Should you buy a Huawei Honor 8X? Are Honor phones reliable?

Yes, I have used Huawei Honor Holly phone for almost 3 years. Honor comes with a quality and standard.

Honor’s new mid-range phone, Honor 8X, went on sale for the first time in India on Wednesday. The smartphone will be part of Amazon’s second round of Great Indian Festival which kicked off today. Honor 8X is available at a starting price of Rs 14,999.

Honor 8X is also available in three storage variants of 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. Highlight of the phone is the design as the phone comes with 2.5D glass with a double textured design. Honor 8X is available in three colour options, black, red and blue.

BUY HERE: Honor 8X (Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)

Honor 8X: Full specifications

Honor 8X comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a notch on top and an impressive 91% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by in-house Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked up to 2.2GHz and paired with Mali G51 along with GPU. On the software front, Honor 8X runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based on EMUI 8.2 out-of-the-box.

Honor 8X comes with dual 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture. The smartphone features AI-based recognition for more than 500 scenarios in 22 categories. Honor 8X also supports slow motion videos at 120fps and super slow-motion videos at 480 fps. Up front it has a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. The smartphone packs a 3,750mAh battery.

Honor 8X review: A good looking mid-range phone that doesn’t compromise on performance

Brand: Honor
Product: Honor 8X
Key specs: 6.4-inch full HD display, 4GB+64GB/6GB+64GB/6GB+128GB, Kirin 710 octa-core processor, 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras, 3,750mAh battery
Price: Starts at Rs 14,999
Rating: Check on Amazon

Gone are the days when mid-range or budget segment phones were mere large bricks with high-end specifications. While Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5-series is still the best in the class, brands like Honor and Realme have showed that the premium design can come in the lower tier too. Realme, however, is still a new player but Honor, which been around for years, has improved its game in last one year.

Honor 8X joins a growing list of smartphones that excel on the design front yet don’t compromise on the features and of course, specifications. With prices starting at Rs 14,999, Honor 8X has a lot going for itself — in-house Kirin 710 octa-core processor, dual-rear cameras with Artificial Intelligence, and a well optimised 3,750mAh battery.

We have talked in length about the design in our first impressions of the Honor 8X. Here’s a brief recap. Sporting a glass back panel with 2.5D glass, Honor 8X features a double texture aurora glass body with grating effect. Does it look good? Yes. Does it look better than other glass phones? It’s subjective. Personally, grating effect or not, it just looks shiny, glossy and attractive.

What we didn’t like that it’s a fingerprint magnet and gets really easily smudged. But then, it’s universal problem for most of the glass phones around. Most probably, users will put a cover on the glass back panels, anyway. The phone offers good grip, it’s slim and quite light for a large-screen phone.

Display, UI, Features

Featuring a full HD+ display, the screen quality is quite satisfactory for the price point. From watching high resolution movies/videos to browsing the internet, the screen scales up everything properly. Indoor and outdoor legibility are fine as well. The 91% screen-to-body ratio does make the screen more attractive, but it’s a lot up to Honor to make most of the real estate.

Honor 8X runs on EMUI 8.2 based on Android Oreo out-of-the-box. After having used stock on Android on several phones, it’s quite a task to get used to custom ROMs, especially when they are heavily customised. But if you have previously used an Honor phone, getting used to the UI won’t be a problem.

What are you thinking. Just buy the product now.

BUY HERE: Honor 8X (Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)

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