Spec comparison: Honor 8X vs Honor Play

By yatin singh | Published on 29 Oct 2018

Today, we are comparing the new Honor 8X with Honor Play to see where these two smartphones stand in terms of specifications.

Spec comparison: Honor 8X vs Honor Play

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The Huawei has launched a lot of smartphones in the Indian market this year, targeting almost each and every price segment. The Huawei’s Honor Play was launched with a price tag of Rs 19,999 in India with a dual camera setup and Kirin 970 processor. On the other hand, the Honor 8X, which was recently launched in India at a price of Rs 14,999is equipped with a Kirin 710 octa-core processor. With a price difference of almost Rs 5,000 between these two smartphones, there is bound to be a difference in their hardware as well. Let's see how these two phones stack up against each other on paper.


Honor 8X

Honor Play

Launch price

Rs 14,999

Rs 19,999





1080 x 2340 pixels

1080 x 2340 pixels

Processor make

HiSilicon Kirin 710

HiSilicon Kirin 970


2.2GHz octa-core





Internal storage



Expandable storage



Rear camera

20MP + 2MP

16MP + 2MP

Front camera



Rear Flash



Android version

8.1 Oreo

8.1 Oreo

So, let’s start with comparing the display of these two smartphones in detail. The Huawei Honor 8X comes with a 6.5-inch display that offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. On the other hand, the Honor Play has a 6.3-inch screen, which offers the same resolution as the Honor 8X. The Honor 8X display is slightly bigger than the Honor Play. However, if you are very much concerned about getting a smartphone that should have a bigger display than the Honor 8X might fit the bill.

Let’s talk about performance, the Honor 8X is equipped with a Kirin 710 octa-core processor, while the Honor Play is powered by a Kirin 970 octa-core processor. The Honor Play clearly looks better than the Honor 8X in terms of performance since it comes with the company's flagship chipset. One should also keep in mind that you are also paying Rs 5,000 more for Honor Play than the Honor 8X for that privilage.

Coming to the cameras, the Honor 8X comes with a dual 20MP + 2MP rear camera setup. The Honor Play, on the other hand, is equipped with a dual 16MP + 2MP rear camera. At the front, both Honor 8X and Honor Play have a 16MP unit respectively. The Honor 8X looks more promising with its camera specifications, but you still can’t judge the quality of the camera by taking a look at megapixels.

The Honor Play is better in terms of the processor, but the Honor 8X is no slouch either. It clearly depends on your needs and usage, which one you think would meet your requirements. The Honor 8X is available for 14,999 on Amazon, while you can get the Honor Play for Rs 19,999 in India.

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