The holiday season is just right around the corner. And if you’re looking for a good Christmas gift for a special someone, we might have a good suggestion for you.

Honor, one of the fastest growing smartphone brand in the industry today, just released the Honor 8X a couple of weeks back. This device has a couple of interesting specs and a really reasonable price tag, which makes it an interesting holiday present for your father, mother, sibling, or someone who’s really special to you.

But don’t take our word for it. Here we have listed the top five reasons why the Honor 8X is the perfect Christmas gift. Let’s start!

Premium and attractive design

Most midrange devices would usually have a neglected design as the manufacturers pour all its effort to the performance and other features. However, that’s completely not the case on the Honor 8X.


Other than its capable features, the 8X has a really striking and elegant design, which also makes it one of its strongest features. The device is sandwiched with premium glass on front and back and is wrapped with premium metal that really feels premium in the hands.

Honor even went the extra mile and added a vertical design accent on the far left portion of the back panel, which accentuates the dual-camera setup on the top. It actually looks inconspicuous but provides a really unique look to the device.

Also, it’s tiny bezels on the front made it feel smaller than what it actually is.

Large display and battery

Speaking of which, the Honor 8X brags a really large 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS display, which is one of the biggest screens that you can get for a smartphone at this price.


Having a gigantic screen means you have more room to do day-to-day tasks, and can make watching movies and playing games more immersive.

Also, having a large display allows Honor to put a relatively enormous battery. This thing comes with 3,750mAh battery, which is enough to last for hours of heavy usage.

If you’re giving this device to a big entertainment junkie, I suggest you take a look at our hands-on review, where we answer the question why is the Honor 8X a total entertainment powerhouse.

Spacious storage capacity and capable processor

In relation to being an entertainment powerhouse, the Honor 8X also brags a roomy 128GB of internal storage. This is a rare find on devices at this price as most midrange offerings in the market today, especially those who are Php15k and below, only comes with 64GB of storage.


The device’s system and OS only takes up 10GB-12GB of memory, which means you have 100GB+ of space to fill with pictures, apps, or downloaded content from YouTube and Netflix that you can watch even when you’re offline.

Also, let’s not forget its Kirin 710 processor. This is the same chipset that we found on the Huawei Nova 3i, which delivered reliable performance both in basic tasks and demanding games.

Good cameras

Other than the design, most manufacturers also neglect the device’s camera system, especially when they are working on a cheap asking price. But then again, that’s not the case with the Honor 8X.


This thing brags a 16-megapixel front camera, which is perfect for today’s generation who are really into taking selfies. And if you like taking pictures of your dog, cat, food, or you want to starting to venture in photography, then the 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual primary camera of the 8X is here for you.

Also, thanks to its Kirin 710 octa-core processor, the camera system is aided by AI, which allows you to take pictures with the scene-appropriate colors.

Reasonable price

Sure, you can find all those features in a lot of midrange devices today. But where the Honor 8X shines is in its reasonable price.


This thing has a retail price of only Php12,990. Making it a sweet-spot if you don’t want to spend too much nor cheap-out a Christmas gift.

The Honor 8X is now available on Honor’s flagship store in North EDSA, as well as through their partner retailers nationwide, and through their official stores in Lazada and Shopee.

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