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October 10, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 8 vs HONOR 7X

Which HONOR mobile phone is more worth buying, HONOR 8 or HONOR 7X? Let’s compare the following parameters and find the answer.

Specs HONOR 7X HONOR 8
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2017, December 2016, July
Status Available. Released 2017, December Available. Released 2016, July
BODY Dimensions 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm (6.16 x 2.96 x 0.30 in) 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight 165 g (5.82 oz) 153 g (5.40 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body Front/back glass & aluminum frame
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.93 inches, 90.7 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio) 5.2 inches, 74.9 cm2 (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~407 ppi density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~423 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659 HiSilicon Kirin 950
CPU Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T880 MP4
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L21) or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM (L22) or 32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM (L24) 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF 12 MP, f/2.2, 35mm (standard), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF
2 MP, depth sensor 12 MP B/W, f/2.2, 35mm (standard), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@60fps,
1080p@30fps,
720p@120fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide) 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2", 1.4µm
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
DTS sound Yes Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC No  Yes
Infrared port No Yes
Radio FM radio No
USB microUSB 2.0 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
BATTERY Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Gray Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Gold
Price HONOR 7X price in your country HONOR 8 price in your country

Compared with HONOR 8, the advantages of HONOR 7X mainly reflect in the following points.

Bigger Screen: HONOR 7X has a 5.93-inch screen while HONOR 8 has a 5.2-inch screen. HONOR 7X has a 14% bigger screen than HONOR 8. Reading, browsing internet and watching movies is more pleasing experience on a bigger screen.

compare mobile phones – honor 8

Better Camera Resolution: HONOR 7X is equipped with a dual-lens 16MP + 2MP rear camera, which has more mega pixels (MP) than HONOR 8. And its 8MP front camera with wider aperture features an Effects function, helping your selfies stand out on social media.

Bigger Battery: HONOR 7X has a 3340 mAh battery, 340 mAh more battery capacity than HONOR 8. In the same situation, it generally lasts more time.

Lower price: HONOR 7X is a very affordable flagship, it sells for a more budget price than HONOR 8.

However, HONOR 8 has its own highlights, summarized in the following.

Better performance: HONOR 8 is equipped with the HiSilicon Kirin 950 while HONOR 7X is equipped with the HiSilicon Kirin 659. Undoubtedly, more powerful chipset will bring smoother user experience.

compare mobile phones – honor 7x

Better Screen Resolution: Although HONOR 7X has a bigger screen with more pixels, HONOR 8 has more ppi density than the other, which means it has a bit sharper and crisper screen.

Colour: HONOR 8 provides its users with more colour, Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Gold. More colour available means more choices to meet your various faddish taste.