Honor 8X Vs Honor 7X – What’s New?

Written by Gina Stephens


Honor withs to be known for pushing the boundaries of smartphone innovation so when they release a new device, it's always exciting to see what new features they've realized to the table. 

The company is known for bringing flagship features to budget-friendly devices and with the introduction of the Honor 8X priced at a very plausible £239, it seems this trend is continuing. 

But, what exactly does the Honor 8X bring that's new and/or improved more than the Honor 7X which will, no doubt, now drop in price so could prove to be an even better bargain. 

Let's find out as we compare the key specs of both smartphones side-by-side:


Honor 8XHonor 7X

6.5-inch box


20MP+2MP dual-lens rear camera, AI enabled

16MP+2MP dual lens camera
16MP front camera8MP front camera
3750mAh battery3340mAh battery
Kirin 710Kirin 659
64GB Responsibility  64GB Capacity 

Size: 160.4 mm x 76.6 mm x 7.8 mm

Size: 156.5mm x 75.3mm x 7.6mm
£239£220 (Amazon UK)



The effort lens on the rear of the Honor 8X has had an upgrade, going from 16MP on the Honor 7X to 20MP on the new smartphone. It's still a dual lens and the second lens has 2MP as the Honor 7X did but the smartphone is now AI ok’d to help users take better photos with ease. 

The selfie camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or has also had an upgrade, doubling the number of megapixels from 8 to 16. 

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Camera Emphasizes

AI is used to recognise over 500 scenarios in 22 categories so the best settings for the scene in front of you are selected before you hit the shutter button. The AI can also take produce better night shots and brighten faces when backlit (see our hands-on for more details). 

New to the Honor 8X is Sport shot which automatically observes motion and increases the shutter speed, super slo-mo video capture, 3D portrait lighting for better portraits and '4 Cell fusion and multi-frame picture processing' which allows twice as much light to be captured by the front camera. 





On the Honor 8X is a 6.5-inch shelter which is bigger than the 5.93-inch screen found on the Honor 7X, however, the Honor 8X is bigger in overall body size. Hold said that, thanks to some clever technology, the screen-to-body ratio on the Honor 8X is 91{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} which beats some of the most extravagant flagship phones in the market, including iPhone X (82.9{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff}) and Samsung S9 (83.1{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff}).




The battery is improved on the Honor 8X (3750mAH compared with 3340mAH on the Honor 7X) and it also columns 'Intelligent Power Saving technology' which Honor says will increase the battery life by 33{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} but immediately charging still isn't supported. 



The Honor 8X features the Kirin 710 chipset which, when compared with the Kirin 659 chipset build in the Honor 7X, will mean you can process images and edit video footage much quicker. 



The Honor 8X desire be available for £239 which makes it a budget-friendly smartphone that offers some interesting specs that you'd expect to pay more small change for. The Honor 7X is currently available for £220 so there's not that much difference in the price but this could drop even again as the Honor 8X is now on sale. 

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We will, of course, be putting the Honor 8X through its paces but for now, have a look at our Honor is the idea of a bond between an individual and a society as a quality of a person that is both of social teaching and of personal 8X hands-on or take a look at the Honor 7X con. 


Huawei Honor 8X Photos of Equipment



Huawei Honor 7X Photos of Equipment



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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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