Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.5)
Average of 9 scores (from 21 reviews)
Reviews for the Honor X8
The Honor X8 presents itself with a large LCD screen, a lot of storage, and a quad camera with a high-resolution 64 MP sensor at its core. However, we also noticed a few small pitfalls in the test. We will find out what they are and whether the X8 is still worth it.
The Honor X8 5G battery provided outstanding autonomy when tested in factory default mode. The device maintained a charge for more than 3 full days during the typical usage scenario (TUS), one of the best performances we’ve seen so far. We had the same excellent experience during the on-the-go tests, especially when scrolling on social apps. In calibrated mode, the device showed decent performance across all our use cases as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2022
While puzzling at first, it’s clear that the X7, X8, and X9 are meant to cater to different markets as part of HONOR’s strategy in its return to the Philippines. The X7 is the most affordable of the three and is made for those who prioritize battery life and are a fan of HONOR’s older phone designs. The X8 is geared towards those who want a slim phone that offers a large display thanks to its razor-thin bezels, while the X9 is made to be an affordable version of the Magic4 Pro flagship by offering a number of high-end features and having a very good camera performance when compared against the competition. Having a good set of features for their price, we do hope that HONOR stays true to its commitment with software upgrades and updates the X7, X8, and X9 to Android 12–or maybe get them upgraded to HONOR’s upcoming MagicOS 7.0 in the near future.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2022
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2022
Source: Expert Reviews
The Honor X8 is a merely adequate affordable phone. It deserves credit for pursuing a slightly different course to some of its £200 rivals, most notably with its super-skinny design and minimal bezels. But neither its performance nor its camera system are any great shakes, and the choice of using a smaller battery in order to hit that slinky form factor means that intensive use brings the X8 short compared to the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Htxt Africa
In an increasingly competitive mid-range phone space, the Honor X8 is well appointed, serving up solid performance in terms of app multitasking, battery life, display visuals and the camera array. If we were to critique it, it would be to say that it does not do enough to stand out from that aforementioned crowded space, which is something that 5G support could have done. That said, if we are comparing the Honor X8 to some of the similarly specced and priced Huawei devices on the market, the support for Google gives it a distinct edge. Add 5G to the mix for future phones and Honor could start to make some real inroads. Provided 5G is not a element in your buying decision, the Honor X8 is a great looking phone that is well priced and performs as expected. The Honor X8 has debuted in SA at a time when there are more great mid-range phones on the market than ever before. Luckily it is fitted with a solid display, battery and camera, as well as an eye catching design. The only element missing to help it stand out is support for 5G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The phone offers a decent chipset and battery but the rest other specs seem to add up numbers. The display, camera, and storage could have been better. This smartphone underperforms in most ways and doesn’t offer a good deal in this price segment. Furthermore, the other things like fast charging and software are just average and nothing unique or new in that. Though the overall phone is okay there are a lot of better alternatives available such as the Realme 9 Pro smartphone in the same price range. You can check the Realme 9 Pro, as it comes with a better battery, screen, and 5g support, but the final decision depends on you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2022
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The Honor X8 is a decent mid-range smartphone announced in March 2022, while the expected price of the phone is around $240 (Rs 18,299 in India) approx. It carries a 6.7 inches IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by a 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G chipset and Adreno 610 GPU. As for the camera board, you will get a quad rear camera offering a 64MP main alongside a 16MP selfie lens. Both cameras can record 1080p videos at 30 fps. As far as the internal storage is concerned, you will attain 128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM support, while no card slot present. For security, the device offers a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Furthermore, the device runs on Android 11 OS with Magic UI 4.2 user interface and the phone holds an apt Li-Po 4000 mAh battery accompanied by 22.5W fast charging support. The Honor X8 smartphone is available in Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, and Ocean Blue color options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2022
Source: Smartphone Magazin - 3/23
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 06/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 74% display: 72% workmanship: 80%
Positive: Beautiful design; 6GB RAM; 128GB ROM; great display; Google services. Negative: Unsupported 5G; no microSD card slot; short battery life; mono speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/02/2023
Source: Canaltech PT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; beautiful display; decent performance; nice cameras
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2022
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 52% display: 69% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 82% workmanship: 75%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 65% features: 70% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Techprincess IT IT→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; big screen; excellent autonomy. Negative: Average performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2022
Source: Les Numeriques FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 40%
Source: Charles Tech FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100%
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; large screen; great speakers; good connectivity; memory card slot. Negative: No mini-jack; poor cameras; short battery life; dark display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2023
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; slim size; light weight; good selfie camera; fast charging. Negative: No memory card slot; poor video recording; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/26/2022
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; metal case; beautiful display; decent processor; good performance; nice cameras; quick charging; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2022
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; big screen; nice display; decent gaming performance; great cameras. Negative: No headphone jack; average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2022
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2022
Rating: price: 40% display: 65% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
The latest to join the Honor family is the Honor X8, which should not be confused with the 2018’s Honor 8X. In terms of its design and display, this device’s thin and lightweight body definitely stands out. However at 177g and 7.5mm thick, it is quite a tall phone. With such a design, one-handed use especially for people with smaller hands is quite difficult. But, it is worth mentioning that Honor has at least made sure that the volume rocker and power button on the right edge of the device is comfortably accessible for anybody. In addition, the power button further doubles as a quick and responsive fingerprint scanner. Apart from that, on the bottom edge of the device, there is a mono speaker, a Type-C USB input for charging, a 3.5mm headphone jack and the primary microphone. The right edge on the other hand, houses a dual-SIM tray for 4G compatible cards. Although Honor X8 has been designed with some thought, this phone is not a metal phone all over. The back and frame of the smartphone is made of plastic. There is also a well-positioned quad-camera setup with a centered flash module at the back of the device.
As for the front, the Honor X8 has been equipped with a 6.7-inch IPS LCD panel. It is worth noting that this is a flat Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a punch hole design and good sunlight legibility. While the device does not have the pop of an OLED display, it is still decent for watching content, especially given its size. For general day-to-day interaction, the smoothness of the 90Hz refresh rate can be felt. However, the processor on the device struggles to keep up. In terms of its performance, the Honor X8 sports a 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. However, thanks to RAM Booster, the smartphone can use an extra 2GB of its storage as RAM to keep additional applications in memory.
As mentioned before, this smartphone features a quad-camera primary setup although, only two of these lenses will be used for the most part. Firstly, the 64MP wide lens which will do the bulk of the photography, followed by the 5MP ultra-wide lens for the occasional wider angle shot. The other two lenses includes the 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors which frankly does not contribute much. While the 2MP macro lens is useful for occasional close-up images but its resolution is too low for any meaningful clicks. The main wide lens do cater for some decent pictures in good lighting conditions. As it is quite common with budget smartphones, battery life is usually a strong suit. And it is no different with the Honor X8 as with its 4,000mAh cell, it can provide up to two days of battery backup without any sweat. Overall, it is a great device to be explored depending on the need and preference of the user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SD 680: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 265 cores (four fast 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 based cores in a cluster and four power saving ARM Cortex-A53 based cores at 1.8 GHz) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in 6 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.
The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).
73.83%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.