Honor has officially unleashed their brand new sub-15K monster, the Honor 8X. With a Kirin 710, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage, the Honor 8X aims to redefine what smartphones can do in a fairly budget range.
At the front of the Honor 8X is a 6.5-inch Notch Full-View Display 2.0 with 19.5:9 ratio with a 2340 x 1080 resolution encased in a 5.5-inch body. This results in the display having a 91% screen-to-body ratio. Its new display is also TUF Rhheinland certified to reduce blue light radiation from the screen thus leading to a more comfortable viewing experience.
Inside the Honor 8X is a Kirin 710 SoC backed by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone boosts its performance via GPU Turbo that essentially increases the clock speeds of the GPU leading to a more pleasant gaming experience.
At the back of the smartphone is a dual lens setup with the Honor 8X having a 20MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary depth lens. This combination can get the Honor 8X better bokeh on shots. At the front, meanwhile, is a sole 16MP front-facing camera.
The cameras are also backed by AI functionalities. Scene recognition are now thrown in on the package with the Honor 8X able to recognize several up to 500 scenarios in several different categories. The AI also helps the smartphone’s image stabilization especially in its Night Mode.
|Screen||6.5-inch Notch Full-View Display 2.0, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2|
|Rear Camera||20MP + 2MP|
|Storage||128GB expandable via dedicated microSD|
|Network||Triple-tray, Dual SIM, 4G LTE|
|Others||microUSB, AI Assisted Face Unlock, AI Portrait Lighting, AI Scene Detection, Night Mode|
The Honor 8X is now available for pre-order for PhP 12,995 from a wide-range of retailers with different freebies. Here’s a quick breakdown of what stores have the Honor 8X as well as their corresponding freebies:
|Lazada||N/A||Honor Gift Box, Sennheiser Earphones|
|Shopee||N/A||Honor Gift Box, Honor Travel Kit|
|Memoxpress||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box (Pre-order)|
|SM City North EDSA Honor Concept Store||N/A||Honor Gift Box, Honor Travel Kit, Honor Backpack|
|Villman||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Mediabox||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|MemoXpress||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Fun Mobile||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Technomobile||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Siena Mobile||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Fonestyle||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|PCExpress||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|MegaOne||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Gentext||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Digital Tunnel||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Fonerange||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Subscribers Place Telecoms||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|WOW! Mobile and PC Market||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Tiongsan Harrision and Department Store||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Greentelcom||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Presnet||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Puerto Electronico||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Aerophone||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Thinking Tools||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Galleon||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Cellcom||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Save N Earn||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
|Wiltelcom||October 10 – 13||Honor Gift Box|
Those who will pre-order will get the Honor 8X on its official release date of October 13, 2018.