There’s a new budget smartphone coming to the UK market with Honor revealing their budget 8X at an event in London.
The Chinese firm initially announced this phone last month but they have now released this device in the UK.
With phones such as the OnePlus 6 taking the world by storm, it seems the lower cost market is set to get even more competitive.
Honor says the new 8X will cost under £300 but don’t think that budget price means you’re getting budget specs.
This phone comes touting a decent 6.5-inch full view display which, other than a small notch at the top, covers the entire front of the device.
There’s an all-glass finish with a fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup on the rear of the phone.
Honor is making big noises about the photography credentials of this device with the double 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras including all manner of neat tricks up their sleeve.
Using some clever artificial intelligence the Honor 8X can work out what you are shooting and set the camera accordingly.
This works for a huge array of situations including photographing animals, landscapes and food.
There’s also a night mode which improves pictures taken in low light and Sports Shot can predict when something is moving to make sure you get a blur-free image.
For those that love a selfie, the Honor 8X features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera which can boost the quality of low light photos of your face,
There’s also a beauty mode to improve how you look when posting on Instagram.
One final feature of the camera is a super slow-mo mode which can shoot around 10 seconds of footage at 480 frames per second.
If it’s power you want then you’ll find a Kirin 710 Octa-core processor tucked inside the 8X which Honor says brings flagship performance.
There’s also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable to 400GB.
Some other useful extras include a dual-sim, eye comfort mode for longer screen time and something called Elevator Mode which connects back to the 4G data network much faster than some other devices.
Honor is also boasting that their new phone is much better at making calls with wind noise cancellation making things much clearer when chatting in the great outdoors.
One thing to know about the Honor 8X is that it uses the older Micro USB charging cable to refill the 3,750mAh battery and not the preferred USB-C.
There’s also no wireless charging although that does mean there’s enough to include a headphone port.
The Honor 8X comes in Black and Blue and launches in the UK tomorrow priced £229.99 and is available from Three, Amazon, JLP, Very, Argos, AO and Carphone Warehouse.
A Red version is hopefully arriving in the coming months.
Speaking about the Mr.Honor 8X, George Zhao, President of Honor, said: “With the newly unveiled Honor 8X, Honor is setting out to hit new benchmarks in terms of the balance between value, design and performance.
“The Honor 8X doesn’t just meet the needs of our customers, it represents a stunning leap forward in smartphone technology, tearing down old conventions on what is possible, while keeping a strong focus on design aesthetics.”
Source : EXPRESS