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Honor 8X vs Vivo V11: Head-to-head comparison

Let’s compare the two!

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The Honor 8X is going global very soon! While we wait for the upcoming midranger to reach the international market, let’s compare it against one of its rivals — the Vivo V11.

In this head-to-head, we’re going to take a look at the specs, camera performance, and battery life of the two smartphones.

Specs

Let’s start the comparison of the Honor 8X and the Vivo V11 on paper. As an overview, here’s a table of the phones’ specs:

Honor 8X
Vivo V11
Display 6.5-inch IPS LCD (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio 6.41-inch Super AMOLED (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Graphics Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 512
Memory 4GB 6GB
Storage 64GB/128GB 128GB
Rear camera 20MP f/1.8 + 2MP 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP
Front camera 16MP f/2.0 25MP f/2.0
Battery 3750mAh (Non-removable) 3400mAh (Non-removable)
Other features Rear fingerprint scanner, Face unlock In-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
OS Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2 Android 8.1 Oreo w/ Funtouch OS 4.5

 

Both phones sport pretty large and tall displays, but the Honor 8X has the bigger of the two. At 6.5 inches, your videos and games will feel more immersive on the Honor 8X’s display, but that doesn’t make the other phone’s display inferior. With a Super AMOLED panel, the Vivo V11 can show content with vibrant colors.

When it comes to processing power, both sport an octa-core processor. The Honor 8X is powered by the new Kirin 710 processor from HiSilicon, a fully owned company by Huawei. The Vivo V11, on the other hand, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Since the Kirin 710 is newer, it’s fabricated using the latest 12nm processor while the Snapdragon 660 is made with the older 14nm process. This makes the Kirin 710 more efficient — at least on paper — and it is software-enhanced with GPU Turbo to boost the gaming performance.

As for memory and storage, both phones have different configurations. The Honor 8X has a pretty standard 4GB memory and 64GB/128GB storage combo. The Vivo V11 takes it further with 6GB memory and 128GB storage. Having less memory won’t necessarily make the Honor 8X slower, but it’ll definitely get filled with active apps faster due to less space.

The fingerprint reader on both phones is applied differently. The Honor 8X has the fingerprint scanner on its back, making it easy to unlock using the index finger. This placement is pretty popular among other Android phones as well. The Vivo V11’s in-display reader is indeed impressive, but it’s not as accurate and fast as the Honor 8X’s.

On the software side of things, both run Android Oreo out of the box but with their respective customizations. The Honor 8X has EMUI 8.2, while the Vivo V11 has Funtouch OS 4.5.

Camera

With dual rear cameras and high-resolution selfie shooters, both phones have an edge in mobile photography. On top of the impressive hardware, they even have AI working with the camera to take the best possible photo.

Check out the samples below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a quick refresher, the Honor 8X has 20- and 2-megapixel rear shooters with an f/1.8 aperture, while the Vivo V11 has a 12-megapixel f/1.8 main camera accompanied by a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. The front-facing camera of the Honor 8X has a 16-megapixel sensor versus the 25-megapixel of the Vivo V11.

Battery

Both the Honor 8X and the Vivo V11 have large batteries at 3750mAh and 3400mAh, respectively. The extra 350mAh of the Honor 8X could help the phone last longer, but there are a lot of factors that affect battery life.

Using a 1080p video loop test on both phones, we were able to get 16 hours and 40 minutes on the Honor 8X, while the Vivo V11 was able to last for 18 hours and 8 minutes.

There you have it! So, which of the two phones is your GadgetMatch?


This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Honor.

CES 2021

GadgetMatch Awards: Best of CES 2021

Flying cars, rolling phones, and Ice Cream right at home

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CES has always been the place for dreaming about the future of tech and this year, despite the annual convention being held virtually instead of in Las Vegas like usual, is no different.

We saw plenty of exciting innovations ranging from stuff that we can purchase soon, something for the new normal, and an effin flying car. Yes. If that doesn’t get your gears running we don’t know what will.

So here are our favorites from the tech show.

Best Gaming Laptop: ROG Flow X13 

ROG Flow X13

Gaming laptops have been getting slimmer and slimmer over the years but this one — it’s a gaming laptop the size of an Ultrabook. ASUS managed to pack gaming power — AMD Ryzen 9/Cezanne-HS mobile processor, RTX 3080 — in a 15mm thin and 1.35kg body.

To heighten the gaming experience further, you can pair it with the ROG XG Mobile GPU that gives the Flow X13 the power of a full-sized gaming rig. That’s bonkers.

Best Auto Concept: GM flying Cadillac Taxi

The idea of flying cars has long intrigued the human race. You need not look far than the prevalence of such a vehicle in sci-fi pop culture to see how much we long for it.

