Display

When I first pressed the power button on the Honor 8X, I was amazed by the screen. It uses a technology where the display driver (the chip) is folded under the display, hence the bezels can be made smaller. And that’s exactly what Honor did.

Honor 8X

The Honor 8X boasts a 91% screen-to-body ratio with its 6.5-inch notched IPS LCD display that has a massive 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The 6.5-inch display has a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, by the way. The bezels around the screen is small with rounded corners, and the notch is relatively small as well. These characteristics make the phone feels whole on the hand.

Honor 8X

The screen quality itself is quite good too. The colors are saturated enough and the overall looks pleasing – and it can get really bright for outdoors use too. The white balance is good as well. It also comes with a film screen protector pre-installed.

The Honor 8X is also the first ever smartphone to be certified by TÜV Rheinland. According to Honor, this means the blue light emission of the display is reduced by more than half.

Honor 8X launch

One thing I do find a little annoying while the display is the rounded corners as some of the elements in games like PUBG Mobile gets cropped off. Same goes to the notch, actually.

If you choose not to hide the notch, then many app’s buttons will be cropped off as well. I play PUBG Mobile quite often and the buttons were eaten by the notch. You can fix this issue by hiding the notch – which can be done in the settings menu.


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