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October 24, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 8X vs HONOR 7X

The HONOR 8X recently launched has caught the public’s eyes. So compared with the HONOR 7X, what upgrades has the 8X done?

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Just take a quick look at the following comparison table. Let us check their internal differences and then make a summary.

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2,
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA, LTE-A HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2018, September 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2018, September Available. Released 2017, December
BODY Dimensions 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm (6.31 x 3.02 x 0.31 in) 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.16 x 2.96 x 0.30 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz) 165 g (5.82 oz)
Build Front/back glass & aluminum frame Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.5 inches, 103.7 cm2 (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.93 inches, 90.7 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Firmware version EMUI 8.2 EMUI 5.1
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm) HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Mali-T830 MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L21) or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L22) or 32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM (L24)
MAIN CAMERA Modules 20 MP, f/1,8, PDAF 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor 2 MP, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 16 MP, f/2.0 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
DTS sound No Yes
Noise cancellation Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared port No No
Radio No FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
Player MP4/H.264 player MP4/H.265 player
MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Features Document viewer Document viewer
Photo/video editor Photo/video editor
BATTERY Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Blue, Red, Pink Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Gray
Price HONOR 8X price in your country HONOR 7X price in your country

Design: The body of the HONOR 7X comes with aluminum, which is more rugged than the new product. But HONOR 8X looks stylish and cool for its glass body with visual grating effect.

Screen: The HONOR 8X further widened the screen, its 6.5-inch display with 1080P high definition brings us a new visual experience. However, its pixel density is slightly less than the HONOR 7X yet this can’t affect the comfort by the big screen.

Hardware: The chipset of HONOR 8X has upgraded to the Hisilicon Kirin 710. How powerful it is! With more advanced CPU, GPU and the OS. And with up to 128GB ROM, HONOR 8X stores more than ever. It must bring us the unprecedented smooth experience.

Camera: The further upgraded front and rear HD camera is also a highlight of the HONOR 8X. Besides the better camera resolution, the backlight portrait selfies with AI is another optimization.

Battery: The HONOR 8X offers a bigger battery capacity than the last generation. But its larger screen should bring higher power consumption of the battery, so this battery upgrade may be in order to meet user demand for battery.

However, the HONOR 7X has an advantage in price. The HONOR 8X is also value for money, isn’t it?