Honor X10 vs Honor 9X vs Honor 8X: What’s the Difference in Price, Specifications and Features

Honor's latest smartphone X10 has been launched in China and should come to India soon.


Huawei sub-brand Honor has announced a new smartphone in China called the Honor X10 which is a successor to the Honor 9X launched last year. The reason it is called as X10 and 10X, is that Honor did not want to confuse its product with the Redmi 10X. In any case, the phone has been launched at a starting price of at CNY 1,899 or around INR 20,200. The device comes with Huawei’s latest mid-range silicone called the Kirin 820 SoC which is 5G-enabled. Let’s have a look at how the Honor X10 compares with its last two predecessors ie the Honor 9X and Honor 8X.

Honor X10 vs Honor 9X vs Honor 8X: Price

Being a 5G-ready device and having the latest chipset does make the starting price shoot up a bit. While the Honor X10 has been launched in China, if it were to make its way to India the price would more-or-less remain the same. Converting from CNY to INR, the X10 stands at a price of Rs 20,000. The Honor 9X and Honor 8X, in comparison, had been launched in India for Rs 13,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively.

Honor X10 vs Honor 9X vs Honor 8X: Specifications and features

Besides 5G capabilities, the Honor X10 conforms to the recent trend of triple-camera phones with a Sony IMX 600 48MP primary sensor supported by an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The Honor 9X, which has recently received a pro-moniker as well, comes with the same camera setup with the only difference being that the 9X’s 48MP sensor is a Sony IMX 586. For the front camera, the 9X and X10 both have a 16MP sensor in a pop-up mechanism. The Honor 8X has a dual-camera with 20MP primary along with a 2MP depth sensor while the front of the phone has a 16MP sensor.

Chipset-wise, as mentioned before the Honor X10 runs on the Kirin 820 SoC based on a 7nm manufacturing process. It also starts at a 6GB RAM configuration and can go up to 8GB with 256GB storage. Honor 9X has a Kirin 710F running under the hood while the configuration of RAM and storage maxes out at 6GB + 128GB. For the Honor 8X, the chipset is the Kirin 710 while the highest storage variants are 4GB RAM + 64GB storage.

The X10 has a 6.63-inch IPS LCD panel with an FHD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and 2.5D curved glass panel. The Honor 9X has a similar 6.59-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio but the refresh rate is locked at 60Hz. Both the devices have no notch but a pop-up selfie camera while the Honor 8X has a 6.5-inch LCD FHD+ display with a notch. As far as battery goes, the Honor X10 packs in a 4,300mAh battery, which has support for up to 22.5W fast charging. The Honor 9X has a 4,000mAh battery, and there’s 10W charging support while the Honor 8X has a  3750mAh battery with support for fast charging at the same 10W.