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Honor 8X Smartphone Unveiled with Super Night Shot Photo-Mode

- 6 years ago

Honor has unveiled the new Honor 8X smartphone. A feature-heavy device with great imaging capabilities and all at just £229!

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The new Honor 8X

Honor, a leading smartphone e-brand and sister brand to the all-mighty Huawei, has launched the newest and most convincing addition to its X-Series; the Honor 8X.

Announced as a pivotal landmark in the Honor series, the new handset has a 6.5″ Notch FullView Display with a 91% screen-to-body-ratio. So it’s great for viewing. See below for further highlights.

Key Features:

  • AI dual camera with super night shot photo-mode
  • New Kirin 710 chipsets [first ever in an Honor phone]
  • AI call technology
  • Excellent battery life
  • Available in Blue & Black finish

More on the camera

The Honor 8X comes loaded with a dual-lens 20mp and 2mp rear along with 16mp front-facing cameras. As we’ve become accustomed to with Huawei smartphones, these Honor cameras also come with AI technology, which can identify 22 different categories and up to 500 scenarios all in real-time. The AI tech prioritises the camera settings, improving photo-quality depending on the users subject.

Mr George Zhao, President of Honor, told PhotoBite: “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. The Honor 8X is a beautiful embodiment of minimalism, an eye-catching example of achievement and ingenuity that demands attention. It’s a trailblazer which demonstrates that flagship features do not require comprise.”

Night Shooting Mode

The new night shooting mode, which is powered by the onboard AI technology promises to eliminate blurred pictures when shooting under a maximum 6-second exposure, even with unsteady or wobbly hands. 

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Photograph shot with the Honor 8X

The new Honor device has 128GB ROM and can sustain expandable microSD cards up to 400GB. The user interface EMUI 8.2 keeps the system running smoothly and also brings new features such as facial recognition [in low light] and augmented reality [AR] capabilities.

It also highlights intelligent power saving tech coupled with a 3750mAh battery, which can last for more than a day on a single charge.

Check out the Honor 8X image gallery below:

PhotoBite’s Simon Skinner went along to the London launch of the Honor 8X where the professional photographer, Ron Timehin, gave his thoughts on the Honor 8X’s photographic capabilities. Watch the footage below to see for yourself.

Pricing and availability

The Honor 8X launches in the UK on Thursday, 11th October 2018 at just £229.99 and comes in Blue or Black

About the author

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.