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Huawei Honor X8 (2022) full review

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In today’s article, I’m going to give you a complete review of the Huawei Honor X8 (2022). I’m going to give you a complete spec sheet. I’m going to review the Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device.

Huawei Honor X8


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Huawei Honor X8 (2022):

Display:

Type

IPS LCD
Size6.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 2388 pixels
Aspect ratio19.9:9
PPI391 PPI
Refresh rate90 Hz
HDR supportNo
Screen protectionTempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio89.1%
Display features– DCI-P3

Huawei Honor X8 (2022) has an amazing display. Its 6.67 inches IPS LCD, 90Hz, with no HDR10 support, and 608 nits (peak) brightness display.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 391. The display is punchier and fast with 90Hz support, and more colorful. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because it’s a 90Hz display and also the content watching will be good. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Huawei Honor X8 (2022) is using the IPS LCD panel. This is not good as the SuperAmoled but this display is also capable of delivering faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by tempered glass. Huawei is known for its good software optimization when it comes to displaying.



DESIGN & BUILD:

Height163.4 mm (6.43 inches)
Width74.7 mm (2.94 inches)
Thickness7.45 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight177 gramm (6.24 oz)
WaterproofNo
Rear materialPlastic
Frame materialPlastic
ColorsBlack, Silver, Blue
Fingerprint scannerYes, the in-home button

Huawei is known for its amazing designs. Huawei Honor X8 (2022) with the new design, looks more futuristic and strong. The rear is made of plastic. The frame is also made of plastic, which makes it lighter. There’s no IP68 water and dust resistance. In this Huawei Honor X8 (2022), we got to see the better design and the better back. Which is good to see on the mid-range phone. It’s protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 177 grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump is quite a good place. The camera bump looks familiar with the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro. Talking about the fingerprint scanner it’s located on the home button and it’s fast with new features. I like the in-home button fingerprint scanner because it is faster and more efficient than the in-display fingerprint scanner.

Performance:

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 680
Max. clock2400 MHz
CPU cores8 (4 + 4)
Architecture– 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53)
– 4 cores at 2.4 GHz: Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73)
Lithography process6 nanometers
GraphicsAdreno 610
GPU clock1100 MHz

Huawei Honor X8 (2022) comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. Which scores great on Antutu 9 benchmarks. It also makes the phone experience much smoother with the 90Hz display. The gaming experience is also going to be good. The Adreno 610 is one of the most powerful GPUs in a mid-range phone, which makes the Huawei Honor X8 (2022) more powerful than other mid-range smartphones. I already published a complete article on this chipset you can check that out here Qualcomm Snapdragon 680.


MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size6 GB
Memory typeLPDDR4X
Channels2
Storage size128 GB
Storage typeUFS 2.1
Memory cardNo

Huawei Honor X8 (2022) is lunching with one variant of ram and one variant of storage. 6GB RAM with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is a good combination. The ram is LPDDR4X and clocked on 2133MHz. there is only one storage option which is 128GB which is good for a mid-range smartphone. The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) has fast UFS 2.1 storage support. There is also an SD card support. Which is a bit odd to see on a mid-range smartphone.

Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

Single Core385
Multi core1585

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single-core score is 385. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance and also the multi-core which is 1585. Which is a bit slower than the newly launched Samsung Exynos 1280. You can check that out.


Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU81097
GPU38425
Memory68438
UX63600
Total score250053

Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 shows average Antutu 9 scores. We can see the big jump loss in the GPU and CPU performance. The total score of the GPU is 38425, which is faster than the Snapdragon 662. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 81097 which is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 732G. The memory scores also show a significant boost. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 memory is faster than Snapdragon 665G, Snapdragon 662G. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 63600, which is faster than Snapdragon 665G, Snapdragon 662G. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 total scores are above 250053. Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is considerably gaining performance boost and beating some of the latest processors in the Mid-range category.

