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HONOR X8 and HONOR X7 – X8 available now for 249 euros

Update 03. May 2022

Not only that HONOR Magic4 Lite 5G celebrates its launch today, the HONOR X8 is also available from today in the three colors silver, black and blue for 249 euros (RRP). The smartphone is sold in the official HONOR shop at hihonor.com.

If you prefer to get the HONOR X7, you have to wait until May 13th. From then on, the smartphone will be available in the colors silver, black and blue for 199 euros (RRP).

HONOR X8 and HONOR X7

On March 29th, the global launch event for the HONOR X-Series took place in the United Arab Emirates. The two midrangers HONOR X8 and HONOR X7 as well as the top model of its class HONOR X9 5G were presented.

HONOR X8 and HONOR X7 smartphone introduction.

As has now become known, the first two smartphones mentioned will be available in German stores from May 03rd. It is currently unknown to what extent the HONOR X9 5G will appear in Europe or Germany. Here is an overview of the technical data for both models: 

 Model   HONOR X8   HONOR X7 
 chip  Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
 CPU  Octa Core (4x Cortex-A73 @2.4 GHz 4x Cortex-A53 @1.9 GHz) Octa Core (4x Cortex-A73 @2.4 GHz 4x Cortex-A53 @1.9 GHz)
 But by the full GPU acceleration tech  Adreno 610 Adreno 610
 Speicher  6 + 128GB 4+128GB / 6+128GB
 Display  6,7″ LCD – 90Hz + 180Hz – 1080 x 2388 pixels – 391 PPI 6,74″ LCD – 90Hz + 180Hz – 720 x 1600 pixels – 260 PPI
 Cameras  64MP, f/1.8 Main
5 MP, f / 2.2, 120˚ wide angle
2MP, f/2.4, macro
2MP, f/2.4, bokeh
16 MP, f / 2.45, front
48MP, f/1.8 Main
5 MP, f / 2.2, 120˚ wide angle
2MP, f/2.4, macro
2MP, f/2.4, bokeh
8 MP, f / 2.0, front
 Loudspeakers  Mono Mono
 NFC  Ja Ja
 Accumulator  4000mAh - 22.5W 5000mAh - 22.5W
 Height Weight  163,4 x 74,7 x 7,45 mm - 177g 167,59 x 77,19 x 8,62 mm - 198g
 Price (RRP)  249€ 199€

Slim and lightweight design

One of the key features of the HONOR X8 is the particularly slim and light body design. With a thickness of only 7,45 mm and a weight of 177 g, the smartphone is one of the thinnest devices on the market. HONOR achieves its low weight by using aluminum as the housing material.

A sleek look also dominates the front of the HONOR X8. The display is surrounded on the sides by narrow 1,1 mm wide bezels. It is 1,15 mm at the top and bottom.

HONOR X8 highlights.

Unlike the HONOR X7, the HONOR X8 is the larger and heavier smartphone. The camera arrangement on the back is visually similar to the HONOR 50, while the cameras of the HONOR X8 are arranged in a square. Both smartphones are available in the colors Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Titanium Silver.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680

One thing the HONOR X8 and X7 have in common is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. The chip manufactured using the 6nm process is considered to be particularly efficient, which speaks for a good battery life. In terms of performance, the chip is in the lower mid-range segment. Experience has shown that a smooth everyday performance is possible. Other features of the chip are 4G cell phone support, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-AC WiFi and NFC.

HONOR X8 smartphone theme.

HONOR X8

On the software side, HONOR uses its own Magic UI 4.2 user interface, which is based on Android 11. In contrast to the devices of the former Huawei parent company, all Google services are available with HONOR. Both smartphones will most likely receive an update to Android 12 this year.

quad camera

Both smartphones are equipped with a quad camera on the back. The sensors of the HONOR X8 are divided into a 64 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 5 MP ultra wide-angle camera with a 120° wide angle and two 2 MP cameras, each for macro shots and one for bokeh shots. The HONOR X7 uses a 48 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture as the main camera. The rest of the sensors are identical to the HONOR X8.

HONOR X7 highlights.

A 8 MP front camera with f/16 aperture is responsible for selfies on the HONOR X2.45. The HONOR X7 uses an 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

90Hz LCD display

Another similarity is the use of a 90 Hz LC display, which can now be regarded as standard in the mid-range segment. The main difference between the devices lies in the resolution. The display of the HONO X8 with a diagonal of 6,7″ has a resolution of 1080 x 2388 pixels. That corresponds to a sharp resolution of 391 PPI.

HONOR X7 smartphone theme.

The HONOR X7, on the other hand, uses a 6,74″ display with a lower 720 x 1600 pixel resolution, which corresponds to around 260 PPI. Both displays are of the HONOR FullView type and can display up to 16,7 million colors.

Accumulator

A 8 mAh battery has been installed in the slim HONOR X4000. The manufacturer was able to fit a 7 mAh battery into the larger housing of the HONOR X5000. Runtimes should be very similar, with a slightly longer runtime on the HONOR X7. Both smartphones are charged with up to 22.5 watts.

Source: HONOR press release / HiHonor

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3 comments

3 comments

  1. Xartar

    8. April 2022 10 to: 32

    The form factor thing got me interested. Do you already know whether the phones will also be available in retail?

    • Timo admin

      8. April 2022 23 to: 38

      Hello Xartar, unfortunately I don't have any further information on this. However, it is quite possible that Media Markt / Saturn will include the smartphones in their range.

      • Xartar

        9. April 2022 13 to: 54

        Okay thanks anyway. Then I'll wait and see.

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