Intro

The X-series of smartphones from Honor has been one of the more anticipated smartphones in the market. Now we have the brand new Honor 8X in the market – and it has a few new feats that makes it stand out from the crowd.

Honor 8X

However, there are a few things to be disclosed beforehand. We actually got an early version of the Honor 8X – and it’s not a retail unit. In the box, we only have the Honor 8X itself, a USB cable, and the charger. It also has an unlocked bootloader as well.

Honor 8X

With that out of the way, let’s take a deep dive into what the Honor 8X has to offer in this in-depth review. The specific variant of the Honor 8X that we are reviewing has the codename JSN-L22.

Honor 8X

Specs

The Honor 8X is quite similar to the Huawei Nova 3i that was launched some time ago. They’re both using the new Kirin 710 SoC but the Honor 8X comes with a few extras:

  • 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with notched 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset
    • 4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.2GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7GHz
    • Mali-G51 MP4 GPU with 4 GPU cores
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage (expandable with microSD)
  • 3,750mAh battery
  • Android 8.1.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.2

This is our first time reviewing a smartphone that’s using the new Kirin 710 chipset as well. We tested it as much as we can to know how powerful and efficient is the Kirin 710 chipset in this review.