Honor is back in the highly lucrative and competitive mid-range segment in India by launching the Honor 8X. The successor to the very successful Honor 7X has been launched for a starting price of Rs. 14,999 exclusively on Amazon.in (buy link). It’s the first Honor device to run on the new HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor manufactured on 12nm FinFET technology. The phone was earlier launched in China last month.
While Honor 7X fought solely on specifications, this time around, Honor is offering a complete package. As we mentioned in our first impressions of Honor 8X, the design is nothing like we have seen before. Although it’s very much a mid-segment device, the Honor 8X looks premium out and out. Honor calls it a “2.5D double texture aurora glass body with a grating effect” and claims that the back is made from 15 layers.
While the exteriors look premium, the interiors are worth a talk as well. Powered by the latest Kirin 710 processor, the Honor 8X comes with up to 6GB of RAM. It has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a notch and Honor claims a thin 4.25mm bottom bezel and an impressive screen to body ratio of 91%. The camera module on the back is handled by 20MP + 2MP sensors with LED flash and AI scene recognition which can supposedly identify up to 500 different scenes across various categories. The front houses a 16MP shooter for selfies with 4 in 1 pixel binning to improve overall pixel size and has support for AI beautify features as well.
Also, the Honor 8X comes with a dedicated microSD slot in addition to the Dual SIM which should cheer a lot of people. There’s a 3750mAh battery promising over a day of battery life irrespective of your usage. Sadly, Honor isn’t packing in the fast charger in India like it does in China despite the phone supporting it. Honor 8X comes in three colors – Black, Blue and Red.
Honor 8X Price
The Honor 8X has been priced quite aggressively in India. Below are the prices
Honor 8X 4GB + 64GB = Rs 14,999
Honor 8X 6GB + 64GB = Rs 16,999
Honor 8X 6GB + 128GB = Rs 18,999
The Honor 8X will go on sale exclusively on Amazon.in starting October 24th.
Honor 8X Specifications
- 6.5-inch Full HD+ 19:5:9 display
- Octa-Core Kirin 710 12nm SoC with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
- 4GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 400GB with microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- 20MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 2MP secondary camera, 480 fps slow-mo recording
- 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 160.4×76.6×7.8mm; Weight: 175g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
- 3750mAh (typical) / 3650mAh (minimum) battery
All in all, Honor 8X looks like a complete package considering stunning design, powerful internals, capable cameras and a huge battery. Stay tuned for our detailed review coming soon.