The Honor 8X and 8X Max are two mid-range smartphones that went official this week. The smartphones come with pretty huge displays, equally big batteries, a nice set of specs and competitive pricing.
The smaller Honor 8X comes with a 6.5″ 1080×2340 pixels 19.5:9 aspect ratio display. It gets the Kirin 710 processor that we saw on the Nova 3i paired with the same Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The smartphone will be available in either 64GB/128GB version with 6GB of RAM or a cheaper 64GB storage with 4GB of RAM.
The Honor 8X features a 20MP f/1.8 aperture lens guided by another 2MP depth sensor. Sadly the cameras cap out at [email protected] for video recording. The selfie camera included is a 16MP f/2.0 lens with, again, [email protected] video recording.
The Honor 8X Max, on the other hand, is a mammoth of a smartphone. With a 7.12-inch 1080 x 2244 pixel 18.7:9 ratio display, the device is quite large. The phone sizes in at 177.6 x 86.3 x 8.1 mm, and you get a 5000mAh battery inside. The smaller version has a 3750mAh unit.
The Honor 8X Max comes in two versions, one with the Snapdragon 636 SoC and 4GB of RAM, and other with a Snapdragon 660 with 6GB of RAM. The cameras receive a downgrade on this model, with a 16MP + 2MP sensor at the back and an 8MP selfie camera at the front.
Both smartphones run on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top. The Honor 8X supports up to 10W charging whereas the 8X Max supports up to 18W fast charging. Seeing how big the battery is on the bigger version, the 18W fast charging does make sense.
Huawei Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max Pricing
Honor 8X Max
Both the smartphones are already up for preorders and will start shipping September 11. Except for the Honor 8X Max with the Snapdragon 660, which will go on sale in October with no word on the pricing just yet.
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