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Honor X8 5G launched with a 48 MP triple camera and a Snapdragon 480 Plus chipset

The Honor X8 5G should be more powerful than its 4G sibling. (Image source: Honor)
The Honor X8 5G should be more powerful than its 4G sibling. (Image source: Honor)
Honor has presented the X8 5G, a newer variant to the X8 4G that the company already sells. Not only has Honor equipped the new X8 with a 5G modem, but it has also switched the Snapdragon 680 for a more powerful chipset. The quad camera from the Honor X8 4G has been swapped for a triple camera set up though, among other changes.

Honor has released another version of the X8, a smartphone that debuted in March. Predictably, the X8 4G has been complemented by the X8 5G, which contains more changes than the switch from a 4G to a 5G modem. On the one hand, the adoption of a 5G modem requires a chipset switch, with Qualcomm building modems onto its SoCs. Specifically, the Honor X8 5G relies on the Snapdragon 480 Plus, compared to the Snapdragon 680 in the Honor X8 4G.

Confusingly, the Snapdragon 480 Plus is more powerful than the Snapdragon 680. According to our database, the Snapdragon 480 Plus boasts a 26% performance advantage over the Snapdragon 680, despite operating at lower clock speeds and on a wider manufacturing process. Additionally, Honor offers the X8 5G with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)

On the other hand, the Honor X8 has lost a camera in its switch from 4G to 5G. For some reason, the Honor X8 5G relies on a 48 MP primary camera and two auxiliary depth and macro cameras. In comparison, the Honor X8 4G features 64 MP primary, 5 MP ultra-wide and dual auxiliary cameras. The same is true with the Honor X8 5G's front-facing camera, which is an 8 MP sensor, not the 16 MP one in the Honor X8 4G.

Moreover, the Honor X8 5G has a 6.5-inch display that operates at 1,600 x 720 pixels. By contrast, the X8 4G has a 1080p panel that measures 6.7-inches across. Pricing has not been announced yet, but the Honor X8 5G will be available in Ocean Blue and Midnight Black colour options with a 5,000 mAh battery.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-07-22 (Update: 2022-07-22)