With the emergence of Honor 10 Lite as another midrange phone, customers are face yet again another phone to get for under Php12,000 budget. And the closest thing against it is its sibling, the Honor 8x.
Honor 8x and Honor 10 Lite Differences
Honor 8x pros over Honor 10 Lite
- dedicated microSD slot
- 20MP + 2MP main camera
- up to 1080p @ 480fps video recording
- 3750mAh battery
Honor 10 Lite pros over Honor 8x
- Android 9.0 Pie based on EMUI 9.0
- 24MP selfie camera
- USB Type-C
- smaller notch
- 4K video recording
Honor 8x and Honor 10 Lite Similarities
- 1080p resolution
- IPS LCD panel
- up to 6GB/128GB
- Bluetooth 4.2
- audio jack
- rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- single selfie camera
- dual main camera
- Kirin 710
Which is a better buy between the Honor 8x and Honor 10 Lite?
There’s really not that much to say in terms of design and looks except for the smaller teardrop-style notch of the Honor 10 Lite.
Expect the same performance out of the box with both Kirin 710 running under the hood but the Honor 10 Lite runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie featuring navigation gesture support and AI capabilities.
If you’re getting a phone for the camera, you can’t have the best of both worlds here. The Honor 10 Lite has a better 24MP selfie camera which means crisper selfies while the Honor 8x has a better 20MP + 2MP main camera setup capable of wide angle shots. Another thing to think about is the slow motion feature on the latter and the 4K video recording for the former.
Perhaps, the main breakaway here willl be the battery. It’s way too small for today’s standards when you only get 3000mAh to use with the Honor 10 Lite, however, you get to use its USB Type-C connection.
So long you don’t mind the old microUSB port, the Honor 8x will last you longer in a day.
The Honor 8x starts at Php12,990 for 4GB/128GB configuration(not a typo) while the Honor 10 Lite is expected to be officially priced at Php11,990. Shedding a thousand peso more is worth it if you’re going to get the Honor 8x, otherwise, the Honor 10 Lite is still a capable device for 2019.
|Specs||Honor 8x||Honor 10 Lite|
|Display||6.5-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 396ppi, 19.5:9 ratio||6.2-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 396ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm , 175 g||154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 162g|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)|
|GPU||Mali-G51 MP4||Mali-G51 MP4|
|Memory||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD slot|
|Main Camera||20 MP, f/1,8, PDAF + 2 MP, depth sensor||13MP + 2MP dual lens, 4K video|
|Front Camera||16 MP, f/2.0||24MP|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery (10W charging)||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2||Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0|
|Official Price||Php12,990 – 4GB/128GB||Php11,990 – 4GB/64GB|