Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched their latest mid-range smartphone Honor 8X in India today. The smartphone comes with a premium glass design at the back and a notch display at the front with a small bottom chin. Other key features include Kirin 710 processor with up to 6GB RAM, dual rear cameras with AI features and a 16MP front camera.

Honor 8X price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 for the base variant. It will be available for purchase via Amazon India starting from October 24. So, if you are planning to buy this new Honor smartphone, here some FAQs about it including the pro and cons as well.

Honor 8X Full Specifications

Key Specifications Honor 8X
Display 6.5-inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution FHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels 19.5:9 ratio
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Processor Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 710
GPU Mali G-51 MP4
RAM 4GB/6GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 400GB
Rear Camera Dual: 20MP (f/1.8) + 2MP, PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera 16MP (f/2.0)
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Battery 3,750mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Dimensions 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
Weight 175 g
Water Resistant No
Sim Card Type Dual Nano SIM
Price 4GB/64GB- Rs. 14,999
6GB/64GB- Rs. 16,999
6GB/128GB- Rs. 18,999

Design and Display

Question: How is the build quality of Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X comes with a premium glass design with a glossy back panel and a new full-screen notch display at the front. The phone’s front is quite impressive with its bigger display and a very small bottom chin that also make it a unique phone. Overall, the Honor 8X looks good and premium in terms of build quality.

Question: How is the display of the Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X sports a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with an FHD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Further, it sports 19.5:9 aspect ratio so it has slim bezels on each side and a small chin at bottom. There is a regular notch on top.

The brightness of the display is good and the colors are also sharp. Moreover, the display comes with an eye comfort mode that is also TUV Rheinland certified for eye protection.

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X comes with a back-mounted fingerprint sensor which is fast and responsive.

Camera

Question: What are the camera features of Honor 8X?

Answer:  The Honor 8X comes with a dual rear camera setup. It has a 20 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture alongside a 2 MP secondary depth sensor and LED flash. There is a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and AI features.

Question: What are the camera modes available in Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X rear camera supports Portrait mode, HDR, AI features like 22 scene recognition, AIS, Night Shooting mode, AI sports shot, and AI Super Slo-Mo recording at 120fps/480fps. The front camera also comes with AI Portrait Mode, Night, and Beauty modes.

Question: Can 4K videos be recorded on Honor 8X?

Answer: No, you can record only 1080p videos on Honor 8X.

Question: Does the Honor 8X’s camera support image stabilization?

Answer: The Honor 8X supports Artificial Image Stabilization (AIS).

Hardware, Storage

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor clocked at 2.2GHz and coupled with Mail-G51 MP4 GPU. The Kirin 710 is a powerful processor in the mid-range segment for gaming and other multi-tasking. It also supports GPU Turbo tech.

Question: How many RAM and internal storage options are available for Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X comes in three variants- 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Honor 8X be expanded?

 

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in Honor 8X is expandable up to 400GB with the help of a dedicated microSD card slot.

Battery and Software

Question: What is the battery size on Honor 8X and does it support fast charging? 

Answer: The Honor 8X is powered by a 3,750 mAh non-removable battery. It doesn’t support fast charging.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X runs Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 on top.

Connectivity and Others

Question: Does Honor 8X support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports two Nano-SIM cards using dedicated SIM card slots.

Question: Does Honor 8X support dual VoLTE networks?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual VoLTE networks.

Question: Does the Honor 8X support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it doesn’t have NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Honor 8X sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, it sports a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Does it supports face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, the Honor 8X supports Face Unlock feature.

Question: How is the audio experience of Honor 8X?

Answer: The Honor 8X is good in terms of audio with its bottom firing speakers. There is a dedicated mic for noise cancellation.

Question: What sensors are there in Honor 8X?

Answer: The sensors on Honor 8X include a Fingerprint Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, and Gyroscope.

Price and availability

Question: What is the price of Honor 8X in India?

Answer: The Honor 8X has been priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. The price of 6GB/64GB Honor 8X is Rs. 16,999 while the 6GB/128GB variant costs Rs. 18,999.

Question: Will the Honor 8X be available in offline stores?

Answer: The Honor 8X will be available to purchase online exclusively via Amazon starting from October 24.

Question: What are the color options of Honor 8X available in India?

Answer: This Honor 8X will be available in Black and Blue color options.

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