Honor X8 is one of the best phones in the mid-range segment, as far as battery life is concerned. Despite having a relatively smaller 4000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery, it lasts around two days on average use. This is excellent, to say the least. The gadget supports 22.5W fast charging, which is acceptable considering the price. What’s surely not acceptable is the phone’s inferior build quality. It feels cheap. At the very least, it surely doesn’t look like a phone that is priced at $240. However, if you choose to buy this phone, make sure you invest in a good quality case.
The phone has a glass front with a plastic frame and a glossy finish plastic back. As a result, the device easily attracts fingerprints, which is also a con. On the positive side of things, the device is slim and lightweight. For reference, the device measures 6.43 by 2.94 by 0.30 inches and weighs 177 grams. In terms of colors, the options are Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, and Ocean Blue. On the side, the phone has a fingerprint sensor. The accelerometer and compass are some other sensors you can find on this phone. Honor X8 has a 6.7-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
The gadget’s screen-to-body ratio and PPI density are 89.1% and 391 respectively. While the display quality is decent, both the display quality and multimedia experience could have been better. At this price, most phones come with either an AMOLED screen or stereo speakers. To see Honor X8 miss out on both is disappointing. What it does have are a headphone jack and a loudspeaker. Performance is another area where the phone lets you down. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G delivers below-average performance. Needless to say, you will have to deal with lags if you choose to go ahead with this one.
The Adreno 610 GPU handles the gaming requirements of the phone. As for the software, the device runs Android 11 out of the box with Magic UI 4.2 on top. It’s one of the rare phones that do not ship with Android 12, which is a huge con of this device. Another entry to the cons side is the phone’s substandard overall camera performance. Honor X8 has a 64 MP wide-angle, 5 MP ultrawide, 2 MP macro, and 2 MP depth sensor camera on the rear. For selfies and video communications, it’s got a 16 MP camera.
Like most phones of its budget, it can record videos up to 1080p@30fps and has features like LED flash, panorama, and HDR. Connectivity options include USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Hotspot. Honor X8 comes in a single configuration of 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The phone doesn’t support an SD card, which is shocking considering its price. It can handle two Nano-SIM cards and connections up to 4G. The lack of support for 5G connections is another issue the phone suffers from.