The Honor 8X is quite manageable in spite of the large 6.5-inch display. The in-hand feel of the phone isn’t vastly different from other glass body Honor or Huawei phones we have used this year. As a distinguishing element, the back has dual texture. You can’t feel this texture as it’s underneath the glass. It’s more noticeable when you use the phone without a case, which is not very convenient since the glass back is prone to smudges.
The Honor 8X runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 software out of the box. The custom skin is feature rich to an extent where it gets a bit overwhelming. It’s still quite stable and efficient, though.The Honor 8X has a dedicated card slot that can accept up to 400GB of microSD storage.
The Kirin 710 chipset is a noticeable improvement over the Kirin 659 that Huawei used on all its mid-range phones last year. The 12nm process based chipset has four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and other four Cortex-A53 cores ticking at 1.7GHz. It still isn’t as powerful as analogous Qualcomm alternatives like Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset.read more →