General Motors’ flying Cadillac taxi concept is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle, eliminating the need for any runway. It’ll run on a 90kWh battery with 56mph top speed. New flying regulations will have to come but we can’t wait for this to take to the skies.

Best New Smartphone Form Factor: LG Rollable

Smartphones are going through a period of change. What once was just a rectangular piece of slab has seen itself fold, flip, and now… roll.

We’ve seen LG showcase a rollable concept before but the LG Rollable could be the closest thing that might actually… roll out to the market. Details are scarce for now but expect plenty of news and rumors to build up as it gets closer to launch.

Best Laptop: ASUS ZenBook Duo 

The ZenBook Duo, first showcased at Computex 2019, sort of took a gap year in 2020. What we saw instead was a gaming version with the Zephyrus Duo. It makes a comeback now more refined and with internals fit for the new year.

The new ASUS ZenBook Duo is a refinement of this new laptop form factor in every way imaginable — one that, theoretically, should be much more useful than its predecessor.

Best Chromebook: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 has all the bells and whistles of the first generation but it now comes with a QLED panel. Yep, Samsung’s TV display tech has made its way to a notebook. This could just be the beginning.

Best Audio Wearable: Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
Galaxy Buds Pro

Buds, Plus, Live, and now Pro — not exactly the progression that makes the most sense name-wise but Samsung may now finally have the TWS that can go toe-to-toe against the AirPods Pro and Freebuds Pro.

The Galaxy Buds Pro promises intelligent ANC that adjusts according to your environment and a playtime that’s par for the course for the other buds it’s going up against.

Best Wearable: MaskFone

Ever since the pandemic hit, face masks have come in all shapes, sizes and features — the MaskFone is no exception.

The MaskFone has a mic in the facepiece and two earbuds hanging on wires by the earloops. The mask is made of a water-resistant, breathable, and washable material and includes a pocket for PM2.5 filters. As far as tech goes, this one’s pretty in your face.

Best Kitchen Appliance: ColdSnap

What’s better than getting sweet, icy treats on a dreary day? It’s making those sweet, icy treats at your own home with ColdSnap.

It works like coffee pod machines but instead of coffee, it serves ice cream and other frozen treats from recyclable aluminium pods. Now, you can Ice Cream and chill at your leisure.

Best Smart TV: Samsung NEO QLED 

Samsung’s QLED was already pretty good but turning things up to eleven is their Neo QLED. With this new display tech, Samsung promises improved picture quality — dark areas are darker, bright areas brighter, and so on. Of course, we’ll have to see it for ourselves but it already sounds promising.

Best Wellness Device: Lora DiCarlo Drift, Tilt, Sway

If you can get past snickering like a tween, you’ll realize this offers many… benefits. Inspired by human warmth, the new model mimics the heat we experience from our partners’ bodies. Lora DiCarlo used a nylon-based thermally conductive polymer and its WarmSense Technology, simulating body temperature.

I’m sure we can all use some warmth in these cold nights.

Best Cleaning Device: Samsung JetBot 90 AI+

Keeping your place squeaky clean doesn’t get any smarter than this. The JetBot 90 AI+ is a vacuum cleaner that uses object recognition technology to identify and classify objects to decide the best cleaning path. LiDAR and 3D sensors allow JetBot 90 AI+ to avoid cables and small objects, while still cleaning hard-to-reach corners in your home.

Best Camera/Drone: Airpeak

Professional videographers who’s weapon of choice are Sony Alphas are probably dying to have their hands on Airpeak. It’s a drone that can be equipped with Sony’s professional grade, mirrorless cameras. This opens up new possibilities in terms of aerial footage.

Best Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD

It appears we’re facing a future that’ll have us sitting in front of monitors for longer than we realize. That’s why having one that’s easy on the eyes could be extra beneficial. The ComfortView Plus on the Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD monitor can help with that. Not to mention, it is color accurate and should aid you nicely in your work-from-home setup.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review: Better than AirPods Pro?

Finally, real Active Noise Cancellation out of the box

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Samsung has unveiled the newest Galaxy Buds Pro alongside the announcement of the latest Galaxy S21 series.

Other than the new design, better sound quality, and surround sound setup, there’s now a real and intelligent Active Noise Cancellation.

But do these earbuds live up to its ‘Pro’ branding? Watch our Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review by clicking the video link right here.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Hands-on

Most of the leaks were true after all

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Samsung started 2021 early with their newest Galaxy S21 series.

Unlike last year where the S20 models were announced last February, these new S21 units were unveiled as early as January 2021. Although we’ve covered most of the leaks and rumors about Samsung’s latest flagship trio, we still need to confirm them.

Head over to our latest hands-on video to find out more.

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