The Honor 8X is an affordable phone with a 6.5-inch full-screen design that looks like a high-end smartphone. When you hold it in, the phone doesn’t feel cheap, and many people would be surprised to learn how much it actually costs.
But that’s hardly new for Honor. Not so long ago, we reviewed the Honor Play, a gaming-centric handset that is priced slightly above the Honor 8X’s ~$330 estimated value. The brand has always been about “quality for the price,” and so far, our smartphone data shows it distinctly review after review, whether it is for battery capacity, performance or here: display quality, Honor phones often have a value-oriented twist.
The industrial design looks and feels great and can rival competitors that cost $100 more. The phone is made with a classic dual-glass sandwich with an aluminum frame. It’s a proven design that is exceptionally rigid, and Honor has cleverly tuned it to reduce the parts and assembly costs.
The huge 6.5” IPS LCD display has a 2340×1080 resolution for a pixel density or sharpness of 396 PPI and can reproduce 16M colors and is relatively bright for a comfortable-enough usage in sunlight.