The elegantly affordable Honor X8a

Written by Jaime G. Misalucha, Jr.

They say that to have a top-of-the-line phone, one must dig deep in his pocket due to its hefty price tag. But HONOR begs to differ as it offers affordable but top-of-the-line camera phones. HONOR continues to introduce affordable yet elegant smartphones as they add more to the Honor X series.

The HONOR X8a is a reliable all-around device that delivers extra upgrades in design, display and photography capabilities while keeping stylish and high quality.  Weighing only 179 grams and 7.48mm thin, it doesn't feel heavy and bulky. Its back cover is also worth mentioning due to its sparkly yet elegant design. Plus it is not a fingerprint magnet. Its edges are also flat with rounded corners which gave the HONOR X8a a more sturdy look and comfortable to grip. 

It sports a 6.7-inch HONOR Fullview Display that is large enough to comfortably watch any content. It has ultra-slim bezels that boast an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 93.6%. It is also equipped with the HONOR Display Color Calibration technology that calibrates the colour temperature of the screen frame by frame. This makes the colours on the screen impressively true to life.

HONOR is also making sure that all X8a users are safe by attaining a TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification. The HONOR X8a is equipped with low blue light technology to reduce the harmful blue light that helps users alleviate eye strain and fatigue. 

Apart from reducing blue light, it also has various modes to make sure your eyes will not be strained during long hours of use: Eye comfort mode - reduces blue light and displays warmer colours, making it friendly to users sitting in front of their smartphone screens for long periods of time; E-Book Mode - boosts the display contrast to turn the HONOR X8a into a paper-like reader and making content easier on users’ eyes even when the user is reading in dimly lit environments; and the Dark mode - replaces white backgrounds with black and black text into white. This minimizes the bright light emitted from the screen to help protect users’ eyes. It also allows users to enable Dark Mode with a timer automatically.

Surprisingly, despite its price point, the HONOR X8a sports a 100MP main camera with an f/1.9 aperture. This gives the HONOR X8a the full flexibility to capture stunning images no matter how complex the scene may be. Plus, you are confident that you can zoom in on the image and you can still see it clearly. Assisting the 100MP main camera are AI imaging algorithms that help process images in the best way possible. No more spending time thinking of which setting is best to photograph something. Just point and shoot and the HONOR X8a will do the rest.
Completing the triple camera set-up is a 5MP wide and depth camera to capture a scene as wide as what our eyes can see and even more and a Macro lens that allows users to take mesmerizing close-up shots of small objects.

While its selfie camera features a 16MP camera with an f/2.45 aperture and is also capable of vividly rendering the subject’s facial features with facial recognition capabilities.

In terms of battery life, the HONOR X8a’s 4,500 mAh battery lasts a whole day of social media browsing, messaging and photography with a bit left for the next day. Its HONOR 22.5W SuperCharge Charger gives power to the HONOR X8a fast so that it will be ready right away. 

Despite only having 4G connectivity, the HONOR X8a provides a stable and smooth data connection. Armed with a MediaTek Helio G88 and a Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12 operating system, its operations are smooth as well. 

With these special qualities, including a stunning set of cameras, the HONOR X8a is one impressive and truly stylish smartphone.