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October 24, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 8X vs HONOR 9N

Looking for a new mobile phone? The HONOR 9N and the HONOR 8X recently released should be a good choice. But which one is even better?

Take a look.

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – China,
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - India
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), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China,
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500) - India
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 2018, July
Status Available. Released 2018, September Available. Released 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm (6.31 x 3.02 x 0.31 in) 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm (5.87 x 2.83 x 0.30 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
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) 5.84 inches, 85.1 cm2 (~79.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~396 ppi density) 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Firmware version EMUI 8.2 EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) 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 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 20 MP, f/1,8, PDAF 13 MP, 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 16 MP
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes 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, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX 4.2, A2DP, LE
Infrared port No No
Radio No FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
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.264 player
MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player MP3/eAAC+/WAV/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-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Blue, Red, Pink Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black
Price HONOR 8X price in your country HONOR 9N price in your country

The HONOR 9N has a much more budget price and lighter weight than the HONOR 8X. But for other internal differences, are there any dominant positions on the HONOR 8X?

According to the above table, we get the following conclusions.

Hardware: The HONOR 8X comes with the Hisilicon Kirin 710, which is a much more powerful chipset than that of the HONOR 9N. With more RAM, the HONOR 8X will also run faster. In addition, 128GB ROM and EMUI 8.2 of HONOR 8X bring smarter experiences.

Screen: The HONOR 8X has a 6.5-inch Borderless full view display, much bigger than the HONOR 9N. The birth of HONOR 8X is good news for those who like large-screen phones. But for the pixel density, the HONOR 8X is less than the HONOR 9N.

Camera: The front and the rear cameras of the HONOR 8X and the HONOR 9N is very similar. The main difference is that the rear camera of the 8X has more mega pixels, so the camera resolution of HONOR 8X is slightly better than the HONOR 9N.

honor 8X camera

Battery: The HONOR 8X is claimed that it has 3750mAh (typ.) long-lasting battery. Its battery is really bigger than the other device. But how’s the battery duration of the HONOR 8X is waiting for you to experience.

In brief, the HONOR 8X, as the HONOR newest product, has really made great improvements on performance. Even compared the cost-effective HONOR 9N, it is also value for money.