Honor 8X, 8X Max with flagship specs, budget prices announced

honor 8x

The Honor 7X is what got Huawei’s sub-brand off to a winning start in 2018. The handset was received well in India, where Xiaomi’s Redmi Note offering rules supreme. That’s saying a lot. But now the Honor 8X is here. The successor of the Honor 7X is a valuable upgrade over its predecessor and brings razor-thin bezels, a new metal glass body, and the high-grade Kirin 710 processor under the hood. Take a look at the specs below.

Honor 8X

The Honor 8X has a notch with a relatively average size, something that makes it much more bearable than earlier versions. The Honor 7X didn’t have a notch but this one does have one and it ain’t ugly. The back has also now been replaced with a gloss finish from the earlier lacklustre matte only-metal design. The display is 6.5-inches with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution, delivering a 91 percent screen to body ratio. The processor inside the handset is the Kirin 710 chipset which is a delight after seeing all those Kirin 659 phones. Honor did surprise everyone here. To top that, there’s GPU Turbo also thrown into the mix. There are three card slots (one separate for micro SD) on the handset and a fingerprint reader present on the back.

Honor 8X specifications

  • 6.5-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • Octa-Core Kirin 710 12nm (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 +4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB / 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 with fast charging

On the camera front, we have a lethal dual 20MP + 2MP rear camera combo with a host of AI enhancements and a 16MP shooter at the front. The Honor 8X is pretty much flagship material. It is powered by a 3,750mAh battery and you probably know it’s too much to ask for Android Pie right now. So, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo with an EMUI 8.2 overlay.

Honor 8X Max

The Honor 8X Max is a bit different in terms of size and processors. It features a Snapdragon 636/660 depending upon the variant. That’s a very odd thing for Honor phones. The screen size is 7.12-inches with a water droplet notch on top and battery size is 5,000mAh. The camera is different too. It is a 16MP + 2MP combo for the back. It also features Dolby Surround sound to make a complete multimedia device.

Honor 8X Max specifications

  • 7.12-inch (2244×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, 72% NTSC Color Gamut
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU / 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB internal storage / 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 2MP secondary camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 177.57×86.24×8.13mm; Weight: 210g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 5000mAh(typ) / 4900mAh (min) battery with fast charging

The Honor 8X will be available in Black, Red, and Blue colours. Below are the variants.

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Honor 8X

4GB + 64GB Price: 1399 yuan ($204)
6GB + 64GB priced at 1599 yuan ($234)
6GB + 128GB Price: 1899 yuan ($277)

Availability Date: September 6, 2018 – September 10 pre-sale deposit / booking.  September 11th will be first sale date on Huawei Mall, Jingdong.

Honor 8X Max

4GB + 64GB Price: 1499 yuan ($219)
4GB + 128GB Price: 1799 yuan ($263)

First sale will be on September 6, 2018, on Huawei Mall and Jingdong. The Snapdragon 660 variant with 6GB + 64GB storage will go on sale in October.

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  1. kickasser
    September 5, 2018

    Man, at this price this phone is to slay…

  2. Mitch McCrimmon
    September 5, 2018

    If I wanted a tablet, I might be interested in this phone.

  3. Dmitrii Vasilev
    September 5, 2018

    usb type c?