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(Pocket-lint) - The Honor 8X is the latest mid-range phone from the popular smartphone maker that’s already released the Honor 10 and the Honor Play this year.

From the start you get the sense the manufacturer paid close attention to the design. On the front, you have one of the biggest screens we’ve seen on any smartphone to date.

A big screen

It’s a 6.5-inch Full View display which - thanks to some clever “Chip on Film” screen technology - takes up an impressive 91 per cent of the front face, and pushes the bezel at the bottom ever closer to the edge.

It’s a 2340 x 1080 resolution panel, which is plenty sharp enough for anything, and features a notch on the top that’s noticeably smaller than the notches found on previous Honor phones.

The frame and chassis are made from a sturdy aluminium and anodised in a colour to match the glass on the back.

It’s a stylish look, where one side is glossy and layered, and one strip down the left is more frosted in appearance.

Dual cameras

Then there’s the dual camera system. Like other Honor phones, it uses the power of AI to automatically detect scenes and adjust its settings to match, and boost colours and contrast.

There’s also the night mode, that lets you take an exposure up to 6 seconds, completely handheld, and automatically gets rid of the blur from shaky hands.

Sensor wise, we’re look at a system made up of one 20MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. Whereas the front sensor is 16MP.

Kirin processor and long lasting battery

Inside, you’ll find a Kirin 710 processor and 4GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB storage, with the option to expand via microSD up to 400GB. And to keep it going for a full day, there’s a 3,750mAh battery.

An Honor to get

The Honor 8X is a very promising phone, with plenty of features to keep even the most demanding user happy. Especially given the fact that it’s likely to cost just a fraction of what you’d pay for a big-name flagship. Prices start from just £229.99 in the UK.