Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max are official – and enormous

By | 5th September 2018

An official press image of the Honor 8X in blue.

  • Huawei’s sub-brand Honor just launched the Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max in China.
  • The phones are humungous, with the 8X Max having a display size of 7.12 inches.
  • You can buy the phones right now in China for a September 11 ship date, but there’s no word yet on a global release for the Max.


We’ve seen a few leaks so far regarding the Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max, but now the devices are officially launched, so we know most of what we want to know about them.

As we expected, the two devices are enormous — the Honor 8X has a display size of 6.5 inches and the 8X Max packs a whopping 7.12-inch screen. Hopefully, you’ve got pockets big enough for that much smartphone.

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The specs and general information about the devices are listed below. The only information we’re missing is whether or not the Max variant will see a release outside of China. Since Honor is a successful brand globally (outside of the United States, anyway), we expect both devices to eventually make their way to European countries, among others. But as of now, we only know that the vanilla Honor 8X will make its way to other countries — although which ones and when we are not sure.

Honor 8X

An image of the ront and back of the Honor 8X.

The Honor 8X looks like a flagship device and even features some flagship specs. But the processor and materials keep the device firmly in the budget category, with a starting price of 1,399 Chinese yuan (~$204) for the 4GB/64GB version. The 6GB/64GB version comes in at 1,599 Chinese yuan (~$234) and the 6GB/128GB version comes in at 1,899 Chinese yuan (~$278).

Check out the specs below and click here to buy:

 Honor 8X Specs
Display6.5 inches
2,340 x 1,080
19.5:9 notched display
91% screen-to-body ratio
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 710
GPUMali-G51 MP4
RAM4GB or 6GB
Storage64GB or 128GB
Battery3,750mAh
CamerasRear dual cameras:
20MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 2 MP

Single front camera:
16MP (f/2.0 aperture)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Skinned with EMUI 8.2
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 5
GPS
GLONASS
Network900MHz, 1800MHz, 800MHz, 2GHz
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 (2555-2575 MHZ, 2575-2635 MHZ, 2635-2655 MHZ)
Band 1, Band 3, 1.9 GHz, I, VIII
PortsmicroUSB
3.5mm headphone jack
SIMDual nano SIM
Dimensions160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8mm
Weight175g
ColorsBlack, Blue, Red, Purple

Honor 8X Max

The Honor 8X Max on JD's website.

The Honor 8X Max is officially one of the largest phones on the market, but you wouldn’t know it from its relatively low price. The Honor 8X Max is available in China for 1,499 Chinese yuan (~$219) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version and 1,799 Chinese yuan (~$263) for the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage version. Both of those versions feature the Snapdragon 636 and the Adreno 509 GPU.

There will also be a high-spec version of the 8X Max that features 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a Snapdragon 660, and an Adreno 512 GPU. That version won’t go on sale until next month and we don’t know the price yet.

You’ll also notice that the Honor 8X Max has a smaller notch than the Honor 8X.

Check out the specs below and click here to buy:

 Honor 8X Max Specs
Display7.12 inches
2,244 × 1,080
18.7:9 notched display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636 or 660
GPUAdreno 509 or 512 GPU
RAM4GB or 6GB
Storage64GB or 128GB
microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Battery5,000mAh
CamerasRear dual cameras:
16MP (f/2.0 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture)

Single front camera:
8MP (f/2.0 aperture)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Skinned with EMUI 8.2
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS
GLONASS
NetworkTD-LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41;
LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B8;
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39;
WCDMA: B1/B5 ( Roaming) / B8;
CDMA: 1X & EVDO BC0;
GSM: B2 (roaming) / B3 / B8
PortsmicroUSB
3.5mm headphone jack
SIMDual nano SIM
Dimensions177.57 x 86.24 x 8.13mm
Weight210g
ColorsBlack, Blue, Red