inch. The Full HD+ resolution appears quite sharp enough even with its big screen size. The colours, which produce bright and vivid pictures and also pop with suitable fervor.

Honor 8x Red

Due to the display size, you want to move into a narrower text or a lower view mode to make the most of it. Honor’s default makes it all seem too large, from text to images and icons, and for such a big phone, it’s a bizarre choice if you are agreed with it.

Honor 8X Performance:

When it comes to zipping in and out of apps, The Honor 8X is an awesome device. With Cortex-A73 power cores included in the Kirin 710, the phone raises the sense of other affordable handsets, providing consistently snappy performance throughout applications. There are no problems with multitasking, you won’t realize that the phone misses the entire step. However, 3D gaming output is not quite up to scratch. The Mali-G51 MP4 GPU is not a high-quality element of the game class, but it is undoubtedly the weakest phone area in the category output.

Honor 8x black

Honor 8X Camera:

A familiar, rear dual camera is available on the Honor 8X. The primary sensor provides 20MP with an aperture of f/1.8 and an automatic Phase Detection Focus. The secondary camera lens, however, is 2MP only. Video recording is limited to 1080p 60fps – so there is no 4K recording option is available.

honor 8x camera

The 20MP camera offers a lot of detail in light shots and has never been difficult to find the right exposition. However, the processing of the Honor 8X can sometimes over-saturate colours, or at least that is how it appears on the vibrant phone screen. Images mainly pop in vibrant colors that look good in the social media, but the denoise effect covers most pictures that you zoom in.

Honor 8X Battery:

The Honor 8X has no problem with a battery of 3,750mAh, which survives a whole day with extreme use. Most will have a second day of complete use, though taking a lot of images and plays will cut the complete time off for a few hours. Lighter consumers may well expand their use until the following day, and that is the case if you use the device only to listen to music or watch videos without the Internet.

Rest of Honor 8X Specs include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, battery charging 10W, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard memory, Android Oreo 8.1 operating system and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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Review overview

Battery Life9

The Pros

  • Long-lasting Battery
  • Up to Snuff Performance
  • Bright and Shine Display

The Cons

  • Background Blur Mode in Camera isn’t Good
  • Not Really Powerful Like Honor Play
  • Lacks Wireless Charging


8.4The Honor 8X is an audacious presence in the cost segment, from the dynamic display, which makes it a delight to consume HD content. The notable cameras take very detailed, color reproductive photos. And a powerful setup helps you greatly by providing an enjoyable user experience in most applications and games. Finally, the large battery guarantees uninterrupted use too. However, when carrying the device, a user may have an issue because it is very big. But overall, if you ignore the small hiccups, it's an excellent purchase in this segment.

Victoria Parkle
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Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.
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