Honor 8X : Beauty and Beast at a lower price

Honor 8X : Beauty and Beast at a lower price

September 18, 2018

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Design and Display

 

The smartphone is built using a glass-metal sandwich design with glass at the front and back and metal at the sides. The front packs in a humungous 6.5 inch notched IPS display at a Full HD+ resolution at 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Honor 8X measures 160.4 mm * 76.6 mm *7.8 mm and weighs 175 grams. The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right side. There is a tray at the left side containing 3 slot. 2 slots are for Dual VOLTE nano sim cards and the 3rd is for Micro-SD expansion.

 

Processor and Specifications

 

All variants packs in the HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset which is an octa-core chip and lies between the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 710 in terms of horsepower is based on 12nm process of manufacturing. The Mali G51 takes care of the graphics intensive tasks. The phone is also said to have support for the newly announced Turbo GPU Technology by Huawei. There are three available RAM/Storage configurations available at 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB and 6/128 GB models. There is a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 400GB using a MicroSD card. Its runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with EMUI skin(version 8.2) on top of Android.

 

Cameras

 

The front packs a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter for taking selfies and video calls. The rear packs dual rear cameras with 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.0 lens combination along with LED flash. The front camera is capable of face unlock which a norm these days for all Android Phones. Both the front and rear cameras are capable of taking Portrait mode shots. It also has a Super Night Shot for enhancing night time shots.

Battery

 

To keep the phone running, it has a decent 3,750 mAh battery which is charged using a Micro-USB Port at the bottom using a 5V / 2A ( 10W ) charger.


Connectivity and Pricing

Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro-USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack.The 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 14,999 while there is also a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage priced at Rs 16,999 & Rs 18,999 respectively. It comes in Blue, Black and Red colour options. The device will be sold exclusively via Amazon.

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