After the Honor X8, the manufacturer is now introducing a new 5G variant of the mid-range smartphone with the Honor X8 5G. The handset differs from the well-known 4G model not only in terms of the 5G SoC.
In March, Honor introduced a new 4G smartphone, the X8. The Honor X8 can be purchased in the UK from Amazon for around £200. Now a 5G version of the Android device follows. Because the manufacturer officially presented the Honor X8 5G shortly after the Honor Tablet 8.
The Honor X8 5G is not equipped with the Snapdragon 680 from the X8, but with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+. That is clocked a little slower at a maximum of 2.2 GHz but includes a 5G modem and the Adreno 619 GPU. In addition, the manufacturer combines 6 GB of RAM plus 2 GB of Honor RAM Turbo as a virtual memory extension and 128 GB of storage space. Also under the hood is a 5,000 mAh battery that can be charged with up to 22.5 watts.
The front of the smartphone weighs just under 200 g and measures approx. 164 x 75 x 8.7 mm, is occupied by a 6.5-inch LCD with a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels. The 8MP front camera protrudes in a small drop from the top edge in the center of the screen. On the back, the manufacturer installed a triple camera in the Honor X8 5G, which consists of the main sensor with 48MP and two small shooters for depth information and macro. The Honor X8 has a 64MP quad camera.
Other features of the 5G model include a fingerprint sensor on the side, NFC, Wi-Fi ac, and Bluetooth 5.1. Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11 is used as the operating system.
Price and availability
Honor X8 5G is already listed on the Amazon.co.uk website, whose MRP is £229.99. The colors available are Midnight Black and Ocean Blue.
Honor X8 5G specifications
- Display: 6.7-inch (2388 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.9:9 2.5D curved glass display with 90Hz refresh rate
- CPU: Octa Core Snapdragon 680 6nm Mobile Platform
- GPU: Adreno 610
- RAM & ROM: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage
- OS: Android 11 with Magic UI 4.2
- Rear cameras: 64MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 5MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
- Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Features: Dual SIM, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
- Battery: 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery with 22.5W HONOR SuperCharge fast charging
- Dimensions: 163.4×74.7×7.45mm
- Weight: 177g
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