Just take a quick look at the following comparison table. Let us check their internal differences and then make a summary.
|Specs||HONOR 8X||HONOR 7X|
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2， |
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Modules||16 MP, f/2.0||8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|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|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|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|
|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?