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.

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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. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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