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See Honor 8X. Medium-sized smartphone with a large screen at a low price



Appearance and performance quality

We start with the look, because it is a flat in Horze 8X (especially red), which really attracts attention. Some time ago, it was hard to believe that the Honor brand would be specialized in making such beautiful smartphones.

The company does not succeed in Horze 8X. There used technology earlier, say, of Part 9. It was covered with glass of 15 layers, which in a characteristic way breaks the light. For this there is an interesting accent in the form of a special tape, which adds charm.

Honor 8XHonor 8X fot. Bartłomiej Pawlak, Next.Gazeta.pl

The whole looks great and the device is very attractive. Especially in red, which I think looks best. By the way, it was a more elegant emphasis in the shape of a matte edge, not a brilliant (as in Huawei Mate 20 lite) metal.

When it comes to quality, I have nothing to stick with. The whole construction is solid, properly mounted. It can only be disturbed by the slightly sharp edges of the frame surrounding the fingerprint reader.

That's 6.5 inches

There is nothing to cheat. Honor 8X is a great phone. It has a 6.5 inches display, with modern today very wide proportions, thanks to it well in hand. However, a small number of people will be able to handle it with one hand more easily. Before buying, it's worth taking it in your own hands to make sure it suits you.

After purchase, I recommend that you use it carefully since the protective glass here is quite sensitive to scratches. After a few days, I had two big scratches and a dozen microses.

Honor 8XHonor 8X fot. Bartłomiej Pawlak, Next.Gazeta.pl

Despite the presence of such a large diagonal screen, the Honor 8X has dimensions identical to those of most smartphones with a screen smaller than 2/10 or even half an inch. This is due to very tight frames and probably the smallest (in this segment) strip of unused space below the screen. To minimize the frame in this – quite cheap – the phone, therefore, a slow applause.

When it comes to the quality of the screen itself (this is the IPS panel), you will not be disappointed. It is bright and displays beautiful saturated colors. From the typical average shelf. The mere presence of the cut ("notch") can be disturbing, which – I must note – fortunately much less than in the Mate 20 lite.

Honor 8X and Huawei Mate 20 LiteHonor 8X and Huawei Mate 20 Lite fot. Bartłomiej Pawlak, Next.Gazeta.pl

technical specifications

At the very beginning, I mentioned Honor's 8X younger brother Huawei Mate 20 Lite. Both smartphones have the same specification, so here I will find the point to fit the whole paragraph with a review of the Mate 20 lite. For those interested, I recommend reading the text you will find here.

I will just note that I did not notice any difference in the speed or working time at one charge (identical battery) on both phones. In both cases – exclusively in European versions of the phone – we also have the NFC module.

Honor 8XHonor 8X fot. Bartłomiej Pawlak, Next.Gazeta.pl

The only differences in the Honora 8X specification are the presence of up to 128 GB (instead of 64 GB) embedded memory in the base version that the manufacturer deserves.

I do not understand, however, the decision to build an outdated Micro USB port (instead of USB type C). According to the manufacturer, this move was to reduce the price of a smartphone. Unfortunately, it's a nasty step backwards at a time when most devices already have a socket in a new standard.

Under Honor 8X results in AnTuT benchmark:

Honor 8X in AnTuTuHonor 8X in AnTuTu AnTuTu Photo Screenshot (Honor 8X)

Cameras and photographic capabilities

The photo module is a copy of the Mate 20 lite specification. We have two matrices here – mainly with a resolution of 20 Mpix (with light f / 1.8) and an additional (used to extract depth information) with a resolution of 2 megapixels.

Photo by Honor 8XPhoto by Honor 8X photo: Bartłomiej Pawlak

The quality of photos during the day is almost the same as the Huawei smartphone, which is at a very high level, according to your pricing policy. Similar to both smartphones is artificial intelligence, which usually helps, but in many cases it is better to turn it off.

Photo by Honor 8XPhoto by Honor 8X photo: Bartłomiej Pawlak

In short, I will say that I can not hold the image with Honor 8X in well-lit places. They are correctly lit, contrasting and detailed. Something worse at night, which is standard on this shelf. However, instead of repeating it again, I mean the review of Mate 20 Lite.

In the Honora 8X camera application, however, there was a unique function – night mode, which works on a similar principle as in Huawei's flagship. For 4-5 seconds, he takes a series of images that combine the most light and detail from the frame.

Night mode in Horze 8XNight mode in Horze 8X photo: Bartłomiej Pawlak

In practice, it is enough to keep the phone for a while to receive sharp and immovable "hands" images, even in very dark places. The night mode in Honor 8X works is of course much worse than the leading smartphones of the company, but this is a unique feature on the average shelf that I used very often.

Examples of photos taken in night mode can be found below:

Night mode in Horze 8XNight mode in Horze 8X photo: Bartłomiej Pawlak

Night mode in Horze 8XNight mode in Horze 8X photo: Bartłomiej Pawlak

More photos taken with Honor 8X can be seen by clicking on the title photo at the top of the text.

sum

Honora 8X was very pleased with me. This is a very successful smartphone that works perfectly in everyday situations and looks great. I successfully replaced my primary phone during the entire month of testing.

Finally, we have a suitable processor, 4 GB of RAM with up to 128 GB of internal memory, a long battery and a very good camera that will also work fine at night. For this, there was an important NFC module, often overlooked by some competitors. The problem for me was just a Micro USB socket, because I used to get used to a two-sided type C USB.

Honor 8XHonor 8X fot. Bartłomiej Pawlak, Next.Gazeta.pl

In my opinion, the damage that Honor did not differ slightly from the model 8X from Huawei's proposal in the form of a Mate 20 lite. In this way, both smartphones will compete with each other, as apart from their looks and screen size, they differ only in the capacity of the internal memory, the type of USB socket and the presence of night mode in the tested part.

The Honor 8X is available at this time for PLN 1299 in blue and black. A little later, the red version I'm testing will also enter the stores. Prices Huawei Mate 20 lite, in turn, start at around 1,300 PLN and end with 1,600 PLN depending on the store.

What smartphone do you think is better to invest?


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