Ho Ho HONOR! The smartphone you’ll want from Santa

It’s not too late to tell Santa what you’d really love for Christmas: the HONOR 8X

The HONOR 8X is the perfect phone for the holiday season. Its incredible 20MP camera is just perfect for those all-important Christmas photos, its big screen is ideal for watching Die Hard and its price tag won’t make Santa faint.

It’s the perfect Christmas gift – and if you visit the HONOR Xmas Gift List before Santa climbs into his sleigh, you could win some extra presents too.

The HONOR 8X is all about premium style and premium performance without an equally premium price. Its beautiful 6.5-inch Fullview HD 2.0 display delivers a truly cinematic movie experience and makes your Christmas portraits really pop. 

Every photo deserves a beautiful frame. The HONOR 8X wraps that stunning display in a gorgeous double-texture Aurora Glass body that looks particularly amazing under Christmas lights. Its 15 layers of tiny, parallel grates deliver a constantly shifting, fluid colour that’s prettier and more interesting than any fairy lights.

Despite the big screen you won’t need a team of reindeer to move it: the HONOR 8X uses advanced chip-on-film (COF) technology and a super-clever patented antenna design to deliver an incredible 91% screen to body ratio. It’s just 5.5 inches long and 7.8mm thick, with a bottom border of a tiny 4.25mm. That means it’s small enough to fit in one of Santa’s pockets, and comfortable enough for even Santa’s elves to hold. 

Ho! Ho! Woah!

The HONOR 8X isn’t just good to look at. There’s real substance too, from the powerful octa-core Kirin 710 processor, 4GB of RAM and HONOR’s innovative GPU Turbo graphics technology to the extraordinary 20MP dual lens camera. It has an f/1.8 aperture for superb low-light shooting, making it perfect for those Christmas candles, and you can also take stunning selfies thanks to the 16MP front-facing camera.

The HONOR 8X has as much stamina as Santa, too. It packs a whopping 3,750mAh battery, and that means your HONOR 8X will always be ready to take the perfect shot not just on Christmas Eve but on Christmas Day too. 

A smarter gift

The HONOR 8X has two particularly clever features that make it smarter than the competition. The first is GPU Turbo and the second is AI Camera.

GPU Turbo is a kind of special sauce for smartphones: it uses a mix of hardware optimisation and really clever software to deliver massively improved graphics performance while also reducing battery drain. That means more fun for longer, and performance that leaves rivals looking rather shifty.

AI Camera is pretty special too. Artificial intelligence technology delivers super-slow motion, multi-scene recognition and amazing portrait photography. With AI power, every shot is optimised to deliver the best possible picture. It’s impressive stuff and ensures that your Christmas photos are always merry and bright.

Be brave this Christmas

HONOR has won lots of fans for doing things differently. By creating phones for digital natives who want to do things their way, it’s proving that you don’t need to splash flagship cash for flagship performance. 

The HONOR 8X combines exceptional quality and great specs with an unbeatable price. That means it’s a brilliant Christmas gift whether it’s delivered by Santa or if you order it for yourself.

To find out more about the incredible HONOR 8X and take part in HONOR’s brilliant Christmas competition, check out the HONOR Xmas Gift List here.


For 25 years T3 has been the place to go when you need a gadget. From the incredibly useful, to the flat out beautiful T3 has covered it all. We're here to make your life better by bringing you the latest news, reviewing the products you want to buy and hunting for the best deals. You can follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. We also have a monthly magazine which you can buy in newsagents or subscribe to online – print and digital versions available.