If you’re shopping for a sub-RM1,000 smartphone today, then there’s a brand new smartphone that just arrived in town – and that’s the Honor 8X. This brand new smartphone from Honor boasts a mid-range price tag but offers more features and performance.

The brand new Honor 8X comes with the all-new Kirin 710 chipset that is made specifically for the mid-range market but offers immense efficiency yet adequate amount of performance to experience smooth gaming at a rather high graphical setting. Equipped with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the Honor 8X can run games for many hours continuously.

Honor 8X launch

Featuring the new 6.5-inch 1080p display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the Honor 8X achieves a maxxisve 91% screen-to-body ratio with its new COF technology. The COF here stands for “chip on film” technology, where the display driver chip is folded underneath the display – hence the bezels around the screen can be minimized even further.

Honor 8X

The Honor 8X is also the first smartphone that is certified with TÜV Rheinland, and the blue light is reduced significantly when low blue light mode is turned on.

Honor 8X launch

Of course, there’s still a notch since the Honor 8X still needs a place to put all the sensors and the selfie camera.

Speaking of the camera, the Honor 8X comes with a 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera and a dual-camera configuration at the back. With a 20MP f/1.8 main camera + 2MP depth sensor at the back, the images produced are actually rather good. To capture better pictures with just a press of the button, the Honor 8X’s AI camera will assist you in doing just that.

Honor 8X launch

At the back of the phone, we can see that the phone has a little strip at the side. According to George Zhou, the head of Honor Malaysia – the strip is inspired by the retro camera designs where a majority of the camera’s body is in one color but the viewfinder area has another color.

Honor 8X launch

If you’re getting the blue version of the phone, then you’ll see that the back has reflections that are similar to the Honor 8 that was reviewed about two years ago.

Honor 8X launch

The Honor 8X is powered by a 3,750mAh battery, and from our review – the Honor 8X can last for a long time thanks to the efficiency of the Kirin 710 chipset. It is also available in both black and blue colors.

Honor 8X launch

The Honor 8X is priced at only RM949 – and you can get a better deal if you order it online or buy it during the roadshow.

Honor 8X launch

For online purchases, the sales starts 12th October at 10am at HiHonor.com and also Shopee. For the price of RM949, you get a free flip cover, a gift pack, and RM100 voucher. That’s not all – you’ll also get a Honor Band 3 for free!

Honor 8X launch

For those who want to buy it at the mall roadshow, you’ll get a free flip cover, a gift box, a backpack, and RM50 voucher. Of course, you’ll get a free Honor Band 3 as well. The roadshow is happening at 3 placed – MyTown at Kuala Lumpur, Prangin Mall in Penang, and Sutera Mall in Johor – this 13th October at 10am.


We talked a lot about the Honor Band 3 too – and that’s because the band was also officially launched today! For the price of RM119 only, you can purchase the Honor Band 3 right now.

Honor 8X launch