As Huawei’s budget-conscious e-brand, Honor offers a blend of quality hardware and aggressive pricing policy, a strategy that has served it well in recent times as seen with its X-series of smartphones; we were especially impressed by the 5X from 2016.
Last year’s Honor 7X boasted a stylish metal design, a notchless 5.93-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 ratio and dual rear cameras for $200, but disappointingly it made do with MicroUSB and lacked NFC. Honor has just launched its successor, appropriately named the Honor 8X with a big 6.5-inch FHD+ display and the new Kirin 710 processor. While the 8X is an exciting entry into the mid-tier segment, the waters have been muddied somewhat with the recent launch of the Honor Play that boasts the flagship Kirin 970 processor, excellent battery life and a price tag of £280.
The big question being asked is if the Honor 8X can offer enough value to make it worthy of consideration? Join us after the break to find out in our review of the Honor 8X.