Honor 8X: Everything you need to know
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Honor 8X: Everything you need to knowThe stylish, budget-priced Honor 8X has a screen as big as the iPhone XS MaxBy Mark Jansen — Posted on October 2, 2018 7:00AM PST
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The Honor 8X is a seriously stylish-looking smartphone, despite its adoption of a notched display. Honor’s focus this year has been updating the range’s design to a more modern look — and Honor has brought artist Sei Smith and German designer Dieter Rams on board to accomplish this.The Honor 8X is made from 2.5D textured aurora glass over an aluminum frame. This glass back is a first for Honor’s X-range, and is comprised of 15 layers of glass which catches light and refracts it, sending shimmering patterns across the back of the phone. It’s a similar effect to that on the Honor 10, and it’s utterly stunning, whether in black, red, or blue variants. A quarter side of of the glass looks a little more matte, giving off a unique two-tone look. The eye-catching glass back sports a fingerprint sensor in the middle of the frame, with two camera lenses on the top-left. The glass folds neatly into the metal frame, and you’ll find the power and volume keys on the right side of the phone.Flip the phone onto its back and there’s a huge 6.5-inch LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a maximum resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. Honor has managed to slim down the bottom chin by bending the display into the frame at the bottom of the phone — a similar process that took out the bottom bezel on the iPhone X. Honor is calling this design the “FullView Display 2.0,” and it claims the Honor 8X sports a huge 91 percent screen-to-body ratio — one of the highest we’ve ever seen on a smartphone.It’s also the first smartphone screen to be certified as having excellent blue-light filtering by TÜV Rheinland. Blue light is suspected to keep you awake at night, and while some of the claims that it causes blindness are unsubstantiated, it’s still something that many people are interested in cutting down on.