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Honor X8a


Honor X8a
Honor X8a (X Series)
Mediatek Helio G88 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
6 GB 
6.70 inch 20:9, 2388 x 1080 pixel 391 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 100 GB free
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (B2/3/5/8), 3G (B1/2/4/5/8), 4G (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/26/28/32//B38/40/41/66), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 162.9 x 74.5 ( = 0.3 x 6.41 x 2.93 in)
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 22.5 Watt charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Primary Camera: 100 MPix f/​1.9, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, depth of field, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.45, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.76W/​kg Head, 1.14W/​kg Body , fanless
179 g ( = 6.31 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
270 Euro



Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 6%, performance: 56%, features: 46%, display: 85% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Honor X8a

78.5% Honor X8a review - Smartphone with 100 MP camera and Full HD screen | Notebookcheck
Honor's affordable mid-range phone X8a offers some interesting features like a high-resolution camera, but on the other hand, makes us frown when we look at the slow flash memory. Can the phone convince us overall?
74% Honor X8a Review: Lost in the competition
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal English
That’s it for my review of the Honor X8a. This phone has a pretty impressive display as well as an average camera and an eye-catching design. But, all things considered, I don’t think this phone is worth buying in this price range. It could have been a better offering if it had been launched in the 20-22k price range. You can find much better options like the Realme 10, Redmi Note 12 (4G), and Poco X5. The Honor X8a boasts an appealing appearance as well as an acceptable chipset and camera. However, the price point at which it hit the market hinders it from standing out in the competition. Smartphones such as the Redmi Note 12 4G and Realme 10 provide considerably more value for a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 6.% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
HONOR X8a Review
Source: Yugatech English
In conclusion, the Honor X8a can be a compelling smartphone in the midrange segment. The weakest point we see is actually with its display as it falls behind some of its competitors. But all things considered, we can recommend this device to people who want a smartphone with a decent main camera, reliable when it comes to its battery and performance without sacrificing a big budget. With a suggested retail price of Php10,990 (for the base model 6GB+128GB), the Honor X8a is a contender in the budget mid-range market. It might not cater to power-users or gamers looking for performance and long battery life but it’s still a well-rounded phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2023
Honor X8a Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Honor X8a is not that amazing if you compare it to other entry-level phones, especially the southeast Asian market smartphones. You are getting a pretty standard configuration without any improvement in the hardware or software segment. On top of that, the phone only supports 4G connectivity, which might be a big turn-off for many people. We won’t recommend this phone because the company doesn’t improve the basic features, and X8a is not a value-for-money phone. Instead of this, you can check out the Motorola Moto G72, if you are looking for a 4G phone in the first place. On the other hand, you can also look for Realme V30 as an affordable 5G choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2023
HONOR X8a review: Is this 100MP camera phone a steal?
Source: Speed Magazine English
The price for HONOR X8a starts at P10,990 (base model with 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM). It is available in any HONOR kiosk and partner stores and HONOR’s official online stores on Lazada, Shoppee, and TikTok. With a sub-P15,000 price tag, the HONOR X8a is one of the competitive midrange smartphones today. Its biggest selling features are its 100MP triple camera system, big 4500mAh battery, and sleek design. An AMOLED screen can elevate the experience further, but the current display is good enough for basic use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2023
HONOR X8a Review
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2023
HONOR X8a Review Philippines: Compelling Budget Mid-Range?
Source: Unbox English
Despite being similar to last year’s X8, the 100-megapixel main camera, bigger battery, and use of a Helio G88 processor makes the HONOR X8a a suitable upgrade. Its main camera is the biggest improvement over the X8, as it makes the HONOR X8a competitive in the budget mid-range segment in the Philippines.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2023
Honor X8a Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Honor released its Honor X8a smartphone in February 2023 with a price tag of $239 (Rs 19,590 in India) approx. As for battery capacity, the Honor X8a equips a decent Li-Po 4500 mAh battery with 22.5W wired charging support. As for the display, you will get a 6.7 inches IPS LCD panel that grants a decent 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is available in 6GB to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, while there’s no secondary card slot present. As for the chipset, a 12nm MediaTek Helio G88 chipset is present on the Honor X8a smartphone. The smartphone runs on the Android 12 OS with Magic UI 6.1 custom UI. As for camera performance, the Honor X8a smartphone offers a triple camera that includes a 100MP primary camera, a 5MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro lens. Besides this, you are getting a decent 16MP selfie lens at the front, while the phone can record up to 1080p resolution. In terms of color variants, you can choose from Cyan Lake, Midnight Black, and Titanium Silver colors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2023
HONOR X8a - Cool Design with 100MP Camera
Source: Emkwan Reviews English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2023

Foreign Reviews

Что важней всего в недорогом смартфоне? Камера! И здесь её выкрутили «на все деньги» HONOR X8a
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; bright display; decent autonomy; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2023
Обзор смартфона HONOR X8a: камера на все сто
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; big screen; thin frames; impressive cameras. Negative: Average performance; short battery life; no mini jack; no memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/07/2023
Trên tay Honor X8a: Trở lại Việt Nam sau 3 năm liệu Honor có làm nên chuyện?
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; decent performance; excellent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2023
Trên tay Honor X8a chính hãng tại Việt Nam: Sự lựa chọn đáng giá trong phân khúc 5 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful hardware; high performance; great cameras; slim size; light weight; quick charging.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2023
Loạt tính năng đáng giá trên Honor X8a: "Món hời" mới trong phân khúc tầm trung
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; thin frames; excellent cameras; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2023


ARM Mali-G52 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Helio G88: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x big ARM Cortex-A75 cores at up to 2 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a ARM Mali G52 MC2 with up to 950 MHz.» 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).

76.25%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-05- 1)