Honor has been releasing some killer smartphones lately. The Honor Play, which quickly became a crowd favorite, was geared towards mobile gamers who want no-compromise performance at a reasonable price.

Now, we have the Honor 8X, a device that is targeted for the binge-watchers and heavy users. If you really do your day-to-day tasks and entertainment needs on your smartphone, just like what most of us do, you might want to check this new smartphone.

Honor is literally going “big” with the 8X’s features. This handset brags a massive 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS screen, which provides an incredible amount of screen real estate to make watching Netflix and YouTube videos more immersive.


The screen offers 85% of NTSC color gamut coverage for a more cinematic experience. It also has Eye Comfort, Night, and Sunlight display modes so you can have the best viewing experience regardless of your ambient situation. Having a large screen also means that you can chat more comfortably with friends, and fit more people on-screen while doing video calls

The Honor 8X has a huge screen without drastically increasing its overall footprint. With its dimensions of 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8mm, this device is pretty much the same size as comparable smartphones with smaller screens. That’s because of the Honor 8x’s slimmer bezels on each side, providing an amazing 91% screen-to-body ratio.

And to complement its large screen, Honor equipped the 8X with a large 3,750mAh battery. This allows you to comfortably watch videos, play games, and stay connected through social media without having to worry about running out of charge way before your day ends.

See also: Honor 8X hands-on


Another “big” thing about the Honor 8X is its large storage capacity. With up to 128GB of storage space, you can take pretty much all your media anywhere you go. You can save tons of TV series and movies on Netflix, or have your favorite vlog on YouTube pre-downloaded for you to watch later.

Having this much storage space also means that you can take tons of photos with the Honor 8x, without having to worry about deleting some of them just to free up some space. You’ll surely enjoy taking pictures with it, thanks to the Honor 8x’s 16-megapixel front and 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear cameras.

To utilize all those features better, the Honor 8X comes with a more-than-capable Kirin 710 processor. This chipset is a proven workhorse, as it powers some of Honor and Huawei’s midrange offerings like the Nova 3i.


Another interesting part is, despite being a utilitarian device, the Honor 8X is dressed really well. It’s built with glass on the front and back, with vertical patterns on the back right side that adds an extra level of detail.

This makes the Honor 8X a complete package for those who are looking for an entertainment-centric smartphone that looks good and lasts all day. It has a large display, battery, storage, and even has a good pair of cameras and attractive design — all of which constitutes to a good midrange smartphone experience.

The Honor 8X has a price tag of Php12,990 in the Philippines and it will be available next week.

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