The new HONOR X8 has landed and it thoroughly deserves your attention. The brand’s newest smartphone has it all – an excellent display, incredible design, power, features, and a batch of extras.
But, as with any excellent product from HONOR, there are a few standout features. Aspects that help the HONOR X8 stand out from the rest of the smartphone crowd. It might be captivating on every level, but there are some levels that are just a little… extra. Here they are.
The HONOR X8 weighs in at just 177 grams. This is possible thanks to a rounded-corners, flat-edge design and a toughened aluminium alloy frame. The build material allows HONOR to make its handset just 7.45mm thick through the middle, while retaining enough strength to see you beyond the end of your contract period.
Seriously. HONOR has tested its X8 to withstand a three-point bending fatigue test, survive up to 10,000 bend and drop tests, and also handle a 1,200-newton compressive strength test.
You might think it would look like a piece of industrial equipment, looking this tough. Instead, you’ll find HONOR’s slick, sleek design available in two shades – Titanium Silver, and Midnight Black.
The HONOR X8 packs a 4,000mAh battery, rated to keep the phone going for the entire day. And that’s if you’re hammering it – the X8 is rated for up to 9.3 hours of gaming action. If you’re just browsing your feeds, you can look forward to up to 19 hours on the socials. But real life can sometimes throw a curveball. Happily, HONOR’s SuperCharge tech is on the job.
HONOR’s 22.5W Wired SuperCharge dumps enough power into the X8 in just ten minutes to give you three hours of video streaming. That sounds just perfect for waiting out load shedding, even if you forgot to charge your phone until the very last second. If you have 30 minutes, the X8 will get just over 50% charge, and if you’ve got 90 minutes, it’ll top up all the way.
It comes out at night
The other standout feature is the HONOR X8’s quad-camera design. There’s a 64MP main sensor, with an f/1.8 aperture. A 5MP wide-angle, 2MP macro, and 2MP bokeh sensor are also lying in wait, ready to spring into action.
Which they’ll do, especially in the dark. Most smartphones battle with low-light performance, but HONOR uses an intelligent multi-frame synthesis algorithm to improve the X8’s chops in the gloom of night. That same software trickery enabled an excellent x8 digital zoom, so you needn’t get too close to your subject to grab an excellent shot.
The 2MP f/2.4 bokeh camera allows for a great shallow depth of field and blurred background, emphasising your subject no matter where they might be. The 16MP front-facing camera is no slouch either, shooting crisp, clear 4,608 x 3,456 images and 1080p videos for your social feeds.
And if you need more, the HONOR X8 is capable of Dual View Recording, using the front and rear cameras simultaneously. If you’re using your phone to create content for your feed, Dual View will give you that extra edge you need to stay on top of your game.
The HONOR X8 stands out in several key areas, offering best-in-class camera performance, excellent battery performance and SuperCharge support, and clear, tasteful design. That it does so at its price point of just R4,999 is just an added bonus. Don’t wait around. Get your HONOR X8 today via MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, Telkom Mobile, Takealot, and selected retail stores.