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Huawei Honor 8X is a budget phone with a punch

The new Honor phone doesn't skimp on quality with a metal body and AI-powered cameras.

Aloysius Low
Aloysius Low is a Senior Editor at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.
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Huawei's new Honor 8X sports a 6.5-inch, bezel-less, notched display and a shiny metal back. Despite its budget price of 1,399 yuan (about $205, £155 or AU$285 converted), it feels anything but.

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The Honor branding is prominent on the phone. 

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The rear AI-powered dual cameras have 20- and 2-megapixel sensors. 

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Like most Android phones these days, it has a notched screen.

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The Honor 8X has a Micro-USB port for charging. 

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It's really good-looking for a budget phone.

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I would even go as far as to call it "stunning."

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The fingerprint sensor is on the back. 

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The phone lets you use two SIM cards at once.

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The shiny metal rear really is pretty gorgeous.

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The camera offers Huawei's standard suite of features, including AI detection and a night mode that combines multiple shots into one image.

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