Earlier this month, Honor unveiled its latest mid-range flagship: the Honor 8X in India. The device will take on upcoming budget mid-range devices in India including the Redmi Note 6 Pro, RealMe 2 Pro, and others. Successor to the Honor 7X, there’s a lot to like about the Honor 8X.
If you plan on getting the Honor 8X but have some questions surrounding the device, make sure to read our FAQ below.
Honor 8X FAQ – Everything to Know
Q) What are the full specifications of the Honor 8X?
A) The full specs of the Honor 8X are as follows:
- Dimensions: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 174g
- Display: 6.5-inch notched LCD, FHD+ (1080 x 2340), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3, 91% screen-to-body ratio
- Chipset: Octa-core 12nm Kirin 710 @ 2.2GHz
- GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
- RAM: 4/6GB
- Storage: 64/128GB, dedicated microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 20MP PDAF, F/1.8 aperture, Secondary 2MP depth sensor, LED flash
- Front camera: 16MP, F/2.0 aperture, Screen Flash
- Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass, Fingerprint sensor
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual VoLTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
- Battery: 3750mAh non-removable
- Others: Android 8.1 Oreo, Emotion UI 8.2, Face Unlock, GPU Turbo, Super Slow-Mo
Q) What are the key features of the Honor 8X?
A) The Honor 8X features a superior build quality than other budget mid-range devices in the market currently. It also comes with a 12nm chipset along with a beefy 3750mAh battery for all-day battery life.
The dual-camera setup at the rear of the Honor 8X is also one of its highlights that delivers outstanding performance.
Q) Is the handset water-resistant?
A) No, the Honor 8X is not water-resistant.
Q) Does the Honor 8X suffer from overheating issues?
A) No, the Honor 8X does not suffer from any overheating issues. This is all thanks to its 12nm Kirin 710 chipset which helps it run cooler than other competing chips.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) Due to its unibody build, the battery and rear cover of the Honor 8X is not removable.
Q) Can one turn off the notch on the Honor 8X?
A) Yes, the notch on the Honor 8X can be turned off.
Q) Does the handset feature glass panel at the rear?
A) Yes, the Honor 8X features a glass panel at the rear, unlike many other budget devices which feature a plastic panel.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The handset features a dedicated microSD card slot along with two SIM card slots. This means that you can use a microSD card along with two nano SIM cards on the phone at the same time. The Honor 8X supports microSD cards of up to 400GB.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the handset?
A) No, the Honor 8X lacks an IR blaster. This means you cannot use the phone to control other electronic devices around you.
Q) Is their face unlock on the Honor 8X?
A) Yes, there’s face unlock on the handset. And you can use it for locking apps and other system settings as well apart from just unlocking the device.
Q) What about a fingerprint scanner?
A) Yes, apart from face unlock, the Honor 8X also comes with a fingerprint scanner located at the rear.
Q) Can one record calls in Honor 8X?
A) Yes, it has native call recording facility.
Q) Is there NFC on the Honor 8X?
A) No, the Honor 8X lacks NFC.
Q) Does the Honor 8X feature FM radio?
A) Yes, there’s FM radio on the handset.
Q) Is the display on the Honor 8X protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) No, the 6.5-inch display on the handset is not protected by Gorilla Glass.
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Honor 8X?
A) Yes, you can. It is capable of recording slow-motion videos at 480fps. It can also record Full HD videos at 60fps.
Q) Can one make native video calls on the Honor 8X without using a third-party app?
A) No, you cannot make direct video calls on the handset. You will have to use apps like Google Duo or Skype for this.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.1 Oreo.
Q) Does the Honor 8X support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE networks. It has full support for Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network on both its SIM card slots.
Q) Is there Dual-VoLTE support on the phone?
A) Yes, the Honor 8X has dual-VoLTE support.
Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?
A) Not yet. But Honor can add support for AirTel and Vodafone’s VoLTE network via an OTA update in the future.
Q) How is the camera quality of the Honor 8X rear camera?
A) Camera performance has always been one of Honor’s strength and the same stands true for the Honor 8X.
Q) Is there any kind of Quick Charging support on the Honor 8X?
A) Sadly, no. The Honor 8X lacks support for any kind of fast or quick charging support.
Q) How much free storage space does one get on the handset out of the box?
A) Almost 51GB. This can be increased slightly by uninstalling some of the pre-loaded apps and bloatware.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the handset, but not all.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the handset supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) What’s the price of the Honor 8X?
A) Honor is selling three different variants of the Honor 8X in India. They are priced as follows:
- Honor 8X – 4GB/64GB – Rs 14,999
- Honor 8X – 6GB/64GB – Rs 16,999
- Honor 8X – 6GB/128GB – Rs 18,999
Q) What colors are the Honor 8X going to be available in?
A) The Honor 8X is available in Blue, Red, and Black colors. The blue and black colors will go on sale from October 24.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Honor 8X?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, case, and some regulatory papers. A screen protector also comes pre-applied screen protector on the device out of the box.
Q) When does the Honor 8X go on sale and where?
A) The Honor 8X is already on sale in India. It can be purchased exclusively from Amazon. You can buy the handset from here.
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