Honor 8X Has UK Release Date and Budget Price

Nice, at 1/4 the price of an iPhone!

by Aaron Macarthy Beards Oct 11, 2018 at 12:41 PM

  • Honor, the Huawei sub-brand, has launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Honor 8X.
    The camera

    The Honor 8X features a dual-camera setup that combines a 20-megapixel primary sensor with a 2-megapixel depth-sensor. This second camera allows for bokeh-filled Portrait Mode-style shots. On the front, the phone uses a 16-megapixel sensor for high-resolution selfies.
    Cameras on phones have become a huge selling point for consumers over the past few years. Even cheaper phones, like those from Honor, are attempting to differentiate their phones based on the camera specifications.

    Honor claims to offer their cameras with lots of AI goodness. For example, when taking photos in low-light conditions, the camera will open the shutter for up to six seconds, to let in as much light as possible. Then, apparently, uses the AI to reduce any blur caused by hand shakes.

    (Non-camera) Specs:

    The LCD screen is pretty massive at 6.5-inches and, since it is 2018, it has a small notch at the top. The Honor 8X is powered by a Kirin 710 chipset and comes with 4GB of RAM.

    The device has a 91% screen-to-body ratio, which is better than Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9. The company also claims that it features ‘4D vibrations’, similar to a games controller, for more immersive mobile gaming. The Chinese company claims that the new handset also uses AI to filter out problematic background noise from your calls in a bid to ensure your voice is always clear. There's also a 3,750mAh battery and 64GB of in-built storage. But if that's not enough it can be expanded up to 400GB, via microSD.

    Honor 8X runs the company's own EMUI 8.2 launcher. Whilst this runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, the EMUI skin changes almost every design feature of Android.

    Price and availability

    Honor 8X will be available to buy from October 11th, 2018 for £229.99 in either Black or Blue. Consumers can pick it up from the likes of Three UK, Amazon, John Lewis and Argos

    Could Honor be onto a winner with this new phone? Is the 6.5-inch screen for under £300 an amazing achievement? What reasons are there to spend £1000 on a phone when this exists at a quarter of the price? Or will the EMUI overlay put off consumers?

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