Huawei is hosting a launch event in London where it will unveil the Mate 20-Series smartphone. Meanwhile, the company’s sub-brand, Honor, has launched a new mid-range smartphone in India.
Honor 8X is said, the smartphone will compete with the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro and RealMax2 Pro in India. We compare three smartphones compared to their price, specifications, and features so that they can compete.
Honor 8X is finally in India, which is launching it by Huawei’s sub-brand honor. The smartphone was officially official in China last month, and it has a dual camera setup, premium glass-finish back, multiple RAM + storage options, and a display level player.
Honor 8X includes sound around Dolby Atmos supported by stereo speakers and packs artificial intelligence (AI) powered features for better imaging.
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Honor 8X supports GPT turbo technology of the company, which claims to increase performance by up to 60 percent while reducing battery consumption by up to 30 percent.
Honor claims that its GPU on Honor 8X will benefit Turbo Mobile Games, which requires high graphics processing efficiency by increasing speed and customizing the gaming experience. On this occasion, Honor also announced that the company has seen an increase of 500% in the Indian smartphone market in 2018.
Honor 8x value in India
Honor 8X smartphone costs Rs. 4 GB RAM + 64GB storage option for Rs. 14,999, Rs. 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage for 16,999, and Rs. 6 GB RAM + 128 GB for storage version 18999 Honor 8X will be available especially through Amazon India from October 24. The smartphone will be available in Black, Red, and Blue color options.
Honor 8 x specifications and attributes
Honor 8X is seen playing a premium glass-finish backing with a double glass-finish design and 15 layers of Aurora Glass.
A display appears in front of the display, and smartphone sports is thin bezel at all edges of the display, in which the claimant screen-to-body ratio is at 91 percent. The smartphone plays a dual camera setup on the back stacked and is placed on the top edge.
The fingerprint sensor is also located at the rear end of the Honor 8X. This TUV claims the feature of Renalland-certified blue light protection and comes with features such as AR Sticker, Portrait Mode, HDR, and Super Night Scene.
It supports Face Unlock and has a third slot tray to enable dual SIMs and MicroSD card extensions.
One of the notable AI-powered features is the ability to scan the product using a camera, and automatically detects it online for purchasing the user. It comes with photos of AI shots, super slow motion mode, and multi-scene recognition.
The Honor 8X smartphone runs EMUI 8.2.0 on top of Android Oreo and supports Dual SIM slot (Nano + Nano + MicroSD). It plays a 6.5-inch Full-HD + (1080×2340 pixels) display panel with a pixel density of 19.5: 9 aspect ratio and 397ppi density.
The phone is operated by the company’s in-house Octa-core Hacielk Kirin 710 SOC, which has been added with the Mali G51 and 4 GB or 6 GB RAM. Internal storage options include 64 GB and 128 GB, as well as expandable through the storage microSD card (up to 400 GB) on the phone.
In the case of optics, the smartphone sets a dual rear camera with a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, which has F / 1.8 aperture and PDAF. On the front, Honor 8X plays with a 16-megapixel selfie camera F / 2.0 aperture and fixed focus.
With the support of 5V / 2A (10W) charging and power saving battery features, there is a non-removable 3,750 mAh battery under the hood.
Connectivity options include 4G volts, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2 LE apex support, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS, BELLIDO, micro-USB port, and 3.5 mm headphones Jack Honor 8X measurements 160.4×76.6×7.8mm, and the sensor on board includes an ambient light sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
Honor 8X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro:
Honor 8X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Comparison Table
|6.5-inch IPS LCD||5.99-inch IPS LCD||6.3-inch IPS LCD|
|Kirin 710 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core|
|4GB||4GB / 6GB||6GB / 8GB|
|64GB (expandable)||64GB (expandable)||64GB / 128GB (expandable)|
|20-megapixel + 2-megapixel||12-megapixel + 5-megapixel||16-megapixel + 2-megapixel|
|4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G VoLTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.1)||Android Nougat with MIUI 9||Android 8.1 Oreo (ColorOS)|
|Rs 14,999 (4GB/64GB)
Rs 16,990 (6GB/64GB)
Rs 18,990 (6GB/128GB)
|Rs 16,999 (6GB)
Rs 14,999 (4GB)
|Rs 13,990 (4GB/64GB)
Rs 15,990 (6GB/64GB)
Rs 17,990 (8GB / 128GB)
Price in India and availability
For the base variants with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, the value of Honors 8X in India starts at Rs 14,999. There are two more types of 16,999 rupees (6 GB RAM with 64 GB storage) and 18,999 rupees (6GB RAM with 128GB storage). The smartphone will be available for purchase from Amazon India from October 24.
The price of Realme 2 Pro for the 4 GB RAM version is Rs 13,990, Rs 15,990 for the 6 GB RAM version and 17 GB for the 8 GB RAM version, and via Flipkart Will be available through purchase.
On the other hand, Shiomi Redmi Note is available through Note 5 Pro, MiIn and Flipkart, and the price is Rs. 16,999 for 4 GB RAM and Rs. 14,999 for a base variant and 6 GB RAM version.
Design and Performance
The honor comes with 8 x glass back design and double tone finish. Realme 2 Pro comes with polymer glass back, which is basically tough plastic with a shiny finish. Redmi note 5 Pro comes behind metal.
Speaking about the display, Radmi Note 5 Pro comes with 5.99-inch full HD + 18: 9 display without any point. It has a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels (403ppi).
Honor 8X and Realme 2 Pro feature display. Realme 2 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch FHD + display, the Honor comes with 8 x 6.5-inch FHD + panel, which includes a resolution of the aspect ratio of 1080×2340 pixels and 19.5: 9.
Under the hood, Honor 8X is operated by the Kirin 710 Oct-Core SOC, which has 4 GB / 6GB RAM and 64 GB / 128 GB storage options. The Radmi Note 5 Pro operates with Snapdragon 636 SOC powered by 4 GB / 6GB RAM and 64 GB storage option.
On the other hand, Realm 2 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 660 SOC and has 4 GB / 6GB / 8GB RAM option and 64 GB / 128GB storage option.
To keep things ticking, the Honor comes with 8 x 3,750 mAh battery, the Realme 2 Pro comes with 3,500 mAh battery, while the Remy Note 5 Pro comes with 4,000 mAh battery.
On the connectivity front, all three smartphones include Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and Dual SIM card slots with 4G Voltage Connectivity option.
In the software department, Android 8.1 runs on Orao with Honor 8X EMUI 8.1, Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on Android nuggets with MIUI skin, while Realm 2 Pro Android 8.1 also runs with the color os on top.
In the photography department, all the three smartphones come with the rear dual camera. Honor 8X includes 20 megapixels primary sensor and 2-megapixel depth sensor,
the Realme 2 Pro comes with 16 megapixels primary sensor and 2-megapixel depth sensor, while the Redmi 5 Pro comes with 15 megapixels primary sensor and 5 megapixels secondary Depth Sensor
While the Realme 2 Pro and Honor comes with 8 x 16 megapixel front camera, the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 20 megapixel selfie snapper. All three smartphones also support Face Unlock.