 Software:

Operating systemAndroid 11
ROMMagic UI 4.2

The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) comes with Android 11 support. Which can be customized more than the Android 10. In the new Magic UI 4.2, there are tons of new features added to the Huawei Honor X8 (2022). This new custom ROM is greatly optimized with new bugs fixes and with a new layout that is fun to play with.


Battery:

Capacity4000 mAh
Charge power22.5 W
Battery typeLi-Po
ReplaceableNo
Wireless chargingNo
Reverse chargingNo
Fast chargingYes

When it comes to charging. This phone can support fast charging of 22.5 watts. Which can be fully charged in 80 minutes. There is no fast wireless charging support. The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) comes with a 4000Mah battery. Which is just enough for the daily usage. The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) has a full day battery on a single charge it can live long up to a day.

MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix64 megapixels
Image resolution9216 x 6912
ZoomDigital
FlashDual LED
StabilizationDigital
8K video recordingNo
4K video recordingNo
1080p video recordingUp to 30FPS
Slow-motionNo
Angle of widest lens120°

Huawei Honor X8 (2022) comes with a Quad Camera setup. The main camera is 64 Megapixels F/1.8. There is an ultra-wide-angle lens of 5 MP. There are also useless macro and depth sensors. This is a pretty amazing Camera setup which means the photos will contain more details. There is only 1080P at 30 FPS video support. The videos will contain more details and will be sharper thanks to its chipset. There is no optical image stabilization. But there is digital stabilization, which just zooms in the camera while recording and cuts the edges, thus making a bit soft and a bit sable video. When it comes to dynamic range and sharpness this camera can handle that in harsh light conditions while maintaining good noise control.



Lenses:

Wide (main) lens– 64 MP
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Phase autofocus
Ultra-wide lens– 5 MP
– Aperture: f/2.2
Macro lens– 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
Depth lens– 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 micron
– Sensor: 1/5″, Omnivision OV02B10 (CMOS)
Camera features– Bokeh mode
– Pro mode

The main sensor is 64 Megapixels. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture f/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. This is also a great sensor considering its capabilities. There is also a 2mp macro lens and a 2MP depth lens. Which is not used regularly. These camera sensors can take good shots with amazing details, and amazing sharpness. The main lens also has digital image stabilization. Thanks to the aperture f/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. There is also 2MP of macro and depth lens which is not useful in most situations. The camera features bokeh mode and pro mode. In pro mode, the camera gets full control of the user which is quite useful. The 5 MP ultra-wide sensor can contain sharpness and good details in daylight.


SELFIE CAMERA:

Megapixels16 megapixels
Image resolution4608 x 3456
Aperturef/2.5
Sensor typeCMOS
Video resolution1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) has a 16-megapixel Selfie Camera. Their recording is only kept on 1080p up to 30 FPS. But considering this Selfie Camera is 16 megapixels. This means it will contain more details. It’s also F/2.5. Which will help to collect more light at night photography. The sensor is bright and wide which makes the selfie camera a good upgrade.

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standardWi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth version5.0
USB typeUSB Type-C
USB version2
NFC*No

The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) comes with Wi-Fi 5 with the Bluetooth version of 5.0. Which contains more speed and a better coverage area. Thanks for the Wi-Fi 5. It gives you a better upload and download speed. Huawei Honor X8 (2022) comes with the USB type C 2.0, which makes it faster and more efficient. There is no NFC support in this smartphone.


SOUND:

SpeakersMono
Headphone audio jackYes
FM radioYes

The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) comes with Mono speakers. There is also a 3.5-millimeter headphone Jack because it’s a mid-range phone. This smartphone is more targeting daily usage rather than gaming. There is no Dolby atoms support. It’s just simple mono speakers which don’t sound well.

Huawei Honor X8

Colors:

ColorsBlack, Silver, Blue

The Huawei Honor X8 (2022) is launching in three Black colors, Silver, and Blue, I personally like the black color because it gives a natural look to the Huawei Honor X8 (2022).


Final Thoughts:

So, this was my review of the Huawei Honor X8 (2022). This phone has an amazing chipset with an amazing camera. So, I highly recommend buying this phone if you are looking for a good value mid-range phone.

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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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