16. Nov. 2018 2:50 pm IST
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The Honor 8X has finally reached the stores in India. With prices starting at Rs 14,999, the Honor 8X is a promising mobile phone that sets a benchmark for low-cost smartphones. With the Honor 8X, the company is back home this time. Undoubtedly, the smartphone is packed with features, but let's focus on four areas where the Honor 8X trumps the competition:
Smartphone is the most personal and used device for most people. And if you have something with you, it looks better. For a smartphone that looks classy, consumers had to spend a lot of money for years. No more, because the Honor 8X offers a slim glass body for a small budget. And if that's not impressive enough, the Honor proves its skill with a two-tone finish on the back. It is dominated by the richly reflective surface with a swirling textured stripe on the left. In addition, the metal frame not only adds a premium touch, but also provides structural rigidity. In the same segment, the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Moto One Power offer a metal back. Not that these phones have a poor build quality, but if you're looking for an exciting design, the Honor 8X is the way to go.
Despite its aggressive pricing, the Honor 8X cuts no corners and edges comes to the photo department. The phone has a 20 MP + 2 MP dual camera and a 16MP front camera.
The Honor 8X AI camera feature makes the difference even bigger. By detecting multiple scenes, over 22 different object types can be identified in over 500 different scenarios. All of this happens in real time, so you do not have to choose the right scene mode when clicking on images.
The Honor 8X features a generous 6.5-inch FHD + screen with a notch on top. Best of all, the 8X presses such a large screen into the footprint of a 5.5-inch mobile phone. This is achieved with thin apertures that you do not normally see on cheap phones. This effectively gives you a screen-to-body ratio of 91%. In comparison, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 6-inch display with a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 77%. The Galaxy J8 with its 6-inch display with a screen-to-body ratio of 76% is not better.
The Honor 8X achieves a thin chin technology with the Chip-on-Film (COF). The handset also has a sunlight indicator technology that remains legible in bright light.
Honor clearly burned all weapons with the 8X. The phone is powered by its own Kirin 710 chipset. Based on 12nm manufacturing, the SoC (System on Chip) delivers raw power without compromising battery life. The Kirin 710 chipset consists of Cortex-A73 processor cores. The CPU's single-core performance can be increased by up to 75% compared to previous generation screens.
For demanding games like the PUBG, the phone is equipped with a Mali G51 GPU. Compared to the latest-generation GPU, the Mali G51 GPU offers a 130% increase in performance. On the other hand, the Galaxy J8 is supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. With its 14nm technology, the Snapdragon 450 chip is not equipped to take over the Kirin 710 from Honor 8X. The Snapdragon 636 of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is very competent. Limited by 14 nm technology, however, it is not as efficient as the Kirin 710 from Huawei.
The Indian budget smartphone market is pretty full. With its superior design, performance, display and camera, the Honor 8X blows the competition out of the water. So if you're looking for a budget-priced smartphone that does not compromise on quality or compromise on quality, you should opt for the Honor 8X.