(Pocket-lint) - Huawei's Honor brand announced a new mid-range smartphone, the Honor 8X, which has now hit the UK, bringing budget notch action to the masses.

The Honor 8X features a glass and metal body with a 6.5-inch FullView (1080 x 2340-resolution) display, 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 form factor. It comes with a notch at the top and is now available to order in the UK.

Inside, there is a HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, and a 3,750mAh battery. In terms of cameras, there are two rear (20- and 2-megapixel) and one 16-megapixel selfie sensor.

It runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8.2 overlaid.

The handset is available in major European countries and the UK, priced at £229.99, which represents good value for money.


The Honor 8X Max - a plus-sized version of the Honor 8X - doesn't seem to have made it out of China.

It has a 7.12-inch (1080 x 2244-resolution) display and more of a waterdrop-style notch - much like the one on the Essential Phone. Internal specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (or Snapdragon 660), the same RAM and storage options, and a larger 5,000mAh battery.

Lastly, for cameras, the 8X Max has a 16- and 2-megapixel rear cameras and a 8-megapixel front camera.

Writing by Maggie Tillman and Rik Henderson.